Robert Plant has said that “everyone’s opinions were taken into account” in Led Zeppelin, calling the band “magnificent” in an introduction he contributed for a new guide to his career.
Writing in the introduction for “The Ultimate Music Guide To Robert Plant,” published in March 2022 by the makers of Uncut Magazine, Plant explains his career and his approach to changing the bands he works with.
“I suppose Zeppelin, in the grand order of things, was a combination of spirits, and didn’t last too long,” Plant wrote. “There were pretty radical changes between 1968 and 1977 – by the time we got to In Through The Out Door, it was a totally different Zeppelin. I’d always thought the music had to keep on morphing.”
Elsewhere in the introduction, Plant writes that “with the guys in the seventies, everyone’s opinions were taken into account and you can hear that in ‘Misty Mountain Hop’, ‘The Crunge’, ‘Kashmir’.”
“Zeppelin was magnificent,” Plant added. “You can’t compete with that – it was fresh, explosive and lyrical and young.”