The frontman of the London-based rock band Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant talked about the musicians he felt intimidated by during his career and unveiled that one of them was actually the iconic multi-talent, Prince.
During a rare TV interview in the 90s, a few years after one of the greatest musicians of his generation, Prince, declared his admiration for Led Zeppelin in public, the legendary vocalist, Robert Plant, opened up about him for the first time.
Plant admitted that he’s not really intimidated by too many people, but he’s very impressed by them. While calling Prince the most impressive and inventive single person on earth, Robert also asserted that the pop icon was such a powerful musician. Plant added that he doesn’t know if he’d like to work with him because of his undeniable power in music.
Additionally, Plant shared his opinions on Prince’s cover of the famous Led Zeppelin song, ‘Whole Lotta Love.’ The song was released by Led Zeppelin on November 7, 1969, as the opening track on the band’s second album, ‘Led Zeppelin II.’ The song sold one million copies upon its release and was certified Gold on April 13, 1970.
The co-founder of the band, Jimmy Page, recorded the guitar riff of ‘Whole Lotta Love’ in the summer of 1968, when on his houseboat on the River Thames at Pangbourne, Berkshire, England. In 2014, BBC Radio 2 chose the song as the one containing the greatest guitar riff of all time.
Here’s what Robert Plant said about Prince and his cover:
“I’m not really intimidated by too many people, but I’m very impressed by people. Prince is probably the most impressive single person… He’s incredibly inventive, but he’s using a lot of old…
He’s coming from all sorts of areas of the past, and he’s really pushing them all through a blender. So they come out oozing and dripping with honey – sex.
I don’t know if I’d like to work with him because he’s so powerful. He’d probably intimidate me a bit.”
You can check out the rest of the interview and the covers of Prince below.
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin speaks about Prince
Posted by Prince video & audio recordings on Saturday, November 2, 2019