Led Zeppelin’s legendary vocalist Robert Plant released his long-time awaited ‘Digging Deep’ podcast yesterday and revealed Jimi Hendrix’s real thoughts on Led Zeppelin.
Here are his statements (Transcribed by Alternative Nation):
“And getting off a duty-free airport and getting taxied to an over-the-pointed hotel was a bit different.”
“It was 1972 and John Anderson talking about tales of [inaudible]. John had been to Morocco and when I left home, I spent a lot of time in the city areas in the middle and so on.
So I was pretty close proximity-wise but nowhere near close to understanding and comprehension to Gujarati, Punjabis, west Indians, etc. I could hear all these different musical forms with obviously the jolt of culture because I came from the cult-de-sac of some national trust land, I went to grammar school. So, I whooshed into this really colorful world of sand and vision, if you like.”
Robert Plant also revealed an interesting fact that no one impressed during his life in Morocco including legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix.
Here is what he said about that:
“I don’t think anybody [there] was really that impressed by us. [Jimi] Hendrix had been in [that area] on there Atlantic coast. There had been some stuff going down there that to this day hasn’t been solved, he went to a valley on the way to [somewhere else] from there. There was also supposed to be a waterfall thing. Loads and loads of mythical stuff where European hippies have been, somewhere, implicated in some skulduggery.
It was basically culture being sensitive and you know, “what’s going on with these people, why are they like this?” Quite rightly, why? They missed Woodstock in Morocco, they never actually had that on the TV so the whole move was a different thing out there. Anyway, by in large I found it to be the most amazing experience I’ve ever had.”
You can listen to the whole podcast right below.
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