Silver-haired rider

I haven’t paid close attention to much of Robert Plant’s post-Zeppelin work over the years, but his new disc Band of Joy is in heavy rotation at the bookstore and I’m not even close to getting tired of it. The sound is a lot closer to Raising Sand than Physical Graffiti, but there are a couple of incantatory rockers — like “Silver Rider” in this clip — that recall a bit of the old spook without sounding the least bit imitative. Zep scholars will recognize the disc’s title as the name of the band Plant shared with drummer John Bonham, just before Jimmy Page elevated them to godhood. I have no idea what the old Band of Joy sounded like, but the new incarnation is welcome around here.

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