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Album: Raising Sand
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Released: 2007
Length: 5:26
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Hey mama, when you leave
Don't leave a thing behind
I don't want nothin'
I can't use nothin'

Take care into the hall
And if you see my friends
Tell them I'm fine
Not using nothin'

Almost burned out my eyes
Threw my ears down to the floor
I didn't see nothin'
I didn't hear nothin'

I stood there like a block of stone
Knowin' all I had to know
And nothin' more
Man, that's nothin'

Being born is going blind
And buying down a thousand times
To echoes strung
On pure temptation

Sorrow and solitude
These are the precious things
And the only words
That are worth rememberin'
Hey hey hey yeah

Hey mama, when you leave
Don't leave a thing behind
I don't want nothin'
I can't, I can't use nothin'
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hey kids, this singer was once the mighty Rock God who sang for "The Led Zeppelin"......he took the women he wanted, drank the booze he needed and grabbed the world by a string and swung it around his shoulder.........then Bonzo died and all went limp
i like the instruments, but not the vocals
Nothing new from Robert Plant. As expected.
Fantastic song.  Haunting.  Robert's vocals are oozing with emotion.  Particularly enjoy the banjo on this but excellent all around.
Orgasm!
Pure pleasure
sorry Bob, Allison, not doing it for me. Say hi to the wife and kids!
 suncetijejeoje wrote:

Somewhat pretentious version. I like the original better. Townes Van Zandt was an alcoholic and emotional fuck up, that's why the song sound sincere and deep in his version. This one's just very produced and polished version, but I like the raw sound of the guitar .

Check out 'Blaze Foley', one of TVZ's runnin' buddies. Wrote 'Clay Pigeons' among others. Makes TVZ look like a Boy Scout.
c.

 fingerpin wrote:

That would be T Bone Burnett.



And he is a genius.
Plant does Towns. Great combo!
EXCELLENT!!!
 smartn1 wrote:

This guy can sing.



His "singing" was the only reason I never liked Led Zeppelin. Screechy, whiney, drippy.
 Bat wrote:

Just a while ago we heard from Mark Knopfler / Emmylou Harris pairing.  I guess that pairing of English rocker and American country singer worked so Plant and Krauss decided to give it another go a year later.

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", or so they say.

I like them both but if I had to choose I give the edge to "All the Roadrunning" by Knopfler and Harris.



Or maybe, y'know, they just wanted to make an album together...
Nothing against Townes, but this is a great cover. 
This guy can sing.
is that aqualung on the wiki page?
zesty
Utter crap
That opening is like being slapped in the face with a big ol' Trout
AND I LOVE IT
The segue from "Roads" by Portishead to this was most excellent.
Somewhat pretentious version. I like the original better. Townes Van Zandt was an alcoholic and emotional fuck up, that's why the song sound sincere and deep in his version. This one's just very produced and polished version, but I like the raw sound of the guitar .
Who are?
If they are not gods, who is?
 Bat wrote:
Just a while ago we heard from Mark Knopfler / Emmylou Harris pairing.  I guess that pairing of English rocker and American country singer worked so Plant and Krauss decided to give it another go a year later.

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", or so they say.

I like them both but if I had to choose I give the edge to "All the Roadrunning" by Knopfler and Harris.
 
I also like all of them....but, being a HUGE Zep fan, I'd hafta go with Plant/Krauss. Dunno....something about the "chemistry", in videos, anyway....they seemed destined to collaborate!! ✌️
 ziggytrix wrote:
Robert Plant is really flipping that "I prefer their earlier stuff" thing I usually do right on it's head. His work from the past decade just blows away everything he'd done solo since Zeppelin split up (YMMV).
 https://www.loudersound.com/features/robert-plant-interview-my-life-after-led-zeppelin

There aren't many times I can tolerate the fiddle, but this is superb to my ears.
 ziggytrix wrote:
Robert Plant is really flipping that "I prefer their earlier stuff" thing I usually do right on it's head. His work from the past decade just blows away everything he'd done solo since Zeppelin split up (YMMV).
 
I could not agree more!  Love Zep, but once he quieted down a bit he sounds amazing.  
Robert Plant is really flipping that "I prefer their earlier stuff" thing I usually do right on it's head. His work from the past decade just blows away everything he'd done solo since Zeppelin split up (YMMV).
Just a while ago we heard from Mark Knopfler / Emmylou Harris pairing.  I guess that pairing of English rocker and American country singer worked so Plant and Krauss decided to give it another go a year later.

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", or so they say.

I like them both but if I had to choose I give the edge to "All the Roadrunning" by Knopfler and Harris.
Of course this is  brilliant, devastating song which gets inside the mind of an active addict. Towne's version stands apart but this one is a real surprise because it is such a laid back approach from a notoriously over the top performer.
 Adriaan_B wrote:sorry that just sucks
Was never a fan of Plant as lead singer of Led Zeppelin. Great band, but his vocals sometimes spoiled it for me. However, most of what I have heard of his solo stuff is not bad at all.

 


This is a good cover. It adds something. 
 willmcnaught wrote:
{#Beat}
Good luck with that Riccardo, ever here of Science and carbon dating? lol 

 

I wouldn't take "Dick" Cabeza, too seriously.
 Riccardo_Cabeza wrote:

Nothing has evolved. The earth is only 6,000 years old.

  {#Beat}
Good luck with that Riccardo, ever here of Science and carbon dating? lol 
Turned it up to 11! Awesome.
 thewiseking wrote:
Plant's career has really evolved in interesting ways.

 
Nothing has evolved. The earth is only 6,000 years old.
I hope he gave Townes credit. Page woulda claimed he had written it.
Driven to tears, taking notes.Using?
yea I came so far to see body language matters.

 Adriaan_B wrote:
Was never a fan of Plant as lead singer of Led Zeppelin. Great band, but his vocals sometimes spoiled it for me. However, most of what I have heard of his solo stuff is not bad at all.

 
he sleeps better at night knowing that now {#Lol}
Was never a fan of Plant as lead singer of Led Zeppelin. Great band, but his vocals sometimes spoiled it for me. However, most of what I have heard of his solo stuff is not bad at all.
 NeuroGeek wrote:

Now I know I'm old (well, "old" relative to drewd...)

 
Man, Drewd? You must really like coffee!
 paradisepig wrote:
His voice just makes me melt on this {#Daisy}{#Notworthy}{#Daisy} yumyummyyumyum

 
Clearly plenty of other women think the same. Patty Griffin comes instantly to mind...

It is a smooth and mature voice, in stark contrast to his Led Zep macho wailing. Which was good in its own way in its own time, but it's good to see that the old geezer has mellowed and deepened. 8 from the the Nottingham jury.
By the finest songwriter Texas ever produced - Townes VanZandt.
Haunting-melodic joy. Favorite tune on this album. {#Yes}
Townes brought us inside the addict. It ain't pretty. 
reminds me of alt j a little...
So glad this album came to be.
Who knew these two would make such beautiful music together?
T-Bone Burnett maybe?
Plant's career has really evolved in interesting ways.
Love this song! Robert Plant is fabulous!
 NeuroGeek wrote:

Now I know I'm old (well, "old" relative to drewd...)

 

I was kind of trying to be funny. I've been a Zep fan for a long time.
Peace NeuroGeek!!! 
I had the pleasure of seeing them live - superb! Their voices blend perfectly

I do like a good fiddle!


 Marr wrote:
Nice to hear Townes Van Zandt's "Nothin'" covered so nicely. 

 
This came on tonight right after Townes' "Flyin' Shoes." Wow, that guy had a seriously messed-up life. 


That's some pretty thunderous guitar - nice!  Kountry Kashmir
Smoky. This is the same album as "Please Read the Letter", and this one more than balances the lameness of that one. 
 rocgroup wrote:




 
Wow, I feel bad for you not enjoying Robert's ever evolving work.  I was introduced to LZ 40 years ago this spring, and I enjoy Robert's singing as much now as I did then.  This is a particularly unique and special album.  
Nice song, but where is the duet beyond instrumentals?
His voice just makes me melt on this {#Daisy}{#Notworthy}{#Daisy} yumyummyyumyum
Nice to hear Townes Van Zandt's "Nothin'" covered so nicely. 
 juanos wrote:
There's a time in every man and woman's life that it is time to retire... Robert Plant is way overdue!

 
Its a good thing you are not the one who gets to make that decision.
 juanos wrote:
There's a time in every man and woman's life that it is time to retire... Robert Plant is way overdue!

 
You obviously have never seen Mr Plant in concert. His vocals remain stronger and more expressive than performers decades younger than him.  Not too many people his age exude the energy and excitement that he does on stage. 
 juanos wrote:
There's a time in every man and woman's life that it is time to retire... Robert Plant is way overdue!

 


Like and respect both these artists, but not this song.
This is kick-ass!
nuthin' from nuthin' leaves nuthin', thank you townes.....{#Dance}
 ccjemmett wrote:
Good sounds and played after Browne and Raitt the common themes could be many but I'm going with In D.

 
Happy 65th Birthday Robert Plant! {#Cheers}
Good sounds and played after Browne and Raitt the common themes could be many but I'm going with In D.
Wow. Every time I hear this song I fall in love with it all over again.
Apocalyptic string section with a banjo for good measure?

I gotta start this as an 8, it brought me over to find out what the hell I was listening to...
Growing on me.  I'll give it a solid 7 now.  Who knows what it will be next time I hear this...
 drewd wrote:
This is a great  song. The male singer sounds quite familiar...
 
Now I know I'm old (well, "old" relative to drewd...)


This has really grown on me - grinding me down with that guitar.

It's got a real "primal" feel to it, if that makes any sense.
This is a great  song. The male singer sounds quite familiar...
 kiarash wrote:
Beautified noise works for me... & the vocals are good too
 
That raunchy guitar sound reminded me of Richard and Linda Thompson's Shoot Out the Lights.
I second that.  
kiarash wrote:
Beautified noise works for me... & the vocals are good too
 


I've heard more of this album here on RP than before.  Don't own it....yet.

 
Melodic.  And just Chaotic enough for my tastes without running me off. 
Strangely wonderful.
There's a time in every man and woman's life that it is time to retire... Robert Plant is way overdue!
Beautified noise works for me... & the vocals are good too
This works perfectly for me☺
Don't mind it but it doesn't really work for me.  
 merobreno wrote:
I too kinda poo poo'd this album as an entire work. However, many of the pieces here are quite listenable (including this one) on thier own. My problem, outside of Radio Paradise, I listen to whole albums. Guess I should work on a playlist or two.
 
Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree, likes your comment (as he is an album creator, with songs flowing one to another).

Sorry.
Facebook reference.    
 johnjconn wrote:
Is Alison allowed to sing on this?
 
This track, no reason for her to.  The voice blend fairly well on other tracks.
Better and better!
Nothin more to see here
GREAT!
Love the combo. Strange that it works so well.
I too kinda poo poo'd this album as an entire work. However, many of the pieces here are quite listenable (including this one) on thier own. My problem, outside of Radio Paradise, I listen to whole albums. Guess I should work on a playlist or two.
I have this theory that BillG likes a little Plant/Zep -Pink Floyd with his supper, but here he is conversing with us.  Good on yer mate. 
Oh wait, that was this morning.
Shot down again.
Really like these two together.
 johnjconn wrote:
Is Alison allowed to sing on this?
 
When you play crazy electric violin with bluegrass-fiddler chops you don't need to add anything more to the mix. I think her playing on this is rather amazing.
 TJS wrote:
I realize that I'm likely in the minority here, but I think this album is one boring dirge after another.  I was really excited about it when it came out, being a huge fan of both RP and AK, but I was disappointed by every song on it, including this one.  1. 
 
you're not alone... well, I wasn't excited when I heard that Plant was releasing a new album... All I could think at the time was: "another one? please stop! go and retire!"
time to change the station
It's a Townes Van Zandt song.  It seems to me an expression of his tortured soul, maybe at a certain resentful or shameful time.
 mrdak wrote:
poop
 

Stinky
poop
I realize that I'm likely in the minority here, but I think this album is one boring dirge after another.  I was really excited about it when it came out, being a huge fan of both RP and AK, but I was disappointed by every song on it, including this one.  1. 
 TerryS wrote:
Love that grinding guitar chord.
 
Very quickly agreed!  That's Marc Ribot.  T-Bone Burnett has used him on bunches of projects w/ Sam Phillips, solo albums, etc.  My favorite Ribot projects have been those w/ Tom Waits! 
 rdo wrote:

Hmm, I seem to think he did some work with another band too...

 
I liked his work with Small Faces and Humble Pie - oh hold it, that was Steve Marriott
 EssexTex wrote:
They both look like they need the toilet.
 
Nah, they can probably afford a motel.

Love that grinding guitar chord.
 KaiT wrote:
Much prefer Plant's work with Band Of Joy. 
 
 
Hmm, I seem to think he did some work with another band too...

Much prefer Plant's work with Band Of Joy. 
 
 handyrae wrote:

Interesting....this is the only song from this album that I really like.
 
Agree with handyrae, this was the one track on the album that I really liked too. I am a big Robert Plant fan, but was not crazy about this album.

 dwlangham wrote:
This song sucks rocks.
 
Thought maybe it was a typo, but it's fixed now. {#Cheers}


Big fan of this album.  Great listen from start to finish.
 drussell wrote:
That song was awesome!
 
Yes, yes it was. Now it's only mediocre.

 EssexTex wrote:
They both look like they need the toilet.
 

Yeah, but the buggas look good for their age........and sound pretty darn OK to........fun lyrics!
...oh wow - this is just epic after shattering sea; casts it in an entirely new acoustic context...

They both look like they need the toilet.
 andy wrote:
Love the album, hate this song!
 
Interesting....this is the only song from this album that I really like.
8 to a 9...
 dwlangham wrote:
This song sucks rocks.
 

that's so strange. . . I just changed my 8 to a 9.  Music!
That song was awesome!
Love the album, hate this song!
ear catching me.
 alanthecowboy wrote:

Alison actually seems like a pretty down to earth person, and the Plant dude seems to have his own following, so I'm sure it wasn't a problem for her.

 

LOL
 dwlangham wrote:
This song sucks rocks.
 
Are you a fan of said rock sucking, or do you prefer rock throwing? 

I've been a huge Zeppelin fan for over 30 years. I love Mr. Plants voice but this album with Krauss did Nothin' for me... until this song, which absolutely kicks ass.


This song sucks rocks.
Saw this live in Asheville, NC during their tour. Plant f'in owned this song. {#Sunny}
Very nice!