Magazine article U.S. Catholic

Carry Fire

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

Carry Fire

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CARRY FIRE

Robert Plant (Nonesuch Records, 2017)

If you see the name Robert Plant and think "Stairway to Heaven," this album probably isn't for you. But if you think, "The guy who did that album with Alison Krauss," pay attention. In Carry Fire the 69-year-old classic rock artist continues his decades-long effort to make his own brand of roots music.

The other former members of Led Zeppelin have led lives worthy of a Spinal Tap sequel. Jimmy Page lives in seclusion, emerging about once a decade. John Paul Jones has continued the workman-like studio career he had pre-Zeppelin. And drummer John Bonham drank himself to death decades ago. Then there's Plant--rock's prettiest pretty boy, with the tenor shriek that launched a thousand bad imitators. He's made 15 albums since the band retired, mixing a variety of roots and world genres, and none of them have sounded at all like classic rock.

Carry Fire, like Plant's past few albums, was made with a band called "The Sensational Shape Shifters. …

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