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Quotidian as our co-ordinates are, they have resonance: my interviewee says that it was 800 yards from where we are sitting that he first saw Bukka White and Son House, and of course it was at another Hyatt – the one on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles that Zeppelin dubbed “The Riot House” – that much of the debauchery linked to the band allegedly took place back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Today, there will be no riding of motorcycles down hotel corridors, just Plant, now almost 66, enthusing about works by Rubens and Caravaggio he recently saw in Dresden, or telling how he once disturbed Bob Dylan putting a sock on to ask him about “Spider” John Koerner.
the Ceaseless Roar.“It’s about removing that tough exterior we all developed when we got into the game,” says Plant.
“As adults we have to put our shoulders back, but when I was a kid I saw everything as being absolutely beautiful – there was nothing but wonderment.
I was dug-in in Austin for about 18 months, and when I came back home I saw how everything had grown.
Before the motorways, we’d do it in his mum’s Anglia van, making our way up through Oxford and Stratford and Alcester. They all spoke the speak, and there was no point in going to elocution lessons.
“Jimmy’s the fulcrum and the curator,” says Plant, but the singer himself, you sense, is subject to a more complex meld of emotions when he considers his time in the band, proud of its legacy though he clearly is.
The nature of the ambivalence he seems to feel becomes clearer when we talk about “Somebody There”, another song from Lullaby and...
’ It was a lovely moment and we were chortling away like two Laughing Policemen.
The tears were rolling down our fat old cheeks.”Plant and I have met at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham, where the valets know him simply as “Planty”.
Plant is a relaxed and attentive conversationalist, not one for protocol.