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Robert Plant — Mighty Rearranger
Album: Mighty Rearranger
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Released: 2005
Length: 4:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Last night as I was laying down and thinking
I was wondering about the road that lies ahead
In my mind I heard the wisdom of the Master
Hey Robert those dreams are only in your head

Last night as I was dreaming about the future
Living out my time the days and years ahead
I was moving with the Mighty Rearranger
I was thinking about the wisdom that he said

Mighty Rearranger
Mighty Rearranger
Mighty Rearranger
Mighty Rearranger

Last night as I was walking with an angel
Sweet talking and romancing in my mind
I live my life I know is filled with danger
She tell me daddy good love is hard to find

Mighty Rearranger
Mighty Rearranger
Mighty Rearranger
Mighty Rearranger

Last night I came upon a stranger
He smiled at me and this is what he said
if you're troubled send your mind out on vacation
let it wonder like the wild geese in the west
let it wonder like the wild geese in the west

Mighty Rearranger
Mighty Rearranger
Mighty Rearranger
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Long ago in a job far away, I had a boss nicknamed the "mighty rearranger".
He had this habit of standing in front of the desk of the female admin in our department.
The golfing slacks he wore were 2 sizes too small and with a hand in each of his front pants pockets his private billiards game would ensue.

I'm sure he is retired by now and to my knowledge he never learned of his nickname.  But the name sure fit him well, unlike his pants. 
MY favorite R.P. on RP
Mighty Rearranger send me an Angel.
It sounds a lot better than it reads 
 
That one vocal part reminds me of the super mario 64 soundtrack on your way to fight bowser:

https://youtu.be/3WnQBZ6idbU
For some reason, perhaps the curious title, this song always makes me think of Freemasons... {#Stupid}
 Nadita wrote:

Very true words! Goes for most great artists. I dont like that song at all. But thats besides the point you just made! 
 
like
That piano part sounds like Otis Spann resurrected
 ziakut wrote:
Not always crazy about everything Robert Plant does...but man do I respect what he has done. He's evolving and ever changing...but still always has an edge about him that is honest and genuine. Great stuff comes from a diverse and interesting past. 

 
Very true words! Goes for most great artists. I dont like that song at all. But thats besides the point you just made! 
 ladybinnath wrote:
The basic riff here sounds an awful lot like ZZ Top's "La Grange" to me.  I keep waiting for Robert to go "haw haw haw..."  In my world that is *not* a good thing.

 
That riff is based in music much older than ZZ Top's - more like John Lee Hooker, ca. late 1940s.  It would be funny if Plant did the "haw-haws" though.
plant
 iglam wrote:
Huh.  I thought he was singing about Hermione Granger.

 

Haaaaa!!!!! Nice!
Great song on an album that is even better!
 ladybinnath wrote:
The basic riff here sounds an awful lot like ZZ Top's "La Grange" to me.  I keep waiting for Robert to go "haw haw haw..."  In my world that is *not* a good thing.
 
I dunno - hearing Robert Plant go "a-haw haw haw!" would make me LOL, at least. That would be a good thing on a Monday morning . . . 
 Papernapkin wrote:
This is my second favorite rock song about interior decorating.
 
i love this comment!
Not always crazy about everything Robert Plant does...but man do I respect what he has done. He's evolving and ever changing...but still always has an edge about him that is honest and genuine. Great stuff comes from a diverse and interesting past. 
Huh.  I thought he was singing about Hermione Granger.
Is that like the Great Decider?
Nice!
 Daveinbawlmer wrote:
This shit is really boring, he should go back to his manse and look over the pics he took while stoned and drunk and flying between gigs while he was with Led Zep. But that would remind him of how him and Plant couldn't see past their petty ego bullshit and keep a great band together. Better to make shitty compromised music on your own than keep a butt kicking band together.
 
Um, not sure how old you are, but in case you forgot, Bonham died. THAT was the breakup of Zep. Everyone moved on, and there were several tentative "reunions," but without John Bonham, as drummer, it never really worked. Plant moved on, Page moved on, John Paul Jones moved on, and LIFE moved on.

Some things will not come back, so all we can do is appreciate everything that springs from the original. I love Zep. I love Robert Plant in whatever path he takes, because after having heard Zeppelin, I can better understand the inspiration behind whatever the individual band members choose to do.  Sorry that you think Robert Plant's solo work is shit. Sorry that you want to reincarnate something that is long-gone. Sorry that you write like a ten-year-old. You're commenting on a Robert Plant song, but you must be referring to someone else, based on your "that would remind him of how him and Plant couldn't see past their petty ego bullshit..." comment.

Do you even know what you're posting?


although not his most interesting... it is well executed.
 Daveinbawlmer wrote:


This shit is really boring, he should go back to his manse and look over the pics he took while stoned and drunk and flying between gigs while he was with Led Zep. But that would remind him of how him and Plant couldn't see past their petty ego bullshit and keep a great band together. Better to make shitty compromised music on your own than keep a butt kicking band together.
 
You're clueless.

Hands down, I love Robert Plant's music, no matter what he does. His work with Zep, Allison, or solo - he's got a vision, and thank the powers that be, he's got that incredible voice that just seems to transcend time. This is a solid 9.
Nice rock song!
The basic riff here sounds an awful lot like ZZ Top's "La Grange" to me.  I keep waiting for Robert to go "haw haw haw..."  In my world that is *not* a good thing.
 Cynaera wrote:
....And anyway, that voice... I was listening to "Hurtin' Kind" the other day as I was driving, and when his voice did that soaring, frighteningly-pure escalation into the siren-sound, I almost pulled over, thinking I'd been busted for speeding or something!
 
 {#Roflol}  {#Roflol}{#Roflol}  Yes, the Plant does indeed have an "arresting" voice!

 bpkengor wrote:

OK, I'll bite.   What's your first?    Do you have a top 10?

 
Number 1 must surely be Fixing a Hole by the Beatles.


Robert Plant (and Led Zeppelin) isn't really my cup of tea, but this one is good.
This would sound much better if they used the t-pain vocal chain... autotune and delay and hypercompression.

KIDDING!!! 
 Papernapkin wrote:
This is my second favorite rock song about interior decorating.
 
OK, I'll bite.   What's your first?    Do you have a top 10?

 Relayer wrote:
Bob Plant rules!

It is great to see someone still making such great music. Most of his friends from the hard rocking 70s are washed up and unable to write any music worth a darn. He has aged very well, and I am always happy to hear his new music.

Great album, keep it going Robert!
 
Agreed and well said.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
This is a strong cd. One of his better solo efforts IMHO.
 

ditto
This is my second favorite rock song about interior decorating.
If this wasn't Robert Plant, I wouldn't give it much thought. 
I think he's done a lot of great music in his solo career, and he's not afraid to take risks.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
This is a strong cd. One of his better solo efforts IMHO.
 
I agree wholeheartedly.

yes Great Singer. Is it possible to hear , on your fabulous radio, 29'palms, from his album "Fate of Nations" a hit !!!


This is a strong cd. One of his better solo efforts IMHO.
I can dig this. {#Angel}
SomeOldGuy wrote:
Another old guy that still knows how to rock...
I tell you what, this guy has still got it! One of the great vocalists. Ever.
there aren't many people I really look up to......because I'm 6ft9" in high heels that is
kinda good, but I'm not a big Led Zeppelin fan (see my ratings). :doh:
Great song from a great CD. Not your "typical" Plant, not recycled Led Zep. Give it a listen. Cheap on amazon, FWIW.
This rocks. Glad to hear it!
jagdriver wrote:
Do the hip shake, babe....
Good catch. An elegant update.
Looks like he got back into those pants... fingerpin wrote:
The guy gets around. Release date Oct. 23 :sunny:
Sorry I can never think of mr plant as a BoB kind of guy....
The guy gets around. Release date Oct. 23 :sunny:
whitenoyse wrote:
I wish! What an incredible venue for Plant. I used to go to concerts there (ahem, just after you were born) when it was The Paramount. Can you believe, passing questionable burning substances down the rows in an elegant place like that? Thin Lizzie, Queen, Zappa, A Beautiful Day, The Ramones (for a buck!), Talking Heads, Tull, . . . many more that I have, um, errrr, forgotten. Have A Blast! BTW - Adrian Belew at the Aladdin coming up. Should be a load of fun!:guitarist:
I am always up for a Belew job.
Relayer wrote:
He has aged very well, and I am always happy to hear his new music. Great album, keep it going Robert!
Kind of amazing, considering his (rumored) chemical intake ...
Show three of his shows in 2005&06 Super music, super band......"if your troubled send your mind out on vacation" :bananajam:
Another old guy that still knows how to rock...
I would love to hear a pure Bob Plant album with just his harp playing!
Relayer wrote:
Bob Plant rules! It is great to see someone still making such great music. Most of his friends from the hard rocking 70s are washed up and unable to write any music worth a darn. He has aged very well, and I am always happy to hear his new music. Great album, keep it going Robert!
I second that!
Bob Plant rules! It is great to see someone still making such great music. Most of his friends from the hard rocking 70s are washed up and unable to write any music worth a darn. He has aged very well, and I am always happy to hear his new music. Great album, keep it going Robert!
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
This shit is really boring, he should go back to his manse and look over the pics he took while stoned and drunk and flying between gigs while he was with Led Zep. But that would remind him of how him and Plant couldn't see past their petty ego bullshit and keep a great band together. Better to make shitty compromised music on your own than keep a butt kicking band together.
Guess among other failings he's now got multiple personalities, eh? Zep was a miraculous band much beyond the talent (or responsibility) of any of its members. There have been others, of course--and none of them are intact. . .
This shit is really boring, he should go back to his manse and look over the pics he took while stoned and drunk and flying between gigs while he was with Led Zep. But that would remind him of how him and Plant couldn't see past their petty ego bullshit and keep a great band together. Better to make shitty compromised music on your own than keep a butt kicking band together.
yes! was humming this song before i got to work. hmmmm....
This is exactly the kind of song I hate - and yet, I love it. Every time it comes on, I find myself bopping around in my chair. Go figure.
MisterVErb wrote:
... the drums are pretty kickin'
I agree. That kicks up the rating a notch for me.
a good song, and a wonderful return by Robert. However... It's getting way way WAY too much airplay, both at RP and on the airwaves. Please, give it a rest for a while, so we can come to appreciate it again for the wonderful music it is.
An exceedingly bright and charming man.
Marley wrote:
I'll second that! Going to catch the show at the Schnitz?
I wish! What an incredible venue for Plant. I used to go to concerts there (ahem, just after you were born) when it was The Paramount. Can you believe, passing questionable burning substances down the rows in an elegant place like that? Thin Lizzie, Queen, Zappa, A Beautiful Day, The Ramones (for a buck!), Talking Heads, Tull, . . . many more that I have, um, errrr, forgotten. Have A Blast! BTW - Adrian Belew at the Aladdin coming up. Should be a load of fun!:guitarist:
whitenoyse wrote:
Boy! I'll say! Must have something to do with good taste. :wave:
I'll second that! Going to catch the show at the Schnitz?
Okay, I haven't read anyone else's comments on this - I'm sure (knowing the diversity of RP listeners) that there are positive and negative comments, but it doesn't really matter to me. I've got quite a few of Plant's CD's - I had them on cassette or album, and thought they were worthwhile enough to upgrade into CD format. I like this stuff by him. It's not so much a departure as an examination of other aspects of music. And anyway, that voice... I was listening to "Hurtin' Kind" the other day as I was driving, and when his voice did that soaring, frighteningly-pure escalation into the siren-sound, I almost pulled over, thinking I'd been busted for speeding or something! Doesn't matter to me what he does - his voice is his badge, and he wears it well. Sure, I loved his Zeppelin stuff, but in my opinion, he's eclipsed Zeppelin in a lot of ways - and maybe that's what he intended to do all along. Won't name a plant after him, but I will continue to invest in his music, unless he decides to cover 10cc or Guns N'Roses songs.
Mangoman wrote:
:bounce: :music: :jump: What more can I say? btw: You sure run into a lot of Portlanders who listen to Radio Paradise!
Boy! I'll say! Must have something to do with good taste. :wave:
jagdriver wrote:
Do the hip shake, babe....
:nodhead:
:bounce: :music: :jump: What more can I say? btw: You sure run into a lot of Portlanders who listen to Radio Paradise!
This is Plant's best album yet IMO, and one of the best of 2005 overall. There are a wide variety of music types represented here; it is not repetitious at all! My favorites are "The Enchanter" and "Shine it all around". I can listen to this CD over 10 times in a row and not tire of it. The remarks about Plant's age are totally uncalled for. First of all, age has nothing to do with singing ablilty. Secondly, Plant still looks better than those 1/3rd his age. He has the right to continue his career forever. You are NEVER too old to rock!!!
Makes me wanna git out on the road with the mountains in the distance and my baby by my side.... :war:
I've only heard this and "Shine It All Around" off The Mighty Rearranger, and I've liked neither, which is unfortunate because I enjoyed what I heard from Dreamland, Plant's previous offering. The repetitious arrangements of this and "SIAA" just bore me into giving them rather low ratings. If you want to hear some good solo Plant, I recommend "Down to the Sea" (7.5/10) and "Morning Dew" (6/10) off Dreamland.
i dig it - even more now that i've heard it more than once, and of course now at bigger volume, the drums are pretty kickin'
I like that fantastic, hard driving, swinging band best! Sort of a Stones, Zeppelin mixture :clap:
:clap: :jump: :drummer: :guitarist: :jump: :clap:
Indigox2 wrote:
Not bad, who would ever think plant would get back to some of his early roots.
He is Rubber Plant, after all...
Do the hip shake, babe....
WonderLizard wrote:
It amazes me that we're so quick--eager even--to announce the passing of the artist, to line up behind the corpse. What is it about rock'n'rollers that elicits such a destructive impulse? I don't recall as a culture that we've rushed headlong to bury blues, jazz, and classical musicians and conductors, whose musical gifts have been treasured, even revered, long after they're physical gifts have eroded. I don't judge Placido Domingo by his age, nor did I judge Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Sinatra, or Casals harshly simply because they couldn't do in their dotage what they could in their prime. Were Von Karajan or Bernstein shunted aside merely because their hair had grayed? IMHO, you judge an artist on the integrity of his art, and I hear potency, heart, and soul in "Mighty Rearranger". This guy once had an eight octave range, who still in his own judgment has enough to offer to risk sticking his neck out knowing the vultures are waiting. I say, "Hat's off. Live long and well."
Well stated. Longevity is a blessing.
It amazes me that we're so quick--eager even--to announce the passing of the artist, to line up behind the corpse. What is it about rock'n'rollers that elicits such a destructive impulse? I don't recall as a culture that we've rushed headlong to bury blues, jazz, and classical musicians and conductors, whose musical gifts have been treasured, even revered, long after they're physical gifts have eroded. I don't judge Placido Domingo by his age, nor did I judge Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Sinatra, or Casals harshly simply because they couldn't do in their dotage what they could in their prime. Were Von Karajan or Bernstein shunted aside merely because their hair had grayed? IMHO, you judge an artist on the integrity of his art, and I hear potency, heart, and soul in "Mighty Rearranger". This guy once had an eight octave range, who still in his own judgment has enough to offer to risk sticking his neck out knowing the vultures are waiting. I say, "Hat's off. Live long and well."
The Mighty Re-arranger must have been having a smoke out back when they wrote this, 'cause the arrangement goes nowhere. Pretty blah.
How Robert got his groove back...
DisplacedNorthrnr wrote:
It seems to me that a lot of people like to jump on the bandwagon of calling successful artists of days past "washed up"
Yah, & I could name them for you starting with pl..oh never mind. Might it not be because even the best that their generation produced comes not even close to the worst of what those old geezers did? Musing on when its too old to rock 'n' roll...
I have heard two songs of this album, so my opinion is limited. I like what I hear with "might rearranger", where as "shine it all around" could have left off the album. Shine is a good attempt, and I like most of its parts, ie vocals, drum, guitars; I just don't really like them all together. Mighty rearranger should have been the first single, it is a much better song. Plant and crew are far from washed up, especially when compared to current comerical darlings.
I agree with Brandog. Waitaminute...
i'm not sure it's all that inventive. it's not offensive, just kind of bland. the first single is a little better in my books.
This song should be entitled "the Mighty Mute Maker". I will be back later....
DisplacedNorthrnr wrote:
It seems to me that a lot of people like to jump on the bandwagon of calling successful artists of days past "washed up" as soon as they release something new, with no real, honest consideration of the music that they are producing today. ... Would we begrudge this opportunity of ourselves or any other other professional?
:clap: Well said!! This is a really good band with or without Robert Plant. Excellent collaboration! (I'll be seeing them in Chicago on 7/9!)
moshevelvul wrote:
guess that counts out the Beatles and just about anyone who ever creatively used a recording studio.....how about throwing out those new fangled eeelectric geeetars too.
I'll re-quote myself here: brandog wrote:
If you have to sing through a machine to sound natural
...
It seems to me that a lot of people like to jump on the bandwagon of calling successful artists of days past "washed up" as soon as they release something new, with no real, honest consideration of the music that they are producing today. While I find some artists rest on their laurels and pump out tripe that they hope will sell on their name alone (i.e. Phil Collins), I don't think that's the case with this effort by Robert Plant. This and other tunes on the new album sound like a collaborative effort with the band. Why should he be lambasted for wanting to continue working in a career that he obviously enjoys and expanding his horizons by working with different colleagues? Would we begrudge this opportunity of ourselves or any other other professional?
moshevelvul wrote:
guess that counts out the Beatles and just about anyone who ever creatively used a recording studio.....how about throwing out those new fangled eeelectric geeetars too.
He probably wasn't talking about recording studios you know... For me this song is OK, not so bad, I've heard worse (and better) from Plant.
thats more like it. wake up friday music!
I like it!
A really cool sound. He just might be using one of them eelectric geetars I hear tell of.
brandog wrote:
Props on that call Ichthy! If you have to sing through a machine to sound natural, you're WAY BEYOND WASHED UP!
guess that counts out the Beatles and just about anyone who ever creatively used a recording studio.....how about throwing out those new fangled eeelectric geeetars too.
cheaperthanfree wrote:
Why should he go where you already are?
Well, I am just left speechless by the witty rebuttal...... :yawn:
Ichthyologist wrote:
My God, he is so far beyond washed up. Shouldn't he be off castle-dwelling or something?
Props on that call Ichthy! If you have to sing through a machine to sound natural, you're WAY BEYOND WASHED UP!
Ichthyologist wrote:
My God, he is so far beyond washed up. Shouldn't he be off castle-dwelling or something?
Why should he go where you already are?
I like that "send your mind out on vacation"-part of the lyrics :)
It's the Johnny Cash thing - sing until you die, and that makes you a legend- sorry RP (no pun intended) go back to the UK and waste away - Johnny Cash you ain't. Being a whore is about the money, not the sex, and Plant has musically prostituted himself for fifteen years now - - - HoneyDrippers ....
fun song. not a classic. but not bad for an old guy...
Ichthyologist wrote:
My God, he is so far beyond washed up. Shouldn't he be off castle-dwelling or something?
He could be but he would rather put out some rockin' tunes. Far from being washed up.
Like it, and the lyrics......right where I live
My God, he is so far beyond washed up. Shouldn't he be off castle-dwelling or something?
Wait- so this is new? I'm totally feeling this jam.
His voice always calls my subsconscious and brings my head back around to listening! Love that Robert Plant. ahhhhh.
Not bad, who would ever think plant would get back to some of his early roots.