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Robert Plant — Central Two O Nine
Album: Band of Joy
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Released: 2010
Length: 2:42
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Waiting on the long black train
Blues fell down like showers of rain

Let me hear that whistle blow
Take me to my baby's door

Call up Central 209
Get my baby on the line

Bring me my pony- my black mare
Find my rider- out in the world somewhere

Fold my arms- I walk away
Troubled more everyday

Woman crazy- round 'n' round
Dig my soul- deep in the ground
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Song is fine.... critics are the sucko barfos.


 kcar wrote:

That is not the image that pops into my mind, but I am willing to indulge and enlarge upon your fancy: 


Tim Blake Nelson, George Clooney and John Turturro singing in movie

 From what I could tell, Clooney had more fun making this movie than any other. One of the very best Coen Brothers movies. 

 
Watch George's vocal cords next time you see the movie, he is definitely singing but luckily for us, the patch cord fell out just as the producer hit the "record" button.
 rdo wrote:

Wow, a "rotund" sucko-barfo...now that's what I call a scathing review...

Sent from my iPhone
 
I call it a sloppy, unsubstantiated broadside on a decent, perfectly likeable song.  Sheesh.  At this rate, the album is likely pretty good too. 

Sent from my cLunky oLd kEyboard 
 juanos wrote:
this is probably the third or fourth song from this album that gets a rotund "sucko barfo"... I really cannot think of any waste of resources worst that this album, from the time spent by the producers, the energy to record it and stream it... it is really bad... With this album Robert Plant is really helping to destroy the planet!

 
Wow, a "rotund" sucko-barfo...now that's what I call a scathing review...

Sent from my iPhone
Nice song.
Was there a movie? Hope not. 
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
I keep getting an image of George Clooney pretending to sing this in Oh Brother...but that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it,
 
That is not the image that pops into my mind, but I am willing to indulge and enlarge upon your fancy: 


Tim Blake Nelson, George Clooney and John Turturro singing in movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

 From what I could tell, Clooney had more fun making this movie than any other. One of the very best Coen Brothers movies. 
Sing it mang.
this is probably the third or fourth song from this album that gets a rotund "sucko barfo"... I really cannot think of any waste of resources worst that this album, from the time spent by the producers, the energy to record it and stream it... it is really bad... With this album Robert Plant is really helping to destroy the planet!
When I heard Jack White before this I thought, "hey, is that Robert Plant?" then I realized it wasn't. And when this came up, the effects of aging on his voice made it obvious that it's Robert Plant.
Fantastic segue out of Jack White's — Love Interruption - brilliant, really.  I was just thinking how much Jack sounded like Robert on that song - & the instrumentation, too.
Hangman, Hangman, This is for me Led Zepplin transported to Appalachia.....Saw the Band of Joy in 2010, Seattle, back up band North Mississippi allstars. never forget the show.
 joelbb wrote:
I saw Plant and the Band of Joy at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in early May 2010.  The band members were an extraordinary collection of musicians.  Everyone but the drummer played multiple instruments (he was a percussionist vs. a mere drummer).  They had 4 high quality vocalists including Plant, who can still sing but not at the ultra-high end like he did back w/ Zeppelin.  This cut doesn't come anywhere near doing them justice.  One one number Plant was the 4th voice, if you can imagine 3 people singing ahead of him.  On another song they had a fifth band member singing as well.  It was an extraordinary act.

Of course they had to cover some old LZ numbers.  The woman in the group covered the high vocals for RP.  You could tell those were the numbers he was least comfortable doing, but hey, you gotta pay the rent.  The best stuff was all new.  It was beyond just country, approaching Appalachian on several tunes.  An excellent act.  I'm not sure they needed RP, other than for name recognition.  He was into the genre for real.  Quite a big move from heavy-rock blues.
 
That puts the drummer one step above Daltrey, who was just a singer, I suppose.
I saw Plant and the Band of Joy at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in early May 2010.  The band members were an extraordinary collection of musicians.  Everyone but the drummer played multiple instruments (he was a percussionist vs. a mere drummer).  They had 4 high quality vocalists including Plant, who can still sing but not at the ultra-high end like he did back w/ Zeppelin.  This cut doesn't come anywhere near doing them justice.  One one number Plant was the 4th voice, if you can imagine 3 people singing ahead of him.  On another song they had a fifth band member singing as well.  It was an extraordinary act.

Of course they had to cover some old LZ numbers.  The woman in the group covered the high vocals for RP.  You could tell those were the numbers he was least comfortable doing, but hey, you gotta pay the rent.  The best stuff was all new.  It was beyond just country, approaching Appalachian on several tunes.  An excellent act.  I'm not sure they needed RP, other than for name recognition.  He was into the genre for real.  Quite a big move from heavy-rock blues.
And it was!!
Big fat thumbs UP !! {#Bounce}
due to see Robert and his new band on Sunday night at WOMAD... should be a magical night, especially as summer has finally started!!
Nice programming, Bill, following Patty with Robert Plant - a comment on their rumoured marriage?
Robert Plant has amazing longevity and relevance, keeps putting out great music...
I keep getting an image of George Clooney pretending to sing this in Oh Brother...but that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it,
Song isn't very exciting...nor is the album cover art. There ARE tunes on this album that are better imo.
echoes of Gallows Pole what with mandolin and banjo chiming in
 Stingray wrote:
Plant should have never left
"STRANGE SENSATION"

a sensational band,
with an truely incredible CLIVE DEAMER on drums!
 

I'll be seeing Clive shortly, with his new mates in Radiohead.
Plant should have never left
"STRANGE SENSATION"

a sensational band,
with an truely incredible CLIVE DEAMER on drums!
 bluecshells wrote:
I'm a train song lovin woman!
 
{#Lol}

Pretty good stuff from RP here, I must say, I'm impressed — and doing a righteous chair-boogie!

Luv this!!
You are killing me this morning.... I listen at work all day long.... I've been waiting for a sucko barfo song (insert Tori Amos) for a while now so I can get up and get a snack.... I'm hungry.. I'll keep waiting.....


 yodasan_magoo wrote:
So do you think Robert would have enjoyed the same success with this musical path as he did with Zep?  Hmmm, I'll say no.  Good thing his Zep buddies came along first, no one would have ever heard of him.
 
Kind of like saying, if dogs meowed instead of barking would they be as scary? Thing is, he had Zep...it formed our opinion of him and nothing will change that. There is no denying that this is a good song, that he sings it well, and that when we hear it we hear it sung by that guy that sang with Zep. Your point is moot. Turn up the tunes.
So do you think Robert would have enjoyed the same success with this musical path as he did with Zep?  Hmmm, I'll say no.  Good thing his Zep buddies came along first, no one would have ever heard of him.
I'm a train song lovin woman!
I just really Love RP!
Like!{#Sunny}
Amazing what one can do with twelve strings

 fingerpin wrote:

Plant did a cover of Darkness, Darkness on his Grammy-winning his Dreamland CD.
 

As much as I like and respect Plant for his genius and fantastic voice, his cover of
Darkness Darkness was just that, dark and dismal...and this isn't his best work although
the album is well worth owning.

If 6 turned into 9, I don't mind, I don't mind........
Yes, far too close to the Youngbloods tune...leaves me wanting to hear it in its place. dougmbrown wrote:
The way this song kicks off reminded me of the Youngblood's "Darkness Darkness" (just me?)
 


 dougmbrown wrote:
The way this song kicks off reminded me of the Youngblood's "Darkness Darkness" (just me?)
 
Plant did a cover of Darkness, Darkness on his Grammy-winning his Dreamland CD.
 dougmbrown wrote:
The way this song kicks off reminded me of the Youngblood's "Darkness Darkness" (just me?)
 
Musically, much of it sounds like a direct lift of Darkness Darkness. Of course, the Zep are pretty notorious in this area, having, uh, "borrowed" heavily from Spirit when they created Stairway To Heaven.

 dougmbrown wrote:
The way this song kicks off reminded me of the Youngblood's "Darkness Darkness" (just me?)
 
i doubt it

The way this song kicks off reminded me of the Youngblood's "Darkness Darkness" (just me?)
Love it. Hearkens me back to Zeppelin |||.

The album itself didnt blow me over, but...saw his band live and it was quite the show. 


 SweTex wrote:
I'm a little surprised about the negative posts to this and other songs from this CD played here on RP. I got this CD for my wife for christmas and I like it a lot. Oh, well.
 

Me too.  It reminds me of roots music, such as some of the songs on the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack.  I like it.
Good documentary on HDNET with interviews and performances of this material.  Worth checking out.  He's in very good voice.
I said:
Interesting fellow, Mr. Plant. He's made a transformation of sorts, and for me, it's working. Sort of how Knopfler has nudged his way into a nice English, pubby, folky feel.


 
fredriley wrote:
I'm not sure that Knopfler "nudged" his way into a pubby feel, seeing as Dire Straits started off as a pub band, hence "Sultans of Swing" which celebrates pub music.
 
Fred, I get that. I just meant that I love Knopfler's mellowing sound in recent years.
I'm a little surprised about the negative posts to this and other songs from this CD played here on RP. I got this CD for my wife for christmas and I like it a lot. Oh, well.
Meh. On the other hand, I'm grateful for the perfect tune-out opportunity.
 black321 wrote:
I guess Robert gave up songwriting?
 
Sadly, I guess so, too. He was once my hero. He's still a legend to me, but I'm not a fan of his new music at all.

Bought it!!
 fingerpin wrote:

It's a big ol' circle, it is. Band of Joy was his original band w/ Bonham before Zep was born.{#Sunny}

 
I did not know this!   I learn something new every time I come here.  Thanks, fingerpin!{#Sunny}
 lostintokyo wrote:
Love the direction in which Plant evolves
 
It's a big ol' circle, it is. Band of Joy was his original band w/ Bonham before Zep was born.{#Sunny}

Rolling Stone named this the eighth best album of 2010. I have heard one good song. And this one wasn't it. 3.
I guess Robert gave up songwriting?
I like this new direction but would like to see more Morrocan influence rather than bottle jug beat.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Interesting fellow, Mr. Plant. He's made a transformation of sorts, and for me, it's working. Sort of how Knopfler has nudged his way into a nice English, pubby, folky feel.
 
I'm not sure that Knopfler "nudged" his way into a pubby feel, seeing as Dire Straits started off as a pub band, hence "Sultans of Swing" which celebrates pub music.

Love the direction in which Plant evolves
like the new Plant, he definitely is one of the great ones!
Interesting fellow, Mr. Plant. He's made a transformation of sorts, and for me, it's working. Sort of how Knopfler has nudged his way into a nice English, pubby, folky feel.
 SwampYankee wrote:
Buddy Miller and Robert Plant, two great talents that go better together. {#Cool}
 

Along with Patty Griffin!
Buddy Miller and Robert Plant, two great talents that go better together. {#Cool}
 Cynaera wrote:
 I've listened to his solo career go from high to low to high again, ...
 

Um, where was the "low"? I've always thought Plant's output has been at least pretty good.

Robert becomes like old wine...if you prefer wine.
Respect {#Clap}
Talk about a guy knowing exactly where he is in his career.

Robert Plant is the definition of grace I believe. 
Much better than the cover of "Angel Dance".
I'm really loving Plant's new venture. I liked him with Allison Krauss, and of course he was great with Zep. I've listened to his solo career go from high to low to high again, but I've always loved Robert Plant's voice and innovative takes on standards.

This is no exception - I love it. Can't wait to hear more from Band of Joy. Thanks, Bill and Rebecca - as usual. {#Clap}