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Robert Plant – Big Log soundbite

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I saw Robert Plant last night at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. It was an excellent show and he was in wonderful form. I enjoyed his performance immensely.

I did not, however, enjoy the drunk guys next to me who kept getting in trouble for doing an audio recording of the show. I also did not enjoy the drunk hippie chick metalhead in front of me. One minute she was wavering around like a flower child and the next her arms were in the air and she was throwing around devil horns while flailing about like she was in a mosh pit. Oy.

I’d been looking at setlists for this tour and knew that there’d be two songs at encore. I assumed that the first would be Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down. I was prepared for that. It’s from Band of Joy, a project I really didn’t care for all that much but I do like the song. Man oh man was I a deliriously happy bunny when the opening guitar bit to Big Log came over the speakers. My first favorite Robert Plant song – see my post from June 7 – he even talked about the heavy rotation of the video when he was done.

I was able to get a small bit of the song with my camera* – my favorite verse – the school house portion of the original video.

*They were going after everyone doing any kind of recording.

Aha, just found a video of the New Orleans show from 7/17/13 – here’s the full version of the song –

Robert Plant – Big Log

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I’m kinda stunned that I’ve never posted this video here. I ❤ this song so hard – it’s one of my favorites from Robert Plant. I love when he does low and slow.

While looking for a decent official video version, I happened upon an interesting tidbit of knowledge – Alison Krauss and her brother Viktor covered this song a few years before Robert and Alison’s Raising Sand project. She does a beautiful version as well.

My love is in league with the freeway
Its passion will ride, as the cities fly by
And the tail-lights dissolve, in the coming of night
And the questions in thousands take flight

My love is a miles in the waiting
The eyes that just stare and the glance at the clock
And the secret that burns and the pain that would stop
And its fuel is the years

Leading me on
Leading me down the road
Driving me on
Driving me down the road

My love is exceeding the limit
Red-eyed and fevered with the hum of the miles
Distance and longing, my thoughts do collide
Should I rest for a while on the side

Your love is cradled in knowing
Eyes in the mirror, still expecting they’ll come
Sensing too well when the journey is done
There is no turning back, no
There is no turning back, on the run

My love is in league with the freeway
Oh with the freeway and the coming of night-time
My love
My love is in league with the freeway