Wednesday, June 13, 2012

'Burning Down One Side' by Robert Plant
from the album Pictures at Eleven (June 1982)

Released in the US on June 28, 1982, Robert Plant's first solo album, Pictures at Eleven, featured a number of strong tracks, including 'Burning Down One Side', 'Pledge Pin' (my favorite), and 'Ship of Fools'.

The video for 'Burning Down' was in heavy rotation on MTV as the Summer unfolded. The closing scene, where Robert is stuck in traffic, decides to park his car by the side of the road, and just chuck it all while walking off into the sunset, is something I'm sure everyone has entertained doing at some point of severe frustration in their lives....

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