Monday, August 06, 2007

This Week's Sign the Apocolypse is Coming

Robert Plant and Allison Kraus are set to release an album. No, not each. An album together called Raising Sand.

I'm first to admit that it's intriguing and I'd love to listen to it. It'll be produced by T Bone Burnett who has his fingers in many pies, including the very popular soundtracks to the films O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Walk the Line. So he's a man with his finger on the pulse of what people like.

But come on. Even when being objective like that doesn't this just seem wrong? I mean this is Robert Plant! He's probably one of the greatest hard rock singers of all time, if not the greatest. He fronted the most influential rock band in the post-Beatles era. His lyrics and singing style laid the grounwork for probably every band you grew up idolizing. And now he's dueting with a bluegrass icon?

It might work. Shoot, it'll probably work. But don't be surprised if it's followed by a series of plagues and the moon turning to blood.

No comments: