Song of the Week: “Big Log” by Robert Plant

Song of the Week: “Big Log” by Robert Plant

Even as a young metalhead, I couldn’t resist the allure of Robbie Blunt‘s perfect, sanitized Morricone-esque guitar intro for this song, from Robert Plant’s second solo LP.  I recall a lot of noise from the RAWK community about how Plant had gone soft with this one but it’s got way more class than the sorta half-baked blues riffing of his debut. And the record garnered three hit singles, so take that, RAWKers! Until I picked up the LP at Used Kids Records in Columbus and subsequently listened to it here at home a couple weeks ago, I had forgotten about the killer opening track, “Other Arms.” Spotify that sucka for some bonus SotW.

“Big Log,” despite the puerile-amusement factor of the title, has a great chorus melody. And, again, that guitar. And MTV played the shit out of the video back when they did that. Yeah. Dig: