Webster's Dictionary defines zen as...ugh, never mind.
Tonight's installment is "Now and Zen" by Mr. Robert Plant. Officially one of the most BORING records I have ever heard.
Dance on My Own
Tall Cool One
The Way I Feel
Helen of Troy
Ship of Fools
White, Clean and Neat
I have to say, I've always liked "Tall Cool One". I feel that the song is the one redeeming quality of this album. But, is it due to the fact that it samples Zeppelin? It's a cool 80's rock tune. Everything else is...meah. (That's the best description I can find.) I'm sure somebody out there thinks this is genius, but for me, I just don't feel it, ya know?
But, I did find another receipt gem in the album:
Purchased in March of 1988, by young John.
In 1988, this was me:
I didn't know who Zeppelin was. Or Robert Plant. I was too busy watching Woody Woodpecker and Kids Incorporated, coloring, and pretending I was a singer/actress to my stuffed animals. :-P
One and 1/2 stars.
Where did you buy this record and when?
So, obviously we know you bought this in 1988. Where at? "Looks like Sound-a-Rama in downtown Rahway. If not there, at the mall somewhere."
Do you own it in any other format?
"I have a few songs on that 2-cd Robert Plant comp/best of."
What is your over-all impression of this album?
"I don't really like it anymore. 'Tall Cool One' is interesting, but it sounds totally 80's. It's just kind of boring.
I saw him on that tour in July of '88. Cheap Trick opened. My sister's friend made us late and we only saw the very end of Cheap Trick. I really don't remember a lot of the songs Robert Plant played, it was kind of dull. I remember 'Communication Breakdown' was the encore and everybody got excited 'cause they thought it was Jimmy Page that was there, but it was just a member of Plant's band wearing a long coat."
"Tall Cool One....that's about it."
How many stars out of five?
"Three...and that's being nice."