The Led Zeppelin Song That Robert Plant Finds His Vocals Horrific

Led Zeppelin lead singer and lyricist, Robert Plant revealed that one of the band’s early works was too hard to sing and his vocals of the song were horrific during his interview with The Guardian.

At the beginning of their careers, most of the musicians had tough times while they were performing their early works. Later, they listened to these works and generally didn’t like them because they compare the earlier ones with their new works. Lead singer of Led Zeppelin, Rober Plant also defined his vocals for a song of the band’s debut album.

Led Zeppelin’s first album ‘Led Zeppelin’ was released on January 12, 1969. It hit the charts on both the U.S and the U.K charts reaching the top 10. ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ was another rearranged version of Anne Bredon’s folk song of the 1950s. The song was first covered by Joan Baez for her live album ‘Joan Baez in Concert’ in 1962. When Led Zeppelin guitarist and founder, Jimmy Page heard, he began working on the song.

In 1968, Jimmy Page played the guitar of ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ while Robert Plant was singing for the first time. Later, Led Zeppelin members performed another version of the song in their debut album. During his interview with The Guardian, Robert Plant recalled the times when he performed the song. He also stated that his vocals in ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ were horrific and he should have kept his mouth shut.

Here’s what he said:

“Songs like ‘Babe I’m Going To Leave You’, I find my vocals on there horrific now. I really should have shut the fuck up!”

You can listen to the song below.

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