This song is great. It’s wonderful. It stands on its own. Robert Plant may have been a bit strident with his “Led what?” bullshit of his early solo career, but that’s because he had an honest solo career for years before he gave in and starting squeezing lemons again (lighten up, baby. I’m in love with you) and growing out the old mane.
Not much of Plant’s 80′s stuff has aged well, but that’s the fault of the times, really. Not much from the 80′s sounds good today. Try listening to the Eurythmics on headphones. Go ahead. Pretty awful, right? Sounds like a goddamn singing Hallmark card. Yep.
Not so with Big Log. The melancholy guitar and excellent lyrics win out over the synth and the drum machine. Give it a listen. It’s a great fucking song, and the video is the coolest thing ever.