Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters – Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (Live in 2015)

Next week, we’re going to see Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters at Meadow Brook. I’ve been looking forward to it for months, and I’ve spent much of that time trying to convince a few music buddies to go with me. They both finally committed last week. This video was one of the things that put them over the edge and got them to commit.

From what I’ve read, they typically do a mix of originals from their Ceaseless Roar album, some Led Zeppelin songs, and some traditional blues songs. The latter two get a somewhat unique treatment, Space Shifters style. In this “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”, that’s not so much the case, except for a guitar interlude in the middle. Otherwise, it’s Robert Plant belting it out just like you hoped he could at age 66. At one point, you can hear a woman yell “I fucking love you!” at Plant. I’m hoping to see that same kind of energy at this Meadow Brook show. Robert Plant! The Sensational Space Shifters! Yes.