Anglo For Your Ear: Robert Plant’s “In the Mood”

At this weekend’s WARMUP party in Queens, New York, the DJ spun the coolest remix of the former Led Zeppelin frontman’s 1983 hit, “In the Mood.” I’d never been that into Plant’s solo material, but this song is a revelation, with a sexy, pulsating bass groove. The video, like so many of the time, makes no sense. (There’s an assortment of hip-hop dancers to show how down with the ‘hood our man Robert is, plus a totally creepy gaggle of singing Stepford Wives at 1:20. I guess they’re all “in the mood”?)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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