In an interview conducted by The Guardian, Robert Plant remembered the first time he recorded in a studio, back in 1966 with the band called Listen. The song they did was “You Better Run,” originally by Young Rascals. He offered:
“I still remember the pride and the thrill and the smell of fear; to walk in a studio and see session guys booked for me to sing. I was very, very nervous.
“And here I was in the middle of it all, trying to create a style, looking at black soul singers and my heroes like Steve Marriott.
“That nasal boy. It’s kind of cute now.”
He also mentioned how he dislikes vocals on some Led Zeppelin:
“I realized that tough, manly approach to singing I’d begun on ‘You Better Run’ wasn’t really what it was all about at all. Songs like [Led Zeppelin I’s] ‘Babe I’m Going To Leave You.’ I find my vocals on there horrific now. I really should have shut the fuck up!”