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Peter Grant T-Shirt Question

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Hi,

I just got the new collector's edition of "The Song Remains the Same." I have a question about one of the clips on the bonus DVD. In one clip, Robert Plant and Peter Grant are being interviewed while on a boat cruising down the Thames River. In the clip, Peter Grant is wearing a white t-shirt that reads "In for a quick garden." Can someone please tell me what that means? Is that a British quip of some sort? :huh:

Thanks!

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Hi,

I just got the new collector's edition of "The Song Remains the Same." I have a question about one of the clips on the bonus DVD. In one clip, Robert Plant and Peter Grant are being interviewed while on a boat cruising down the Thames River. In the clip, Peter Grant is wearing a white t-shirt that reads "In for a quick garden." Can someone please tell me what that means? Is that a British quip of some sort? :huh:

Thanks!

As I recall, yes. A bit of gardening. Some Americans misunderstand it to mean in for a quick Madison Square Garden, which is not correct.

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I thought that at first, but then I was like no that's stupid. Why would it mean in for a quick MSG?

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Hi,

I just got the new collector's edition of "The Song Remains the Same." I have a question about one of the clips on the bonus DVD. In one clip, Robert Plant and Peter Grant are being interviewed while on a boat cruising down the Thames River. In the clip, Peter Grant is wearing a white t-shirt that reads "In for a quick garden." Can someone please tell me what that means? Is that a British quip of some sort? :huh:

Thanks!

Im pretty sure its just a funny shirt taking off on actual gardening..."in for a quick garden" would mean im here to do some quick gardening.

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Im pretty sure its just a funny shirt taking off on actual gardening..."in for a quick garden" would mean im here to do some quick gardening.

The funny part is it looks homemade, as does the concert film itself...LOL.

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Yeah unless someone comes up with a convincing story otherwise,

then I am pretty sure this is just a silly play on words.

People go

".. in for a quick drink" to the pub,

or

".. in for a quick swim" to the pool, etc

Obviously gardening is an odd word because nobody ever says "I'm going for a garden"

it just sounds silly. It is almost always used in the gerund form, i.e. -ING

You say drinking, and, go for a drink,

swimming, and, go for a swim,

playing, and, go outside and play,

So "In for a quick garden" is just a silly sentence.

There was a motorbike race once,

one of the riders lost his line and went off the track,

after tearing up the grass for a while he managed to get it back on course .

The commentator said, "... he rejoins the race after 150 yards of frantic gardening!"

Sorry, not a word of Zeppelin expertise involved in this post! :blush:

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Sorry, not a word of Zeppelin expertise involved in this post! :blush:

You said "a silly sentence" and I immediately thought of Monty Python. It was around this time that Peter had provided financial support to the film 'Monty Python and The Holy Grail". I know that particular line is not in the film, but it does sound Pythonesque.

Perhaps it was a gag gift he got from them for Christmas or something.

Peter wore a t-shirt one day in the mid-70s. Three decades later, a legion of fans were left to wonder "what did it mean"? There will NEVER be another band like Led Zeppelin!

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I hear: "...let me wander IN your Garden......." :whistling:

...followed by talk of seeds of love, so clearly that was a sexual entendre. As was Robert's "Nurses Do It Better" t-shirt worn onstage in Oakland, 1977.

Peter Grant's t-shirt is something quite different altogether, I would say.

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All,

Thanks for the replies to my posting about that Peter Grant t-shirt. I'm not sure if I got a definite answer to what "In for a quick garden" really means, but it's obviously sexual. I hope someone can chime in and solve this mystery! ;)

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You said "a silly sentence" and I immediately thought of Monty Python. It was around this time that Peter had provided financial support to the film 'Monty Python and The Holy Grail". I know that particular line is not in the film, but it does sound Pythonesque.

Perhaps it was a gag gift he got from them for Christmas or something.

Peter wore a t-shirt one day in the mid-70s. Three decades later, a legion of fans were left to wonder "what did it mean"? There will NEVER be another band like Led Zeppelin!

Ah, Monty Python, the ministry of silly sentences! :lol:

My ghast has never been so flabbered!

It turns out, that t-shirt was recalled by at least one current rock band.

In for a quick garden, album by Midline.

Had a quick listen on their myspace just now. A bit Audioslave what I heard. They are from Idaho just in case anyone is interested. ;)

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It turns out, that t-shirt was recalled by at least one current rock band.

In for a quick garden, album by Midline.

Had a quick listen on their myspace just now. A bit Audioslave what I heard. They are from Idaho just in case anyone is interested. ;)

Aware of that also, but as many Americans do they misinterpreted or appropriated it to mean the MSG.

Zep were not in for a quick MSG, they played three nights!

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. As was Robert's "Nurses Do It Better" t-shirt worn onstage in Oakland, 1977.

Tell me Steve what is it that nurses do better? ;)

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B)

All,

Thanks for the replies to my posting about that Peter Grant t-shirt. I'm not sure if I got a definite answer to what "In for a quick garden" really means, but it's obviously sexual. I hope someone can chime in and solve this mystery! ;)

the answer is very british (what do gardeners do to their gardens) ...... they FERTILIZE ... nice one mr grant, you will not be forgotten..

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Its the only shirt that would fit my bloody ash!! :D

Suspected that's why it looks homemade but didn't want to say anything to offend you.

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Its the only shirt that would fit my bloody ash you silly cnt!! :D

I realize that you are trying to be funny with the silly cnt thing. I hope. A word of advice to you. Look around the board and you will see that we are all friends here. Try to get to know people before you joke like that.

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I just stumbled on this thread again, and I thought I should mention.

I am seriously considering getting a small number of shirts made like this.

Only in Large X-Large and XX-Large of course.

I already did the font and am confident of it being a really good reproduction.

The question is do you think anybody would be willing to buy one.

I think I can keep the cost down to £10 plus P&P if I do a run of 20

I did this with the Bonham TSRTS tee shirt and sold out in a week. I'm still selling them on ebay although I only sell about five or six a month on average.

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Im pretty sure its just a funny shirt taking off on actual gardening..."in for a quick garden" would mean im here to do some quick gardening.

I just realized something - they were tax exiles when that interview was filmed so their stay in the UK would have been brief. Clever!

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I did this with the Bonham TSRTS tee shirt and sold out in a week. I'm still selling them on ebay although I only sell about five or six a month on average.

I'm really interested by that! Could you show me a picture of one t-shirt, please?

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