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Edited Feb 17, 2008, 08:19
Re: Jimmy Page?
Feb 17, 2008, 08:18
Moth wrote:
Ah - I forgot him!!!

Much as I love a lot of the songs he wrote with Zeppelin, and admire his versatility etc, soloswise, bar a few I've never understood why he's rated so highly.



Well he had that amazing layered guitar army thing going for him on Presence and he brought that folk / north african / indic influences into 'heavy' rock. Where Beck and Clapton were purely blues merchants Page was more orchestral.

Also I think he scored big for looking like a man who had genuine charisma and a bit of rocknroll sex magik going for him. He looked like he belonged on stadium stages whereas Clapton has always looked like he should be propping up the bar between sets at the Half Moon smoking roll ups and reading the Daily Mail racing page.

So for me it's not what JP has done it's the lack of productivity that astonishes me.

And when it comes to anglo blues Peter Green was miles ahead of all of them.
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