For all y’all missing “the point” of Jimmy Page...

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    Just a local bar band in Detroit (Bobby East is pretty great though) doing their version of a Zep riff medley that I first saw Dweezil Zappa do years ago and that countless band around the world do as well.

    If you don’t like Zeppelin at all, then that’s fine.

    In that view, there is no point to Jimmy Page . If you don’t get Led Zeppelin, then you’re not gonna get Page. (Maybe you think Steppenwolf or The Way-outs built the architecture of rock ? Hmmmm...)

    You’re excused. Have a good day.

    But “sloppy” playing ? “Stolen” blues bits and lyrics ? :lol:

    C’mon.

    And of course there are many, many more...

     
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    Love Zep and Dweezil.
     
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    Page wrote some of the best guitar hooks in rock and roll. That's not an opinion.
     
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    What I love about Jimmy Page is that he was never a technician. Not once does he play something to glorify himself, he's a pure artist. Every note is chosen and placed perfectly. Next to David Gilmour, probably my favorite soloist in rock.
     
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    That was alot better then I thought it was going to be!!!!! Very good player......
     
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    He's a very, very clever guitarist, Jimmy. The way he built arrangements with his guitar voicings shows a real deep understanding of the way notes can sound on different parts of the neck. I was splaying his verse part to Misty Mountain Hop yesterday, - not the riff, but the part under "Walkin' in the park just the other day, baby" and thinking what a crafty bugger he is.
     
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    I know, right? :rolleyes: I think someone posted that on the internet and people like to repeat it, like it makes them feel less insecure about their own playing. Whenever I see that I think, Oh yeah . . . show me where that is exactly. All the videos I've seen of Zep live, Jimmy's playing is pretty amazing!
     
  8. Mike Eskimo

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    That part has been a favorite of mine for years. Very cool
     
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    Sloppy playing. I hear that from time to time. Is he technically perfect and precise? No - and probably nobody will argue that.

    What people hear is how Page slightly pushes the beat, and Bonzo slightly drags the beat. That tension sounds like sloppy to some, and other it is what draws you in. Jimmy's phrasing - just wow! That is what makes him as a player, as well as his hooks.

    It's all about musicianship. You could also call Joe Walsh "sloppy", but he is a fun player to listen to. Same with Jimmy.
     
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    Blazing Zeppelin licks... *reaches up tunes a string* continues blazing...

    Zep defined my teen years, they really were a great band.
     
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    Cool medley of some of the best riffs in asks for sharing that.

    There’s always an opportunity to wank a minor pentatonic over top of a good rhythm section but it seems to me that Page always chose really interesting phrases. Whenever I play a solo, I try to keep that in mind.
     
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    You didn't credit the band.....the Reefermen. Lots of vids on youtube.....possibly the BEST (and most versatile) cover band EVER!!!! ;)
     
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    If nothing else, Jimmy Page is an incredible producer. Those records sound GREAT in an era where that was sometimes a challenge.
     
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    They’re pretty great .

    Their “A Quick One” by The Who is so fun
     
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    One of Page's favorite records...he took the attitude of "Rumble" and ran with it

     
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    Biological researcher working on cancer cure too!

     
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    Reminds me of the bands I played with in the early '80s. My wife and I have been binging Rick Beato "what makes this song great" and I'm getting the itch again. I haven't played much since my son was born. I've got maybe 8? guitars and none of them have been restrung in 10 years.

    I was going gangbusters when I joined this site and then my son was born a year and a half later...


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    That is my opinion. But it also is fact.
     
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    Yeah, but but but, Danny Gatton and Bill Kirchen would never be sloppy. They would never speed up in the middle of a song. They would never have dead notes in the middle of a solo.

    :D
     
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    LOL! Time to lock that little Pete Townsend wannabe in his room and take that guitar away! Ha ha!
     
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