Thursday, January 9, 2014
70 Years YOUNG!
Led Zeppelin did not suck. They did not become and remain larger than life because they sucked. Many artists did, so it is possible. Led Zeppelin is not one of them.
I'm hoping, at least for today on Jimmy Page's birthday, we can refrain from pointing out his shortcomings. Jake Holmes, Davy Graham, and Bert Jansch fans, please understand. Today, please take ten and get lost in this relentlessly badass groove from 1975, a prime example of Led Zeppelin at their live peak.
Funny, it's Page's birthday and I found myself completely oblivious to any guitar in this video, as I could not focus on anything else but Jonesy and Bonham. I had to play it twice to be sure Jimmy was on fire. I think I made the right choice. (But jeez, what a rhythm section!)