Jimmy Page

Discussion in 'Electric Guitarists' started by Dan, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Dan

    Dan New Member

    Possibly one of the greatest live guitar performances ever.
    Many of you have probably seen this, but what do you think?
    What is your opinion Mr. Page?
  2. Chris Herrea

    Chris Herrea New Member

    He's quite a character that's for sure. And he's good.
  3. automattack

    automattack New Member

    I love the way he gets the Edge's attention here...

  4. Andew

    Andew New Member

    He just knows how to get mystique out of that guitar. Was he born with the guitar? Or guitar was born with him.
    But the band is just awesome. It will be famous for another 1000 years
  5. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East New Member

    Brilliant producer. Sloppy but iconic guitarist.
  6. SolidFooting

    SolidFooting Member

    Who says sloppy is bad? I value guitarists much more on their musicianship than on their technique. We could call Robert Plant a sloppy singer too. His pitch isn't always precise, but that doesn't mean he isn't awesome.
  7. MarkM

    MarkM Member

    Brilliant in the studio. When he played live though, he was a bit hit or miss, even through the course of single concert. Still, when he was at his best, he was really something, a true innovator. I first saw that movie in a theatre when I was about 16, and it blew me away. Besides those stupid "fantasy scenes", it still holds up very well.
  8. Roppongen

    Roppongen New Member

    Life is a bit sloppy too, and while aiming for perfection is great (I love Steve Vai), I really enjoy watching a player take chances and try to express the moment of inspiration, in addition to flawlessly performing that which they've worked hard to perfect.
  9. Super_Freak

    Super_Freak Member

    Jimmy is a bit of a humanitarian too. He likes to vacation in Thailand, because many of the locals don't recognize him.
    He also puts up gear for auction there & the money goes to local orphanages.


    He's also a really nice guy:


    He likes a beer now and then as well:

    That's the Jesters logo on the shirt, and me behind the camera.
    Jesters are the motorcycle club that started the Care4Kids foundation that Jimmy helps out.
  10. Jay Bones

    Jay Bones Master of the Stratocaster

    Yeah, he surely didn't age quite as gracefully as the character in the movie did. And yeah, I remember having that on VHS and watching it over and over. Eventually the tape broke from being watched and rewound so many time. I'd done my best to use some clear plastic Scotch tape to splice it, but when I was splicing the splices I knew it was time to give up.

    Years later found it on DVD. Haven't watched it in years, but I know every scene by heart.

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