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Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page

My vocation is more in composition really than anything else -- building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.More Jimmy Page [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I always believed in the music we did and that's why it was uncompromising.More Jimmy Page [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
My vocation is more in composition really than anything else -- building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My vocation is more in composition really than anything else -- building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm pretty optimistic about the future of rock... it will be back to composition as in classical music or jazz.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm just looking for an angel with a broken wing.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let me explain something about guitar playing. Everyone's got their own character, and that's the thing that's amazed me about guitar playing since the day I first picked it up. Everyone's approach to what can come out of six strings is different from another person, but it's all valid.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Almost the moment he died, they put him in Playboy as one of the greatest drummers, which he was - there's no doubt about it. There's never been anybody since. He's one of the greatest drummers that ever lived.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every musician wants to do something which will hold up for a long time, and I guess we did it with 'Stairway to Heaven.'More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My vocation is more in composition really than anything else - building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Right from the first time we went to America in 1968, Led Zeppelin was a word-of-mouth thing. You can't really compare it to how it is today.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's a very old recording maxim that goes, 'Distance makes depth.' I've used that a hell of a lot-whether it's tracking guitars or the whole band. People are used to close-miking amps, but I'd have a mic out around the back, as well, and then balance the two. Also, you shouldn't have to use EQ in the studio if the instruments sound right. You should be able to get the right tones simply with the science of microphone placement.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My vocation is more in composition really than anything else-building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army. ... I always felt if we were going in to do an album, there should already be a lot of structure already made up so we could get on with that and see what else happened. ... I always believed in the music we did and that's why it was uncompromising. ... I don't think the critics could understand what we were doing.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can't overthink the music. Mood and intensity can't be manufactured. The blues isn't about structure; it's what you bring to it. The spontaneity of capturing a specific moment is what drives it.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The idea of a hypnotic riff as the prime mover of a piece of music has been around for a long time, whether you're talking about the Delta blues or music from Middle Eastern and African cultures.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Artists say that paintings are never done. I sort of feel the same way about music. I would never say something is perfect. There are performances that can generate a lot of emotion in me when I hear them, but I can't say if anything is perfect.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I played guitar all my life, all the way through the Yardbirds, but I knew that for me this was going to be a guitar vehicle, because that's what I wanted it to be.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no way I would play guitar like a tour de force like I did in Led Zeppelin. John Bonham, phenomenal drummer, young man with his technique, but do you think he would ever have the opportunity to play like that in another band? Of course he hadn't.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The gut-strung guitar, the classical guitar, that is a whole different world on its own. When you think what the guitar can do and what every individual player does with a guitar, everyone has their own identity coming through the guitar.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's so much that can be done on the guitar. And that's what is so good about the guitar - everyone can really enjoy themselves on it and have a good time, which is what it's all about.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The guitar to me, from the classical/gut-string guitar right through to Hendrix, et cetera, has all the range [of sound]. Within those six strings it is incredible what one can get sound-wise. It's just down to imagination, really.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
From the classical guitar right through to the furthest electrical experiments and everything in-between, it's amazing what the guitar can actually do. I mean, when one thinks about sounds.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is far more sensitivity in acoustic guitar players than could ever be compared to any synthesizer. That's a personal point of view but that's the way I see it. I think that's what it's all about. The drive, the fire, the passion - it all comes out on the guitar.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I always thought the good thing about the guitar was that they didn't teach it in school.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I do really believe that all guitarists have a different character that comes through, that's a strong character, the stronger the person is.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can only listen to what I'm working on, at the time. I can't listen to anything else because I don't want to copy it.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Music can always be a life-changing experience, for musicians and fans, or at least life-affecting, but it depends on to what degree.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's music that can affect people in their lives, and they will always relate to the point that they heard it and experienced it, either if you're playing it or you're receptive, as an audience.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's always music that moves me. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's within the parenthesis of rock or blues, or whatever. It's usually far more reaching than that. It can be in many different genres.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You absorb so much from whatever your environment is, as an artist, and you learn to take from it what can help you create.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many people in the neighborhood liked hip-hop and house music, and I couldn't play that. You can't perform that on guitar or drums, which was what I was playing, at the time. But, I got so much from mariachi bands that were constantly playing in the neighborhood.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't like to tell people what format they can get things in, or say, "I'm only going to release this on vinyl and nothing else. You have to come to my world." I don't like to say that to people either. But, I do think there's a loss of romance.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Once I got a guitar that was relatively user-friendly, but not super-duper easy, I really came on as a guitarist, at that point. It helped. It was a super-expensive guitar either, but something needs to steer you a bit, if you're playing an instrument that is really hard.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But to put out a greatest hits on one CD was totally impossible, I just couldn't do it. The best compromise was to put out two CDs - Early Days - which is what it is - and Latter Days.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can communicate far better on a guitar than I can through my mouth.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many people think of me as just a riff guitarist, but I think of myself in broader terms. As a musician I think my greatest achievement has been to create unexpected melodies and harmonies within a rock and roll framework. And as a producer I would like to be remembered as someone who was able to sustain a band of unquestionable individual talent, and push it to the forefront during its working career. I think I really captured the best of our output, growth, change and maturity on tape - the multifaceted gem that is LMore Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We went in and recorded exactly where we were at that point in time. I think because of the quality of musicianship of the band has given it the longevity. I thought the music would endure, I didn't think I would ... I always thought I'd be dead by 30, then dead by 40 and on and on. Now I'm 55 so I didn't even die at 50.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I ever really felt depressed, I would just start putting on all my old records that I played as a kid, because the whole thing that really lifted me then still lifted me during those other times. It was good medicine for me, and it still does that for me when I put something on. Isn't it wonderful that we've got all that good medicine? I think it's got to be all part of our DNA, this mass communication through music. That's what it is. It's got to be, hasn't it? Music is the one thing that has been consistently therMore Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I may not believe in myself, but I believe in what I'm doing.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I really don't like showing people how I play things; it's a little embarrassing because it always looks so simple to me.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We were never a band that did 96 takes of the same thing. I had heard of groups that were into that kind of excess around that time. They'd work on the same track for three or four days and then work on it some more, but that's clearly not the way to record an album. If the track isn't happening and it creates some sort of psychological barrier, even after an hour or two, then you should stop and do something else. Go out: go to the pub, or a restaurant or something. Or play another song.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything that came later... the roots are all there in the first album.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The element of change has been the thing, really. We put out the first one, then the second... then a third LP totally different from them. It's the reason we were able to keep it together.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, Led Zeppelin IV! That's it really. I'll tell you why the album had no title - because we were so fed up with the reactions to the third album, that people couldn't understand why that record wasn't a direct continuation of the second album. And then people said we were a hype and all, which was the furthest thing from what we were. So we just said, `let's put out an album with no title at all!' That way, either people like it or they don't... but we still got bad reviews!More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There was no working title for the album. The record-jacket designer said `When I think of the group, I always think of power and force. There's a definite presence there.' That was it. He wanted to call it `Obelisk'. To me, it was more important what was behind the obelisk. The cover is very tongue-in-cheek, to be quite honest. Sort of a joke on 2001. I think it's quite amusing.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Once I get onstage the tension explodes and I'm fine. I'm in another world - in a trance almost, doing what I love best, expressing myself through guitar.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sometimes, I must admit, I'd like to have a second guitarist onstage with me, but it wouldn't look right. I'd like to play for another 20 years, but I don't know... I just can't see it happening. I don't know why. It's a certain foreboding... a funny feeling... vultures.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm at my best when I'm exhausted and under pressure.More Jimmy Page [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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