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Jimmy Page on Wall Street

Mike M.

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Regardless, he looked like he was having a bit of fun there. Good for him. The man has my respects over what he's accomplished in his lifetime. Plus he's the reason that I finally bought a Les Paul last year. Thank you Mr. Page for the inspiration.
 

Redhod

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Those Cadillac commercials must be paying off BIG time for him.
I'm sure he's put most of it in his favorite charity -- that home for teenage waifs....
 

lefty64

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When I see Neil Young up there on Wall Street, I will know the apocalypse has begun. Not surprised to see Page there however even if I do like his playing.
 

Guitar_6

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You guys make me laugh! Led Zeppelin never declared themselves above making a buck. If anything, in their hedyay they were the most financially successful band in the world.

Defining rock music as some kind of anti-money, communist, hippie-like utopia is ridiculous. Rock 'n roll is - and always has been - about sex, drugs, music - and making hueg GOBS OF MONEY.

Like I said before, we as guitar players (and therefore actual musicians) need to just be happy the money is going to someone who actually plays an instrument. How will react when Ice Cube, Madonna, Britney Spears or Ashley Simpson is up there on the stock exchange 20 years from now? ;) Those assholes don't even play an instrument yet come off as some kind of musical icon for their generation.

I deeply pity this current generation. Kids today are being brain-washed into thinking rap stars, lyp-synchers and boy bands are musical geniuses and worthy of their money for cds, concerts and the associated posters, apparel, bling-bling, and other crappy fan paraphernalia.

When I was a kid, learning to play guitar and really getting into music, I idolized the current bands where the people in them actually PLAYED THEIR INSTRUMENTS. hey, learning to play an instrument! there's an idea! :)

I think if you want to start crying about how commercialized music has become, you're a bit late. And Mr. Page is the least of your worries. Look around you, turn on MTV, Much Music or whatever. Listen to the popular radio stations and just hear all those wonderful sequencers blipping away... Just watch the horse shit kids are being told is cool today... and ask yourself, where are all the great rock guitarists of this era??? And wouldn't it be great if there were some great guitar players and other rock musicians making a ton of money out there now, instead of these posers who couldn't play a G chord but know exactly where to pick up the hottest rims for their H2?
 
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Doug H

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Well said, Gtr 6.

Maybe Page did it on a lark; just for the hell of it. I don't think there's any deep meaning to why he did it.
 

RButterworth

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Guitar 6 hit it dead on....I have a teenage daughter, I can't stand this crap they call music....which it isn't...they don't write it, they barely sing it, only sometimes, in the studio, and almost always lipsync live...and yet today' kids think they are great...give me a break...at least Jimmy wasn't "pretending to play"...and he was having fun, and after all, he was playing a gibson les paul live on TV...we should not be complaining......
 

fjminor

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59Vampire said:
I actually posted a thread on this when it first came out in the ny post. From what i recall, i think someone said he wasnt even plugged into those marshalls but i cant confirm or deny

If you look at the video of his 'Wall Street' performance, both Marshall's do not have any wires going into the input of the heads. Magic...

Click HERE To View The Video (sound required)


P.S....I love those Jimmy fishy faces...It makes him more human..!!!! :worship
 
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MrMike

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He could have been playing through a smaller amp located somewhere out of sight, if for no other reason than to keep from injuring the rest of the suits standing up there with him.
 

fjminor

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MrMike said:
He could have been playing through a smaller amp located somewhere out of sight, if for no other reason than to keep from injuring the rest of the suits standing up there with him.

Agreed Mr Mike. Some of those suits look kind a frail and one good Jimmy chord through both of those Marshalls would have rendered them unconscious!!!
 

Rafael

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...and just to point out, since I'm doing the "Learn A lot of Led Zep Songs" study program....

I was never a very good guitarrist... I can keep rythim, I can play live on a band, but I was never too fast or precise on my solo skills...

Yesterday, I started my 15th Led song... and the one I've always tried and failed: BLACK DOG (I sound lame, I know)...

Well, I did it in 20 minutes (no solo thought).

So, thanks to J.Page, for bringing back my willness to study guitar... and for his music... and for going there and not being an asshole. He is taking advantage of the notoriety and recognition he accumulated over the years. I not only second that, but am admired of the fact that he is still doing it 20+ years after his band died.

Rock on,

Rafael
 

Just-An-Epi

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I think it's funny that most people who bash Page for doing this, would JUMP at the chance to do the same thing.

I think it would be very cool to jam out on a LP/Marshall combo and get paid for it. What more could you ask for???
 
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