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Coverdale/Page

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On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 6:50 AM, 76229 said:

Zooma is brilliant. If you want to see JPJ stretching out & throwing every musical idea into the mix, that album has it. Great drumming from Pete Thomas as well

Agreed, Zooma is a tour de force. It show cases JPJ's criminally underrated musicianship in spades. What I meant by Coverdale/Page being the "best over all" solo album by any of the guys is its AOR nature in comparison to Zeppelin's albums and not necessarily its musicianship (which was pretty stellar in itself imo).   

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I love the guitar playing on the Coverdale / Page album, but Coverdale's lyrics ruin it for me really. Cliched rock BS. And the shiny / too trebly early '90s production. By contrast Zooma had a lot of bottom end whump.

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Page has always needed Jones to give him that something extra that didn't always show up in the songwriting credits. I would love to hear what they came up with in 2008. 

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12 hours ago, 76229 said:

I love the guitar playing on the Coverdale / Page album, but Coverdale's lyrics ruin it for me really. Cliched rock BS. And the shiny / too trebly early '90s production. By contrast Zooma had a lot of bottom end whump.

I have to agree the lyrics (and "singing" ) spoil it for me, except for Whisper a Prayer for the Dying.  That is compelling stuff.   And so many great riffs in one track.  

One track Coverdale really ruins is Absolution Blues - one of Page's greatest intros and main riffs.   That intro is Achilles meets In the Evening and goes over the top top top top top.  

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