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First time/long time. Zep fan since '85 when I saw them on MTV for Live Aid (not their best, I know, but a great "what is all the fuss about?" intro for a 13 year old). My aunt was a huge fan, turned me on to all the albums, took me to see the Outrider tour and Plant's "Now and Zen" tour (with Joan Jett opening!). Later, I saw Page/Plant at the Alamodome in San Antonio, and have seen Plant again since while he was a resident here in Austin. Anyway, getting back into Page era stuff post-Zep, pre-Page/Plant lately. Downloaded The Firm's first album from iTunes (used to have the tape) and pulled out my old Coverdale/Page CD. Some REALLY great tracks on those. I also think Coverdale/Page was his best STUDIO guitar playing since Zeppelin. I gave another listen to "Outrider"....not as good as the other stuff from '84-'94, but a couple nice pieces on there. Really sounds like another Firm album in places, which LED me to wonder the timeline of the compositions post-Zep. The Outrider Wiki states it would have been a double album had it not been for the home break in that transpired. Anybody have any more details on that break in, what kind of stuff (besides demos for Outrider, obviously) was taken, timeline of the compositions for ALL of the '84 - '94 work? I know he tends to write stuff and marinate on it for quite a bit. Looking forward to a new Page solo album in the (hopefully very near) future. Thanks for having me.
Never published before… this shot was under consideration for the Genesis Publications book, “Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page”. http://www.markbowmanimages.com/music-photography/jimmy-page-the-firm-1986/ The Firm – Mean Business Tour 1986 Jimmy Page – New Orleans, Lousiana Photo: Mark Bowman Images WEBSITE: www.markbowmanimages.com FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Bowman-Images/200656080063765