nirvana Posted November 25, 2007 Share Posted November 25, 2007 To continue with the Jimmy principal - I agree, Jimmy "technically" is not the strongest guitarist ever, even in just Rock circles. No. Jimmy has always played "dirty and sloppy" with some technical bright spots, mainly acoustically in my opinion. However, beyond being with Zep and working his magic, I saw him with the first Firm tour where at one point, during a fair concert performance, he did 2 things that totally blew the crowd away. The first was a "freak-out" theremin laced solo piece where he was on his knees, Gibson on a stand in front of him. He proceeds to bow in front of the guitar and while slowly rising up, he waves both hands in one direction and this freakin' low,low frequency bass comes ringing out from everywhere! Shook the building! Then he bows again and rises up , head bent backwards, long hair over his face, raises one arm upward and summons green lasers and backward echo theremin-like guitar notes that shot back and forth from all the speakers! Repeated the low freq. notes on the next bow, and then starts waving his arms back and forth slowly with fog and green lasers circling him and all these demon-like notes winging all over the place from the standing Gibson (or so it seemed, but the effect was startling). So, stage presence? I'll give that to Jimmy beyond anyone, anytime, anywhere. The next thing was his guitar solo during "Live in Peace"...sublime, emotional, and the crowd was giving a standing O even before he finished it! And this was all post-Zeppelin Jimmy! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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