...until I put on my copy of this:
(The school computer I'm using doesn't have the current Java/Adobe or whatever. For those of you too lazy to copy and paste, it's this album called Led Zeppelin, and there's this giant blimp/zeppelin crashing into something and smoking like a mofo.)
I bought that album when I was fourteen. I grew up with Zeppelin cassettes and the radio hits, but I finally started really collecting their entire discography when I was fourteen, and I started here. I had not been playing guitar all that long (I didn't get too good for the first couple of years), and was just about on the level to where I could learn some of these songs, but never learned much Zeppelin. When I heard this album last night for the first time in years, I was like "Why?" Jimmy Page was fricking phenomenal!
I felt kinda like I did years ago, not really in awe of technical ability, but how Page put licks together while prioritizing the song over everything else. What a master he was.
I practically worshiped him then too, and stopped really listening to much Zeppelin by the time I bought In Through the Out Door. What sucks about actually buying music is that you have to wait between albums of old bands. It is/was not uncommon for me to lose interest in a band by the time I bought their entire discography. I really lost sight of what made Zeppelin great to begin with, especially Jimmy Page.