Thursday, February 11, 2016

On This Day 11 February

A firm step back to music
1985 11 February On This Day The Firm released
AUDIO: Closer rehearsal track (Soundcloud)

  • 1967 The Yardbirds - Paris at La Locomotive
  • 1967 The Yardbirds - Aulney-sous-Bois, Paris at Le Tube
  • 1985 The Firm album released 
Jimmy Page seemed to have lost his musical way after John Bonham's death, but his work with The Firm was a step back to his creative life. The members of what was referred to as a supergroup were seasoned musicians that Jimmy Page could count on, but unlike with Led Zeppelin the combination wasn't an alchemical mix of talent that created a new and separate entity greater than the sum of its parts. 

I have no doubt that Jimmy Page was aware of what he had. He has said that the short lifespan of the band was planned, and for that I am grateful. The music is good but for Jimmy Page The Firm was a way to jump-start his career rather than a venue for musical magic.

Jimmy Page - The Firm years

1985 Jimmy Page

♪  Make or Break (The Firm, 1985) YouTube

♪ Mage Music 1 playlist at YouTube
♪ Mage Music 2 playlist at YouTube

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