“Everybody has to put this album on their list, but there’s a reason for that: It is what it is. Just for Black Dog, you have to include it. It showcases Jimmy Page’s guitar playing so beautifully. In so many cool ways, this album exemplifies Jimmy’s importance as a guitarist, arranger and sonic master. And you know... it's just great! [Laughs] There’s no way around it.
“To be honest, I resisted Led Zeppelin at first. As a punk and a contrary kind of kid, I didn’t want to like them because everybody was into Zeppelin; I thought, ‘OK, I have to go someplace different. I can’t follow the norm.’ Zeppelin were one of those bands that played the Tampa Stadium, so I didn’t want to be part of the crowd. Finally, the resistance was worn down, and I discovered what I had been missing. It's hard to pick one Zeppelin album. Houses Of The Holy is amazing, but that has a lot of keyboards on it. Led Zeppelin IV feels like such a bold guitar album that really sums up Jimmy Page.”