Posted by R. Griswold (220.127.116.11) on October 29, 2019 at 06:55:12:
In Reply to: Re: The Jimmy Page part of Steve's book posted by BoogieMan on October 28, 2019 at 09:23:57:
I just think it shows the delusion and arrogance from both CR and RR, goes back a very long time.
I listened to the audio book again in parts to see if what I really heard was accurate. It almost reads like a Mel Brooks script at times. It's hilariously pathetic.
Even if Page had some nice pieces to add in, maybe produce, something along those lines, if CR/RR checked out as artists, it was all over.
Rich seems to have changed for the better and matured more than CR, with this Magpie project and sort of at least publicly coming clean a bit, but how embarrassing.
Rich really believed he had plenty of songs for Lions.
I can't think of a time where he had less original melodies or riffs to work with ever in his career.
Again, as it was unfolding at the time, IMO, fans weren't willing to see the obvious even though it was sort of right there.
I remember collecting the Furthur bootlegs giddy to hear the new Band material, hearing it and being really impressed by how they'd sort of gotten back to a meat and potatoes groove, right on the heels of 3 Snakes, which was admittedly a little foggy and going down a slightly different path.
But, if you're that prolific from 1991-1997, and then you just hit that wall, it has to be tough for you ego to take. I get that part, but the way they were in denial and trying to promote something that was nowhere near what made them.
I can't recall an iconic band ever pulling such a 180 like that.
They literally confused their fans over and over and over. If you want to make money, that's kinda not the way to go.
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