Originally Posted by McSkillet
Page is always relevant. He is truly a brilliant player. He could find a niche anywhere, with anyone. I am confident that anyone that would add him to their songwriting process would end up much the better. Not to mention the performance aspect, where Page is a master. He is one of those guys who transcends era.
Boy, I dunno about that.
That wasn't exactly the case when he joined forces with Dave Coverdale or the Black Crowes, but then again, I've never been all that awed by Page in the first place, so the reverence for him escapes me. The Crowes set was at least listenable, which is more than I can say for the Page/Coverdale or Page/Plant recordings. I won't even elaborate on the disaster that was The Firm. Given all that, I'd say his batting average just isn't all that high post-Zep. IOW, what you say might have been true circa 1970 something...but the evidence is showing something very different since then.