Originally Posted by Pony Boy
I'm thinking the drugs and alcohol brought out his true talent, it may have laid dormant without it.
I would argue that drugs limited his true potential. In the end they took his life just think how much more music we would have if he lived as long as Paul McCartney or others of his Generation have.
I have read many an article where an Artist has said that drugs and Alchol caused writting blocks and degraded their performance. Look at Page around the "In through the out door" album, Plant said that he and Jones were the only 2 in the studio keeping the album going.
Everything in moderation.