Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Band: Coverdale • Page

So a friend of mine left all his CD's in my car this past week, and I was happy ignoring them - that is until my iPod died - then I decided to give his collection a flip-through. Most of it was what I expected; KoRn, Limp Bizkit, 50 Cent, and other crap, but one album I came across I had never heard of, this Coverdale • Page album. So I threw it into my CD player in my car (because I only had 2 others and I was bored of them) and was genuinely surprised at what came out. It was one good song after another, I was awestruck, my friend has terrible tastes in music, how did he discover this gem?
So I went home and looked it up (while ripping it to my computer), it turns out that it is a collaboration between Jimmy Page (of Led Zeppelin fame, if you didn't know) and David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake), two of the greats of Classic Rock. They only released one album, for after this Paige joined up with other ex-Zeppelin, Robert Plant, for two albums ("No Quarter: Jimmy Page And Robert Plant Unledded," and "Walking Into Clarksdale"). Upon asking my friend where (and why) he got this album, he told me it was his cousin's and he had no clue what it was. Ok, now the world is back in order, my friend should not know more than me in the field of rock/metal, he has the rap domain, and he must stay there.

On to the album, it is a nice hard rock Album, with every song having a heavy guitar riff and the vocals all over the place. Some songs are slow, ballad-like odysseys, while others are fast-paced balls to the wall jams. My favorites off this album are "Shake My Tree," "Waiting For You," and "Take A Look At Yourself." Being more of a fast-rock mindset, all of my picks are fast, with great riffs and lyrics. There are the slower songs "Take Me For A Little While," and "Absolution Blues," which were both good, but not quite my forte within music.

So if you happen to find yourself in a record store, or within the record section of your giant mega-mart, and see this album "Coverdale • Page" is definitely worth a listen, especially for the Zeppelin fan.

4 comments:

Metalmartyr.com said...

wow. Coverdale/Page. I haven't heard that mentioned anywhere in a long time. This came out when I was in Highschool. Shake My Tree was the single and I remember thinking it was ok, but I was mainly in to metal then and it wasn't something I was running after. I've seen it a few times in bargain bins at record stores now. I might have to pick it up some time and give it a listen again.

The Klepto said...

As I said, I just happened to discover it going through my friend's collection. It does have some great singles off it, and I wouldn't have minded to see more from this collaboration, but it seems it will never be.

Metalmartyr.com said...

It was a pretty cool thing to me back then because before I really got in to a lot of metal I was big on Led Zeppelin and Whitesnake. Both are great and talented artists. Seeing how my tastes in music besides metal have changed since I was younger, I will probably dig this. I'm going to look for it next time I'm at a used record store. I remember Shake My tree as it was the main single that got radio play. Thanks for reminding me about this.

The Klepto said...

Mo problem, that's why I am here