Jimmy Page Jaan Uhelski - Essay

Jaan Uhelski

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Physical Graffiti can stand on its own historically without the support of Zep's five other million sellers, but inevitably the cuts on this album will be scrutinized with Nancy Drew-like precision in search of a successor to "Stairway" or an equal to "Rock and Roll." Graffiti is, in fact, a better album than the other five offerings, the band being more confident, more arrogant in fact, and more consistent. The choice of material is varied, giving the audience a chance to see all sides of the band. Equal time is given to the cosmic and the terrestrial, the subtle and the passionate.

The exotic and musky "Kashmir" is intriguing in its other-worldliness. Jimmy Page's grinding, staccato...

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