Led Zeppelin’s founder and legendary guitarist, Jimmy Page, recently posted a video on his Instagram account and recalled an award show performance they gave with Robert Plant back in 2015 and said that although it was quirky, it still had a good balance.
In comparison to other rockstars who use their social media accounts to announce their latest projects, express their views on various matters, or share sneak peeks from their lives, Page prefers to use his Instagram account to share memories from years ago and tell stories to amuse his followers.
In his recent Instagram post, Jimmy Page recalled the time when Page and Plant were to receive an American Music Award but could not attend the event because they were on a tour. However, they could still send a video, which is exactly what they did. They sent a funny and quirky version of ‘Black Dog‘ which was recorded in London.
The video featured ‘didgeridoos; Porl Thompson in Indian pajamas; a Michael Jackson jacket; and me on whammy pedal.’ Although all that sounds like a mess and a performance that could get out of hand very easily, it seems like they nailed it and Jimmy Page said that there’s ‘not a bad balance on this one.’
Here’s what Jimmy Page said in the caption of his recent Instagram account:
“On this day in 1995, Page and Plant were to receive an American Music Award and, as we couldn’t attend, it required a video insert that was recorded in London at the Depot Sound rehearsal studios in North London. We performed a quirky version of ‘Black Dog’, featuring: didgeridoos; Porl Thompson in Indian pajamas; a Michael Jackson jacket; and me on whammy pedal. Not a bad balance on this one.”
Click here to check out the video that Jimmy Page posted on his Instagram account and you can watch the whole performance of ‘Black Dog‘ below.