Jimmy Page, the founder and guitarist of the British rock band Led Zeppelin, has recalled the time when he engineered the only studio album of Coverdale & Page duo while revealing the common point of himself with the legendary hard rock band AC/DC.
The great mastermind and a quite active Instagram user, Jimmy Page, has come up with an excerpt from his new book, ‘Jimmy Page: The Anthology,’ unveiling the story of the famous Little Mountain Studios, which was home to some iconic bands such as AC/DC and Aerosmith.
Page said that, back in 1991, he and David Coverdale of Whitesnake recorded their first and only studio album, ‘Coverdale / Page,’ at Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver with Mike Fraser. While calling there the ‘well-known rock and roll studio,’ Page admitted guitars sounded good in that environment.
He remembered that, in those days, guitarists were starting to use rack-mounted digital effects units. Page continued and indicated that he finds that the guitar is a touch-sensitive instrument and you need an amplifier to be able to feel really connected.
‘Coverdale / Page,’ which features David Coverdale on vocals and Jimmy Page on guitar, was released on March 15, 1993, by Geffen Records in North America and EMI internationally. Page, Coverdale, and Canadian record producer, Mike Fraser, began to record the album in the fall of 1991 and concluded in 1992.
Here’s what Jimmy Page said in his recent Instagram post:
“On this day in 1991, I was at Little Mountain Studios engineering the ‘Coverdale / Page’ album. At this time, David Coverdale and I were at Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver with Mike Fraser, engineering what would become the album.
Little Mountain Studios was really well-known at the time because AC/DC and Aerosmith, among others, had recorded there. It was a rock ’n’ roll studio – guitars sounded good in that environment.
In those days, guitarists were starting to use rack-mounted digital effects units. I find that the guitar is a touch-sensitive instrument and you need an amplifier to be able to feel really connected – where the sound comes out of the speakers and knocks you over.”
You can see the post below.