Jimmy Page Talks About Arranging Led Zeppelin’s Famous Song ‘Whole Lotta Love’
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.15.2014
Page talks about the song’s signature sound…
Guitar World recently interviewed Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, who spoke about the upcoming remastered editions for the band's first three albums. Below are some highlights.
Page on how he arranged "Whole Lotta Love": "I detuned the guitar radically and just basically pulled on the strings to make an assortment of growling noises – evil sounds that you're not supposed to hear on commercial radio."
Page on how avant-garde the song was: "That's how forward thinking we were, that's how avant-garde it was, and that's how much fun we were having. That was the advantage of having artistic control. None of that might've happened if we had an outside producer. They might've questioned, or not understood, what I was doing, or thought I was just making a bunch of noise. I was able to make sure our ideas were carried out without interference."