Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Yardbirds: Shapes of Things

Being lead guitarist for The Yardbirds involved something close to apostolic succession. Eric Clapton placed his hands upon Jeff Beck who placed his upon Jimmy Page.

So the famous clip from Blowup, which features both Beck and Page, is a little like seeing two Popes on stage at the same time.

If I have got my episcopology right, Shapes of Things is a song that dates from the Beck era but is here played by Jimmy Page.

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