Jimmy Page has released a "mash-up" of the 1969 Led Zeppelin II classic "Ramble On" with the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s 1996 hit "Hypnotize," to produce the new track, "Rambalize." Ultimate Classic Rock reported on the cut, which was uploaded on Friday (November 15th) to Page's website (JimmyPage.com), saying, "'Rambalize' features the late hip-hop star rapping his hit on top of Page's famous acoustic guitar part. Samples of Robert Plant’s vocals are used as accents, most notably the line, 'Sometimes I grow so tired.'"
Jimmy Page feels that any artist needs to keep evolving in order to leave behind a true body of work: "I think you get measured up by, y'know, what you do, what you produce as far as your music goes, 'cause that's how you're gonna be measured up. And I guess that's what I'm gonna be, y'know, what I have to do, is to make that sort of statement. For me, it's almost like the same picture with a different frame."
JUST OUR OPINION
- File Under: Needless.
- This guy hasn't released any substantial new music since his 1998 Page & Plant collection, Walking Into Clarksdale -- and THIS is what he's futzing around with??? Better he play golf than do mashups with ancient rap tunes that neither camp's gonna dig or remember.
- For all the people that knock Robert Plant for going the rootsy American route rather than revamping Led Zeppelin every five years -- don't you feel silly after listening to the excruciatingly UNCOOL "Rambalize"???
INTERNET COMMENTS via Ultimate Classic Rock.com -- agree or not?
Michael F. Meltzer wrote: "I just threw up after hearing this, has Jimmy gone 'round the bend with this one? God help us!"
Adrian Remnant wrote: "I actually kind of like it."
Andy Long wrote: "could only listen to 30 seconds...."
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