The 20 Greatest Guitar Tracks


Q September 2007 cover

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
"My favourite guitar player of all time is Jimmy Page. He played everything with such passion, from the heaviest riffs to the most beautiful acoustic music. I mean, some of his acoustic instrumentals were so gorgeous and some of his riffs were just so brutal. My favourite guitar riff of all time has gotta be Black Dog. It has these wicked turnarounds where John Bonham stays in 4/4 time, but John Paul Jones and Jimmy turn the riff over. Jimmy played his guitar with swagger; it was in his shoulders. Black Dog just drips, it's so smooth. It has groove and a pulse, and it sounds easy enough, but when you actually wrap your hands around a guitar, you realise that it takes a little more than what you got."