NEW - Jimmy Page, She Just Satisfies 7"4754820
When we think of Jimmy Page's solo career, we tend to remember his 1988 Outrider LP first. However, Page actually got his start decades earlier, with the little-heard single "She Just Satisfies."
Released on Feb. 26, 1965 on the Fontana label, "She Just Satisfies" (backed with "Keep Moving") found Page producing, playing all the instruments except the drums, and -- for what seems to be the first and only time -- handling lead vocals.
The recordings took place toward the end of Page's lucrative and prolific career as one of the most sought-after session guitarists on the U.K. rock scene, but before he stepped into the spotlight as a member of the Yardbirds (and later Led Zeppelin). "My session work was invaluable. At one point I was playing at least three sessions a day, six days a week! And I rarely ever knew in advance what I was going to be playing. But I learned things even on my worst sessions -- and believe me, I played on some horrendous things," he later recalled. "I finally called it quits after I started getting calls to do Muzak. I decided I couldn’t live that life any more; it was getting too silly. I guess it was destiny that a week after I quit doing sessions Paul Samwell-Smith left the Yardbirds and I was able to take his place. But being a session musician was good fun in the beginning -- the studio discipline was great. They’d just count the song off and you couldn’t make any mistakes."