10:32 PM on 11/20/10
It's really great to see Page getting the respect he deserves outside the novelty of BNL. I always enjoyed his songwriting contributions to the band, and if he wants to be a little self-indulgent on albums of his own, I say that's the whole point of going solo most of the time. Look at Lindsey Buckingham . . . the guy is one of the flat-out greatest guitarists of the last thirty years, but his albums like Go Insane were at their best when he just went completely gaga over the Beach Boys ("D.W. Suite") which was pure indulgence.