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Jimmy Page’s Original Score for Kenneth Anger’s ‘Lucifer Rising’

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Jimmy Page first composed his original score for Kenneth Anger’s film ‘Lucifer Rising’ at his (then) residence, Boleskine House, in November 1973. The 24-minute piece was rejected by Anger and very soon achieved legendary status, with many poor quality vinyl bootlegs emerging during the rest of the decade and beyond.

In 1987, Page’s ‘Lucifer Rising’ soundtrack was released in 12-inch, blue vinyl format in a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies — apparently without either Page or Anger being consulted. The release was accompanied by a publicity flyer which attributed the project to “Boleskine House Records” under the supervision of one “Frater Zardoz”, aka: Chris Dietler, a member of the O.T.O. who (despite claiming to have permission/authorisation to launch the project) was subsequently expelled from the Crowley-based organization for his unauthorised actions.

In 2006, the original soundtracks to Kenneth Anger’s films were released in remastered form on a CD entitled: ‘Anger Rising’.

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Nico the Icon


Nico was a fashion model, an actress and a siger/songwriter who is best known for her time with The Velvet Underground and her contributions to their debut album The Velvet Underground and Nico. The Warhol Superstar is familiar to cinephiles for her gorgeous turns in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Warhol’s Chelsea Girls.

Christa Päffgen was born in Nazi Germany in 1938. Her father was killed in the war. By the age of 13, she had quit school to sell lingerie. At 5′ 10″ with outrageous cheekbones, she was a star model on the rise while still in her teens.

While taking acting lessons in New York with Lee Strasberg, Nico met rockers like Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. Jimmy Page produced her first single and Bob Dylan wrote the song “I’ll Keep it with Mine” for her to perform. An introduction from Jones got Nico into Warhol’s inner circle and the rest is history.… Read the rest

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Jimmy Page Meets William Burroughs In New York City


The following is excerpted from LZ-’75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 American Tour. Copyright © 2010 by Stephen Davis. Reprinted by arrangement with Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

The long black limousine carrying Jimmy Page to his encounter with William Burroughs made its way down Fifth Avenue in a light snowfall. The car stopped in front of 77 Franklin Street in a dark, shabby neighborhood of vacant or abandoned industrial lofts that were slowly being reclaimed by young artists and urban pioneers. Jimmy was greeted at street level by James Grauerholz, Burroughs’s young assistant, who led Page up four steep flights of stairs to Burroughs’s loft. The sixty-one- year-old writer, dressed in a coat and tie set off by an embroidered Moroccan vest, extended his hand and offered his guest a cup of tea, which Page happily accepted. Also on hand was a photographer to document the interview, and Crawdaddy’s publisher, Josh Feigenbaum, whose idea this meeting had been.… Read the rest

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