I'm not sure his evaluation changed anything for rock music aficionados, but if you're a casual listener there was some really interesting stuff. The drums, the bass, just how good Plant was, the theremin and recording tricks, doubled voice track, panning guitar and reverb opposite, all eye...
Two bands I forgot to mention earlier are Huey Lewis and the News and Night Ranger. I heard I Wanna New Drug on the radio today and it turned on a light. Songs like Don't Tell Me You Love Me can always be playing imho.
Two come to me mind.
First, went to see Metallica/GnR in Seattle. The original opener cancelled so Motorhead took the spot. Loud, fast, awesome.
Second, Staind opening for Korn. I took my younger bro, his first show, because he was a korn fan. Staind was outstanding.
Stray Cat Strut -Stray Cats. Classic rockabilly with some deceptively clever choices.
Wind Cries Mary - Hendrix. Both notes and delivery force you to concentrate
Curse of Castle Dragon - Paul Gilbert. Mix of shred, patterns, and right/left hand cohesion.
Crazy Train - Ozzy. The fills and solo...