Although titled "Kashmir," the Led Zeppelin song was inspired by a car ride though Southern Morroco rather than the aforementioned northwestern region of India. In fact, Jimmy Page once admitted to William Burroughs that the Zeps hadn't actually visited the locale. "None of us have been to Kashmir. It’s just that we’ve all been very involved in that sort of music. I’m very involved in ethnic music from all over the world." In the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Mark Ratner boldly forgoes the advice of Mike Damone, by playing "Kashmir" instead of "Side one of Led Zeppelin IV," when it "comes down to making out" with a young lady.
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