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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by skantzos, Sep 25, 2017.
OMG!!! Excuse me while i go throw up. This thread is making me sick
Joe Satriani- not every note has to be a hemi-demi-semi quaver.
I'll check it out, thanks
I can't stand blues somehow. I can listen coupla songs but it gets so boring, same chord progression over and over. Mb I am too happy. Blues Lyrics are ok sometimes. Like more rocabilly, surf or jazz ( went to see George Benson- what a pleasure!). Funk is ok too, Nile Rodgers stuff. Mb I am just a "wrong" guitarist.
I'll throw out Tal Farlow. I enjoy listening to him. In fact, I think my car does too. Every third of fourth random song it goes and plays one of his (or Tom Jones). He's someone someone who plays in a way that I just don't get. Maybe if I started playing jazz in my teens I would have made sense of it!
Back when he started doing what he does many people didn't get it. Ever since there have been many a jazz guitarist that does something similar, with their own touch of course.
Jeez. I don't even know where I'd start. Sort of uncool anyway, in my opinion, to slag on guys for the simple fact that they don't appeal to insignificant old me.
I'll say that most acts where the guitar is the main attraction bore me.
I haven't read through the thread, but since OP also mentioned John McLaughlin, I will just add some color and a suggestion. I myself am very into fusion from the 70's etc... and I absolutely despise McLaughlin's electric guitar tones... lol. BUT, I love him as a player... on ACOUSTIC. And though I enjoy Paco/DiMeola/McLaughlin, you don't get a true sense of McLaughlin without listening to "My Goal's Beyond". He really made my jaw drop with that album, and at one point I couldn't get enough of it. So my suggestion is listen to "My Goal's beyond" if you have not and then report back with your thoughts... lol
What about Shakti? (me: big fanboi)
Sure BigDaddy love the Shakti, but I figured for just pure unadulterated acoustic playing and tone (well for the most part anyway) that My Goal's Beyond was about as pure a suggestion as you could find.
sorry for the delayed reply, missed the thread for a couple of days. Al sounds like he is trying too hard. I have even watched instructional bits by him, he sounds and looks stiff and sterile. Now if i was a bad guy i d think he is trying too hard to impress...
Consider his album covers on "Kiss My Axe" and "Flesh on Flesh".
Easiest high-paying job in the world?
Bass player for U2
(that's you, Adam)
Second easiest high-paying job in the world?
Drummer for U2
Oh, wait. This thread is about slagging guitarists.
OK, I don't like Henry Kaiser. But, I am not sure he can be called a guitarist.
Now, I'm just being a jerk...
Is that really a thing? I am too lazy to Google it...
It may be sacrilege in some quarters, but... B.B. King just doesn't float my boat. Part of me wonders was it because he became something of a parody of what a Blues singer should be? Like a 'Stage Oirish' actor, conforming to what everybody expects them to be, or something similar. And all that mouth twisting, facial contortion crack he used to go on with.
Muddy Waters and Elmore James are much more in keeping with my Blues preferences.
Good point: I guess we need an authoritative definition for "acclaimed".
Lindsey Buckingham - not saying he's not good, just that I don't get it. Of course, I feel the same about that gal with the billy goat vibrato that sang with him back in the day too. The one with the guy's name . I really don't know why.
The Billy goat vibrato - hahahahaha! Beautifully put. Stevie Nicks is the name.
It's a totally different topic & thread, but has any band ever had such divergent identities and styles as Fleetwood Mac? First there was what was known as Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, playing real gutsy Blues, and then the abhorrent middle of the road pop rock.
Let's condense this thread down to a single phrase:
My opinion is correct and yours is wroooooong!
Isn't there a nice poly vs. nitro thread we could be in instead?