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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Verzila, Dec 14, 2017.
It's great to have a thread where you can pretend that anybody cares who you don't like...
That's what I admire him for! Although he did steal wardrobe cues from Village People.
I agree with you almost. I never was into EVH growing up but listening back to VH1 today and considering he was about 19 or 20 when they made that record he's one of those guys whose imitators made me dislike him. There is a loose, bluesy thing about EVH's playing that makes him instantly recognizable - even with all the imitators.
I think I own the first LP on vinyl but I'm not really a fan (saw him once with my friends in maybe 1990/91) that being said, I get it.
Ditto Beck. Not the biggest fan but Blow by Blow is a pretty inspiring record.
The kimonos and conch belts were ridiculous.
Maybe more ridiculous than the Village People, who at least knew they looked ridiculous.
One of Donald's finest moments!
Don't blame that on him. They didn't come around until after he was gone. He's got about as much responsibility for the Blooze Daddies as Lennon and McCartney have for Oasis.
I would rather listen to Village People's Greatest Hits than SRV's Greatest Hits.
Or the Village People have for SRV! If I have to listen to a guitar player dressed like a lady I'll take Vinnie Cusano, at least he could write songs and when he picked up the guitar GE Smith got stuck on bass!
When I was in my teens, before Hendrix, I was already following a thread of inspiration from Chuck Berry to Hubert Sumlin to Michael Bloomfield. Hendrix came out and played exaggerated licks in the old blues style. It didn't sound emotionally true. Sounded like it was for attention like Blue Cheer.
Same with Cream, didn't sound true. The truth of this is demonstrated by the fact that Hendrix, Cream, Mountain style music is gone. Blues still burns on in its simplicity.
I kinda secretly wish my favorite players had never found any success whatsoever, because widespread acclaim makes me question whether they were really any good to begin with
Exactly, the term "legend" when applied to an artist is a hackneyed media contrivance. They can't sell it if it's not "new" or controversial.
We are all here because of our divergent opinions, not in spite of them, my legend is your hack etc.
Totally with you until the Edge. Can't stand any of the virtuosos. Guitar masturbation. Self indulgent musical drivel. And I don't particularly like U2 but I admire Edge's ability to make cool sounds from simple playing and good use of effects. Music is about sounds, not pointless virtuosity.
It's usually the guys who love the virtuosos who hate Edge. So you're a bit incongruous.
Good way to appreciate other artists and styles is to try to do some of their stuff for their audience and see how you stack up. There are guitarists that I don't listen to, but every one has their own way of approaching music. A player does not have to be (my idea) of "great" for me to like their playing. In fact, some of my favorite music was created by mediocre and even awful musicians. It took me a good deal of live guitar playing to start recognizing just how great the greats are, and not long at all to realize that I was never going to even be close. But I do know what I am good at.
I think I might be with you...but I have to know. How freaking old are you? You were in your teens before Hendrix?
Yup, or Neil Young.
Did Chuck call EC 'Eric Charlton' at the end of that clip?
Keith pulling the piss in the background is gold....
I feel that "I Don't Like Mondays" is completely exploitative of the events that inspired the song. Bob Geldolf should be ashamed of himself.
That, and this one - one of the best guest voice performances ever:
Please describe the guitar in your Avatar ! Looks Awesome !!!