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Guitar greats that you just don't get?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Verzila, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    It's great to have a thread where you can pretend that anybody cares who you don't like...:D
     
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  2. noah330

    noah330 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    That's what I admire him for! Although he did steal wardrobe cues from Village People.
     
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  3. noah330

    noah330 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    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.
     

  4. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    The kimonos and conch belts were ridiculous.

    Maybe more ridiculous than the Village People, who at least knew they looked ridiculous.
     
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  5. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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  6. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 30, 2017
    Ohio
    One of Donald's finest moments!
     
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  7. bluesky1963

    bluesky1963 Tele-Meister

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    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.
     
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  8. noah330

    noah330 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    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!
     
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  9. BGTele

    BGTele Tele-Afflicted

    May 6, 2008
    West New Jersey
    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.
     

  10. Sollipsist

    Sollipsist Tele-Meister

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    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 :D
     
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  11. Touchdownslim

    Touchdownslim TDPRI Member

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    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.
     

  12. TimTam

    TimTam Tele-Meister

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    Jun 4, 2010
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    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. ;)
     
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  13. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
    Certain uncertainty
    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.
     

  14. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    I think I might be with you...but I have to know. How freaking old are you? You were in your teens before Hendrix?o_O
     

  15. rich815

    rich815 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Yup, or Neil Young.
     
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  16. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Colorado Springs
    Both.
     
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  17. Jackadder

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    Did Chuck call EC 'Eric Charlton' at the end of that clip?
    Keith pulling the piss in the background is gold....
     

  18. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    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. :mad:
     
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  19. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    That, and this one - one of the best guest voice performances ever:
     
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  20. FenderGyrl

    FenderGyrl Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Please describe the guitar in your Avatar ! o_O:D Looks Awesome !!!
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