Jeff Beck is a freak!

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  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I concur. The JB stuff I appreciate the most is when he is just covering rockabilly, like on the Imelda May live stuff. Which, he and Dave Gilmour both (W/McCartney at the Cavern), guys like Setzer really have nothing on them when it comes to that, they both are masters at rockabilly guitar
     
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    I saw him back in ‘75 or ‘76, at a full day “festival” in Phoenix, hot summer day, outdoor show at a minor league baseball park, he and Aerosmith were the last two bands, but Aerosmith was the headliner. Lots of bands like Uriah Heep, Wishbine Ash, others I can’t remember. It was a brutal hot miserable day and most of the music sucked, but Beck was amazing. He was playing the same white strat as on the cover of Wired, which was his current album. Tal Wickenfeld wasn’t even a gleam in her parents eyes yet - her parents were probably schoolkids like I was. But Beck was worth the whole mess if a day. Aerosmith was OK too - everybody else sucked...
     
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    Jeff explains the story of how john Mclaughlan gave him that strat, which he still has in his collection
     
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    Game changer.

    Jeff Beck stub.JPG
     
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    JB is a musical shining light in a sea of wankerdom.
     
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    I own the RS video and love it!

    It really is an example of supreme technique!!!

    His tone and his TOUCH are beyond any other guitarist that I can think of...

    Kinda like Les Paul, Django, BB King, Bill Frisell, Hendrix and Wes Montgomery all combined into one.

    Friend's of a friend knows him intimately from the 60's when they went to auto mechanics school together in England.

    They went to his wedding in France a few years ago and he often stays at their home in York, PA when he's touring in the area.

    Imagine having Jeff Beck in the Guest Bedroom?!?!
     
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  7. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Aaahh, the days of $12.50 concert tix. You made me feel nostalgic.
     
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    It makes me feel much better that DG EC have no idea how he does it. I sure don’t. Does he have any lesson videos?
     
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    You can catch Robert Plant in the shadows of the audience in the JB Ronnie Scott video.

    54:06 is one spot.
     
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    While Beck's peers from his era played the same tired three fingered blues rock riffs for the next fifty years (and are still doing so) Beck continually refined, reinvented, expanded, and explored. He is one of my very favorite players.

    I’m glad he does what he does. His tone, touch, note choices, and yes, even his whammy technique is superb.
     
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    One of the few guitarists that's recognizable from about the second or third note he plays.
     
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    I never did until after he was influenced by McLaughlin. His self described "FLASH" technique is now so firmly second nature, as opposed to his originally just showing off, that he now has soul. Just very over the top soul.

    I catch ever tour. That tour was excellent, but I remember many others being even better.
     
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  13. 8barlouie

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    No need to apologize. It’s like someone says “you have to try this pizza, it’s the best in the world.” and you don’t like cheese. What are you supposed to do with that?
     
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    What an inspiration!
     
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    I agree, but I must be prudent in not trying too hard to reach to his level because it could very well become depressing. AAMOF, right after watching I contemplated selling all my gear and concentrating on fly fishing.
     
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    Does this song work? I don’t know. But at least he tried different stuff. It’s from about 10-12 years ago.

    Just pay attention to the guitar playing. Especially 2:15 onward

     
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    Jeff Beck is proof positive that taste is indeed subjective. His playing is like fingernails scratching a chalkboard to me. I can't turn his music off fast enough when it comes on. I realize that I'm in the very very rare minority here. He could play circles around me with one hand...but I just dislike his playing.
     
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    Every time he does that thing where he pulls up on the trem bar and rolls up the volume to sound like he's playing slide kills me, it's so cool. At least that's what I think he's doing. Check out his version of Sleepwalk and his song Nadia.
     
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    Another guitar hero of mine, Roy Buchanan, pretty much invented (or at least popularized) the volume and tone swell. Jeff Beck was a big fan of his and I would dare say RB inspired that technique.
     
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    The world would be a far better place to live in had the whammy bar never been invented in any of it's iterations. To be clear, there is no such thing as the "tasteful" use of the whammy bar, or anything that emulates it. One just shouldn't.
     
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