Heard him live in the "Return to Forever" days when I was about 16 and thought Black Sabbath ruled. I knew there was something I was supposed to like about Al, but, secretly, it wasn't happening.Love one of his 80s releases, Kiss My Axe. I remember Skunk Baxter stating at the time, that there are 3 types of people who play guitar. Guitar enthusiasts, guitar players & guitarists. Al is one of the best of the latter.