I have a confession to make... When I first started really getting into music and playing during my last two years of highschool I had no interest whatsoever in the Blues. After all, the Blues were all about horn sections and old guys with weird hats and acoustic guitars. I wanted pure Rock n' Roll, bands like Zep and AC/DC, Foghat and Skynyrd and Nazareth. What did music like that have to do with the Blues, right? Even when my first band started playing the Who's version of 'Eyesight to the Blind' or the Beatles "She's So Heavy,' I still didn't need no stinking blues! And then, one day a friend of mine showed me the first position Minor Pentatonic. Suddenly it as like a door opening and for the first time I realized not only how the music I loved was put together, but that almost all of it was, to one degree or another, the Blues. I was off and running, going backward in time, first through bands like ZZ Top or Hendrix or the Allman Bros, back into Clapton and Beck and the rest of the Brit Invasion, and then finally into the pure stuff like Muddy and BB and Robert Johnson and on and on and on. Best of all, this was the early 80's, right about the time guys like SRV and Robert Cray were rekindling the fire. I tried to run, but the Blues found me anyhow! Anybody else have a similar experience? How many of you didn't really like the Blues until you learned how to play them?