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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Verzila, Dec 14, 2017.
"Just wait until a certain someone"
Say my name!
I think I read somewhere that he was rich, so he just kinda PR'd himself into the spotlight.
like that bonassama guy?
Oops... meant to put The Edge. I get confused about all those one name guys. Post edited.
OK, I'll rise to Clapton's defense one more time. To those who think he's boring, and have listened to stuff like this, I can only say it says more about you than it does about him in my book. Flame me if you must.
After considering this more, I needed to come back and add this edit since my post comes off as a bit argumentative - only because it's uhhh, a bit argumentative. After all, the thread is about who we "don't get" and it's purely a matter of taste. In hindsight I have to admit that I was the one doing the flaming here, and that says something about me. Ha, like EC or anyone else needs me to defend them, right? Ah... that feels better.
Just don't pull my hair.
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That's good taste Chicago Matt! I don't get how any guitar player, even a kitchen jam guitar player like myself, doesn't understand the value of a piece of guitar playing like that.
I am not a Clapton or SRV "hater" but they are pretty vanilla to me.
Cream/Derek and the Dominoes is good stuff.
Loved "Let's Dance" by Bowie and everything SRV did on that.
Bonamassa is definitely on my list of guitarists that bother me. He's a vintage gear snob sympathy group leader. That's about it. Dude puts the "business" in "music business".
I will say this:
I have heard Blowtorch's songs. He writes better songs than Clapton, I mean that sincerely. He plays in multiple bands and is one helluva guitarist. Just because the music industry is so bizarre these days that true talents like Blowtorch aren't playing in front of millions does not disqualify him from his comments on Clapton.
Look, McDonalds has sold billions of burgers, that doesn't make their burgers better than the local burger joint around the corner that utilizes family recipes and cooks up everything using quality ingredients and integrity.
Guitar "greats" I don't get?
That guy from Pish.
Putting my flame-retardent jeans & button down on after that salvo...
Yup. Right there with you.
No need to flame. People have different tastes. Crazy!
I love guitarists who can say a lot with only a few notes (Gilmour).
I love guitarists who can create a great groove, and roll with it (Knopfler).
I love guitarists who use brilliant phrasing (Page).
I love guitarists who can hook you, even if they sound "sloppy" (Walsh).
I love guitarists who are tasteful, but not over the top (Campbell).
Shredders. That I don't get. I like SRV, because he seems to be "going somewhere", but I will listen to a bit of Malmsteen, and initially think "WHOA!" and 30 seconds later drift into "meh". No way could I ever play that - or want to - and I understand and appreciate the technical brilliance it takes to play that - but it just doesn't do it for me.
I will see "that YouTube video" of some 12 year old shredding the poo out of a pointy headstock. Incredible technique. Soul-less outcome. I need to be moved when I listen to music, not just impressed by technique.
The value? I mean, sometimes it really is as simple as thinking, "this music does not move me." The value of music, to me, is that I find some of it enjoyable. My not enjoying a particular song or artist doesn't negate its value to others.
Al Dimeola, Alan Holdswoth, maybe its more jazz/rock fusion genre than the players themselves. I just don't get it.
Carlos Santana played at woodstock. Almost all the artists who played at woodstock got a longer artistic life then they should have if they didn't play at woodstock. Carlos included (even I who bought some of his records around 1980 get that).
Ahhhhh. The reason why I'll always own a 335 (and an SG). Sublime.