Doctor of Teleocity
- Feb 26, 2014
- South London UK
He was amazing but to be honest I prefer less use of wang bar as a general rule
IMHO: Popularity doesn’t always equate with “Best”All 17 of his studio albums made the Billboard Top 200 and only 4 of those didn't make the Top 100. Seven even made it into the Top 20. Five went Gold, two Platinum...
Are there enough guitar players in this country to generate those kinds of sales?
Yngwie is the best, he said so.Okay, Jeff Beck said Jimi was the best, Jimi said Rory Gallagher was the best and Clapton,
thinks he's the best. EVH doesn't count, to fast.
That wasn't my point at all. I was responding to the question of whether Beck was known among non-guitarists. I was making the case that not only is he known among non-guitarists, he's quite popular.IMHO: Popularity doesn’t always equate with “Best”
I have heard quite a few guitarists and other musicians cite Jeff Beck as the best guitarist in his particular genre (although Beck ventured into many different musical areas and kept pushing what an electric guitar could do. He certainly influenced and amazed many fellow guitarists).The new issue of Guitar World magazine has an article about Jeff Beck after his passing. I haven't read it all but so far it is a good article, but...I DO have a couple (so far) of quibbles. And I know it's one person who wrote the article so it is, after all, opinions. However...
Quibble #1: the writer said that (sic) many consider Jeff Beck the greatest rock guitarist of all time. Is this true? I know Beck is in the upper echelon of rock guitarists but I don't think I've ever seen him in an "Best Rock Guitarists" List as #1. Even Guitar World magazine listed him as #9.
The 100 greatest guitarists of all timeA comprehensive rundown of the best guitarists of all time, featuring the trailblazers, the early innovators, the best jazz, rock, indie, blues, metal and acoustic players – and the top guitarists around today...www.guitarworld.com
Quibble #2: He says that the cover of Rave-Up, the first Yardbirds album with JB as lead guitarist, is just as iconic as the back cover of John Mayall's 'Beano' album because it shows Beck's beat up Esquire. Well, it doesn't really show the Esquire. In fact, it shows so little of the guitar that (1) you can't really tell that it isn't a Telecaster, and (2) you can't see the wear/modification to the body that Beck did to the guitar. He said that that cover influenced a lot of guitarists to get Esquires. We all know about the modded Esquire NOW but you sure couldn't tell it from that Rave-Up cover pic.
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