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Jeff, Eric or Jimmy?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by TeleBluesMan, Oct 13, 2020.

Choose one: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page?

  1. Jeff Beck

    73 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. Eric Clapton

    37 vote(s)
    24.5%
  3. Jimmy Page

    41 vote(s)
    27.2%
  1. loopfinding

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    i'm a even a die hard Yellow Magic Orchestra fan but this is too painful for me. top tier yuppie stuff:

     
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    For outright ability on the instrument I'm going with Jeff Beck. For overall creativity it's Jimmy Page. Clapton for pentatonic weedly-deedly.
     
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    I admire each of them as musicians, and enjoy the art that each of them make/made. All three of them are fantabulous guitarists.

    I like Clapton the most. I won’t go into my reasons, because if you don’t like him my reasons won’t change your mind.

    The reasons you don’t like him won’t change my mind, either...not that I’m stubborn or being a jerk, it’s that I believe my ears more than other people’s opinions when choosing music I like.
     
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    Yes, in that order.
     
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    He had Greg Phillinganes as the keyboard player in his band in the late 1980s, who brought the song to Clapton after covering it on his solo album; Michael Jackson contributed to the lyrics. In the Prince's Trust video, the section where Clapton is soloing over the backup singers is great. It looks dated now, but it's tough to blame Clapton for wanting to keep up with the times.
     
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    Wheedly deedly?
    Oh that was cold!

    I suppose in the '60s enviro-blues-rock context Jimmy was "creative".
    I've listened to a ton of his work and never got much aside from his big picture keep it simple tasty skills.

    I'd say Beck for both ability and creativity.
    Clapton and Page I couldn't put one or the other as more of anything, kind of both are essential diplomats of guitar, bringing that instrument into corporate arena investment branding.

    Mr Jeff Beck is the only one of the three that deserves to be branded as an inventor/ innovator/ master of the guitar IMO.

    But that of course puts him in the fringe, since corporate investment rock requires a more generic mass appeal product.
    Eric and Jimmy made some great mass appeal product, albeit from the forebears Blues invention/ most important American Artform.
    That was already invented and perfected to within an inch of their use of it.

    Only Jeff though really made any art that wasn't basically white boys trying to play them Blues.
    Not to be racist or suggest white Blues isn't a good thing.
    And of course creativity within a defined style is still creativity.

    But Jeff created more of his own genre than either of the other two choice in this poll, again IMO!
     
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    Clapton got me started, before I ever heard of Jeff and Jimmy.

    But; I transitioned to Jimmy Page for years.

    I have grown to love Jeff Beck and find him fascinating.

    However;

    As I'm older now I'd say I have come back full circle to Clapton.
     
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    Carlos, Eddie Hazel, or Richard Thompson . ..
     
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    The thing I admire most about Page, a thing I idealize and aspire to while failing miserably at 95% of the time, and even a thing Coltrane said in an interview was his primary goal: is as Coltrane said: "finding that one simple line", or as some mil spec dude said: KISS, or as the next teen anthem demands: hummable memorable guitar parts.

    "Riff master" works for hummable memorable, fits KISS, and equates to finding one simple line.

    much as I admire and aspire, I feel the need, the need for speed.
     
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    Rory Gallagher
     
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    Joe B said that he couldn't imitate Page because his technique, slurs and all, was unique and very hard to master.
     
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    NONE of the above.
     
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    Bloomfield then?
     
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    Lol Clapton can't touch these guys.

    What do Eric Clapton and a cup of coffee have in common? They both suck without cream.
     
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    Absolutely not.
     
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    Choose one: Moe, Larry or Curly?

     
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    I wish I could the last 15 minutes of my life back.........
     
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    Jumps straight to Guthrie Govan!
    No?

    Woody Guthrie?
     
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    Eugene Chadbourne, Lil' Wayne, and the guy from the Brainbombs.
     
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