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 Taso
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Amen.

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(@qrious)
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I listen to none of the above, but I understand what you're saying.

When you've done all you can to practice...practice some more.


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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My two pence worth.....

in the 70's when Led Zep were at their peak I always preferred Nazareth. They played pretty much the same sort of music.....mostly riff-based loud rock music, but always threw in a ballad or two and a blues track. Nazareth, however, also recorded singles.....good pop-rock music, usually played with a slide guitar as lead. The guitarist was Manny Charlton.... and to me, he hit the perfect balance between rock and pop....great, melodic solos that stayed in your head and you could whistle at the bus stop......and great riffs that were'nt too hard to play.....

But you never saw his name in the top guitarists poll......

And if you want proof of how good Nazareth were, get a copy of Razamanaz and listen to Vigilante Man........

And a further thought.....Razamanz was the break-through album for Nazareth, Broken Down Angel and Bad Bad Boy were both top 10 singles.....I wonder how much of that was down to the influence of Roger Glover as producer? If you listen to the album before Razamanaz...it was called Exercises....there's a song on there called Woke Up This Morning.... on Exercises, it's an average 12-bar blues track....they re-recorded it for Razamanaz, and it rocks!!!!!

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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(@gnease)
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I'll go with Jeff Beck. He's known, and makes the lists, but never at a level that fully recognizes his creative and technical brilliance. He's a player never afraid to take risks in order to push the envelope. He also produces some of the best tones and sounds with a dirt-simple set-up.

... and I even enjoy listening to his work. :wink:

-=tension & release=-


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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When "Hi-ho Silver Lining" was re-released in the 70's....."Beck's Bolero" was the B-side, first time I heard it, thought "WOW! - Wish I could play like that.......

Unfortunately, 30 years on, I still wish I could play like that......

Vic

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(@greybeard)
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Jeff Beck - 'nuff said
Dave Edmunds - 'nuff said (if you don't know, he's the guy that was Love Sculpture and did Sabre Dance, one of my all time favourites)

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hi. As far as pete townsends essay on Hendrix? Nah I ain't interested... what I am interested in is how he got out of trouble for the junk they
found on his comp though.

Over rated...underated....
You know I could probably name names that could fit in either catagory

Brian Setzer

Eric Johnson

Dick Dale

Steve Vai

Oh wow.. thanks to GTA San Andreas... Steve Lukather

Uhh Back to hendrix... I think it was on the Isle of Wight album he did
a lick on some song (sorry can't remember which) it SOUNDED
like the tap thingee, but that tap thingee on eruption is actually
chords played funny - that's the best way I can describe it.
and I may have been hearing licks picked a certain way and
the quality of most of hendrix's live recordings ain't all that. so it
most likely just sounded that way.

Yeah Roy Clark rules... I read about the stuff he & Chet Atkins did
in the 1950's.... Like mounting speakers on turn tables and reel to
reel recorders to get funky Phaser type sounds....

Doesn't the Prime Minster of Japan play Rock Guitar?

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you're a 22lb sledge, do you really have to be?


   
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 Taso
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hi. As far as pete townsends essay on Hendrix? Nah I ain't interested... what I am interested in is how he got out of trouble for the junk they
found on his comp though.

If you're really interested in that, and not the man's brilliant music, and his influence on music and the world: He didn't really get out of trouble, he was placed on a sex offender watch list. However, he was using the material for a future book that he was writing on the subject, and further trying to understand his own abuse as a child.
"I am not a pedophile," Townshend said in a statement. "I have never entered chat rooms on the Internet to converse with children. I have, to the contrary, been shocked, angry and vocal (especially on my Web site) about the explosion of advertised pedophilic images on the Internet."

if I have any compulsions in this area, they are to face what is happening to young children in the world today and to try to deal openly with my anger and vengeance towards the mentally ill people who find pedophilic pornography attractive."

"Pete was very angry about how easy it was to get hold of child pornography on the Internet," Daltrey said. "The ad was made to look like a video game, attractive to kids. It made him angry that people were making money out of it, and he's discussed this a lot with me."

Hope that clears things up for you.

*Back to the topic*

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He's not so much underated but wasnt given a chance to be known to as many people cos he only did 2 albums before getting killed in an acident: Randy Rhoads. He was awsome and went outside the normal boundaires of metal.

Overrated....hmmm. BB King! lol I could sit there for 5 mins or so, play a few blues licks, wait another 5 mins, play another little burst, wait 5 mins etc you get the idea lol


   
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(@nicktorres)
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It's not about the notes or licks, it's about the passion.


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Hit the nail bang on the head there Nick......doesn't matter what style of music you play, if it doesn't come from the heart it isn't going to connect to anyone else's heart....or head for that matter.....

:D :D :D

Vic

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(@scratchmonkey)
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It's not about the notes or licks, it's about the passion. I don't think it's an either / or situation there. I think it's more of a .. both / and proposition. I've heard some musicians that have the passion, but not the skill, and it was a fairly painful experience. On the other hand, it's usually the passion that drives a skilled musician to come up with the riffs. The kind of drive that won't let them be satisfied with something that's "close enough." Obviously, a musician that has the skill, but not the passion, has nothing to say with their music, and it comes across that way. Dull and bland. So I'd agree with you that passion, or drive, is critical, but you'd never hear it without the licks. I'm probably rambling here. been a long week.

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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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It's not about the notes or licks, it's about the passion.

True. I was being a bit synical lol :lol: but I do think he's overrated.


   
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(@musenfreund)
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Saw B.B. King in December. His playing and singing were incredible. To say he just plays a few licks here and there is a great and unfair misrepresentation of his artistry. He makes that guitar sing.

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
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