ERic Johnson (All Along The Watchtower

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  1. Melodic Dreamer

    Melodic Dreamer Member

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    Oh yea, The singer is well... never mind
    The song is really freaking cool and Eric really did a good job on capturing it.
     
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    I thought the singer was pretty damn decent..nice and soulfull, a bit intense though. Everything was great. Even thoguht it was 7 minutes with slightly excessive soloing..I thought the solos really fit the song.
     
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    Jimi's smiling!
     
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    I think that when most people attend an Eric Johnson show, they are there for the excessive soloing.
     
  5. OldSchool

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    The Singer was very.........happy. :rotflmao

    Kind of reminded me of American Idol at moments when he sang. A great band and then some guy who might kill on Broadway trying to sing Classic Rock . EJ was amazing as usual though. [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice playing by EJ!

    I did think the singer brought a kind of different spirit to the tune though...
     
  7. Melodic Dreamer

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    Yea, what he said! :hide
     
  8. michael.e

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    That singer has some serious talent, end of story.

    You know, I am SO in awe of Eric's ability/talent...


    I hear more discipline in his interpretation of the song than Jimi. I hear that song and I think "Jimi". Just like I don't think Jimi could do justice to "Cliffs of Dover" the way Eric could.

    Just a whole different taste.

    There is Eric cutting loose and then, there is Jimi cutting loose. I would be ducking my head if I were on the same stage with Jimi while that was happening.

    That madness, that out of control fire.. That is what makes those moments brilliant.

    I liken it to the same type of "moment" say, a band like G & R had in the heat of their day.

    Unbridaled fire, never knowing where each moment was going to take you. It transcended guitar, it transcended music even.. It was an experience. It could be sex, it could be music, it could be death. It was a harnessing of that essence..

    I am impressed by Eric to NO end, I do not get that "essence" tho.


    My thing..
     
  9. waxbytes

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    EJ had really nice shiny strings too.
    A very good rendition of how Jimi used to play it.
     
  10. OldSchool

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    He would be perfect for the next rendition of CATS.......he needs to stay away from the Jimi Material. [​IMG]
     
  11. traviswalk

    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    I really liked that clip, EJ's clean tone while comping on the verses is beautiful!

    I liked the singer more the second time I saw it.
     
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    For some reason I like the sound of pedals being turned on. Like right at the 4 minute mark when he plays two notes clean then steps on the fuzz. I love that.
     
  13. Melodic Dreamer

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    Don't get me wrong, the singer sounded good, but he seemed more Broadway than anything else.
    I thought that Eric did a great job on that song. As someone else stated, his clean tone was beautiful!
     
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    A very nice respectful nod by EJ to one of the earliest guitar innovators! Liked it.

    EDIT... corrected typo.
     
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    Please don't use words like that in a thread with that singer! :rotflmao
     
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    traviswalk In the Great State Gold Supporting Member

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    Castles Made of Sand, man, EJ is good!

     
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    they should have had Doug Pinnick sing, he does Hendrix vocals better than anyone.
     
  18. drod2045

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    I love EJ but when he re-does Jimi's lines, its way too robotic and mechanical
     
  19. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    What is this from???

    Ya know, I was with EJ on Watchtower while he was coping Jimi's playing and the switch to the lap steel was very cool and well done but as soon as he started playing his own lines I lost it...it felt like he was working too hard...

    It doesn't help that the vocals were...well...they sure didn't help me get into it!

    As for Castles...I though it was better than Watchtower but it's such a beautiful song, and EJ did it well I thought...vocals...again, didn't help...broadwayish vocals and singing so far behind the beat that it interferes with the flow of the song does not make him a soulful singer...
     
  20. Blue Light

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    I didn't mind the vocals. It was better, though, when I wasn't looking at him.

    Sure better than hearing EJ sing! I really liked EJ's performing with that soul better Malford Milligan a few years ago on the Alien Love Child album, and then on Austin City Limits.
     

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