GW '94: Yngwie "blindfold critiques" his peers...

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  1. TubeStack

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    This is classic stuff! :rotflmao

    An excerpt, after hearing a Satriani track, without knowing who it is:

    I like the groovy, Hendrix-style intro. Sounds like a Strat. But the soloing going over the song is very bad. It's bent out of shape and out of tune. It's very basic ******** pentatonic runs. The choice of notes in the solo is completely overdone. That stuff has been done for 30 years! I'm sick and tired of that bending ********. This is the most run-of-the-mill pentatonic playing I ever heard.

    GW: That was Joe Satriani.

    MALMSTEEN: You're kidding! Was he high? He's playing out of tune, and the most boring runs! What I've heard from Satriani before was really good, but not this -- this sounds like something someone would play in their garage. After the backwards solo, Joe does some nice stuff with out-of-phase pickups, which I liked. But the actual solo ... I could never dream it was Joe. Out of tune, and terrible.


    Yngwie Malmsteen critiques his peers 1994
     
  2. monty

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    Ahhh Yngwie. Used to love his interviews, had a WWE sort of vibe to them.
     
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    Can't say that I disagree with him on much of it. Although, the Beck is not nearly as misbent as he argues. Much I believe was intentional.
     
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    The guitar is really out of tune on that track...I dont think Beck's bending was out of tune per se, it's probably just from wammy abuse
     
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    Wow, cant believe i read the whole thing. Y gwie is a funny dude.
    Hard to believe he made a career out of 3 hours of material.
     
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    I'm not even a fan of Yngwie's music but gotta be a fan of the man.
    His critiques were honest and I can't say I really disagree with any of it as it pertains to those songs.
     
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    Loved the article. He is a great player but his ego makes him think he's even better.
     
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    In his drinking days, he was pretty nasty in interviews. Mostly the bottle talking I suspect.
     
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    Don't think so Jeff used his Tele-Gib on that song.

    I agreed with almost all of his critiques.
     
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    It was hilarious when he took credit for influencing Metallica then slammed Kirk to death.
     
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    I always enjoy listening to others' opinions of music, to see what moves them and what doesn't.

    I try not to slam other players, but I do have strong opinions of things I like and dislike (I usually just keep them to myself)...it is kind of amusing to hear such impassioned feelings thrown out there for us all to see!

    Yngwie's a character for sure.
     
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    Ah, Yngwie's always entertaining ... funny stuff.

    On the lead guitar in Tom Petty's "Even the Losers": "I think the guitarist bought a Chuck Berry record that had a scratch on it."

    :roll
     
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    Funny stuff. Drunk or not he was at least 90% spot on.
     
  16. TubeStack

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    Oh, totally. I can picture Yngwie riding a buzz and getting a kick out of shocking the GW staff.
     
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    Agreed.

    And so f*cking funny... I've been laughing to myself all night, thinking about it. Just hit my funny spot tonight.
     
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    The mighty Swede is awesome, He's such a pompous ass, but he can shred like nobody else. Great read, he hates everyone. :)
     
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    Hilarious! Not a big fan, but I did get a good kick out of it.
     
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    THIS thread made my evening ! - Thanks, OP !

    I love this backhanded compliment. It's like he can't just leave it as a regular compliment - he has to throw in a jab
    http://www.guitarworld.com/archive-...laying-his-peers-1994-blindfold-test?page=0,4

     

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