In Praise of Billy Gibbons

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  1. Seth L

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    He's in the pantheon. People claiming they don't like anything after Deguello are missing out on some great stuff.
     
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    I have a copy of it here, I never listen to it. It had some interesting production, it sounds like they used a lot of signal processing and did something clever with the bass. But musically I think it is kind of uninteresting.
     
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    Blues man, singer and guitar god - rare talent. Saw their Deguello tour front row center - just sublime.
     
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    He's on my Mt. Rushmore.
     
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    The Reverend and Mrs. Gibbons:
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    I'd have taken my hat off to him even if I'd never heard him play a note! ;)
     
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    My buddy met him after a show and Billy handed him his business card.

    "Billy Gibbons - Friend of Eric Clapton"

    No number, no logo, nothing. LOL - my bud said he was the most down to earth celeb he's ever met.
     
  8. 6L6wreck

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    Like the old stuff pre Eliminator.
    He's selling a brand now, not really interested.
     
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    Change is so hard. :rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao
     
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    Both my former & current amp techs work for MAGNATONE.
    Billy can be "interesting" to work with.
    Gibbons is worth 60 Million. He aint hurting.
    His money will out live him.
     
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    Things we're better before...
     
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    Nobody like the Right Reverend. His new record is fantastic. He's one of the reasons I picked up guitar to begin with.
     
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    I can’t imagine not loving Billy Gibbons
     
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    His tone on that first ZZ Top album does it for me every time. I love everything up to Eliminator.

     
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    I have most of their catalog here and have heard everything they've done, including the horrid CD remasters of the early stuff, and I just never cared for the beard cars and chicks era stuff.
    I liked the old stuff from before they changed styles.
    I play quite a few of the songs after that, because I have had to for bands. I'd much rather be doing the Waitin for the bus/Jesus just left Chicago or Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers than
    the far more simplistic Tube Steak Boogie stuff.
    It just seemed to me that they dumbed everything way down after Dequello.
     
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    They did what they had to do to survive in a rapidly changing music market. I don't hold that against them.
     
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    One of my favorite guitarists and bands of all time.
     
  18. Seth L

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    I love the old stuff, I love the new stuff.
     
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    If you had to name 1 main influence of his......John Lee Hooker. John Lee Hooker with Texas Mojo.........
     
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    I'm sure that's true for the folks working at Magnatone. Their amps provide stage decoration for Billy, and that's about it.
     

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