Jack White crushed it on SNL

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  1. DrSax

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    Maybe he's so ironic your mind is blown so much you can't see it?
     
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    I have learned over the years to NEVER make tone nor mix judgments about SNL-produced band performances. It has got to be the worst done anywhere which is a shame since they have access to the latest equipment and the best mixing engineers around ... and yet they make bands sound worse than old black and white Ed Sullivan shows. Are they too rushed for sound checks? What is it they miss week after week? Maybe some mixing engineers on TGP could offer them some help.

    I'll watch SNL music performance for the live entertainment and later look up the actual studio mixed versions if the lyrics or riffs are catchy or interesting enough.

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    I'll just say, I don't get it. Not a fan.
     
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    Apparently great songs are subjective. Because to me, Frank wrote more great songs on Joe's Garage alone than Jack did in his entire career. And we haven't even touched on the best stuff in Frank's extremely large catalog.
     
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    I've seen a lot of entirely averager indie rock, then.
     
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    How did Frank Zappa (who I love) randomly end up as some Jack White measuring stick on this (utterly predictable) TGP thread? They have so little in common that it's just a bizarre angle to contemplate.
     
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    I love Jack White, but how many linear minor, mostly pentatonic, riffs can a guy write before he gets bores himself out of his own mind
     
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    We could, but then none of you would be qualified to comment until you too appeared on SNL. Maybe we could have a separate forum for SNL alum to comment on each other’s performances?
     
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    Best comment on TGP in a LOOOOOOONG time. well played, sir.
     
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    Well, I admit I was the first one to address whoever it was that brought FZ into the conversation. I agree it is a ridiculous comparison and I apologize for dragging it out any longer than it had to be.
     
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    Try as I might (and I have tried very hard), I cannot warm up to Jack White's music, outside of The Raconteurs and some of the Dead Weather stuff. His voice drives me up a wall almost every time. In that second song, the near crying was pretentious beyond belief. As a guitarist, again, I cannot understand the attraction. His tone on that first tune was awful, and I realize it's a live TV performance. Fuzz is great, but that "bumble bee in a tin can" tone was wretched. If you liked those performances, more power to you, but they did nothing for me.
     
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    Not my thing. Still, I'm not going to put down a guy who's trying to promote the electric guitar as a valid instrument. More power to him! I wish him all the success in the world.
     
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    Funny how it's almost more important to have your own generation of stars as opposed to ones that are actually great, no matter what era they are from. Just to be clear there very few real talented stars in every generation, and way more posers. I think since the advent of MTV, selling the Wizrd of Oz illusion has become more the norm!
     
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    Song 1: Terrible song and guitar tone.

    Song 2: Not great, but much better.
     
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    Your definition of "crushed it" is odd.
     
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    A steady stream of fat residual checks tends to put the mind at ease.
     
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    Sigourney Weaver can really play that guitar huh?
     
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    That first song was awful. SNL has had a habit of having some awful musical guests lately and this was a disappointment for a chance to have a rock/alternative rock/whatever to showcase themselves at a time where we need it for a dwindling genre. He had to have some stupid, choppy, almost eccentric song, that half you people have the gall to say was “artistic”. It was just another example of “wtf is this?!” while watching another SNL music act.

    No musicality, no structure, just noise and repetitive yelling and more noise.

    Awful.
     
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    Yay. Another thread with people arguing over artists and which is better.

    Why don't you just try to convince someone green is better than blue? Because it's literally just as subjective, futile and insipid as argueing over art/music.

    People who actually are open to and truly appreciate music, grow out of that **** at like 12 years old. At least they should.

    There's room for all kinds.
     

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