Mike or Joe?

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Mike Campbell or Joe Perry?

  1. Mike

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  2. Joe

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  1. jiml

    jiml Supporting Member

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    Tons of hits, great toanz, lotsa cool guitars. Not virtuosos, but play catchy parts that fit the tunes. Long careers, still out there rippin it up....

    Pick your favorite.
     
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    Not to derail, but Whitford to me, is the unsung hero of Aerosmith. He just isn't the pretty one.
     
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    Indeed. Two very different players. I like them both, but I chose Mike Campbell because he's a real role model for me as a guitarist. If "playing for the song" were in a dictionary, his picture would be there.

    Peace,
     
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    Magic Mike & Joe:

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    If I hang out with Joe, maybe I'll have a shot with Sofia, when she tires of him.
    He probably can't play bass or guitar.
    :cool:
     
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    Two very different type of players.
    Joe is much flashier (or at least he was in his heyday)bluesier, funkier, more aggresive.
    I haven't listened to Mike since the mid 80's, but on the classic TP stuff I always thought of him as a tasteful,subtle, understated sideman type of player.
     
  8. 27sauce

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    How so?
     
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    I prefer Joe by a slight margin.
     
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    Joe for me. Agree with the prior comments about Whitford. I prefer him over both these guys.
     
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    Joe Robinson Gold Supporting Member

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    Indeed, maybe Brad, Tom, Mike, Joe. But Joe wrote some killer riffs. Mike needs a Marshall and a mean disposition.
     
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    Never heard of either of 'em.
     
  13. loudboy

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    Most of the great parts, at least on the earlier stuff, were played by Brad. Really good player.

    I'll take Campbell tho, if I could have any job in the music biz, it would be his. Player, songwriter, producer, engineer.

    And anyone who can do this in one take, while sitting in a chair in his garage...

     
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    Mike has been so consistently great for so long, Gotta love Joe. But Sophia still gets my write in vote.
     
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    Fantastic player, no doubt. The first album was pretty much 50/50. The second album probably would have been if not for the session guys. Brad does have a single on that one. With Toys began the pattern of of Brad getting 2 or 3 songs an album and joe getting the rest.

    I guess it depends what you consider most, and what you consider the great parts.
    Nobody's fault? Or Toys, sweet emotion, walk this way, Adam's apple...

    Last Child and round and round? Or back in the saddle, rats, get the lead out...

    Kings and queens, or draw th..okay that album was a stinker.

    Brad was really underused, talent wise. IMO. He just wasn't the songwriter joe is/was. Shame
     
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    Not really a big fan, but I saw them on their first tour, third on the bill w/New York Dolls and Mott The Hoople, and Whitford smoked Perry. About all I know...
     
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    That's pretty much any gig in any era for those guys.
     
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    I'm a big fan of both. Very different players. I slightly prefer Joe as well, and he's definitely more of an influence on me as a player.
     
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    Steve Hunter never needed to sub for Mike Campbell. ;)
     
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