Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo

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  1. Srvwannab

    Srvwannab Silver Supporting Member

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    So... while waiting to get some work done on my car I watched this "Behind the Music" on Pat Benatar. I guess I never really viewed Pat Benatar as a transformation figure in music, but, after watching this, that argument can be made.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM5WeopLS3w
    Like a lot of people that make it big, it was clear to see how Neil's playing complimented Pat's voice. Her high school vocal teacher said something about a "four octave vocal range"- so clearly she could sing.

    What I thought was most interesting was how she didn't find herself as a rock vocalist until she started playing with Neil- that it was a case of great guitar playing driving a great vocal performance.
     
  2. freedom's door

    freedom's door Supporting Member

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    Read her autobiography if you get a chance- some eye opening stuff about dealing with record companies, and just how important Neil was to those records and songs.
     
  3. Dawg76

    Dawg76 Silver Supporting Member

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    Saw them in concert circa 1981. Great chemistry. I remember some jackass running up on stage and Neil kicked him in the ass never missing a beat. What a strong voice coming out of someone who is 5' tall and maybe 100 pounds sopping wet.
     
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    carbz Supporting Member

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    Neil is just flat out a monster player!
     
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    Pat is just a legend. The very best female rock singer for me.
     
  6. Zingeroo

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    I think they kept the same drummer also.
     
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    They are amazing artists and so cool they have stayed married for so long.

    Neil is one of my main influences and guitar idols.
     
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    Neil was a HUGE inspiration for me to give up jazz in high school and crack up the overdrive and rip it. Such a tasty player and great tone.
     
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    Ironic in that Neil is a very accomplished jazzer. He is a great player and always delivers.
     
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    Ahhh, Patty from Lindenhurst. Killer pipes, and the hubby can play. I remember seeing them outdoor on the pier in NYC decades ago. I still love playing a couple of those tunes in clubs.
     
  11. Frank Prince

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    I saw them right around the same time, maybe a little earlier. They still had the "rhythm" guitar player (who played a mean lead or 2 himself).

    GREAT band. They all brought it but Pat was definitely the star and Neil definitely the right hand man, killing it all night long.
     
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    Whatever happened to Scott St. Clair Sheets?
     

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