Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by squeally dan, Aug 17, 2019.
"In time AND in key?"....that's lofty praise!
The one's I've been in down here in Texas weren't about competition, but about having fun with musicians we don't normally work with, trading eights and having a good time.
When you are as good as he is at what he does, you will inherently be able to do just fine at a blues jam. He may or may not have all the blues licks, but his experience alone makes it hard for me to believe he still wouldnt do an above average job at playing some blues.
So, you think the blues licks he plays over that vamp are specific and exclusive to “Bullet the Blue Sky?”
That dismissive “next” is pretty funny. Never occurred to you that clip was posted to show that he isn’t limited to the delay-based rhythm style you’ve heard on the huge hits?
Anybody who has ever listened to more than a couple songs knows the guy can play.
Perhaps, that would be lofty praise for many aspiring guitar players at local blues jams. But, apparently, it’s more important to cut and paste words out of context on TGP.
I would rather see liam and noel at the blues jam over the edge.. he's good at his own songs but never struck me as a great guitarist, he/they were more about the songs, and that's ok too.
Like him or not, yes.
I'm not a big fan of his band or his playing, but there's no denying the influence he had on 80s bands. Even Alex Lifeson from Rush name-dropped him often enough -- wise, considering what you hear on Signals and Grace Under Pressure. Example:
Being a musician is about making music. We guitarists may be biased to sounds made by wire and wood, but there are so many sonic landscapes available that denying yourself access to them seems pretty limiting. I don't use many effects nowadays, but I did at one time and probably will again -- because they provide more colors to the canvas.
So one of the most famous guitar players since the invention of the electric guitar walks into your local blues jam in East Chuckaf***, Michigan (already highly suspect)...
He's gonna play the first eight bars of "where the streets have no name" and you're gonna be standing there, out of your seat with your grouper sandwich getting cold and your wife looking at you like you're nuts, applauding exuberantly like you should be because who the hell cares whether or not he knows the eight blues licks y'all are beating into a fine powder these days? Oh, AND you'll be telling Bob and Steve and Cheryl about it at work for the next two weeks even though Bob doesn't like U2 that much, Steve just watches Football and talks about buying a bass boat, and Cheryl has NO idea who you're talking about.
So, uh, that's probably the extent of the "smoking" anyone would take.
I think this is a facile comment. While they both often ran clean Fenders for a sound, there is a marked and distinct difference in style. Summers worked spaced chords with unusual extensions, while Evans more strummed for rhythm rather than providing textures and chord-pads.
There was overlap, sure, but I don't think it's all that much.
Probably play stairway or seven nation army
Yeah he sucks, so does Jimmy Page.. There’s a lot of stuff that may exceed someone’s ability or interest. Doesn't mean it’s worth listening to.
I generally agree with your point, but it's only fair to point out the Kenny Wayne Shepards and Johnny Langs of the world who got their start (almost typo'ed that "strat", lol) because SRV put blues-based playing back on the charts.
Like I say, I agree that Edge gets the edge here, but Stevie Ray also threw a cherry-bomb in the punch-bowl, though not as powerful.
It's a 12 bar with no turnaround, no?
He'd stand up from his chair, smooth out his tan cargo pants, carry his Fender custom shot reliced strat, step on his Klon & POT and play some pentatonics.
Needed to be reposted.
Never went to the Up and Under back in the day, huh???
Sounds like this Edge fellow will never amount to anything.