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Minnemooseus
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Message 1157 of 1163 (905005)
01-14-2023 12:29 AM
Reply to: Message 1148 by Tanypteryx
01-12-2023 11:41 AM


Re: Jeff Beck
Ranking greatest guitarists of all time is a futile task, but Hendrix usually ends up at number one, and Jimmy Page often ends up at number 2.
I think to do any sort of meaningful ranking requires breaking down by era and genre.
Anyway, for rock guitarists starting in the 60s, I think Beck is definitely in the top 5. And I would put him higher than Clapton.
As I understand and recall it, his early solo stuff was getting into the heavy ahead of Led Zeppelin. Then he turned more to a jazzy instrumental focus (or something like that).
I believe the Jeff Beck analysis in the first Rolling Stone Record Guide was "The greatest guitarist to have never put out a great album". I think that is a fair appraisal. {Added by edit - Checked, was not in the first Rolling Stone Record Guide, maybe in a later edition or elsewhere}
One memory of my limited cable TV/MTV era (late 80s/early 90s) - Beck was doing some session work for Jon Bonjovi for some move sound track (Young Guns(?)). Beck had recorded a solo and Jon didn't find it to be what he wanted. Beck listened with great focus as Jon tried to articulate what he wanted. Suddenly Jon stopped and said "Here I am trying to tell Jeff Beck how to play the guitar".
Stevie Wonder wrote "Superstition" for Jeff Beck, but the recording of it got delayed (Beck injury(?). Eventually Beck did record it.
Those are my currently unresearched recollections.
Rick Beato is the better to discuss the Jeff Beck technique (Why JEFF BECK is UNCOPYABLE):
Moose

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Message 1158 of 1163 (905012)
01-14-2023 10:07 AM
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01-14-2023 12:29 AM


Re: Jeff Beck
I think part of his lack of mainstream fame and hit albums is that he preferred instrumental work. Most people, including myself, need the lyrical piece to hold everything together. He was a guitarist's guitarist more so than a popular musician. It did not make him less great just not as mainstream.

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Minnemooseus
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Message 1159 of 1163 (905046)
01-15-2023 12:45 AM
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01-14-2023 12:29 AM


Re: Jeff Beck
Here's the Bon Jovi remark clip (muddled sound quality remark near end):
Rick Beato has newly out "Jeff Beck 1944-2023 R.I.P.":
Moose
Footnote by edit:
"'Cause We've Ended As Lovers" also written by Stevie Wonder. Here is a vocal version by Syreeta, one time wife of Stevie:

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Message 1160 of 1163 (905119)
01-18-2023 1:48 PM


Gina Lollobrigida
Luigia "Gina" Lollobrigida (4 July 1927 – 16 January 2023)

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Message 1161 of 1163 (905121)
01-18-2023 2:43 PM
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01-18-2023 1:48 PM


Re: Gina Lollobrigida
i think i remember her most from her belly button jewelry and the controversy it started. Way before Barbara Eden's controversy.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 1162 of 1163 (905235)
01-20-2023 12:17 AM


David Crosby, 81
David Crosby - Wikipedia
seems he was always close to death, but then would get away. not this time.

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Message 1163 of 1163 (905236)
01-20-2023 8:09 AM
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01-20-2023 12:17 AM


Re: David Crosby, 81
Always one of my faves. All of his solo albums since 2014's Croz have been phenomenal.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

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