de'trop wrote:Look fellas, I love Hendrix. Grew up on him.
But Hendrix is a simpleton blues player. That doesn't make him bad, just simple. Stevie, while a blues player as well, is not so simple. I am speaking about technique, not acid dipped head-bands and tie-dye t-shirts. 75% of Hendrix is sensationalism. He is, pardon me for saying, not a guitarist's guitarist. Neither is Stevie, for that matter, but he is a more dexterious player.
Hendrix is hardly a simpleton blues player. The soloing on Band of Gypsies and Electric Ladyland is hardly simple. Seriously, and without irony, have you heard "Machine Gun"? In order to be able to make the claim that Hendrix is a weak blues player you have to discount all the recorded Hendrix music except for Are You Experienced? Vaughn is hardly a more dexterous player. To argue this point, I offer any version of killing Floor, but especially the Radio One version, Jam Back At the House on the Woodstock Album, Machine Gun again, the virtuosity and rhythmic talent on Who knows, or any live version of Hear My train a Comin from post '68
Even when Hendrix strictly plays blues, like on the blues album, it's far more interesting than anything Vaughn ever served up. Hendrix has A voice, Vaughn an echo.
Do either of you play guitar?
For 13 years
Do you know the difference between Allan Holdsworth and Angus Young?
Between Al Di Meola and Jimmy Page?
Yes, and I think Di Meola is an uninteresting technician. Page rocks. Ever hear how fucking weird those solos on In through the Out Door are?
Joe Pass and Ted Nuget?
John McLaughlin and Eric Clapton?
FINALLY one we agree one. McLaughlin is a fucking sorcerer, man! Clapton is the most overrated musician in history. Consider that on his supposedly greatest album the Derek and the Dominoes Layla and Other Lovesongs, the best playing is done by Duane Allman (god rest his redneck soul)
If you do, then you are half way there.
well gee thank you. Can I have My allowance now dad?
"Greatest" blues break is not saying much, and hardly worthy of an opinion. If you had asked me this ten years ago, I'd be all excited.
When I discovered jazz fusion and progressive rock, "blues" and "rock and roll" became a thing of the past.
I hate this shit. it's the artistic equivalent of repressing bad memories and
other Freudian devices. the whole concept of a hierarchical ranking of Music is so dumb. Don't you ever just wanna get crunk and fuck shit up man? How can you get all nuts to Shakti? Don't you just need some swamp music sometimes? Besides the Only bad music is toby Keith.