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Re: Keith in new top ten rock guitarist poll
Posted by: Glass Slide ()
Date: December 17, 2006 00:25

texas fan Wrote:
> Glass Slide Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > As for Gilmour and Howe, great, great players,
> no
> > question, but outside of an individuals
> personal
> > prefernce how do their accomplishments even get
> in
> > the same zip code as EVH?
> You're right, Floyd and Yes are light years away
> from Van Halen. But in which direction?

Talking about the guitar players not the bands........

Besides, Floyd, to my tastes, is a little morose.
Yes is not the type of music that gets you up tapping your feet, though
if you are high as a kite, it is tough to beat.

That said, Close To The Edge and Animals are really, really great.

But EVH is, for me among the greatest of of players ever--that was my orginal point. (I do tend to get easily

Re: Keith in new top ten rock guitarist poll
Posted by: jamesfdouglas ()
Date: December 17, 2006 00:35

> I'm sorry, but I just don't get the continuing
> disclaimers about the technical
> either conveys power and beauty and emotion or it
> doesn't...

Well, it's pretty simple. Judging a guitarist by emotional conveying alone requires subjectivity of the listener as well. To compile a list of who makes who feel what would be endless. Of course he conveys emotion to many people - most professional musicians do - to someone.

Being a fan and adoring a certain performer is without a doubt going to give the player miles & miles of a head start this way. You already love Keith, and ache for anynoise he makes before he even strums a chord.

But guitar playing is also a skill, and, like it or not, a measurable one, despite how the THOUGHT of subjective judging clashes with the pure enjoyment of the show or listenening experience.

> Also, I don't understand the comment "not even a
> blues player." And, I think Keith IS a blues
> player and a good one.

I'm glad you feel that way. Liek I said, you're experiences tell you this, and they're not wrong at all. But again, as I've stated, playing music is a skill with many multiple layers of advancement. Being a musician gives you a unique perspective on, well, what other musicians are doing.

For me, I see Keith Richard's playing as riff-based, heavily Berry-infulenced, 'sort of 'locked in there. He's a first-rate songwriter first, for me (that's a whole other ball o'wax). Writing a universally recognizalbe, great rock riff is a talent that Keith is blessed with.

Re: Keith in new top ten rock guitarist poll
Posted by: angee ()
Date: December 17, 2006 03:32

Does anyone (else) like Eric Johnson? I don't know if he'd be called strictly rock...

Re: Keith in new top ten rock guitarist poll
Posted by: Dobril ()
Date: December 17, 2006 05:03

Angus Young also has a place amongst the greatest!

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