Ah, the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.....and the winner is..

webbie Posted By webbie, Nov 23, 2011 at 8:16 PM

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    A lot of people felt the same way about Jaco. Except a lot of people hated him for real because he was a first-rate poophead. My friend Tony Markellis knew him fairly well. He said Jaco had a mean trick that would blow the speakers in a bass cabinet. He would walk into a club and ask the bass player if he could sit in for a song. Who could say no to Jaco? He'd play for a few minutes, pop your speakers and leave. Tony is a world-class bassist himself, so he'd just tell Jaco to go ef himself if he asked to sit in.

    Another story I heard was about a guy who had a rare trombone that he had played on most of his life. Jaco told the guy he had always wanted to play the trombone and asked if he could give it a try. He blew a couple foul notes into it, then bent the priceless instrument over his knee. He also supposedly scratched the hell out of some guy's pristine white Steinway grand at a party. When he came down he would offer to pay for the damages, but you can't come up with a price for somebody's cherished axe.

    He was a serious coke addict, and would go berserk when he was high. It's a shame he got beaten to death, but even genius has to behave or pay the consequences. Unfortunately, Jaco paid with his life.
     
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    Hey Kenny, long time no see. That was some pretty heavy sh!t there. Sad story, good song.
     
  4. FyreBug

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    I read part of a book about Jaco's life and once he played at a jazz venue hosted by Bill Cosby. He played such non-sense that his band mates all walked off the stage on him. Bill Cosby had to escort him off the stage. A guy with some serious mental issues.
     
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  6. Todd

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    Ok, so my son who is a huge Jack White fan asked me to type the following:

    You sir, have gone too far... if you are not convinced by the end of this clip, you sir are insane

    not my words his...

     
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    Todd that was totally friggin awesome! I gotta agree that was one hellava tune and solo!

    Ray
     
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    Hey back at ya Man. Miss a lot of you guys and gals but I got banished so, as the troll I was, I slumped off and lived under a bridge for awhile.
    Glad you appreciated the tune.
    I have one recommendation for any music lover. Go to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland, Ohio) and plan on spending at least 1/2 a day there if not more.
    Cheers-
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    I love this whole DVD, but SRV's take on this Hendrix tune is my favorite performance ever!


     
  11. stoveguy2esw

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    you know todd,

    the real beauty of it si watching someone with a god given talent, surrounded by guys with a talent such as his admiring it, he knew he was 'in the moment" and releished it but ddint flaunt it. prince soometimes doesnt get the credit he's due but damn he could bend some strings. nice post
     
  12. FyreBug

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    +1
     
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    He's good enough to have been asked to be in a documentary with Jimmy Page and The Edge. Check out, "It Might GEt Loud" when you get a chance. Gives a really good peek into the obsession for the ultimate guitar tone.

    As for the White Stripes themselves, easy to see why Jack gets respect from his peers. But that chick drummer couldn't find the pocket if her pants were covered with them. She should be sentenced to listen to John Bonham 16 hours a day for the next 20 years for the crime of "disrespect for the groove". ;-)
     
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    I too never got the "white stripes" thing. I saw an interview with one of Prince's former guitar players and he said it was the best and worst gig you could have. Prince demands perfection. Apparently he can hear everything thats going on, even on stage and would call guys out for missing the pocket for 2 seconds. The guy can play every instrument, never sleeps, and opened a studio in the Twin Cities even though everyone said it would fail. I think he's doin ok for himself. Prince did the superbowl a few years ago, in the rain...pretty good chznce he was getting shocked the whole time and you wouldn't know it.
    Good times.
     
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    Good lord that man rocked!

    When I hear him play I'm amazed that's it's just one guitarist.
     
  16. BrotherBart

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    Having spent more than a few hours behind a drum kit with a view of the backside of rock guitar players I am here to tell you if she had laid down more than a beat for that prima donna she would have been out of a job. With a lot of them the only riffs are gonna come from them. Short solo, breaks are out of the question. There is one person on that stage.

    And I haven't listened to much of his stuff but I for sure bet Prince is one of'em.

    Pairs like Townsend and Moonie are what I love to listen to.
     
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    I think that calling it a "god given talent" is actually sometimes considered insulting. Best musicians that I know practice, practice, practice- their ability is earned, not given. I heard that Jimi would play all damn day- brought his guitar in the bathroom.

    Picky thing, but people in all arts say something similar. "Talent? This isn't 'talent'- it's practice"
     
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    Richard's magic is open G five string riffs that every guitar player on the planet wants to learn. You know the tune the moment you hear it. And then being able to play rhythm and lead passed seamlessly back and forth like he does with Ronnie. Well, when Ronnie can stand up straight anymore.

    I'm sorry, any git fiddle player can stand up there and punish a guitar for twenty minutes making it whine. Few can actually make memorable music with the thing. Keith is one of them.
     
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    Prince is universally respected by musicians of his era, regardless of genre. If you want to get genre specific, let me suggest "The King of the Surf Guitar", Mr. Dick Dale. Truly influential. I am not going to link a video, because it is too much effort, but he is great at what he does.
     
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    That's because back before he brought Reese in on keyboards, he was two guitarists. He played both rhythm and lead lines almost simultaneously, making the music harmonically dense for a trio. Besides his incredible and impossible to duplicate tone, that doubling up on both jobs with the same axe is rarely seen, even in other power trios.

    I don't know how the guy got demoted from the number two spot just a few years ago. Guess nobody gives a shite about the blues/rock genre anymore.

    We all know Jimi will always stay at the head of the pack. Modern rock guitar all started with Clapton back in the early sixties, but Jimi grabbed that ball and took it where nobody else could dream it could go. Hendrix is the Ali of rock guitar. He will always be "The Greatest" in most minds. Still, funny how I worship SRV, but all Stevie wanted to be was Hendrix.
     
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    I'm no fan of a busy drummer. All I ask is that they hold down the beat and make the music tight. That girl is trying to play behind the beat and she does get deep into the pocket, but she can't hold it there and then the music sounds like its speeding up and slowing down. Get into the groove. Behind, on top of, or ahead of the beat, but keep it there is all I ask of a drummer. Good drummer can make or break the band. She's breaking it IMO.
     
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    I think Stevie may have played Hendrix better than Hendrix did. But, he was still playing what Hendrix did first.
     
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