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rojo
rojo
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overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 13:07
Eric Clapton or Mark Knofler - take yer pick kids
Valve
Valve
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Re: overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 13:33
I rate both of them. Alright Mark Knopfler was responsible for some shite with Dire Straits but he's a wonderful country blues picker,
And what is it with everybody and Eric Clapton? Is it cos of his Enoch Powell foot in mouth thing? Cos Crossroads on Live Cream is fucking amazing.
elegant chaos
elegant chaos
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Re: overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 13:47
The Edge!!!!!
Moth
Moth
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Re: overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 13:50
My problem with Clapton is that having been pretty wonderful in Cream, since then he's played virtually nowt that hasn't to me been either a direct copy of his classic blues influences or totally insipid. Or both.

If I wanna listen to classic blues, I'll listen to Albert King, Buddy Guy, BB King etc, etc, etc - not someone playing their style but with a charisma bypass.

Knopfler's probably a great player but leaves me totally cold.

love

Moth
rojo
rojo
433 posts

Re: overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 13:50
fair enough. I came to appreciate music at age when both of them were the pinnacle of that whole yuppie cd marketing hype back in the 80s and I cant listen to either without prejudice . Another I forgot to add was old rubber lips Mark King of bass slapping fame. People seemed to rate him as the greatest simply for his technique of popping the bass at 10,000 rpm - like why would you want to do that for?
shanshee_allures
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Re: overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 14:12
I'd say 'em all. It's the worse instrument in the world to be able to 'play well';-)

But I suppose I do like the way Zappa slices through Hot Rats, so maybe I'm talking guff as usual.

**But he has also been responsible for some serious wankery fer sure**.

Maybe this can help you decide!

http://blog.wfmu.org/photos/guitar_face/index.html

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dave clarkson
2990 posts

Re: overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 14:54
Clapton is Cod.

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dave clarkson
2990 posts

Re: overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 14:58
....still on the fish thread.

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Lawrence
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Re: overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 15:18
Definitely Crap-ton!
Lawrence
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Re: overrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 15:19
Oh yeah, him too.
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