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Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by FLICKOFLASH, Aug 27, 2007.
Elliot Easton Talks About The History Of The Gibson SG
yeah i saw that !!!!
He's a very cool guy. Killer guitarist too. The guy can manhandle a guitar along with the likes of Slash, Joe Perry and Page anyday!
Well lets Not go that far .
First of all, none of the names you've mentioned are even close to being in
Page's Category .
My opinion of Elliot's playing is , he gets by and was lucky enough
to have had Rick Ocasek as the Cars singer .
It is amazing the influence that Jimmy has had on so many of us. Yes I am in that category also. no-body sounds like Jimmy.....Elliots a very fine player as the others. But Jimmy showed us how to Rock the Blues.
he attended Berklee with HolyGrail & they grew up in the same town as well
I know he was in the cars but honestly cannot recall any of his riffs or licks Now Mr Perry holds the witches tit for me Slash is very underrated.
Sorry guys., I dissagree... I've seen him live and witnessed him perform hair raising extended solos just like Perry, Page and Slash are known for.
Not many players can be creative enough to go off on a 4 min tasteful tangent and right back into the chorus without skipping a beat or hitting bum notes.
I highly recommend you guys pickup a copy of the New Cars. One of my favorite albums currently and this is coming from a guy who has Motorhead & Hendrix in his ipod.
Well that goes without saying!!! Jimmy really laid the foundation for rock guitar today.
Oh and by the way... not to take away from Rick... but Todd Rundgren blew me away. Not only can he belt out the tones and give a rockin stage presence, but he is a hell of a guitar player too!! He does lead as well on a few songs.
EE was the inspiration for the SG I own today..
Todd Rundgren has always been highly respected.
For his Producing & Writing too . I hold the same High opinion of Todd Rundgren.
He's a Prodigy .
Your judgment of talent is obviously different than mine. I expect that,
as you haven't Produced or Play guitar for a living. My ears are probably
better than most non producers . That's what we do ! We Listen .
And in this biz you can cut it or you can't. I'm always straight forward
and blunt when it comes to my opinion of Musicians or Producing . Especially
when I'm responsible for making them sound good. Berklee instilled this in me.
I'm probably too Blunt when music is involved , but it's a Business and there is
no room for mediocrity. This is how we were all treated at Berklee too.
Elliot grew up in the same town as me and went to Berklee too.
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I have nothing against him and I've never met him . Strange, but true.
My sister has, with Doug Savides, A legend in our town.
I did see the Cars play when he and I were going to Berklee in Boston.
I believe he was playing at the " Ratskeller "
Elliot has done well and I admire that , but to me his playing does nothing
He was with you in a picture and I would expect you to stand by him.
Well you're better than I am at this then. I don't think you have to attend Berkely to appreciate music. Perhaps you have a keen ear when it comes to producing as I take it you are a producer for a living. What is produced and what is listened to is a totally different thing. Just like a guitar player zones in on the guitar parts when listening to a record.
Either way he's a gentleman, a skilled player and always there when I have questions or need advice.
Have you seen Todd R. live with the cars? He's definately got stage presence!
"He was with you in a picture and I would expect you to stand by him. "
Elliot graciously invited Todd and myself to come down and check out The New Cars in NY. A great guy, very knowledgable and knows his gear.
Jimmy is by far one of my very favorites, for extremely obvious reasons. On the other hand, Elliot Easton is exceptionally talented as a player. Terry Kath blows huge also.
I took this photo of Jimmy in SF back in the early 70's
(Notice the are Hagar Bell Slacks? hahaha)
True Jimmy can't be touched, in a league all his own, aside from Clapton
Yes, love the Clap!
(the guitarist not the disease hahah)
yes Jimmi Hendrix did lay the foundation....opps your talking about J. Page sorry ya Page had a few ggod things out he gets by, sorry I thought you where talking about a great SG player, never mind
Hendrix, an SG player?
wasn't he more of a Strat player?