Joe Bonamassa - Talks Sense...

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  1. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    I'm no big fan of his playing, and haven't heard enough of it to critique him. What I have heard doesn't inspire me to run out and buy tix or a CD.

    Joe's amazing, don't get me wrong, he just leaves me high and dry. Someone earlier mentioned EJ being his friend. Johnson's playing hits my emotional spots. His notes twist my heart.

    No doubt for Joe's fans, he serves up stew by the ladle.
     
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    Death Incarnate Premium V.I.P. Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I'll start caring what Joe says when he writes music that has stirred my soul in the way pedal users have.
     
  3. Dilemma

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    Yup.
     
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    I haven't seen JB post on here since Greco pissed him off.
     
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    EJ is another guy I wanted to like. He’s incredible. I had Ah Music Viacom when I was a kid and loved it. I didint even know who he really was, but CoD was all over the classic rock station.
    But now I hear anything he plays and I just glass over after about 3-5min.
    Both of these guys I would pounce on tickets for their live shows, but their albums/YouTube stuff leaves me bored.
    It’s possible because I’m not trying to “learn anything” from them, like I do with Govt Mule, BlackBerry Smoke, etc.... Guys who do things that are classic but still innovate a little. I never wanted a flanger (thought they were ridiculous) until I heard the outro to “Towering Fool” by Mule. (Pedals!!!!)
    But I can listen to JoBo/EJ and hear a ton of stuff I could probably do with practice.
    I want to FEEL.
    I haven’t listened to everything they’ve done, but even Eric Clapton’s recent blues stuff has taught me a few more things than JB ever did.
    Anyway, I gotta poop.
     
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  7. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    No. I'm constantly looking for new tools. I'm spartan live- I use one cord+ one SS amp+ one Strat+ One Fuzz or Od. Here is Joe's,
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    I'm buying an army of oddball amps. I bought three this year, maybe four if I can find a Legend Rock and Roll at the Philly show. I want a Data Corrupter. I'm an artiste, I work in the lint, why limit myself and why mock "soundscapists?" Poor form.
     
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    You're right, my omission. Sorry, I don't pray at the alter of joe.
     
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  9. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    I don't pray at the altar of any player. Segovia is the player I most respect. I enjoy JB's playing.
     
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  10. Crotch

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    I'm not here to argue for or against Joe because it's something that is more played out on this forum than pickguard on/off or string guage. I've enjoyed his music for 10+ years. I will say only one thing. He's not an album musician. In fact I can honestly say I've listened to maybe 10 hours of album music in 10 years. His shows, on the other hand, are incredible. I've been to 5 and plan on going to the next one in my area when it comes around. Way different experience. It actually took me seeing him to become a fan.

    I feel the same way about most, guitar first, musicians. Live is just a different experience. Also black country communion is pretty good. But I also like Glen Hughes.
     
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    I like my pedals. Without them, I'm just noodling. :acoustic: With them, I'm playing pedal enhanced noodling. Different thing altogether. :jam:
     
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  14. Dilemma

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    I didn't really care for this guy much until I watched It Might Get Loud. I came away with a whole new appreciation for what he does. I also came away thinking Jack White was a punk.
     
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    I don't care for a lot of U2 material, but Edge is an innovator with rhythm and effects. I said this before somewhere, but without him, U2 is a coffee house band.
     
  17. Tim Fezziwig

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    T, he was here once, I "got into it" with him. Dave told me to "button up." I like Joe, I think he is trying to add some "heel" to his image. He can be bland at times.
     
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  18. Thumpalumpacus

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    I get a lot of feel from EJ's playing. His singing, not so much at all. But he has these notes that tug at me.

    I don't think there's a dichotomy between technique and feel. Some players have it, and some don't, no matter how talented they are. If I were to lay one knock against EJ, it's that his "grooves" are very staid ... he's no funky monkey. Too in-the-pocket.

    It's just a different feel.
     
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    I came away just the opposite. I thought edge looked lost while they were playing songs together and Jack white looked to be the best player of all 3 of them. I never listened to a lick of jack white prior to that.
     
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  20. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Yeah, I've seen him post in a couple of threads. Decent guy, and I like that he talks (virtually) to his fan-base.

    Still wish he'd give us a Proper Friday Night, damn it.
     

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