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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by freebyrd 69, Aug 15, 2017.
Slash and VW and First Act.
Its turned out quite a day, has'nt it
Gibson is not selling bibles. They are in the business of selling dreams of becoming a rockstar.
Who is the first person you see When you do a google-image search of "Gibson guitar"?
I had to go scrolling past a lot of Gibsons but you're right, by God....
first image with a person in it...
Alternatively, if you Bing it, you just get laughed at.
this came up for me
Well if you call at 2 am Adriana will answer
And at 4 am no one will answer
"Aw, man... autocorrect changed "Fibsin" to "douche...."
What a shame that Gibson can't find a superstar axe-slinger whose heyday was more recent than the First Gulf War. (And playing a replica at that)
To put that into perspective: the NFL stars contemporary with GNR's superstardom were Boomer Esiason, John Riggins, Jerry Rice and Steve Young. The NBA beasts were Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Pat Ewing. Wayne Gretzky ruled hockey, and Cal Ripken was baseball's best-known player. On TV Captain Picard was boldly going, Frasier Crane was still in Boston, Al Bundy was alternately disappointing and insulting Peg, and the Simpsons were still cartoon shorts inserted into the Tracey Ullman Show. Prince was short, purple, weird, and using his real name. In that galaxy far, far away the Flannel One had yet to soil his legacy with godawful prequels. Diana Spencer was still Princess of Wales.
And that was the LAST time there was a guitar god associated closely with a Gibson (or "Gibson") instrument.
It probably depends on your criteria for guitar god. Also, there's the obvious truth that guitar music doesn't rule the airwaves, ever since stupid music took over.
While I think the "Global Ambassador" title is probably a bit overboard, your comparisons don't make sense. First off, Slash is still playing, making, AND writing music. If you want to dismiss that, check out Nike. "Air Jordan's" are still alive and well. Look at record sales for Prince......and he's dead. All of the shows you mentioned are going strong on re-runs.
In reality I can't really comment on Slash because I have never met him & spent time talking to him.
He might be a good bloke or he might be a dickhead for all I know.
Looks like a fine upstanding citizen from what I can see. I mean who doesn't want to have a fag hanging out of your mouth in pics most of the time.
The late Michael Jackson certainly felt immense joy hearing Slash play a Solo on the same stage with him.
What I do think is funny is that he became what he became playing a Replica not a real Gibson. I think that is hilarious.
As for Gibson, well apart from the little people working there (who I do care about) I don't give a toss anymore. Just the fact that Hand Job & Hand Job Jnr. are running it makes me thrilled that I won't ever buy another new Gibson product again.
There is zero point, each time I play one of my custom Guitars they are light years ahead of anything Gibson makes, so no more Hand Jobs for me fellas (not that anyone cares).
I wonder if HJ & Slash will come out with a Richlite Guitar now........"have a Slash & a HJ with your new Richlite".
Ouch, man Henry needs to do a course in how to smile & pose for photos.
I laughed so hard it hurt
On a roll!
And Besides being a 5h1t Lord I'm also the Lord God Turnip. And still I can't get a soap box like TheX, a trophy or a freaking piece of cake.
If Slash's heyday was 26 years ago, and that somehow makes him "irrelevant", what does that make "Les Paul"?
The last time Les was "relevant", Rock Around the Clock was the number one album, and the humbucker hadn't been installed in a Les Paul, yet.
Why are people opposed to Gibson having some success, and Slash being associated with Gibson?
If Clapton were made "Global Ambassador" for Fender, would they be bashing him and Andy Mooney over at Strat-Talk?
Just how much Political clout do you people thing "Gibson's Global Ambassador" brings one?