Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: Carlos Santana?
Ummm - I'm not a giant Santana fan (actually I'd rather sit in the garden and watch the grass growing), but couldn't the same criticism be laid at the feet of Chuck Berry, or Kieth Richards? Most of my friends who don't play guitar reckon every Satriani song sounds the same..... and every Malmsteen song DOES sound the same!!
It's not the riffs - they don't make songs, they embellish and enhance them - no normal person walks out of a gig singing the guitar breaks! Santana HAS written some seriously good songs... just, um, can't think of any of them right now ....