Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Gainesville, FL
Jeff Beck appreciation
maybe i'm just old school but i was messing around yesterday and hit Led Boots with my rig and it just gave me goose bumps. i had the good fortune of seeing an amazing show last NAMM that included a bunch of MONSTER players i grew up listening to (i graduated High School in '89). here's a list of some of the guys who played that night and most ended up playing together for a finale at the end of the night (pls excuse me if i misspell anyones' name):
Nuno Bettencort (Extreme - Population One)
George Lynnch (Dokken - Lynnch Mob)
"Snake" Sabo (Skid Row)
Warren Dimartini (Ratt)
Neil Zaza (not someone i grew up with but he was awesome)
Michael Anthony (VH)
Perry Farrel (Janes' Addiction)
Dick Dale and son
Yngwie Malmsteen (and band - didn't join the jam - when everyone was trying to find him for the end of the night jam, George said under his breath, "tell him there are doughnuts on the stage and that'll get him out here!" - i about peed myself laughing! because i was standing at George's feet is the only reason i heard him say it)
drummer from Living Color (can't remember his name)
singer for Yes - Nuno sung a little with him - "Seen All Good People" - how cool!!!!
at one point Nuno took off his guitar and asked "who wants to jam?" and held it out offering it to the crowd. i tried my hardest to be the one that got to jam with this group of players but a guy that couldn't even play "Communication Breakdown" got his mits on it first. that could have been the moment of a lifetime. i got picks from most of the players and the actual hand written set list so the night still goes down in infamy with me forever.
now back to Jeff Beck. they had Led Boots on the set list for one of the end of the night jams and Nuno was the only guy who knew it. George didn't have a clue. i was coming out of my skin wanting to play it with them as i learned it 15yrs ago and have always loved it as well as Freeway Jam and many other Beck jams.
i guess one of my points is, am i on the fringe of old school guitarists or is Jeff Beck NOT one of the guys that you consider to be in the long chain of guitarists that inspires new/old guitar players just like Jimmy Page, Jimie Hendrix and all the other players that people love to learn their songs and licks when you are trying to forge your own style?
i have a DD20 delay pedal that will sample and loop up to 23 seconds of playing among the other things it does and i spent over an hour yesterday playing the riffs from Led Boots and then playing over them. i have a Synth Wah pedal (Digitech) that gets a very cool synth sound that sounds so much like the synth tones on those older Beck albums. i was playing the keyboard solos and Jeff's solos with a huge grin on my face. i would like to record me playing it just for fun and share it. we'll see if i can pull it off sometime soon - it was just soo much fun. am i alone in this stuff?
Music is something bigger and greater than myself and I'm just glad to be a part of it. -TJ
A wise man once told me, "never discuss politics or religion in a disco enviroment" -Frank Zappa
Last edited by screamndemon69; 01-23-2006 at 10:07 AM.