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And thankfully, with it the era of hair metal. But the principle remains the same to this day. I'd rather listen to something simple but interesting than something complex but boring. To me, Neil Young is a more exciting guitarist than Yngwie Malmsteen, but Yngwie is obviously technically more gifted. It's not because Young is less technical that I like his work more, but because Yngwie's work is too perfect, too clinical, to really affect me. My favourite solo of all time is David Gilmour's in "Comfortably Numb" - not too simple, not too complex, but not a note out of place and a perfect melding of the solo to the song.

I'm also neither American nor able to remember the likes of VH and the Crue the first time around, so I neither have any real feeling for whatever impact that scene might have had at the time, nor have I been impacted by any nostalgic feeling towards the era. And my opinions might be tainted greatly by "Jump", which is very dated and lame, and lumped in commonly with the likes of "The Final Countdown".
 
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Yngwie and Neil? Come on "man" This isn't where it's at.

I wouldn't be snide but for your absurd "solo" post.
....keyboard please.....no make that two keyboards....cause I may have a flashback....

...sweet jaysus !.....you just said...."I wouldn't be snide"...."but for" !?!?.....dude are you kidding me !? ....you breath in snide, you breath out snide, damn you probably fart snide, that being said its a huge part of your considerable charm.....now I'm not saying that's bad cause when blutto grow up he want to be snidely just like you...right now blutto just loud mouth jerk but blutto has aspirations eh...full bore snidelyhood is what he craves....we could even be like a team , like super heroes or something....we could level entire independent coffee shops full of deep thinkers by unleashing snide bombs....we would be great....

The Snidely Gang....I'm digging it :D ....watcha think...?....

...as for that solo thingee....Typo and Neil ?....you're absolutely right, not really the best comparo....primordial sludge vs musical diarrhea....smelly no matter how you cut it....though I'll give it to Neil, good Canadian kid, eh, tough in the corners....and he plays the spaces better....

Cheers
 
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Hey, you let the Kylie off repeat?
....yeah, lost my lodestar....now spinning out of control and reaching frantically for flotsam.....into Blur now, and if that fails hoping Coldplay will save me....

Cheers
 
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Snide is for gratuitous arguments.

You have great A string riffs, let's hear them?
....Mickey Baker, Grant Green, Tiny Grimes, Al Casey, Jody Harris, Peter Green, James Burton, Albert Lee, Jimmy Bryant, Ernest Ranglin, Lowman Pauling, James Calvin Wilsey, Hubert Sumlin, Richard Thompson, Robbie Robertson, Chet Atkins, Lennie Breau, Jack Wilkins, T-Bone Walker have all had musical moments that I have greatly enjoyed....and there is a whack of others....

....Richards was/is a good rhythm player in a great band....and if you want to score it the third best player to have been in that band...and truth be known was never drawn to that band much in the first place....really more of a Monkees kinda guy, you know, all pop, all the time.....now that was a band eh !....all attitude, little or no chops....a true pioneering precursor thingee to what followed....

Cheers
 
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More oldies. It was tongue in cheek and I don't rank musicians. Sounds like. Bike racing.
...yeah oldies, or to put it another way, players who have stood the test of time....

....curious, which players in the more recent past/present have impressed you ?....

Cheers
 
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I'll think on it. Meanwhile, speaking of the 80s, great Canadians and nostalgia

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9f06QZCVUHg

Kurt Vile from a few pages back. Chris Forsyth.
....do note that nostalgia is significantly different from nausea ( Adams is really technicolour yawn inducing....though he did somehow manage to get an Oscar....that being said Obama did get a Nobel.... :surprised: )....most definitely not as good as The Monkees.....

....funnily, speaking of vomit, this came up on YouTube just after that Adams dreck you posted....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk

Cheers
 

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