[Slowhand] Re: EC learning his chops
mowdamowda at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 13 17:52:26 EDT 2006
Just to clarify, though I thought I made it clear.
I'm not suggesting Eric in The Yardbirds was the same as Eric with Mayall.
My response was to what Garret was suggesting regarding his guitar playing:
"it in no way stood out from anyone else really at that time."
I think it did, comparing what Eric did in '64 to what other guitarists did
Yes, Jimmy Page played on 98% of all studio recordings from 1964, but if I
the guitar on Baby Please Don't Go or You Really Got Me to Eric's 3 minutes
I see more than someone just playing a guitar part.
As for The Yardbirds' singles from 1964, they may not warrant constant
rotation on one's
playlist, but what Eric does in his limited spotlight, I think stands out
from what others
were doing in 1964.
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