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Night Flight

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  1. What exactly does this have to do with their guitar playing? If that's part of your criteria it's no wonder you are lost.... Page doesn't sing at all, shouldn't that hurt his ranking as a guitarist in your twisted mind? This has become the most retarded thread ever... (well almost...)
  2. Excellent post Machine Gun is just a display of the endless possibilities of the guitar. The thing is that Jimi was the only one who could conceive it, and then pull it off. Hearing Hendrix is just the tip of the iceberg seeing the ease and flair in which he does it brings it to a whole new level. Stevie Ray is another example of a guy who was one with the guitar, like it was part of his body. Hendrix gets hurt in these discussions because 3/4 of his music has never been played on the radio, whereas virtually everyone is familiar with the entire Zeppelin catalog. We have all heard Pur
  3. I meant it was too late for you to say "Before I piss everyone off"
  4. I'm not arguing either as it would be absurd to diminish the talent of any musician who has made it like the ones being mentioned. Page is obviously a phenomenal guitar player and composer. I had a guitar teacher tell me once that Page is the most "clever" guitarist ever. He was referring to his ability to come up with the most catchy riffs that made you wonder why nobody else came up with it first. I always thought that to be the most apt description of Jimmy I'd ever heard. I think the thing with Hendrix was that he was doing things live and in studio that nobody had even thought of befo
  5. I agree to some extent, but I think their opinion on the matter carries a bit more weight than yours or mine. Those guys were his peers, in the business at the same time trying to make a buck in the same market. When Hendrix was playing they were all showing up to watch. He just blew their minds and I heard each one of them say that consistently. I saw an interview with Townshend where he said he blew off a Who gig just to go see Hendrix play. If that isn't convincing enough I don't know what is. That would be the equivalent of the CEO of Ford buying a Chevy. Like you said, everyone is
  6. Please read the answer closer, and it had nothing to do with being humble. Page: Well, let's see, we've lost the best guitarist any of us ever had and that was Hendrix. "Any of us" means exactly that, it has nothing to do with nationality. Page answered the question honestly, and I would bet anything he would give the same answer today. Since Hendrix became famous in the UK first, he was considered one of their own anyway. There was no doubt who was the best in the minds of every guitar player of that era, and I'm positive if you asked Beck, Clapton, Gilmour, Townshend, or anyone el
  7. 1975 interview reprinted in the current Rolling Stone. Cameron Crowe: Do you have any favorite American guitarists? Page: Well, let's see, we've lost the best guitarist any of us ever had and that was Hendrix. Nuff said....
  8. It's crazy bro, one guy and it sounds like three or four are playing at the same time. Obviously it's all a matter of taste, but this guy could share the stage with anybody.
  9. Just to show how subjective these "best guitarist" discussions can be. There are tons of mind blowing guitar players out there that many of you have probably never even heard of. Talent? Innovation? Technical skills? Here is a dose of reality. Stanley Jordan Don't forget to pick your jaw up off the floor.
  10. I'll put it this way, if you asked Clapton, Beck, Townshend, Gilmour, or any legendary guitar player of the era who was the best, Jimmy Page wouldn't be the answer. Certainly in the top 5, but not the best. (Not the best showman either, not by a long shot)
  11. As of right now Led Zeppelin does not exist at Ticketmaster US. If you do an artist search there is no result for Led Zeppelin. Since it has been this way for years, if suddenly they become an active band at Ticketmaster, get ready because it's on.
  12. Oh really? I'm sure touring with Jimmy and performing Zeppelin songs during his solo shows have made everyone forget that he was the frontman of LZ... The Zeppelin connection is good for album sales and helps fill the arena, and nobody knows it better than Plant.
  13. Definitely a nice move for the Angels. I know what you mean about OCab but you got Garland out of the deal and pitching is vital in the AL. I don't think the Angels are finished dealing yet either... They are going to be scary good in 08.
  14. Don't be surprised if you are called out in the eventual "I told you so" thread.
  15. Central NJ, grew up in Woodbridge Twp but had been living in Somerset for 10 years before heading to Florida.
  16. I grew up in Jersey and lived there until 7 months ago, which is basically the equivalent of purgatory for a Red Sox fan. The way I see it, I'm entitled to at least 30 years of payback for all the shite I endured from Yankee fans. I intend to collect... Edit: Yankee fans still whining about the bugs (I look at it as "divine intervention")
  17. I'm thinking that Robert's hang up is the prospect of posing and posturing through 20 minute solos like in the old days. It's one thing to do it in your 20's but in your 50's it's somewhat laughable. He's alluded to this in a few fairly recent interviews so I think it must be somewhat of a concern to him. The solution: Shave down the "Dazed" and No Quarter jams to studio album length, scrap Moby Dick, and I'll see you in 08.
  18. Go Sox indeed They will be even better this year, Dice K & Ellsbury have some MLB experience under their belt. Pedroia the reigning ROY, Buchholz & Lester, possibly in the rotation, Drew should bounce back (could he possibly be worse). Make a nice trade for Coco and I'd say they are the odds on favorite to repeat. The Yanks are a trainwreck...
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