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Old 08-06-2008, 10:12 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:25 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I saw an interview with Eric Clapton and he said he almost gave up the guitar after seeing SRV play,he said"what's the point knowing there is someone like SRV out there"True story.
I kinda wish he would've.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:43 PM   #53 (permalink)
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He was great on guitar, both electric and acoustic. Had he lived longer I think he would have made the jump into jazz, he was playing some jazz and blues, and had the best hands ever on guitar.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:07 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Johnny Winter is better.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:34 AM   #56 (permalink)
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From what I`ve read, SRV sounds like a really nice guy; a sincere performer with a deep commitment to his music,an enviable guitar technique and the good sense to stay accessible to his audience.

Sad then that I have to go along with some of the negative comments on this thread.The Texas Flood album, for instance, has some great playing but always leaves me wanting something more. The problem, in my opinion, is the short-and-sweet format of the songs : a lot of them are only 3 mins long and include lyrics that distract from the guitar work. Maybe that`s down to the record company trying to shoe-horn SRV into their idea of a palatable formula, or maybe it`s down to my limited tolerance for banal lyrics.

Whatever the case, perhaps someone can suggest an SRV album where the guitar solos open out a bit more, in the style of Tin Pan Alley or Lenny ? In return, if you like languid, lengthly explorations of electric blues, I can strongly recommend Roy Buchanan. His Second Album and Millenium Collection feature 6-minute instrumentals of poignant, hard-edged, searing guitar that take you so far out from the main tune that you forget which track you`re listening to - and I guess that is what I`ve never yet got from SRV.

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:15 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:36 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I personally like him. Sure, he wasn't very innovative, but innovation gets to be a bit annoying for me. As long as the songs are composed well and the music sounds good, then I don't care. I DO appreciate innovation and I love a lot of innovative bands, but I don't think it should be the primary factor. As for SRV... he was an amazing guitarist and he brought back the blues during a time when music was, in my opinion, horrible. Also, he is the ONLY musician I know that has ever improved a Jimi Hendrix song (i.e. his version of "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return").
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:38 AM   #60 (permalink)
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IMO He wasn't a great/original songwriter, but man, could he play a guitar.
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