Jeff Beck

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Friend of Fred
May 28, 2013
5,059
Savannah, GA
Jeff Beck played this track on Ozzy’s latest album. The recordings are so overly produced nowadays it’s hard for me to listen to but I thought the pairing came off surprisingly good.
 

Robbie

Friend of Fred
Jun 17, 2013
5,867
Sarnia Ontario Canada
While a good portion of Jeff Beck’s catalogue leaves me lukewarm I have a huge degree of respect and admiration for his skill on the instrument.

I did see him once and I enjoyed most of it but left part way through his set. KebMo and Santana opened for him that night which I think says a lot on its own.
 

Lucky Jim

Gretschie
Oct 16, 2020
253
Kent, England
@drmilktruck
Watch him break his in Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-up.
I have some background story to that: Antonioni wanted The Who for that scene in Blow Up but he couldn't get them for contractural reasons. At that time my older brother's band played support to The Who so their manager, who was well connected, persuaded Antonioni to audition them for the part. The audition took place in a room above a large pub on Brixton Hill, South London near the prison. Antonioni turned up with a small entourage looking very much like mafiosa. The band performed a couple of songs which were not what he wanted. He thought they would perform just like the who including instrument smashing, which of course they didn't want to do.

Antonioni may have auditioned other bands but settled on the Yardbirds who got the part in the film, which amounted to little more than background music in a club scene. Jeff Beck was obviously talked into smashing a guitar but unlike Pete Townshend who smashed at least one decent quality electric guitar at each performance (including trying to smash my brother's Gibson 335) Jeff was given a cheap archtop guitar to smash which was just a wee bit embarrassing. I wonder how he felt about that.
 

nickurso

Gretschified
Dec 24, 2012
11,895
New Orleans la.
I agree with everything Rick said. Jeff is incredible. Inspiring just to watch him even if im
Not learning what he’s playing, just watching makes me want to play better and be more “out there” with my playing
 


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