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Posted: 22 Jun 20, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benross wrote: Hey feel free to make me famous again buddy, but at least other folk on facebook have been warned about your bullying and rants.
i will tell more folk on social media about you and your Canadian puppet friend all about what you do to people on here and your own crap site ha ha ha


and you think it okay to repeatedly threaten violence?
"i am tracking him down and when i do he will be like a rabbit in the headlights"
you resort to violent threats because you haven't the basic intelligence to resolve a difference/engage with anyone who disagrees with you. you talk about bullies, but you are the bully.

strange how this place is almost dead, while our place is thriving. and you feel compelled to mention me on Facebook - where i don;t even have an account. you are definitely obsessed with me - if you weren't you'd keep your "rucks" in the relevant playground.

what will you do when Facebook finally bans you?

and why don't you explain to everyone why you registered to our forum...and exactly what your reasons were?





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Posted: 22 Jun 20, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey i am not going to answer to you because i am a big boy did you see my beard lol
Brenski you are a snowflake and need to get a life instead of drawing attention to yourself all the time god i know you love yourself dude but this is ridiculous the way you go on.
Oh and by the way i am on your new site and have been for 5 weeks, i used my cousins computer so i can spy on you and your mafia lol
If you can come back on here then i am doing the same on your new fake site lol
Happy days sucker lol


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Posted: 22 Jun 20, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benross wrote: Hey i am not going to answer to you because i am a big boy did you see my beard lol
you won't answer, because you know that would mean openly admitting your threat of violence.

Benross wrote: Oh and by the way i am on your new site and have been for 5 weeks, i used my cousins computer so i can spy on you and your mafia lol.
you say you won't answer me and then declare your reason as being for spying purposes. idiot. why would you need to "spy"? how pathetic an example of life you have become. and you can observe as much as you like, but as soon as you post anything, your guard will be down and you'll be deleted. even more pathetic that you go through the subterfuge of "using your cousins email address" - as we originally banned your email, username and IP address, in order to "spy on us" you'd need to visit your cousins house each time you wish to do so.
how old are you? eight? you've all the makings of a 1990 Benjamin Button. how utterly pathetic.

Benross wrote: If you can come back on here then i am doing the same on your new fake site lol Happy days sucker lol
i didn't "come back" - i never left, you idiot. i've been here 16 years - that's 10 more than you have...and no amount of your pathetic bullying will make me leave for good.




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Posted: 22 Jun 20, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hard to imagine Brian doing anything as innovative as this today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fO954zQ3Us

Only guitar players would vote for Vai as he pretty much writes for other guitar players. In contrast, Brian writes in a manner that connects with almost everyone. And there's the rub: if your music can't connect, it hardly matters to a general audience how good you are.


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Posted: 22 Jun 20, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, Vai is amazing... a fireworks show.

He changes guitars like 3 times a song. It's bizarre, interesting and fun most of the time... but I'll admit.. I haven't bought anything of his since The Ultra Zone. I bought his recent rerelease of the earlier demos and PASSION AND WARFARE re-release called MODERN PRIMITIVE... and unfortunately I've only seen him 3x. i missed the last GENERATION AXE tour.. but I've seen him twice at Nuno's jams in Hollyweird, and another time in Bev Hills for a Desmond Tutu benefit concert in which people from Incubus to Donovan performed (donovan hit the stage after 1am if I recall... the show was like 8 hours and great and varied... fucking loved it - though half the seats left once Incubus played - they did EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD)



back to point.

Vai is a wild orchestrator/scorer
you are right,, Brian's highest points had their mass appeal and daring.

But all in all, if someone's getting "the best"... even though I don't ENJOY about 50% of his work, that'd be Jeff Beck for sure. He's uniquely different, and has made a career making that guitar speak.

then again.. if you're looking for CONSISTENCY.. it's TONY IOMMI... the dude is the riffmeister... has never really done wrong. His work is underappreciated outside of "metal" audiences


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Posted: 23 Jun 20, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Brenski You are a looser buddy and i have full control of your new crap web site.
My Cousin does not live that far away so happy days for me and doom and gloom for you and your mafia bullies.
Not stop hijacking this thread and lets celebrate Brian as the greatest guitarist that has ever been !
Its official so we all know you will be moaning but many of us real Queen fans know Brian was the best for many many years.
I have my copy of "Total Guitar" Magazine and the feature is great on Brian.

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Posted: 23 Jun 20, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

matt z wrote:

Yeah, Vai is amazing... a fireworks show.

He changes guitars like 3 times a song. It's bizarre, interesting and fun most of the time... but I'll admit.. I haven't bought anything of his since The Ultra Zone. I bought his recent rerelease of the earlier demos and PASSION AND WARFARE re-release called MODERN PRIMITIVE... and unfortunately I've only seen him 3x. i missed the last GENERATION AXE tour.. but I've seen him twice at Nuno's jams in Hollyweird, and another time in Bev Hills for a Desmond Tutu benefit concert in which people from Incubus to Donovan performed (donovan hit the stage after 1am if I recall... the show was like 8 hours and great and varied... fucking loved it - though half the seats left once Incubus played - they did EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD)



back to point.

Vai is a wild orchestrator/scorer
you are right,, Brian's highest points had their mass appeal and daring.

But all in all, if someone's getting "the best"... even though I don't ENJOY about 50% of his work, that'd be Jeff Beck for sure. He's uniquely different, and has made a career making that guitar speak.

then again.. if you're looking for CONSISTENCY.. it's TONY IOMMI... the dude is the riffmeister... has never really done wrong. His work is underappreciated outside of "metal" audiences


Jeff beck is a very tasteful and skilled player. He can make the guitar talk.

Tommy Emmanuel is amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s78WCIJD734

In this video Josh Smith shreds the way Imagine I want to play in my head but I don't have the chops to put that into practice. I can't warm to Bonamassa. His playing lacks emotion and soul.

Overall though, if I had to choose the GOAT for a pointless and random poll like this one I'd say Jimi Hendrix. Most of the guitarists on the poll would probably also pick Hendrix, even though a lot of them are technically miles better.


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Posted: 23 Jun 20, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Many underrated guitarists i can think of are better than Clapton, Beck, Paige etc....
People like Andy Scott from The Sweet, Fast Eddie Clarke from Motorhead, & the brilliant Ian Bairnson from Pilot.

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Posted: 24 Jun 20, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

Tommy Emmanuel is amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s78WCIJD734

In this video Josh Smith shreds the way Imagine I want to play in my head but I don't have the chops to put that into practice. I can't warm to Bonamassa. His playing lacks emotion and soul.


Try Bonamassa's stuff with Beth Hart - this clip doesn't come near to showcasing him at his best.

All three of those players are marvellous in their own ways, but even while having fun in a foreign environment with a Tele instead of his trusty acoustic, Tommy is just from another universe.

Tommy, Chet Atkins, and Steve Howe are at the top of the heap, as their vocabulary of jazz, classical, Spanish, ragtime, and country - combined with their sense of expression - are simply unparalleled.

Ultimately it isn't a contest, as everyone brings something different to the table. But of all these guys, Tommy's mastery of the instrument combined with his warm and charming character almost certainly earns him the distinction of being the finest player alive.

This video of him playing his arrangement of Somewhere Over The Rainbow for a mesmerized Les Paul - a peer in that exclusive club of mastery and innovation - sheds any doubt in case there was any:



May's massive leaps forward in the world of orchestration have earned him all the accolades he has received, and he's ultimately up there with Hendrix, Page, Beck, Zappa, etc. But once Tommy Emmanuel enters the discussion along with cats like Segovia, Django, Paco de Lucia, Julian Bream, Lenny Breau, or Michael Hedges, then suddenly most of the rock players are left at the gate. But Brian is one of the few exceptions, because he's so much more than a rock player - he's a composer first, and nobody has come close to building on his advancements since. He's carved his own real estate, and it's nice to see him finally get some proper recognition for it.



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Posted: 25 Jun 20, 00:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great post ^

With the discussions on Queenchat, I was wondering where Steve Howe fit in with "great guitarists" ...


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Posted: 25 Jun 20, 21:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks.

Most people just don't get Steve Howe. He's over their heads. They just think faster is better, and write him off because his licks in Yours Is No Disgrace are "too cerebral" or something. But that's just one of a dozen things he does. A piece like Clap is something literally no other rock guy could've come up with. Maybe Rik Emmett from Triumph, or Mick Ronson - but that's about it.

And they still don't get Brian May. Hell, even Total Guitar, who ranked him at #1, don't even mention Good Company in that article, which is pretty well undeniably his crowning achievement.



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Posted: 26 Jun 20, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ahhh Wizard, beautiful guitar from Tommy! I have long been a fan of Segovia and Bream, and also Christopher Parkening. Although I believe my love for Parkening was more because I met him in my teens when my father had a master class with him and I thought he was very cute! Teen girl crush!




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Posted: 27 Jun 20, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May's crowning glory has got to be "Brighton Rock" because that was what Brian was all about rocking out !
"Good Company was not mentioned in The Total Guitar Magazine because its not what Brian was all about.
Brian is at heart a hard rock guitarist.

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Posted: 27 Jun 20, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pretty sure I read somewhere that the arrangement of God Save the Queen was an inspiration to Steve Vai.

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Posted: 27 Jun 20, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pretty sure I read somewhere that the arrangement of God Save the Queen was an inspiration to Steve Vai.

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Posted: 29 Jun 20, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benross wrote:

Brian May's crowning glory has got to be "Brighton Rock" because that was what Brian was all about rocking out !
"Good Company was not mentioned in The Total Guitar Magazine because its not what Brian was all about.
Brian is at heart a hard rock guitarist.


Gerry, you've clearly never listened to (or at least properly comprehended) the first five Queen albums, because if you did, you'd understand that his sense of artistry encompasses far more than "rocking out."



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Posted: 02 Jul 20, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benross wrote:

Always knew Brian was the greatest guitarist of them all.
He slaughters jimmy page, and the rest.
His sound is unique and his style of playing is so much more superior than any other guitarist you can think of.
Congrats to Brian !


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Posted: 02 Jul 20, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benross wrote:

Many underrated guitarists i can think of are better than Clapton, Beck, Paige etc....
People like Andy Scott from The Sweet, Fast Eddie Clarke from Motorhead, & the brilliant Ian Bairnson from Pilot.


So Page and Beck you think are overrated, yet they are both players that Brian a May looks up too.

You rate Eddie Clark yet he was a very one dimensional player, what he did he did well, but couldn't/ didn't do half of what Jeff Beck has done with the guitar.

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Benross wrote: Brian May's crowning glory has got to be "Brighton Rock" because that was what Brian was all about rocking out !
utter rubbish. as much as he likes to play rock music, he built his own guitar. can you imagine building your own car and only ever driving on one road? a ludicrous notion.

Benross wrote: Many underrated guitarists i can think of are better than Clapton, Beck, Paige etc....People like Andy Scott from The Sweet, Fast Eddie Clarke from Motorhead,
Andy Scott and Eddie Clarke better than Clapton, Beck and Paige [sic] ? in what laughable, oxygen-deprived world?
you spelled Page wrong - no surprise.

Benross wrote: Many underrated guitarists i can think of are better than Clapton, Beck, Paige etc....the brilliant Ian Bairnson from Pilot.
using "Pilot" as your frame of reference confirms the utterly superficial nature of your taste. instead of perhaps referring to Bairnson's quality work with Alan Parsons Project, Kate Bush, Yvonne Keeley, Joe Cocker and (oh yes) Eric Clapton (irony) - instead, you cite a band that had two radio-friendly pop hits in the 70s.

about par for your course eh, Gerry? ie, your other favourites...Abba, Suzi Q, Status Quo, Twisted Sister etc.
your posts are always worth a giggle - but never for the right reasons.



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Posted: 03 Jul 20, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Barney Kessel. I don't particularly love *what* he played much of the time, but that man was a total master of his instrument. Some of the greatest players in the world are from the jazz scene, but somehow, they always get left out - even though the musicians who do get named know them very well.


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