Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
No doubt Alvin Lee had very impressive raw energy and drive ... I really like Alvin Lee and Ten Years After. But he was a kinda sloppy player, and used some "tricks" ... well "tricks" is not the right word, but similar to Neil Young, he did simple things that SOUND complicated if you know what I mean
BTW ... Neil Young has gotta be technically the worst guitar player in popular music.
I think I'm gonna get some incoming here ... better go get LABF
Now you deserve a kick in the balls. I don't even know what you mean by "technically." I mean, who gives a ****? I guess the people that go to concerts and worry about technique are the same ones telling everybody else to sit down. I was never a big Neil Young fan, but a friend of my mine who is, once came up and handed me a ticket and said, "You're going to go with me and see Neil Young live." One of the best shows I've ever seen. Rock and Roll is not for technicians. Good rock and roll comes from the gut.
PS, you know there are some people out there who say Randy California was the best guitar player ever. I don't agree with that, but he influenced a lot of people, including Hendrix.