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Re: (TV) Keith, Sterling, and Fred "Sonic" Smith
Some of my favourite guitarists are one trick ponies! How about Johnny
Thunders, Mick Ronson, Neil Young... they all had only one trick, it just
happened to be a very good one.
And I'm not so sure about the importance of vibrato. It's a very blues thing,
and I kind of like the people who got away from that a bit -- Andy Gill, for
instance, doesn't really do vibrato, and Quine doesn't seem to use it much. I
don't remember Richard Thompson doing it very much either.
One of the best guitarists around at the moment, I think, is Graham Coxon from
Blur. Very imaginative rhythm playing, and crosses over into solos in clever ways.
> > very easily, those trills and pull off's that Kramer does are a cheap
> > attempt at being a speed demon. Those are fundamental tricks that every
> > beginner
> > guitarist learns. No more interesting than say, Alvin Lee
> > or Mark farner from Grand Funk. Wayne is/was a one trick pony. He used those
> > trills and pull off's to death. Give me Fred "Sonic" Smith anyday. Not even
> > remotely close to the vibratos of Green, Hendrix, and even Richard Lloyd.
> > If you listen to Wayne Kramer, he has no vibrato in his guitar playing. In
> > essence, if you have no vibrato you're nothing. The vibrato is everything
> > and is what distinguishes one guitar player from the next. Otherwise, how
> > could
> > they all fall in? M T C
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