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Old 03-19-2006, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1968 Truth
1969 Beck-Ola
1971 Rough and Ready
1972 Jeff Beck Group
1973 Beck, Bogert & Appice
1975 Blow by Blow
1976 Wired
1980 There and Back
1985 Flash
1989 Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop
1992 Frankie's House
1993 Crazy Legs
1999 Who Else!
2001 You Had It Coming
2003 Jeff
2010 Emotion & Commotion


WOW. My brother has talked to me a few times about this guy's guitar, but I never really paid attention to his advice. My mistake. I'm listening to Play With Me off of his album Wired, and I am blown away. This guys is really something. I started listening to his album Jeff, which was a little too industrial for me. Any one else a Jeff Beck fan? Got any recommendations?

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Old 09-16-2009, 07:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I never followed Jeff Beck before his solo career, so I cant vouch for anything before the "Blow by Blow" album.

IMO, "There and Back"(1980) is his best solo album:



Star Cycle

Too Much to Lose

You Never Know

The Pump

El Becko

The Golden Road

Space Boogie

The Final Peace

There's the entire album if you want to listen to it! This album is more instrumental, and that seems to suit my tastes. The Final Peace is a true highlight of Becks talents from the album. The first three songs on the album feature Jan Hammer as keyboardist, but I much prefer Tony Hymas on keyboards.
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I think Jeff Beck is at his best when he is just jamming live. I saw him in Austin Tx in the mid 70's. Outstanding!
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Jeff Beck is a fascinating rock guitarist. He seemed to prefer a low-profile career over being in a hugely successful band. I think the debut album Truth is probably the best album he ever did with the Jeff Beck Group. Beck-Ola sounds a bit half-assed to my ears (two Elvis covers and two lackluster intrumentals pad out the disc). I'd stick with the single-disc retrospective which has highlights from all his albums through 1989. Blow By Blow and Wired are the two masterpieces, all instrumental.
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I only know "Hi Ho Silver Lining" which I think is a pretty good song which he did just after he left the Yardbirds. He was good with the Yardbirds too - majority of their hits I believe came while Jeff Beck was Lead Guitar (replacing Eric Clapton around the time their first big hit came - "For Your Love" in 1965.).
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Beck is one of the three kings of guitar, next to Clapton and Page. Amazing guitarist.
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Kino wrote:

Beck is one of the three kings of guitar, next to Clapton and Page. Amazing guitarist.

That is so biased! You do realise of course that according to you, the top 3 kings of guitar were all in The Yardbirds! Yeah bugger Hendrix! :ohyeah:

Hmmm, I guess this calls for some signature songs from the three:

Clapton - Too Much Monkey Business (Five Live Yardbirds/Live Blueswailing July '64)

Beck - Jeff's Boogie (Roger The Engineer)

Page - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago (Single)
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That is so biased!
But how can any opinion not be biased? You may disagree (which would of course be a reflection of your own biases), but to say that someone else's opinion is "biased" is really saying nothing at all.

Admittedly, Jeff Beck is my own favourite guitarist but based on surveys of classic rock fans' opinions, I'd say he ranks about fifth (right behind Peter Townshend but just ahead of Ritchie Blackmore) in popularity among classic rock fans.




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kino wrote:

beck is one of the three kings of guitar, next to clapton and page. Amazing guitarist.

that is so biased! You do realise of course that according to you, the top 3 kings of guitar were all in the yardbirds! Yeah bugger hendrix! :ohyeah:

hmmm, i guess this calls for some signature songs from the three:

clapton - too much monkey business (five live yardbirds/live blueswailing july '64)

beck - jeff's boogie (roger the engineer)

page - happenings ten years time ago (single)

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somebody recently told me about Jeff Beck and said he was one of the best they have ever heard, and talked about his yardbird days
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