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Jeff Beck (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by KRAZEhair, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. KRAZEhair

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    Jeff Beck Official Website

    Albums

    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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    Re: Jeff Beck

    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:

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    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.
     
  3. billtjr51

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    Re: Jeff Beck

    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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    Re: Jeff Beck

    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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    Re: Jeff Beck

    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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    Re: Jeff Beck

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

    Kino wrote:

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

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

    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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    Re: Jeff Beck

    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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    Re: Jeff Beck


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    Re: Jeff Beck

    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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