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(That Eric Alper)   Some 13-year-old kid named Jimmy Page plays guitar on a BBC talent show in 1957   (thatericalper.com) divider line 73
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2013-06-24 04:28:54 PM
He'll fly like a lead balloon.
 
2013-06-24 05:25:13 PM
Is the guy in the glasses the father of the Proclaimers?

/and how the hell did this one show escape the great BBC video purges?
 
2013-06-24 06:37:19 PM
He's a f*cking time traveler?!!?
 
2013-06-24 06:38:06 PM
Oh.

Ohhhhhhh.
 
2013-06-24 07:03:19 PM

FirstNationalBastard: /and how the hell did this one show escape the great BBC video purges?


That didn't start until 1967
 
2013-06-24 07:03:55 PM
www.demotivationalposters.org
 
2013-06-24 07:11:08 PM
how awkward was the host?
 
2013-06-24 07:21:26 PM
 
2013-06-24 07:21:49 PM

colinspooky: how awkward was the host?


Better question: Bigger dork - the host or the lead singer?
 
2013-06-24 07:27:34 PM
Heh, this has been circulating in trader/bootleg circles for years. Never thought to post it here. Enjoy your well deserved greelight, subby.
 
2013-06-24 07:31:01 PM

Earguy: Heh, this has been circulating in trader/bootleg circles for years. Never thought to post it here. Enjoy your well deserved greelight, subby.



it shows up about once a year, albeit hosted on different sites so i guess it is technically "different".  speaking of famously recurring greenlights, i haven't seen the "Piasanculo" video for at least a month.  we're overdue.  HOLE-RAIGGHHHH?
 
2013-06-24 07:56:59 PM
Playing something he stole from an obscure bluesman?

*ducks*
 
2013-06-24 07:59:51 PM
Whatever happened to Jimmy's biological research?
 
2013-06-24 08:01:54 PM
Nice one.  He was a champ even then.

I love a good early British telly moment, since they show how they were managing to get it back together after the desolation from WW 2.  Love listen to 50s Brit records on YouTube as well, from Petula Clark, the Stargazers and so forth ...
 
2013-06-24 08:02:51 PM
Is this where I suggest people go watch It Might Get Loud if they haven't already?  It's interesting seeing three completely different philosophies of playing guitar. There's the technical mastery of Page, the electronic wizardry of Edge, and the bare bones sound of White.
 
2013-06-24 08:03:41 PM

StrikitRich: Whatever happened to Jimmy's biological research?


I hear ya.  I'm sick of hearing about Brian May's badger stuff.  Still love Queen, but gimme a break.
 
2013-06-24 08:06:07 PM

NeoCortex42: t's interesting seeing three completely different philosophies of playing guitar. There's the technical mastery of Page, the electronic wizardry of Edge, and the bare bones sound of White.


that was pretty good but didn't live up to what i hoped it would be (because, you know, i'm a world famous guitar icon!).  i really liked the Page and U2 stuff but I though Jack White was out of his league.  of course, ther'es others arguing echo pedal dude was out of his league, who cares.

there was more talking versus playing, but it was still cool. i guess i thought it would be more like, "show me ___ riff", "ok sure, check this out".  there was some of that but not as much as i guess i'd have liked.
 
2013-06-24 08:20:13 PM

NeoCortex42: Is this where I suggest people go watch It Might Get Loud if they haven't already?  It's interesting seeing three completely different philosophies of playing guitar. There's the technical mastery of Page, the electronic wizardry of Edge, and the bare bones sound of White.


I'll take Jack White's bare bones sound over this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ7jdR-uG9c
 
2013-06-24 08:24:32 PM

rickythepenguin: NeoCortex42: t's interesting seeing three completely different philosophies of playing guitar. There's the technical mastery of Page, the electronic wizardry of Edge, and the bare bones sound of White.

that was pretty good but didn't live up to what i hoped it would be (because, you know, i'm a world famous guitar icon!).  i really liked the Page and U2 stuff but I though Jack White was out of his league.  of course, ther'es others arguing echo pedal dude was out of his league, who cares.

there was more talking versus playing, but it was still cool. i guess i thought it would be more like, "show me ___ riff", "ok sure, check this out".  there was some of that but not as much as i guess i'd have liked.


I actually came away from that with a greater respect for Jack White.  Douchebag wearing funny clothes? SURE.  NO argument.  But I'm cool with his approach to musics.

/I've argued echo pedal dude was out of his league  ;)  The Edge just ain't my bag.
 
2013-06-24 08:26:15 PM
Right on, right on
 
2013-06-24 08:30:18 PM

mekkab: rickythepenguin: NeoCortex42: t's interesting seeing three completely different philosophies of playing guitar. There's the technical mastery of Page, the electronic wizardry of Edge, and the bare bones sound of White.

that was pretty good but didn't live up to what i hoped it would be (because, you know, i'm a world famous guitar icon!).  i really liked the Page and U2 stuff but I though Jack White was out of his league.  of course, ther'es others arguing echo pedal dude was out of his league, who cares.

there was more talking versus playing, but it was still cool. i guess i thought it would be more like, "show me ___ riff", "ok sure, check this out".  there was some of that but not as much as i guess i'd have liked.

I actually came away from that with a greater respect for Jack White.  Douchebag wearing funny clothes? SURE.  NO argument.  But I'm cool with his approach to musics.

/I've argued echo pedal dude was out of his league  ;)  The Edge just ain't my bag.


One of my favorite parts of the film is when Edge plays one of his intros with and without the effects. He just has this look on his face like he realizes how ridiculous it is that he gets away with barely playing anything, yet sounding impressive.
 
2013-06-24 08:33:14 PM
mekkab: 

 The Edge just ain't my bag.

All of U2 is over rated crap but I love Zep 1, 2, and 3 regardless of the stolen songs.  At the time they came out I hadn't heard any of the original versions.  I am old and white and had no computer back then.

Nice find stubby.
 
2013-06-24 08:33:18 PM
First time I heard that song it was played by Flatt and Scruggs.
 
2013-06-24 08:37:00 PM
If I played guitar I'd be Jimmy Page...
 
2013-06-24 08:40:12 PM
I'd be Joe Walsh or Weird Al.  Wait ...
 
2013-06-24 08:41:16 PM
Didn't anyone tell him that guitar groups were on the way out?
 
2013-06-24 08:49:36 PM

wildcardjack: Didn't anyone tell him that guitar groups were on the way out?


Because boy bands were on the way up?
 
2013-06-24 08:54:25 PM

mudpants: mekkab:  The Edge just ain't my bag.

All of U2 is over rated crap but I love Zep 1, 2, and 3 regardless of the stolen songs.  At the time they came out I hadn't heard any of the original versions.  I am old and white and had no computer back then.

Nice find stubby.


Zep III is the second record I bought myself, right after it was released. Yes, I'm old too.
 
2013-06-24 08:56:38 PM

New Age Redneck: Playing something he stole from an obscure bluesman?

*ducks*


...who stole it from an obscure bluesman, who stole it from an obscure bluesman...

It's all borrowed from somewhere.  Old and dirty and all that.

Maybe stay down, though.  As a matter of fact...

(typed real fast): F*cktheEdge.

*grabs popcorn, runs for cover*
 
2013-06-24 09:00:20 PM

colinspooky: how awkward was the host?


I like the host. Teens can be terrible on camera. He knew their interests, he kept up the questions and kept them talking.
 
2013-06-24 09:03:25 PM

StrikitRich: Whatever happened to Jimmy's biological research?


Still no cure for cancer.
 
2013-06-24 09:04:28 PM

StrikitRich: Whatever happened to Jimmy's biological research?


He would later embark on decades of chemical "research"
 
2013-06-24 09:15:53 PM

NeoCortex42: Is this where I suggest people go watch It Might Get Loud if they haven't already?  It's interesting seeing three completely different philosophies of playing guitar. There's the technical mastery of Page, the electronic wizardry of Edge, and the bare bones sound of White.


Then I must suggest all watch _Sound City_.  The only Britisher was that McCartney guy, but high-quality fun.
 
2013-06-24 09:24:32 PM
Forget the guitar playing - he was actually singing! I don't think I've ever seen Jimmy Page sing before. In fact, I think he refused to sing in the It Might Get Loud flick. Weird how he just said "no singing" at some point.
 
2013-06-24 09:47:09 PM

Ravijn: If I played guitar I'd be Jimmy Page...

Me?? I would be Jimi Hendrix,Except for that vomity thing.
Or..Or..Stevie Ray Vaughn...Without the helicopter mishap.
 
2013-06-24 09:47:25 PM

mekkab: But I'm cool with his approach to musics.


yeah...i'm not a big White Stripes fan or frankly, anything he's done beyond or outside of them, but there's undeniably a vibe with him.  the stuff he does mines (at least lately) a kind of americana-vibe, like you can tell he's coming from a place of sincerity but as music, it doesn't really do anything for me.

which goes to.....


NeoCortex42: when Edge plays one of his intros with and without the effects. He just has this look on his face like he realizes how ridiculous it is that he gets away with barely playing anything, yet sounding impressive.


yeah, that was the "Elevation" riff, specifically.  Recording-wise and performance wise, it is a cool, distorted wah-wah esque sound, as if the a slurred (legato?) G to E or perhaps A to E note riff but on the film, it is just a chord manipulated via foot pedal.  the riff sans pedal is just "chord.....chord.....chord."  and edge (he knows, i 'm saying for those that haven't seen it) is like "that's all I'm doing!"

thing abuot edge is while he's often written off as Delay Pedal McGee, he's written some amazing riffs and songs.  Guitar dorks think you have to be a Hendrix, Clapton (way to academic to me, unlike Ron Wood or Mick Taylor, or obviously Skydog, who feels (felt, RIP) the blues versus just academic recitations) of Malmsteen to be a guitar hero.  Edge can play the shiat out of guitar, he just often favors restraint, which is often more powerful.

he's on record for the studio version of With Or Without You, the song could have ended with a massive solo but he went the otehr way.  the song just kinda ends.  Now, live, he'll often play an ostentatious solo - doing the thing he eschewed on the studio version -- but you don't hear that.

the solo in "The Fly" is pretty awesome.  "bullet the blue sky".  "One tree hill".  the insanely Isley Brothers-esque funkified riff and solo in "Mysteriuos Ways".  Edge is the real deal!
 
2013-06-24 09:52:23 PM

dionysusaur: NeoCortex42: Is this where I suggest people go watch It Might Get Loud if they haven't already?  It's interesting seeing three completely different philosophies of playing guitar. There's the technical mastery of Page, the electronic wizardry of Edge, and the bare bones sound of White.

Then I must suggest all watch _Sound City_.  The only Britisher was that McCartney guy, but high-quality fun.


Sound City is definitely another one worth checking out. You could tell how much every person there was having a blast.
 
2013-06-24 10:18:45 PM

W.C.fields forever: Ravijn: If I played guitar I'd be Jimmy Page...
Me?? I would be Jimi Hendrix,Except for that vomity thing.
Or..Or..Stevie Ray Vaughn...Without the helicopter mishap.


Roy Clark or Prince
 
2013-06-24 10:30:07 PM

Waldo Pepper: W.C.fields forever: Ravijn: If I played guitar I'd be Jimmy Page...
Me?? I would be Jimi Hendrix,Except for that vomity thing.
Or..Or..Stevie Ray Vaughn...Without the helicopter mishap.

Roy Clark or Prince


I..I am gonna say Charley Murphy for the win
 
2013-06-24 10:31:19 PM

rickythepenguin: Hendrix, Clapton (way to academic to me, unlike Ron Wood or Mick Taylor, or obviously Skydog, who feels (felt, RIP) the blues versus just academic recitations)


I'm sure you saw disagreement coming.  I'll respectfully disagree with that part.  Solid points on the rest of your post, though, and to an extent I agree.

/Standing by "f*ck the edge", but the less-is-more approach can be effective, especially when "more" is just wanking.
 
2013-06-24 10:33:36 PM

New Age Redneck: Playing something he stole from an obscure bluesman?

*ducks*


Came here to do this.

/also ducking
 
2013-06-24 10:36:22 PM
NeoCortex42:

I actually came away from that with a greater respect for Jack White.  Douchebag wearing funny clothes? SURE.  NO argument.  But I'm cool with his approach to musics.

He bought some amps from a friend of mine recently. One heckuva nice guy by all accounts. If I never hear 7 nation army again though I'll be ok.....

As to the UK TV clip.... its nice to have video footage of the last gig Page did sober....
 
2013-06-24 10:37:34 PM

StrikitRich: Whatever happened to Jimmy's biological research?


Um... that was what the shark story was all about man.... you know... science....
 
2013-06-24 10:38:43 PM

W.C.fields forever: Charley Murphy


sorry but Prince owns Charley Murphy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaKHR6oe52Q
 
2013-06-24 10:42:55 PM

ten foiled hats: rickythepenguin: Hendrix, Clapton (way to academic to me, unlike Ron Wood or Mick Taylor, or obviously Skydog, who feels (felt, RIP) the blues versus just academic recitations)

I'm sure you saw disagreement coming.  I'll respectfully disagree with that part.  Solid points on the rest of your post, though, and to an extent I agree.

/Standing by "f*ck the edge", but the less-is-more approach can be effective, especially when "more" is just wanking.


The edge playing guitar badly is still more interesting than most people playing it well.
 
2013-06-24 10:57:49 PM
Ten farking minutes later and I'm whistling that farking terrible little song.

/damn you people
 
2013-06-24 11:09:24 PM
i.imgur.com

/RIP
 
2013-06-24 11:27:57 PM

Waldo Pepper: W.C.fields forever: Charley Murphy

sorry but Prince owns Charley Murphy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaKHR6oe52Q


Now I want pancakes.
 
2013-06-24 11:36:54 PM
That's not a real skiffle band - the bass player had a real bass. He should have been playing the tea chest.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-25 12:09:12 AM
Who?
 
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