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2020-05-21 10:22:48 AM  
This is a sad story, and i really dont think he deserves the "worst" title.
 
2020-05-21 10:59:57 AM  
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Yeah, I'll fight you.  He was crap.
 
2020-05-21 12:55:57 PM  
Obviously they have never heard me play.
 
2020-05-21 12:56:15 PM  
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I don't know if he's the worst guitarist, but CC DeVille wins for being the most tasteless.
 
2020-05-21 12:59:29 PM  
Pretty sure I have that one nailed down subby
 
2020-05-21 1:06:26 PM  
I view this guy as in a similar vein to Unknown Hinson.
I feel like both should be enjoyed for what they are: very dedicated to their wonderful, manic schtick.
 
amb [TotalFark]
2020-05-21 1:11:03 PM  
I can play 3 chords and have no rhythm. Do I win?
 
2020-05-21 1:11:17 PM  
This guy
BAD NEWS - Bohemian Rhapsody (official music video)
Youtube Pb3D7SfgKm4
 
2020-05-21 1:11:18 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: [Fark user image 720x480]

Yeah, I'll fight you.  He was crap.


Not really a guitarist, though. At least not in the way we usually use the term. He was a singer/songwriter.

It's like Dylan. He plays the guitar, sure, but no one thinks of him as a guitarist.
 
2020-05-21 1:20:13 PM  
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Is this a joke?
 
2020-05-21 1:37:53 PM  
Hey, guys. What's going on in this thread?
 
2020-05-21 1:41:52 PM  
I learned about this guy because of a Steve Terryberry video. Steve T is a youtouber who, while being a decent guitarist, is kind of annoying. He eviscerated this guy with no backstory or context, and it turns out this is the sad story of someone who's faculties prematurely abandoned him. Think Jason Becker, but not as famous or innately talented.

So people flamed SteveT in the comments.
 
2020-05-21 1:54:37 PM  

shoegaze99: Ow! That was my feelings!: [Fark user image 720x480]

Yeah, I'll fight you.  He was crap.

Not really a guitarist, though. At least not in the way we usually use the term. He was a singer/songwriter.

It's like Dylan. He plays the guitar, sure, but no one thinks of him as a guitarist.


Rick Beato recently did a video on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" where he say "It doesn't matter if people don't know what they're doing if they just do intuitively."
 
2020-05-21 1:55:58 PM  
Misread this as "Richard Branson" and thought "Well, nobody is great at everything..."
 
2020-05-21 1:57:26 PM  

amb: I can play 3 chords and have no rhythm. Do I win?


A gig with an AC/DC cover band
 
2020-05-21 1:59:48 PM  

amb: I can play 3 chords and have no rhythm. Do I win?


Thought you said "what do I win?" And I was going to reply, "a Grammy."

Could you go back in time and alter you post so my joke works?
 
2020-05-21 2:04:40 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: [Fark user image 425x598]

I don't know if he's the worst guitarist, but CC DeVille wins for being the most tasteless.


He was my favorite part of all the VH1's Behind the Music episodes with his quote in CC Deville voice "It turned from a house of whores, into a house of hor-rors!"
 
2020-05-21 2:10:30 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: [Fark user image 425x598]

I don't know if he's the worst guitarist, but CC DeVille wins for being the most tasteless.

He was my favorite part of all the VH1's Behind the Music episodes with his quote in CC Deville voice "It turned from a house of whores, into a house of hor-rors!"


CC is actually a pretty good musician. He trained with Itzhak Perlman. But he decided to travel the Cheese Road. His own fault.
 
2020-05-21 2:12:25 PM  
To be fair, Benson was a pretty bad butler as well.
 
2020-05-21 2:15:21 PM  
Listen to Richard Benson "play" reminds me of me at 11 years old trying to play the opening lead solo on La Villa Strangiato.

It was the last time I ever thought about playing lead guitar.
 
2020-05-21 2:28:36 PM  
Snapper Carr:

Rick Beato recently did a video on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" where he say "It doesn't matter if people don't know what they're doing if they just do intuitively."

Beato is great, because he can get relatively geeky on music theory without losing his love for the carefree energy of some good, simple rock and roll. Some of the music theory folks on Youtube come across like they love the smell of their own farts, but Beato first and foremost comes across like a knowledgeable fan. I like that about him.
 
2020-05-21 2:48:33 PM  

shoegaze99: Snapper Carr:

Rick Beato recently did a video on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" where he say "It doesn't matter if people don't know what they're doing if they just do intuitively."

Beato is great, because he can get relatively geeky on music theory without losing his love for the carefree energy of some good, simple rock and roll. Some of the music theory folks on Youtube come across like they love the smell of their own farts, but Beato first and foremost comes across like a knowledgeable fan. I like that about him.


Beato is my absolute go to for great music related content.  He has a really great teaching style when he gets to the innards of music theory, and he's both knowledgeable about wiiiiiiide swaths of genres & respectful of them all.  I never heard of him until a few months ago, and i rapidly consumed much of his channel.
 
2020-05-21 3:31:26 PM  

H31N0US: So people flamed SteveT in the comments.


Steve T apparently has incredibly bad performance anxiety, which is why he did the YouTube thing.

With that said he's annoying and a terrible person.  The only upshot of him is that I'll never have to encounter him during a gig where I'll be compelled to punch him in the face.
 
2020-05-21 3:43:07 PM  
I'm so bad I can't even play an air guitar ..
 
2020-05-21 4:18:24 PM  

phedex: shoegaze99: Snapper Carr:

Rick Beato recently did a video on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" where he say "It doesn't matter if people don't know what they're doing if they just do intuitively."

Beato is great, because he can get relatively geeky on music theory without losing his love for the carefree energy of some good, simple rock and roll. Some of the music theory folks on Youtube come across like they love the smell of their own farts, but Beato first and foremost comes across like a knowledgeable fan. I like that about him.

Beato is my absolute go to for great music related content.  He has a really great teaching style when he gets to the innards of music theory, and he's both knowledgeable about wiiiiiiide swaths of genres & respectful of them all.  I never heard of him until a few months ago, and i rapidly consumed much of his channel.


I see he's respectful of both rock and roll
/i think I read "how sampling changed drumming" video title, maybe even watched it
 
2020-05-21 4:27:48 PM  

LewDux: This guy
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pb3D7Sfg​Km4?start=162]


Vim Fuego is a good guitarist. - he could play Stairway To Heaven when he was 15; JImmy Page didn't write it until he (Page) was 23.

Colin Griggson, otoh...

To contrast... Some guy named Adrian Edmondson:
Ace of Spades
Youtube xWJf9_8Vwqs
 
2020-05-21 6:13:23 PM  

darch: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: [Fark user image 425x598]

I don't know if he's the worst guitarist, but CC DeVille wins for being the most tasteless.

He was my favorite part of all the VH1's Behind the Music episodes with his quote in CC Deville voice "It turned from a house of whores, into a house of hor-rors!"

CC is actually a pretty good musician. He trained with Itzhak Perlman. But he decided to travel the Cheese Road. His own fault.


It's funny. I actually like a fair of number Poison songs, but CC is just ridiculous. Valley of Lost Souls on the Flesh & Blood album is a perfect example. That song legitimately kicks ass, but then he just tries to cram 9,000 notes into a guitar solo.

He plays fast, but not necessarily well.
 
2020-05-21 6:31:21 PM  
Who?

If he was that bad, I'd recognize the name and I don't.
 
2020-05-21 9:12:30 PM  
Fred Durst Guitar Solo
Youtube 2MI-_jWAmlE
 
2020-05-21 9:39:15 PM  

LewDux: phedex: shoegaze99: Snapper Carr:

Rick Beato recently did a video on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" where he say "It doesn't matter if people don't know what they're doing if they just do intuitively."

Beato is great, because he can get relatively geeky on music theory without losing his love for the carefree energy of some good, simple rock and roll. Some of the music theory folks on Youtube come across like they love the smell of their own farts, but Beato first and foremost comes across like a knowledgeable fan. I like that about him.

Beato is my absolute go to for great music related content.  He has a really great teaching style when he gets to the innards of music theory, and he's both knowledgeable about wiiiiiiide swaths of genres & respectful of them all.  I never heard of him until a few months ago, and i rapidly consumed much of his channel.

I see he's respectful of both rock and roll
/i think I read "how sampling changed drumming" video title, maybe even watched it


Thats a great vid, really shows how taking the organic musicianship out of the recorded material and ensuring that everything is in perfect time with pro tools, really does hurt the art, and has definitely had an effect on popular music the last 20 years.

Not including hip hop in that equation, but even that has had the pro tools effect.  Check out some old sample and turntable heavy stuff and compare the groove and feel to whats current.  it sounds good, you can still move to it, but it takes some of the excitement and ultimately creativity out of the finished product.
 
2020-05-21 10:50:38 PM  

Snapper Carr: Listen to Richard Benson "play" reminds me of me at 11 years old trying to play the opening lead solo on La Villa Strangiato.

It was the last time I ever thought about playing lead guitar.


You can tell even in his old videos he doesn't have "it", which the greats do.  He was good, probably above average for a local band but not good enough to make instructional videos or think he could make a career from it.

What is happening now is really sad.
 
2020-05-21 10:51:34 PM  

Skarekrough: H31N0US: So people flamed SteveT in the comments.

Steve T apparently has incredibly bad performance anxiety, which is why he did the YouTube thing.

With that said he's annoying and a terrible person.  The only upshot of him is that I'll never have to encounter him during a gig where I'll be compelled to punch him in the face.


If you stand next to him at the urinal at a gig he would be too nervous to pee.
 
2020-05-21 11:24:11 PM  
We're overdue for another Henry Kaiser slap fight.
 
2020-05-22 2:18:30 AM  

phedex: LewDux: phedex: shoegaze99: Snapper Carr:

Rick Beato recently did a video on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" where he say "It doesn't matter if people don't know what they're doing if they just do intuitively."

Beato is great, because he can get relatively geeky on music theory without losing his love for the carefree energy of some good, simple rock and roll. Some of the music theory folks on Youtube come across like they love the smell of their own farts, but Beato first and foremost comes across like a knowledgeable fan. I like that about him.

Beato is my absolute go to for great music related content.  He has a really great teaching style when he gets to the innards of music theory, and he's both knowledgeable about wiiiiiiide swaths of genres & respectful of them all.  I never heard of him until a few months ago, and i rapidly consumed much of his channel.

I see he's respectful of both rock and roll
/i think I read "how sampling changed drumming" video title, maybe even watched it

Thats a great vid, really shows how taking the organic musicianship out of the recorded material and ensuring that everything is in perfect time with pro tools, really does hurt the art, and has definitely had an effect on popular music the last 20 years.


MAKE STUFF GREAT AGAIN
 
2020-05-22 10:27:54 AM  

mikalmd: I'm so bad I can't even play an air guitar ..


I was once a roadie for my friend in an air guitar competition. For real.

He called me up and said, "You're a writer. Do you want to cover my air guitar competition?" As I was think of a polite way to say no farking way, he said, "You can be my roadie and get in free." How could I say no?

I even got a free bag of genuine air guitar strings. Those are a real thing.

As far as actual guitar playing goes, I don't play accurately. Anybodycan learn to play accurately.  But I believe I play with a lot of feeling. Oscar Wilde stole that quote from me.
 
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