View Full Version : Jimi - SRV - Who's the next one?
05-24-2001, 05:52 AM
I truly believe that every now and then comes a musician who changes everything in music and he leaves before he reaches his prime.
There was Jimi and a decade after his death came Stevie,
now its been already a decade since Stevie died so be prepared because sooner or later someone will take music to a higher level as Jimi and Stevie did.
I may a be a little dramatic but i believe that and as you can see music now is nothing but a recycled product which companies sell so that can make more money and most important there is no REAL music today (turn on the TV and see the "artists" of our generation and then turn it off... permantely). Music needs a messiah again, and he will come... again.
05-24-2001, 08:08 PM
I'm only 18, give me a couple of years yet...
05-25-2001, 12:22 PM
well you kinda left a response for a blues based guitarist to fill in the missing link...jimi and srv both were heavily influenced by the blues and a light mix of jazz...eric clapton would be my choice on filling in this link...he studied the master(robert johnson)...
how about a musical artist that changes the way most people play...then there are many choices ...van halen made most guitarist run and buy a strat with a floyd rose and start practising dive bombs and two handed tapping
how about steve vai...i believe he is a living great...he lives and breathes the guitar and its music...he is like the guitar sponge...the guy can play anything...the greatest thing about him is he never cuts anyone...just as srv and jimi...they don't have time to cut other peoples music...they absorb all types of music and make it their own...he makes every guiarist who hears his music slow down and listen to what he is saying...he has no limits...he would have to be MY logical choice for the next link that will be remembered...he knows no boundaries...just like srv and jimi...he plays jazz,classical,rock,country,blues,surf,neo-classical and middle eastern scales blended with his wacky humour and love of life to create beautiful music...i have yet to listen to any of his songs and say"what were you thinking?"i always think..."this guy is awesome"
i had a chance to talk to steve when he was mingling through the crowd at a g3 concert...i asked him a simple question "how do you do it???"...i expected a smart alec answer from a so-called star and he was humbled...he replied "i love playing music" we chatted for about 15 minutes and this guy treated me like i was his best bud...hats off steve...i know you would deny being the next link...he would rhyme off people like hedges or satch or even zappa...
05-25-2001, 01:34 PM
05-25-2001, 02:20 PM
Ezshuffle the guitarists/musicians you mention are all great but its not one of them. The chosen one hasnt been found yet, and i agree with you that he will change the way people play. I dont believe that there was a link between Jimi and Stevie, like there isnt a link between Stevie and the one who is coming. There MUST be a gap, thats why is so important the appearance of a musician who will change the way everybody thinks and play, like Jimi and Stevie did,
and as i said this musician will be gone before he reaches his prime. Robert Johnson also was one of there rare musicians...
It seems the good die young
05-25-2001, 08:51 PM
ahh...i did not realize the criteria had to be a dead musician...sorry...how about michael hedges...he was taken from us way too early...or the greatest unknown guitarist...danny gatton...to bad he had to go...everytime i listen to "harlem nocturne" i get goosebumps...the guy was phenomenal...hopefully this fills your gap...i would hate to kill off steve just to make the grade (really just kidding here guys)
05-26-2001, 09:44 AM
No, you took it wrong!
there are no criteria, i am not trying to see who is the best, what every artist is doing shows their importance.
And i am not saying that the very great musician must be dead before he gets old, thats a result of hiw powerful personality, he burns out...
"Its better to burn out
than to fade away"
05-26-2001, 12:13 PM
yeah i see what you are getting at...i do not think any musician burns out unless he is touring too much but as far as the music inside of a person...it is always there...it is society and the so-called white collars that make or break a particular artist...that is why one week it is cool to play the blues, another week it is the head and body of jazz...then classical rears its technical side...you get the picture...
what i am trying to say is it is a combination of all of us that makes anyone great...if it inspires us, we embrace it...if we do not like it, we trash it...nobody in the late 60's said that jimi was going to change the attitudes of millions of guitar players...most thought he was too loud played out of tune and was too introverted on the stage...today we know that he was one of a very few that mastered the instrument and intriqued many...what if he were alive today???would he have evolved???...would he have burned out??? we will never know...
there will never be another jimi...or a srv...they would be the first to admit that you need to innovate, not imitate.:)
05-29-2001, 03:29 PM
Eric Johnson. Danny Gatton. Steve Lukather. I can keep going? Don't get me wrong...these guys are on opposite ends of the guitar spectrum, but guitar greats are everywhere. It's just a matter of what style you're looking at. You also need to keep in mind that when Hendrix and SRV were around...(two different eras) guitar was looked at differently. Rock and Roll reigned. Nowadays music is comercial and the public is not as impressed by flashy guitar players. So the great players are there...they just aren't getting the airtime they need. Venture into different genres of music and find the guitar greats of different styles. I promise you'll be equally "blown away"
05-31-2001, 05:59 PM
Give it less than five years and you'll see. It'll have to be someone who can invent a new sound or technique. There have been very little rock guitarists who have done that. Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Vaughan, Halen, and Beck. Everything comes from those six guitarists whether you like it or not.
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