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Elliot Easton.

Texas Blues

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There was a time.

That I thought I could play guitar.

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Screw you Mr. Easton.

For making me a lowly wannabe.

On another note.

I bet I can cook better than you.

But thats all I got.

Thank you sir for the music.

Wonderful music indeed.
 

Ace139

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Just goes to show - if you are a great guitar player - it just shows - flex between genres :dude:
 

Putty

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Every note that he plays is so perfect that they seem obvious, except that no one else would have thought of them. :)
 

musekatcher

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Very nice! I think I heard new unpredictable licks to keep me interested and guessing, familiar quotes to keep it relevant and authentic, and a lot of restraint too. You are right, it seems obvious, but only afterwards.
 
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SpencerD

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Dude has been a fucking monster for a long time. A fucking MONSTER! :dude::peace2
 

corpse

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Brad Wiley, my old guitar teacher in Syracuse (he was the third gen player for "805" you Upstate types) said we are going after phrases that sound like they could be sung- this was that. Very melodic with tons of passing tones.
Played by themselves they would be clams- but on the way to something else they add life and wonderfulness. When I am hitting it out of MY park, that is what I am doing.
 

johnnyslim

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I lived in the Dallas area for 28 years and hit the early guitar shows at the Wintergarden. There was one show held in an underground room (next to parking garage) at the Dallas downtown Hyatt Regency. Probably mid-1980's or so. I was walking around and came face to face with Elliot. He had a couple of guys hanging with him but I followed them down one aisle. He stopped in one booth, picked up lefty 335 and laid down some f'ing killer blues. You don't hear that stuff with the Cars but it told me what pays the bills. Yes, Elliott Easton is an underrated guitar player.
 

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IYes, Elliott Easton is an underrated guitar player.

Negative.

Elliott Easton under rates other guitar players.

He's kina' like Chuck Norris for guitar.

Only.

Gibson never built a custom guitar.

For Chuck Norris.

They did for Elliot Easton.
 

jiml

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Love the Cars, love his playing, but that wasn't really an impressive performance..
 

Texas Blues

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Love the Cars, love his playing, but that wasn't really an impressive performance..

Maybe not to you.

But it was to me.

I have always loved how that stinkin' mopheaded guy plays.

Then again.

I'm just a guitar whore.
 

Doc Sausage

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That’s the coolest thing about the blues - its many interpretations by all who play it. Very tasty phrasing, licks, bends and economy of notes. It’s a performance, or part of one, that an Albert King might have approved of over what maybe Gary Moore would have liked. Was it Moore, Hendrix, SRV, Allman, Green, Johnson or Ford? No, it was Elliot Easton and it was the blues.
 

Steve Craw

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He is with a band currently called "The Empty Hearts". Lots of fun stuff there!
 

djdersh

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Haven’t seen much footage of Elliot playing Blues so that clip was really cool. He was quite influenced by Mike Bloomfield, according to interviews I’ve read, and this clip really demonstrates it...
 

musekatcher

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Love the Cars, love his playing, but that wasn't really an impressive performance..

Maybe listen a little more closely. And think "restraint". There's actually a lot of content there, without the in-your-face, slap-you-in-the-first-five-seconds-attention-getting approach that no longer is required of a seasoned professional, that's playing for the joy in it.
 
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