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Saw Jeff Beck Last Night - video

Amp360

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Usually, I don't go to concerts because I work at so many. However, last night I made an exception. I pulled some strings with Live Nation and got some VIP seats for Jeff Beck.

As you would expect he was amazing and his band was great. For my money, the band is a little flashy, especially the drummer who IMHO overplays everything, but that's kind of what you expect at this kind of show. If I were a drummer into chops I'm sure I would have been blown away.

I went to the soundcheck earlier in the day and it was really cool to see JB just doing his thing. That's my fav way to see people play.

I skipped the opening act. It was some guy with a guitar who was a friend of Johnny Depp. JB played great for about the first hour. I was surprised at how few cell phones were out, which was nice. When Johnny Depp came out it reminded me of when I worked for BSB earlier in the summer. All the super drunk 40-something-year-old women came out from the bars and just screamed at the top of their lungs throughout the songs, which were not that good. The good thing is Johnny's guitar doesn't seem to be turned on at all. Johnny is a nice guy and it's good he's out there doing what he loves, I'm just not into it.

Jeff Beck is probably the best living rock guitar player. The only person I ever saw that could kind of do what he does was Vinne Cusano, who was in Kiss for a while. If he comes to a town near you I would 100% suggest checking him out. The show is well worth seeing. Just plan to go get a drink/bathroom for the 30 mins Johnny Depp is out there.

 
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jb_abides

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Thanks...

And totally agree with your assessment of Beck.

He is the best living rock guitar player if not instrumentalist full stop, as well as being the living embodiment of sui generis, both attributes being reinforcing but not cum hoc ergo propter hoc, "correlation does not imply causation."

And yes, bless Johnny Depp and maybe this star-turn will be restorative after his brush with Amber Heard calamity. But I'll pass. And watch the drunk Deppite Ho types rush past. Ugh.
 
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J T

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Back in the 70's everyone was into Zep, Black Sabbath but when I heard Beck's Freeway Jam, man, that was it. That is great! I've seen him a few times over the years and it was always a great show.
 

Amp360

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I have a video I took of him doing Caroline No. when I get a chance I’ll upload it so I can share.
 

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@Amp360 Glad you got to see JB live as experiencing him in a live setting is always a unique perspective that his recorded works don't do him justice.

Every time over the many years I have seen Jeff play live it has always been a unique and mind blowing experience as Jeff typically never plays any composition the same.
Up until the last time I saw Jeff live I never dreamed of seeing him perform with a vocalist but the last time I saw JB play he brought out Jimmy Hall for a few songs; it was some of the best stuff ever. Jeff and Jimmy did their take on a classic; Sam Cooke's 'A Change is Gonna Come' which Jeff and Jimmy just smoked that tune to no end. It was to say the least a sublime experience.

Someone here mentioned Blackmore (my first ever concert experience) and he is correct in his assessment of those Jeff Beck notes not being on his guitar :ROFLMAO: but I will give Ritchie credit for being fully responsible for me playing Strats exclusively for 20 years running from 1981 to 2001. :D

I will have to say that if anyone here has yet to see JB live you better go catch him soon because he is getting on up there. I don't think you would regret seeing Jeff live one little bit but seeing him so many times over so many years sure has offered me a real perspective of his awesome and amazing talent. He truly stands alone in his abilities and his technique to playing guitar. :cool:

EDIT: I tried to watch the video the OP posted but seeing just a few seconds of JD prancing around on the stage was enuff to make me wanna vomit. I will always revere Jeff Beck as a musical innovator and likely one of the best electric guitarist known but I'm starting to have serious reservations as far as his abilities to choose supporting musicians. The entire JD thing is beyond bizarre and surreal.
Carry on .......
 
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rialcnis

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I cracked up with happy laughing after seeing the New Rick Beato video "Jeff Beck is uncopyable".

Even Rick Beato who is too young to have seen Jeff since the beginning and so just had an epiphany about Jeff Beck.

Beato has lots of "Best Guitar riffs" etc videos and often omits Beck. Seriously, amplified Cosmic guitar , begins and ends with Jeff Beck and The Yardbirds.
 

LeonC

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Jeff Beck is a singularly unique voice in the world of electric guitar players. The thing I love most about his playing is how often he's pushed himself in new directions. He was never someone content to rest on his laurels.
 

rialcnis

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At the last minute, I was gifted 2 tickets to see Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp in Thousand Oaks, CA on 11/5/2022, from my sister and husband (he felt ill--not serious--, and she had to stay with him). When she called I jumped on it with 3 hours to go.

I had considered buying tickets, weeks before, but I was spending too much money and the prices were high.

I videoed it ---Amazing concert--Jeff Beck is 78 yrs old but better than ever. My favorite guitarist since I first saw The Yardbirds in 1965 at Hullabaloo in Hollywood.
 
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