Re: David Gilmour
- From: Meat Plow <mhywatt@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 23:24:12 +0000 (UTC)
On Fri, 03 Dec 2010 18:05:46 -0500, Squier wrote:
In article <031220101800263273%squier@xxxxxxxxxx>, Squier
Squier <squier@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
jtees4 <jtees4@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I know many love him around here. I don't. I think he is a good
solid pro guitar player...nothing more. I don't find anything
special about him . Someone....explain what is so great about
him....and why I am wrong.
All I know is that the solo on Comfortably Numb is one of great
guitar solos of all times. Even if you don't like the song or even
like any of Pink Floyd you have to give props to that solo. It
sounds deceptively easy until you try and play it and give it the
soul it needs. Most people play it and it sounds like an automatic
spit out of the notes rather than a fluid movement through the solo.
The effects he used fit perfectly and his vibrato and speed/tempo
fluctuations and going up and down the fretboard slowly and sometimes
more quickly are just perfect to me. It is a solo I study and play
again and again and know that I'll never be able to fully 'get it' to
a perfectly fluid movement but it gives me insipiration to find my
own way of playing. He is not a shredder - and yet puts more feeling
in that solo than most people will in a lifetime of solos.
If you don't think that Comfortably Numb solo work isn't special then
there is nothing anyone could say to have you 'get it'. And that's
fine. Diffrn't strokes for diffrn't folks.
I don't like all of Pink Floyd. But to me if that's all he ever did
was Comfortably Numb (I like the whole song) then that's all he would
ever have to do. it's a gem.
and here's a link to it being played live. he can nail it just as well
playing live as in the studio/recorded version.
amazing stuff. I don't care what anyone else says. If you could come
up with just the lead / solo for this song that would even be half as
good then you'd be a touring pro let alone try and imitate what's
already been done (copying the lead).
gimme a break - it doesn't get much better. (closing solo towards the
end) and the whole damn song actually.
ah c'mon! I'm melting into this here. solo from 5:00 min onward. don't
tell me this isn't the good shit. doesn't get much better.
I'm blown away. Go ahead - you try it. It's not easy mt friends.
I saw that one in HD on TV in Dolby Digital 3.2.1. Infinity towers front
and back, Kenwood powered 12" 300 watt sub and a dual 5/14 Optimus
center. Sony 7.1 receiver with 100w RMS/channel. Almost as good as The
Wall 1990 Berlin concert. That one is my favorite along with Rolling Rock
Town Fair concert in Latrobe PA headlining STP.
Live Fast, Die Young and Leave a Pretty Corpse
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