In memorium Jeff Beck one of the greatest of all time.
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Posted by: LateForLunch

01/12/2023, 17:27:56

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For those music lovers who know who he is, no introduction is necessary, for those who don't, none is possible. His music speaks for itself. So, without any more words...







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And for something with more kick...
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Posted by: LateForLunch

01/12/2023, 17:52:19

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...Tokyo concert from 1999. With the incomparable Jennifer Batten backing guitar and the usual all-'round stellar band. BTW, one of his hobbies was working on (he was a fairly skilled auto mechanic) and driving hotrods. I note the themes of grace, power, beauty and precision unite the two fields.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4emJASIuYA&t=16s







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Rest in peace, Jeff Beck. At least, we still have Eric Clapton.
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Posted by: Ihavenoname

01/12/2023, 18:23:00

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Haven't listened to such music in a while, but his work will always live on. At least, Eric Clapton is still alive and giving us great music (unlike the modern trash cringe-pop music we have today).







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Beck was one of the "Big 3" with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. He was 78 - it wasn't O.D. or alcohol either.
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Posted by: LateForLunch

01/12/2023, 18:55:59

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The Big Three are the generally acknowledged popular view with rock guitar fans, (though there are so many other players equally or more-talented/skilled in the instrument itself). Beck was IMO the most-skilled electric guitarist of the Three. He didn't co-write many songs (like Clapton and Page) nor produce records (like Page), but he was deeply-studied in his instrument his entire life -always practicing, learning, stretching horizons. He is up there with Hendrix in his ability be creative with sound - truly bringing the electric guitar into its own for the ages with help from the Beatles, John McLaughlin, Eddie Van Halen, et al.

Concerning his cause of death - sadly, he reportedly succumbed to a fairly rare form of bacterial meningitis which usually has a very good recovery rate (85%). So he was somehow in that 15% of infected who do not survive. It's a nasty germ and comes in four basic varieties and many other sub-varieties. It will be interesting to learn more about how the poor guy caught the damn bug in the first place and why they couldn't cure him.

'Horrible loss for the world and human culture.








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It's sad, but life is fragile and mortal.
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Posted by: Ihavenoname

01/13/2023, 00:16:38

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I see it this way. I'm always grateful for any talented musicians like Beck, Clapton, and many more to list for their contributions to music. Each of them are unique in their own way.

Jeff Beck will be missed. Even such, his music can be preserved and listened to for others to hear. Loss is inevitable, and admittingly, hits hard for those closest and dearest to him. Unfortunately, all of us will leave Earth at some point. But still, his work will live on, and hopefully inspire others to follow him. As for people like me, I'll enjoy life as much as I can despite the bad things happening around the world.

For Eric Clapton, he recently made songs speaking out against government tyranny like "Pompous Fool" and "This Has Gotta Stop." He also spoke out against the unconstitutional vaccine mandate. I continue to be grateful for his "voice of liberty" with whatever time he has left in life.

Music is extremely broad. I don't see it as who is the most skilled, but I see it as a means of individual creative expression. Yes, each are different. But that's the beauty of music; any talented musician has their own way of expressing their musical artistry. And I happily accept who they are for what they are.

I just don't like it when it goes too far and becomes "cringe-singing," such as k-pop, rap, and anything else that makes me cringe hard. Most modern music sucks in general.

Personally, real talented musicians (or guitarists) like Beck and Clapton are disappearing and we're seeing more modern, robotic, and less talented singers instead. Some are just not good. Others make me want to plug my ears.

Just my opinion, though. People's perception and views of music (and artists) are different.






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