A question that came to me...

  • Apr. 27th, 2007 at 4:19 PM
janie_tangerine: (school of rock)
... On a forum where I post on there came this discussion, which was 'Who are your five guitar heroes', meaning in your opinion the most influential guitarists in rock history. Influential, not your favourites or the best (I mean, I love Richie Sambora. But he's not influential as Jimmy Page can be, right? XD).

So, my list was Page, Hendrix, Brian May, Bob Dylan and Lou Reed/Kurt Cobain. The latter because of the influence they had, not because of technical abilites whatsoever.

90% of the responses: Cobain 'isn't a guitarist', then because he isn't a 'guitar hero.' So he's influential, alright, he was the symbol of a whole movement but he isn't a guitar hero.

I thought about this kind of answer and there came to me another question. What is a guitar hero? You can say Cobain wasn't just because I'd play better than he did after two months of guitar lessons and you can say that Malmsteen is because he plays ten hundred notes per second?
Or what is a music hero in any kind anyway?

IIMVHO you're a musical hero with your instrument/voice or whatever not when you're the best at it but when you use it with soul and people like what/how you play because they feel it. And since I get shivers down my spine when I listen to Where did you sleep last night from the NY Unplugged while I'm bored to death after five minutes of endless, perfect Malmsteen solos, to me Cobain is more of a guitar hero than Malmsteen will ever be. I mean, it's about the music, not how terrible you are at playing it, I think.

Last thing.

I LOVE NIRVANA XD

I'm done now. Thanks XD

A question that came to me...

  • Apr. 27th, 2007 at 4:19 PM
janie_tangerine: (school of rock)
... On a forum where I post on there came this discussion, which was 'Who are your five guitar heroes', meaning in your opinion the most influential guitarists in rock history. Influential, not your favourites or the best (I mean, I love Richie Sambora. But he's not influential as Jimmy Page can be, right? XD).

So, my list was Page, Hendrix, Brian May, Bob Dylan and Lou Reed/Kurt Cobain. The latter because of the influence they had, not because of technical abilites whatsoever.

90% of the responses: Cobain 'isn't a guitarist', then because he isn't a 'guitar hero.' So he's influential, alright, he was the symbol of a whole movement but he isn't a guitar hero.

I thought about this kind of answer and there came to me another question. What is a guitar hero? You can say Cobain wasn't just because I'd play better than he did after two months of guitar lessons and you can say that Malmsteen is because he plays ten hundred notes per second?
Or what is a music hero in any kind anyway?

IIMVHO you're a musical hero with your instrument/voice or whatever not when you're the best at it but when you use it with soul and people like what/how you play because they feel it. And since I get shivers down my spine when I listen to Where did you sleep last night from the NY Unplugged while I'm bored to death after five minutes of endless, perfect Malmsteen solos, to me Cobain is more of a guitar hero than Malmsteen will ever be. I mean, it's about the music, not how terrible you are at playing it, I think.

Last thing.

I LOVE NIRVANA XD

I'm done now. Thanks XD

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