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RE: beck the elder (was "here is...")

Title: RE: beck the elder (was "here is...")

>>Page ripped off Beck? C'mon,all the English guitar heros got most of their ideas from black bluesman from the US. Clapton usually sounded like Freddie King......<<

absolutely right & fair, but what I meant was.... given that all these white boys (& not just the ones over here in the UK) were already copping a lot of their stylings from an earlier generation- going all the way back to robert johnson, via charlie christian & the rest..... what beck did on "truth" & "beckola" was a sort of strangled prototype of the "heavy blues" that page produced with led zep.

but now I'm thinking that this is pro-beck mythology.... it makes for a nice story- these boyhood pals, their brief spell together in the yardbirds.... the "betrayal".... but we already had cream by this time, & iron butterfly, vanilla fudge, johnny winter......

besides, what's so clever about stealing whole songs from someone else (as page did frequently) & just playing them with more distortion? 

it was still a good show though.



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