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Do You Own Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by JimK, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Yes

    74 vote(s)
  2. No

    32 vote(s)
  3. 'Cause We've Ended As Carrots

    3 vote(s)
  1. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...after a steady diet of Deep Purple, Tull, Yes, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, GFR, Mountain, The Doors, et al..."the self-proclaimed Clapton down the street" invites us younger guys to hear the new Jeff Beck LP he had just bought.

    The few bars of the very 1st tune, "You Know What I Mean", were an awakening.
    What was this guy Phil Chen doing? You mean it's OK to not play on the "1"?!?!

    Anyway, I usually don't throw "masterpiece" out there...this one is real close, IMO.
  2. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I own it. Blow by Blow and Wired. Great albums by real musicians.
  3. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008
    always a toss up between BBB and Wired for which is my favorite. Some great stuff on both.
  4. bThumper38

    bThumper38 brian ebert

    Can't have Blow by Blow without Wired.
  5. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    I first bought it on vinyl. When that wore out I got the cd.

    Everytime I lost the cd I bought it again.
  6. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Oh Yeah! This album came out just as I was going through a sea change of sorts in my listening tastes.
  7. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    I always get wired when I have some blow by blow :)

    Seriously I love both of them!
  8. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I don't...Beck's playing kind of annoys me sometimes.

  9. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I've owned a couple of copies but don't currently have one. Got to see all that stuff played live a couple of times back in that day too, including the Wired tour at a local country club.
  10. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    This ^ - never quite understood the fascination with beck.
  11. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Now you can buy it on Amazon and redownload the MP3s for free when you lose the disk the songs are on
  12. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    Yeah, I have it on my phone now..:)
  13. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I owned it, but my CD was stolen years ago and I never replaced it. So I guess the answer is no(?)
  14. bswag

    bswag Guest

    Dec 21, 2013
    Had 'em both since they came out on LP.

    For those who find Jeff annoying, well- don't listen! I find some stuff annoying, so I don't listen to it...

    Current candidate for Best Beck, for me, is the "Live at Ronny Scott's" DVD. Even those annoyed by Beck might like some of this! Apart from the awesome Tal W. making me wish I was young enough to be a he-groupie- I mean that in a strictly musical kinda way, you degenerates- there's Eric's guest turn. I love that they do Muddy's "You Need Love" with Page and Plant in the audience- burn! But in my book Mr. Beck has long transcended his instrument; he's a musician, and a very good one. And, apart from some "annoying" vocalist choices back in the day, his bands are usually excellent, bassists included. [OK, full disclosure: Joss Stone f's up the crucial third verse of "People Get Ready," which is where the song's whole message lies. Oops!]
    Ah, this thread has reminded me that "Love Is Green" on Wired was one of my fave tunes- guess I'll just have to listen to it...
  15. mam1862

    mam1862 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Northfield, Ohio
    One of the best albums of all time. Beck is a great guitar player. Along with Wired, his Beck, Bogart and Appice album is equally as good.
  16. Roland GR 88

    Roland GR 88

    Sep 16, 2013
    I can understand what you mean but I like the tone he gets by not using a pick and his intonation during note bends is in a league of its own. Sort of the Mel Torme of the guitar world.
  17. cycler


    Oct 6, 2010
    That one can't appreciate Beck for the guitarist's guitarist that he is, someone who has pushed the instrument further in a rock vein than anyone could imagine is one thing. That's not what was said however; it's not stuff you want to listen to all the time though and can be fatiguing. Guitar Shop is better realized.
  18. dvlmusic


    Jul 24, 2010
    Alameda, CA
  19. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Those are the exact aspects of his playing that annoy me sometimes.
  20. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Sure do.