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Why is it that................

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bad Brains, Oct 13, 2005.


  1. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    I was reading some other message boards around on the internet. Someone always makes a "most overrated" guitarist thread in the music sections. More times then not, Kurt Cobain is brought up and then everyone goes into a flurry of responses about how bad he was.

    I don't understand because no one ever considered him a guitar great to begin with, so what are these people talking about?

    And then in the same thread someone will bring up Hendrix, and then a huge arguement breaks out about that. There is always that one guitarist who HATES Hendrix for whatever reason they can't explain or back up.

    I don't understand guitarists.
     
  2. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    At the core of this is one absolute truth.....

    Guitarists don't have a soul. They have black, sad hearts.
     
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Happens anywhere hero-worship is present. TB is no different.
     
  4. 1. People like to start fights
    2. People like to think that they are better than everyone else, so to "prove it", they put down other people.
     
  5. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Have you seen the "Overrated...." thread in the Bassists forum?
     
  6. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    It's the same here, except the arguments usually involve the number of strings on our instruments.
     
  7. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Jaco Sucks!











    :bag:
     
  8. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Jaco only needed 4 strings... John Turner needs 7 (or more).. I need 5.. ergo, I am better than John Turner...























    :bag: :D
     
  9. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    But are you practical, or are you hype???
     
  10. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Bad Brains..................did you know that I knew Cobain many years ago when he lived near Aberdeen, Washington? This was way before Nirvana. You're not going to believe this, but he did some construction work. I bet he was even up before 10AM doing it too. You would have hated him even worse back then. :D

    -Mike
     
  11. canopener

    canopener

    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Did he drive a Blazer, or a Bronco?
     
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Hmmm...I think it was a giant Bronco with a 10" lift on it. :)

    -Mike
     
  13. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I prefer to think of myself as practically hyper

    :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
     
  14. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Say, that wouldn't have been fence construction work ey? ;)
     
  15. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    It astounds me that no one said "because he's popular" yet.

    When I was 13 and had no clue how to play guitar/bass/other stringed instruments I also assumed that he had to be a good guitar player due to his popularity.
     
  16. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Who cares wether or not he's a good guitarplayer, the man was a songwriter (and I think they were bloody marvellous). Bob Dylan isn't dissed for his guitarplaying either.
     
  17. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    Whoah whoah whoah... so that WAS "wwwwwwiiiilllld eeeaaaagle" I heard faintly in the background as I played "Come As You Are" backwards.
     
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Sting's hardly the shreddin' bass player but he wrote great songs. McCartney has great chops & great songs.

    Jaco had great chops and great songs. So did Hendrix for that matter. And they all were innovative and developed their talents from recording to recording.

    But my Dad prefers classical and has heard none of the above.

    So it goes.
     
  19. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    Ahhh, don't go there! :bag: