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    Most overrated musician of all time

    I've said it before and I'll say it again.. Eric Clapton.

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy much of his music, but I just don't understand what all the hype is. One of the greatest guitar players of all time, really?

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    Maybe I'm just jealous of this guy's talent and his hair....I donno, whaddya think: Andre Rieu, anyone? The Lawrence Welk of the New Era?
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    Yeah, as much as I can listen to Cream's version of Crossroads over and over, I have thought many times that he just can't play the blues with soul.

    However, one of the worst guitar player on this or any other planet has to be Willie Nelson. I like quite a bit of his stuff but he should have left the guitar playing to his backup boys.

    This will bring many youngsters to trashing talking about me since he is considered a rock-n-roll icon by the younger crowd .......... Bo Diddley! He was not much more than a side performer in his days. Yeah, I know, everyone under the sun credited him with influencing them. Buddy Holly copied his style in Not Fade Away. Bo had an original style but no king of guitar.

    What about Bob Dylan on the harmonica. I'm a big Dylan fan but oh so bad on that mouth organ!

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    P.I.T....? Any takers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    P.I.T....? Any takers?



    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky should not be included in this thread.
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    I humbly submit Kenny G. for your consideration. His tone sounds to me like he's constipated. Add the worst taste in music I've ever heard and you have a worthy contestant.
    The Jonas Brothers are playing on SNL as I'm writing this. Am I missing something? I don't get it/them. Put them down as contenders.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeE SP9
    I humbly submit Kenny G. for your consideration.
    Soft jazz/elevator music.

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    Kenny G plays 5 notes and he plays all five perfectly - his music puts me to sleep - but that ain't so bad if you want to be put to sleep - and strangely it seems to be turn on music for a number of women so I keep a Kenny G album around.

    I have to agree with the OP on Clapton - I prefer guitarists like Wes Montgomery (who) and frankly - Santana.

    I'd like Dylan more if someone else was singing - the man can't sing - and listening to a mumbler buthering some fine lyrics is rough.

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    Why is that?

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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky should not be included in this thread.
    Because he's classical? Or because he's a composer (which you might or might not consider a "musician")? Or because he's Tchaikovsky?

    Speaking of overrated classical composers, my vote goes to Anton Bruckner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMichael
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky should not be included in this thread.
    Totally Agree JM. Tchaikovsky is one of my favorites. His 4th Sym on DVD is something I can watch over and over again.

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    Paul Schaefer- Musician or Personality???

    I get him as a sidekick though.....

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    Kanye West has no vocal ability to speak of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    Because he's classical? Or because he's a composer (which you might or might not consider a "musician")? Or because he's Tchaikovsky?

    Speaking of overrated classical composers, my vote goes to Anton Bruckner.



    In my humble opinion Tchaikovsky was brilliant. He is one of my favorite composers. Of course I am drawn to tortured souls and the music they create.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elapsed
    I've said it before and I'll say it again.. Eric Clapton.

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy much of his music, but I just don't understand what all the hype is. One of the greatest guitar players of all time, really?

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    Wow I'm so glad you mentioned him. I don't know what it is but his music/playing does absolutely nothing for me. I cringe when I hear guys like EVH say that Clapton got them into playing the guitar cuz i don't get it.

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    JM, you poor, hopeless romantic!

    I was looking to get a rise outta you guys.....But geeze! This is a reaction that was hardly expected. Still, his Piano Concerto No. 1 is pretty dern unbearable....

    Okay, how about....
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    Agaaaha ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    JM, you poor, hopeless romantic!

    I was looking to get a rise outta you guys.....But geeze! This is a reaction that was hardly expected. Still, his Piano Concerto No. 1 is pretty dern unbearable....

    Okay, how about....
    Phillip Glass ... So-o-o right about him -- the worst.

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    Ssssshhhhh!! You'll just encourage 'im!

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    Dare I mention that I have 6 recordings by Philip Glass. Two on vinyl and four cd's. Philip Glass's "Two Pages, Contrary Motion, Music In Fifths, Music In Similar Motion" is a cd that while still at home I was only allowed to play when alone. I am going to listen to this one after the White Stripes cd is finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    JM, you poor, hopeless romantic!

    Still, his Piano Concerto No. 1 is pretty dern unbearable....
    Try The Deutsche Grammophon recording

    Tschaikowsky "Klavierkonzert No. 1"

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    Well, I don't blame you for numbing yourself up with the White Stripes beforehand....Lemme know if you ever need some xylocaine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RGA
    Kenny G plays 5 notes and he plays all five perfectly - his music puts me to sleep - but that ain't so bad if you want to be put to sleep - and strangely it seems to be turn on music for a number of women so I keep a Kenny G album around.

    I have to agree with the OP on Clapton - I prefer guitarists like Wes Montgomery (who) and frankly - Santana.

    I'd like Dylan more if someone else was singing - the man can't sing - and listening to a mumbler buthering some fine lyrics is rough.
    Oh, some guys will prostitute their musical principles for sex! How down right admirable of you RGA!!!!! If I were single again I'd run right out and pick up a Keny G CD.

    Wes Montgomery ... now you're talking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner6
    Oh, some guys will prostitue their musical principles for sex! How down right admirable of you RGA!!!!! If I were single again I'd run right out and pick up a Keny G CD.
    Amen!! Whatta ya think I was doin' for the couple few days I was gone?

    On topic, I have little use for U2 and the fact that the Edge has been lauded as a musical genius somewhat eludes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    JM, you poor, hopeless romantic!




    I am also a hapless romantic.
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    For the classical buffs: Anyone actually enjoy Olivier Messiaen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    For the classical buffs: Anyone actually enjoy Olivier Messiaen?


    I only have Eclairs Sur L'au-Dela by Messiaen but I enjoy it. Any other Osvaldo Golijov fans?
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