Bonnaroo Day 3: Here Is What I Know About Jeff Beck…

Sweet Vests

…The consensus is he is one of the greatest guitar players of all time, his inability to work with others is partly responsible for the creations of Led Zeppelin and Cream (thanks for being a dick), he likes to wear scarves on stage, he has a group, I don’t know any of its music, and I like Weezer better.

I watched Jeff Beck perform three musical pieces (What Beck plays are not songs because the word “song” implies singing, thus, they are musical pieces.

“YYZ” is not a song, but a wonderful musical composition.) each one a longer guitar solo than the last.  How conceited is that?  There is no singer, the other band mates are huddled off in a corner, Beck is center stage, and the spotlight never moves.

A Beck-type performance is not my cup of tea.

I recognized one of the pieces he played.  It was “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  No, words, just Beck’s wailing, bluesy, guitar play.  It gets old, quick.

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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