…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.