Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival


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RnRGirl
06-16-2006, 04:51 PM
I have a chance to pick this up used for $16.99. Has anyone seen this? Is it worth the money?

Thanks

Stop Messin'
06-16-2006, 04:56 PM
Yup. I paid $30 and it was worth it.

distilledspirit
06-16-2006, 05:13 PM
Hell yeah it's at my local music store and wasn't sure whether to buy it or not. But I'm told it's a great dvd.

BrainDamage
06-16-2006, 07:24 PM
Definately. Great DVD, it's well filmed and it has plenty of great performances. And it has Joe Walsh :)

ufossuck
06-16-2006, 08:10 PM
J.J. Cale is on it! How could anything that has J.J. Cale not be amazing?

RunRabbitRun
06-17-2006, 12:43 AM
i saw it on pbs, it was cool, buy it, bits!

skydogzoso1986
06-17-2006, 02:51 AM
a great dvd with lots of geniuses on stage! i really recommend it

CowboyUp
06-17-2006, 02:53 AM
Great DVD. Lots of great guitar players/bands (ZZTop is great :)). Also a lot of variety.

pinkfloyd666
06-17-2006, 11:52 AM
sounds like a great dvd, if you love clapton in his cream days you should check out the cream reunion concert, it was amazing

freewheelinbird
06-17-2006, 09:42 PM
yeah it's really tight.

i paid 6.5 trillion dollars for it and a totebag on PBS

rocknroll blues
06-17-2006, 10:38 PM
It's a steal for 17 bucks.

paintITblack39
06-17-2006, 10:40 PM
yeah it's really tight.

i paid 6.5 trillion dollars for it and a totebag on PBS
:haha

TUMFP
06-18-2006, 02:00 PM
totally worth it...such a great DVD, go for it

self-made_page
06-18-2006, 04:37 PM
Very good. I'm not really sure why Clapton invited Steve Vai to play, as he's so radically different from everyone else there, but his performance is great. As is Joe Walsh's.

ufossuck
06-18-2006, 05:08 PM
That Steve Vai thing was one of the worst performances I've ever seen. He uses just about the worst tone a guitar can produce and just plays really fast. There's no rhythm or melody or anything. All and all a great DVD, you just have to skip a few things, like John Mayer and Santana.

For some reason Jeff Beck was in the intro and Billy Gibbons mentioned his name at the end, but he didn't have a song on the DVD.

rocknroll blues
06-18-2006, 10:07 PM
That Steve Vai thing was one of the worst performances I've ever seen. He uses just about the worst tone a guitar can produce and just plays really fast. There's no rhythm or melody or anything. All and all a great DVD, you just have to skip a few things, like John Mayer and Santana.


:cheers:

Neon Knight
06-19-2006, 08:03 PM
The steve vai preformance was amazeing, personaly i love vais tone.

most of the other preformances were great too, but Vai blew me away, he has stage presence oozing from his very being.

rayIII
06-19-2006, 08:33 PM
yeah it's really tight.

i paid 6.5 trillion dollars for it and a totebag on PBS
:haha:haha:haha

rayIII
06-19-2006, 08:34 PM
That Steve Vai thing was one of the worst performances I've ever seen. He uses just about the worst tone a guitar can produce and just plays really fast. There's no rhythm or melody or anything. All and all a great DVD, you just have to skip a few things, like John Mayer and Santana.
I just lost so much respect for you right now ufossuck

Neon Knight
06-19-2006, 08:36 PM
I just lost so much respect for you right now ufossuck

why because he dosent like vai? thats quite foolish of you.

although i do find it hard to understand how people can find his playing tastless and without feeling.

deadhead313313
06-19-2006, 08:39 PM
Lets not turn this into a Vai bashing/praising thread. After all, this is CR.

babaorielly122
06-19-2006, 09:05 PM
but to sum it up, vai shreds with emotion...

Neon Knight
06-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Lets not turn this into a Vai bashing/praising thread. After all, this is CR.

agreed

but to sum it up, vai shreds with emotion...

pretty much

fenderfreak101
06-19-2006, 09:46 PM
I have a chance to pick this up used for $16.99. Has anyone seen this? Is it worth the money?

Thanks

I paid $45 for it, and it was totally worth it.

but it doesn't compare, seeing as....




I was there!!

BrainDamage
06-19-2006, 09:59 PM
^^grrrr :p:

Did Joe Walsh play anything other then Funk 49 and Rocky Mountain Way?

Lessthanbass22
06-19-2006, 10:45 PM
I paid $45 for it, and it was totally worth it.

but it doesn't compare, seeing as....




I was there!!


Ya, and you totally missed the talent show, pshh, looser.

But ya i saw it and it was pretty awesome, ive been meaning to pick it up.

Floyd93
06-19-2006, 10:54 PM
I was there!!

You lucky, lucky bastard.

ufossuck
06-19-2006, 10:57 PM
Was Jeff Beck there and they just didn't put him in the DVD or something. Maybe Clapton didn't want to be shown up. He knows Beck's better.

Neon Knight
06-20-2006, 07:51 AM
Was Jeff Beck there and they just didn't put him in the DVD or something. Maybe Clapton didn't want to be shown up. He knows Beck's better.

I doubt that thats why Clapton didnt invite him.

On the DVD: I just saw john mayers preformance and was very suprised, hes actually very good.

The eric johnson and Santana preformances were also quite nice.

Floyd93
06-20-2006, 08:05 AM
^^I was surprised (and fairly amazed) by how good John Mayer is on guitar. He's no Clapton, no Hendrix, no Santana, no Betts, but he's very good.

BrainDamage
06-20-2006, 08:33 AM
^^I used to have two live shows Mayer did playing Hendrix songs. It was quite good.

RnRGirl
06-20-2006, 11:29 AM
Based on all the recommendations I picked up the DVD. I plan on watching it tomorrow night.

Thanks

fenderfreak101
06-20-2006, 12:07 PM
^^grrrr :p:

Did Joe Walsh play anything other then Funk 49 and Rocky Mountain Way?

I can't really remember, although he was on for quite a while. David Hidalgo and him jammed for about 20 minutes.

The stand out performance which, much to my dismay, isn't on the DVD was BB King's performance.

He brought out Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughn, and John Mayer and they did a 12 bar blues Jam for like 25 minutes.

The highlight was John Mayer. For a young, white kid, he can really play the blues.

Muaddib
06-21-2006, 10:10 AM
The peak of the show, imo, is when Clapton plays an AMAZING version of "i shot the sheriff", and follows it immediately with "have you ever loved a woman".

I just cant get tired of that part, it gives me the chills.

To the original poster and everyone hesitating to pick this up, sell your pants if you have to. Its really good and youll discover many great guitar players if you didnt know them already, from rock to blues bluer than blue.

DoTheEvolution
06-21-2006, 10:18 AM
It's a sweet DVD, I love Sweet Home Chicago. I think it's awesome when a bunch of artist get together and just play.

The only downer of that album is ****in' Steve Vai. I can't stand him.

I also wish they put on something other than Desert Rose for Eric Johnson. I don't know much of Eric Johnson's stuff, but Desert Rose is not the best song he does. They should of done some back stage prep footage with him. THe guy's a total tone nut. I love it.

Muaddib
06-21-2006, 11:21 AM
Yea i agree, Johnsons isnt used to his full potentional.

First time i saw Johnson play was at crossroad fest. Then i picked up a G3 tour video where he plays redhouse with Satch and Vai, he blew me away.

ufossuck
06-21-2006, 05:45 PM
It's a sweet DVD, I love Sweet Home Chicago. I think it's awesome when a bunch of artist get together and just play.
I liked that song because Buddy Guy kept swearing for no real reason.

DoTheEvolution
06-21-2006, 07:08 PM
That's Buddy Guy for you.

Mzeppelin
06-23-2006, 01:51 AM
It's worth it, though it's just a lot of guys playing leads.

Billy Badass
06-23-2006, 03:08 AM
haha, I was at the show as well. What an amazing day. The jam with Mayer, B.B., Buddy Guy, Jimmy Vaughan, and Clapton was phenomenal.

In an interview with Vai in Guitar World he said that Jeff Beck showed up and said something to the effect of 'If I hear one more 12 bar blues song I'm going to ****ing kill someone.' Vai said he just laughed his ass off and was glad someone else had the balls to say it.

The DVD is a catch too, I've watched it a few times and it really was a great concert. About the time that Joe Walsh played his set is when the show ramped up to a whole new level.