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Born in 1956, Randy Rhoads would have been 55 today. He is one of the main reasons that I started playing guitar 30 years ago. Too bad we really only have 2 albums (3 if you count the live one, and the Quiet Riot stuff is garbage), of him to listen to.

Show your appreciation for one of the truly great guitarists in rock history.
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#4
who?
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#5
Quote by StewieSwan
He was mediocre. Yeah I said it.



You're an imbecile. Yeah, I said it.
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#6
RIP. It certainly shouldn't be a national holiday though.
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#7
Quote by maker's marked
You're an imbecile. Yeah, I said it.



I just don't get the hype. I've never seen anything of his that really blows me away. Feel free to try and change my mind.
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#8
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You're an imbecile. Yeah, I said it.


I said it!!
"I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed. "
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I prefer to play with your mother

But I suppose guitar will have to do
#9
He was alright. I was not a fan of him though. Sad how he died though.
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#10
I tagged a picture of Randy as God on facebook this morning and didn't even know it was his day. Truly a gifted man
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#11
Lots of legendary guitarists are dead. Why don't we just make holidays for them all?
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#12
R.I.P. I have a poster of him on my wall playing at St. Georges Hall... where ever that it is....

EDIT:

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Lots of legendary guitarists are dead. Why don't we just make holidays for them all?


This.
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Last edited by stealstrings at Dec 6, 2011,
#13
Quote by StewieSwan
I just don't get the hype. I've never seen anything of his that really blows me away. Feel free to try and change my mind.



You have to consider the time when he came out. Before Randy, most guys were Pentatonic blues-based players. Randy's theory/classical background, and his technique were beyond what anyone was doing at the time. Uli Roth, Michael Schenker, and Blackmore were close, but I think Randy took it to the next level.
I suggest you listen to "Mr. Crowley", "Revelation (Mother Earth)", and "Diary of a Madman" if you're looking to be impressed. Both albums he did w/Ozzy are great though.
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#14
It is a national holiday already! The Finnish independence day!
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#15
Quote by StewieSwan
He was mediocre. Yeah I said it.


You reckon you can play better than him?
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#18
Quote by maker's marked
listen to "Mr. Crowley", "Revelation (Mother Earth)", and "Diary of a Madman" if you're looking to be impressed. Both albums he did w/Ozzy are great though.



Still not impressed. People like Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola were also around at the time and they could both play circles around Randy. Innovative for heavy metal at the time? Sure. Technically gifted? Lolno


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You reckon you can play better than him?



Not gonna get into this dead-end argument.
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Quote by StewieSwan
Still not impressed. People like Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola were also around at the time and they could both play circles around Randy. Innovative for heavy metal at the time? Sure. Technically gifted? Lolno


Then there is no hope for you


Not gonna get into this dead-end argument.



In other words, NO.
I'd like to help, but not as much as I'd like not to.


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#21
Quote by StewieSwan
Still not impressed. People like Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola were also around at the time and they could both play circles around Randy. Innovative for heavy metal at the time? Sure. Technically gifted? LolnoQUOTE]


Then there is no hope for you


[QUOTENot gonna get into this dead-end argument.



In other words, NO.
I'd like to help, but not as much as I'd like not to.


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#22
Quote by maker's marked
In other words, NO.
So what if he can't lol



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#23
Quote by StewieSwan
Still not impressed. People like Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola were also around at the time and they could both play circles around Randy. Innovative for heavy metal at the time? Sure. Technically gifted? LolnoQUOTE]


Then there is no hope for you


In other words, NO.


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#24
Mad, no...I just have a very low threshold for stupidity.
I'd like to help, but not as much as I'd like not to.


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#25
Quote by lambofgod127
btw im in hs and im almost 18 so if u do think she was flirting with me dont say that its wrong im almost a grown man.




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#26
Quote by maker's marked
Mad, no...I just have a very low threshold for stupidity.



I made a fair point and you dodged it. And you have the gall to call ME stupid?


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#27
Randy Rhoads' level of technicality doesn't even come close to legendary by today's standards

EDIT: Where as Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth and others...
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#28
Quote by Flibo
Randy Rhoads' level of technicality doesn't even come close to legendary by today's standards


Yet if you put most of these guys in Randys era, they would probably only be good enough to play crazy train at a party.
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#29
Quote by StewieSwan
Still not impressed. People like Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola were also around at the time and they could both play circles around Randy.


add to that John McLaughlin, Shawn Lane, Jimmy Bryant, Joe Pass, Chet Atkins, Allan Holdsworth, etc. tons of country, jazz, classical, flamenco, and fusion guys really.

Quote by stealstrings
You reckon you can play better than him?


the "if you're so good, you do it better" argument is one the most asinine things ever. but you haven't seen Stewie play ever, have you?
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#33
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lolmySpace

someone made a claim of the same video on youtube so its down, best i can do now =/
#35
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More importantly Roy Orbison died on december 6th.


I prefer Roy myself.
#37
Quote by StewieSwan
Still not impressed. People like Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola were also around at the time and they could both play circles around Randy. Innovative for heavy metal at the time? Sure. Technically gifted? LolnoQUOTE]


Then there is no hope for you


In other words, NO.


Honestly though, by the same logic of "hurr durr you can't say someone's bad if you can't play like them" then I can just as easily say "hurr durr you can't say someone's that good if you can't play like them".

So, can you?

And while we're on retarded sub-arguments that apparently have weight on the issue; are you in a band touring with established acts?

Besides
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3gMgK7h-BA
That guy > Most guitarists alive or dead
#39
Oh look let's make a national holiday for every musician people ever hero-worshipped. While we're at it there should be a national holiday for the creator of polystyrene foam and for the dude who first had the idea to elasticate underwear.
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#40
Quote by entity0009
Oh look let's make a national holiday for every musician people ever hero-worshipped. While we're at it there should be a national holiday for the creator of polystyrene foam and for the dude who first had the idea to elasticate underwear.


This one should really happen, and on that day we only wear underwear.
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