#1
I'm gonna be seeing him on Saturday, and I was wondering how his live show is. Any thoughts?

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#2
I personally don't care much for him.

He seems to do well live though.
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#3
****in horrible live when I saw him. He couldn't pull of his own songs.
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#4
i saw him this evening at the Birchmere, it was an incredible show if i do say so myself, all of his songs were spot on at the show i went to, but thats just my opinion.
#5
He is pretty spot on from my experiences, plays cleanly but he doesn't do much other then play the guitar. Can get a bit boring unless you like his songs.
#6
He is possibly the worst live performer in the history of music.
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#7
I'll admit that he doesn't have great stage presence, but when I saw him live with Joe Satriani he was great. The only times he played a few dead notes when he was playing some fast improvisational (I think they Improvised at least) runs.
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Explain.

From what I've seen, his stage presence is a bit, well, non existant, but the playing is dead on.

And Scorzerci, he improvs the fast lines.
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Explain.

From what I've seen, his stage presence is a bit, well, non existant, but the playing is dead on.

And Scorzerci, he improvs the fast lines.



You know the rather easy chicken pickin lick in Cliffs of Dover?

He ****ed it up. And it was horrible. He couldnt do it. He stalled, then skipped it. I don't even chicken pick that, just string skip...but it was less than admirable. And his voice was flat the entire performance.
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#13
When I saw him open for Satch, he played everything really well... must have been having a bad off-night.

Not a particularly energetic show, but it's still alright.
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#14
dont think ill be seeing him any time soon
from what yall say
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Hmmm, seems to be mixed reviews, maybe leaning toward the negative side. I guess I'll post my own review after the show tomorrow.
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You know the rather easy chicken pickin lick in Cliffs of Dover?

He ****ed it up. And it was horrible. He couldnt do it. He stalled, then skipped it. I don't even chicken pick that, just string skip...but it was less than admirable. And his voice was flat the entire performance.



Everybody has their off nights. I've seen videos of just about everybody ****ing up their own licks, even their simple ones.

And he is sick of that track. Playing it to him is just work at this point, I doubt he even tries on it anymore.
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Everybody has their off nights. I've seen videos of just about everybody ****ing up their own licks, even their simple ones.

And he is sick of that track. Playing it to him is just work at this point, I doubt he even tries on it anymore.


This reminds me of that one video of Yngwie suckin' it up. I think it was Rising Force. Oh nevermind, he always ****s up the Rising Force solo.
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#18
I just got back, and the concert was really, really good. His voice sounded great, and his guitar playing was spot on, only a few dead notes and they were barely detectable. He was really good. I can see what you mean by the lack of stage presence, though.
#19
I saw him yesterday too, Saturday. Guess you live around here on the Island, sweet.

It was ****ing great. I have no idea what the hell you people are talking about, because he improved some awesome **** and it was a great performance.

And Cliffs of Dover...everyone loves that song but he probably hates playing it by now. It was dead on though. He improved all sorts of cool fills too.

Roscoe Beck was also awesome.

Everyone knows EJ doesn't have much stage prescense, he's a musician, not much of an entertainer in terms of live shows and stuff.
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Everyone knows EJ doesn't have much stage prescense, he's a musician, not much of an entertainer in terms of live shows and stuff.


Then he doesn't belong on a huge stage with tens of thousands watching him just sit there like a wooden plank with a guitar nailed to it.

If I want just to listen to his music, I'll play a CD. When I go to a concert I expect a show. Steve Vai, Malmsteen, Satriani, and many others are entertaining to watch. Eric should stay in the fucking studio.
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I saw him yesterday too, Saturday. Guess you live around here on the Island, sweet.

It was ****ing great. I have no idea what the hell you people are talking about, because he improved some awesome **** and it was a great performance.

And Cliffs of Dover...everyone loves that song but he probably hates playing it by now. It was dead on though. He improved all sorts of cool fills too.

Roscoe Beck was also awesome.

Everyone knows EJ doesn't have much stage prescense, he's a musician, not much of an entertainer in terms of live shows and stuff.


Exactly. That Thelonius Monk "After Midnight" bass solo was incredible.

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EDIT: It's "Round Midnight", not "After Midnight".
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#23
Then he doesn't belong on a huge stage with tens of thousands watching him just sit there like a wooden plank with a guitar nailed to it.

If I want just to listen to his music, I'll play a CD. When I go to a concert I expect a show. Steve Vai, Malmsteen, Satriani, and many others are entertaining to watch. Eric should stay in the fucking studio.
I go to shows to watch musicians play some great music and listen to it, not some stupid circus act. Maybe he just wants to play his music, it's not in his nature to jump around and ****. That's unnecessary if the music is good. If someone sees a musical performance to watch the guys on stage inflate their egos, then you've got one messed up attention span. For the record...Satch, Vai, etc are great too. I go to concerts for music. That's the point, that's what I pay for. If a guy plays the best music in the world without moving a foot, I do not care.

^^I'm from Bay Shore You're a little ways west of me, but cool anyways. That was one goddamn good show. That place always has the best guys come there!

What's also insane about After Midnight is that Roscoe had to have transcribed that for bass somehow, and you gotta have some brains to get all those chords down to a playable form and keep the sound on the bass...that was amazing \m/

I gotta say, some of the little jokes and stuff he said were corny as hell lol. Funny, but very cheesy lol. That whole ironing board thing was hilarious.
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#24
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^^I'm from Bay Shore You're a little ways west of me, but cool anyways. That was one goddamn good show. That place always has the best guys come there!

I gotta say, some of the little jokes and stuff he said were corny as hell lol. Funny, but very cheesy lol. That whole ironing board thing was hilarious.


Yeah, goin to see John Scofield there in September. That ironing board thing was so funny and random though.
#25
Awesome...my favorite show there was probably the Dixie Dregs/Steve Morse Band, with this and Stanley Clarke right behind it. Great place, they got a new sound system too. I saw EJ there 2 years ago and you could barely hear the vocals. Not that the vocals are the main point, but still, doesn't make a good mix.

Zap was awesome btw \m/ Last time they turned the lights without any encores...this time we got two