striker327
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hey guys,
I'm interesting in looking at some Jeff Beck but i don't really know what album to buy. So for someone who hasn't herd any Jeff Beck what album do you recommend?
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Truth.
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thanx guys ill check em out ^ btw OCD sucks i got it
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Blow by Blow is my favorite, but Wired is a good one too.
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Truth.
Beck-ola.


I'd suggest that you start with these, but the other options are good too.
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Depends on what flavor you're after. If you want classic blues rock, then check out Truth and Beck-ola, as well as his work with the Yardbirds.

For jazz/funk fusion, listen to Blow By Blow, Wired, Guitar Shop, and There And Back.

And unless you dig techno, I'd avoid his more recent stuff like You Had It Comin and Jeff.

The three disc set "Beckology" is a great place to start, since it covers a little bit of everything. And fortunately since it came out in 93, it excludes the techno stuff.
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To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of most Yardbirds stuff. A lot of it just screams "Put us on pop radio!"

The first disc from the Beckology box set is the YB's at their most rockin, bluesy best. There's even a few unreleased tracks where Beck goes ape****. You can hear early hints of his fusion style starting to develop.


And since we're talkin Jeff Beck... anyone know if he's workin on anything new?
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Nop, is he still touring, I want to see that guy live
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Yeah, he still tours. I was unable to see him play in New Hampshire about a year or so ago because of commitments, very disappointing
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And since we're talkin Jeff Beck... anyone know if he's workin on anything new?


He probably is... but it probably involves wheels and elbow grease rather than amps and studio time if you know what I mean
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He probably is... but it probably involves wheels and elbow grease rather than amps and studio time if you know what I mean


The guy doesn't practice, just works on his "hot rods" all day.
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The guy doesn't practice, just works on his "hot rods" all day.


And he's still so amazing

Just look at this:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=K1NEMI8qtBs
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It's funny when you hear about these guys who supposedly practice 8 or more hours a day, and so many still don't interest me half as much as Jeff.

On topic of the video, I love how he uses notes that aren't quite "in tune" to his advantage.
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That's something I love to hear a lot of Jazz players do; go out of key just to the point where you're about to say, "What the **** are they doing," and then come back down absolutely perfectly, and achieve an effect that is breathtaking.

And man, what ****ing technique he has! This is one of the few times I've actually watched him play, and I've seen few others play in that style.

So what's everyones favorite era of Jeff's career?
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Jeff Beck Albums, What about "Rough & Ready"? I saw him live at the Berkley Community Theatre many years ago I believe it was early 70's. Great performace, a sit down venue. His solo on Goin Down was phenominal
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There And Back
Blow By Blow
Wired

Those are my choices.

To TheHeartbreaker;
The 1969 - 1975 era is my favourite.
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I thought "Guitar Shop" was amazing. still do. not a bad tune on the whole CD.

but "blow by Blow" "Wired " "there and Back" are definately must haves and I think you can buy those three discs bundled together, in like a mini box- set.

does anyone have a cd he recorded called "Crazy Legs" , probably in the late 80's. I tried looking for it a couple of times but couldn't find any info on it. Oh well...

some of the tunes on "Flash" are kind of cool, the guitar solo on "ambitious" is totally nuts...

"people get ready" is on there too, great song.
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I only recently started listening to Jeff Beck. The first time I really heard him was on the Crossroads DVD
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I'm really hurting for Jeff Beck to release something new*


*by something new, I mean something old-school... like blues or fusion. I really love the way he approaches a 12-bar blues. I just wish he'd go back to his roots instead of searching for new sounds, which I respect but just cant get into. You Had It Comin had a few good tracks, but all of his other recent stuff...