Poll: Favorite Yarbird (Career wise)
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Jimmy Page
30 39%
Jeff Beck
16 21%
Eric Clapton
30 39%
Voters: 76.
#1
I can't chose a favorite, they're all legends. But I'll have to go with Page because I'm a huge Zeppelin fan.
#3
a.) You have an edit button. You can use it so you don't have to make two posts in a row.

b.) This would probably be better served as a sort of general Yardbirds thread, since we aren't particularly into polls that pit music/musicians against one another (I'm just sayin').

c.) In terms of preference, it's all opinion, but as far as actual playing goes, Beck is so much better than the other two that it's not even funny. No comparison at all.


Anyways, sorry for the overly negative post, just wanted to bring some things up
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#6
Quote by psychodelia

b.) This would probably be better served as a sort of general Yardbirds thread, since we aren't particularly into polls that pit music/musicians against one another (I'm just sayin').
This. But I'll leave this open, since we're talking about preference here, and the other Yardbirds threads are old and have like, 12 posts max.

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c.) In terms of preference, it's all opinion, but as far as actual playing goes, Beck is so much better than the other two that it's not even funny. No comparison at all.
Well, I think both are opinion really

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#7
I voted Beck for longevity.

Clapton's tone is awful now (though his playing is still good), and Jimmy Page has spent lots of time rusty or just kind of fading away. He's sounding good now though.
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#8
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Clapton's tone is awful now (though his playing is still good)
He needs to go back to Gibsons through Marshalls. Seriously.
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#9
Beck by miles and miles. He has only gotten more creative as the years have gone on.
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#12
Career wise -- Eric Clapton

But as far as The Yarbirds go?...I like the Jeff Beck years the best.


Edit: I voted for Jimmy Page by mistake.

So subtract one vote from Page and add one more vote for Clapton!
Last edited by HotRockinJohnny at Oct 27, 2008,
#14
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Well, I think both are opinion really


Ordinarily, I'd agree with you. I really do respect the opinion argument 95% of the time.

However, in this case, there are right opinions, and there are wrong opinions
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#15
If you're considering their career as a whole, I'll have to go with the crowd and say Clapton.
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Agreed.
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#16
Well, Clapton forged the way, played some pretty nifty stuff in the beginning, got disillusioned and left to shake the world up with Mayall and Cream. Eric was an enormous influence on so many with his burning tone, ultra smooth yet firery avante stylings! His heartfelt singing, ripping solos and longevity keeps him at the forefront of popularity which is beautiful and always inspiriing... even playing a Strat and Twins with Cream.

Jeff jumped in and really turned the ante way up with such inventiveness and flash! Then Beck dazzled us with so many incredibly righteous solo albums and kept evolving through fusion/jazz/techno into the greatest rock guitarist alive today. My mouth still drops open at his shows!

Pagey was perfect for the end of the Yardbirds playing some bass and that dragon Tele behind Jeff. With the New Yardbirds, as it transformed into Led Zep, took a new bluesy theatrical version of it into the realm of huge rock arena superstardom. They sold a lot of records and influence a multitude of 70's guitarists. Jimmy truly has the capability to stir up the spirits with his heavy riffs, and is the richest guitarist simply from his arranging and writing abilities, but doesn't quite have the advanced techniques of Beck or the smooth delivery of Eric.

Eric was a stronger influence on many of us guitar-wise, while Page held his magic high and sold more records... and Jeff (after Jimi) simply took the torch on up to the top!

I voted for Jeff Beck cuz he's still the best!!
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#18
Having seen all three, I still have to go with Page. Although, Jeff Beck blew me away too. I saw him and Page at the A.R.M.S. benefit in San Francisco some time in the 80s.

Clapton has had the more steady career though, no contest. More power to him too. Always one of my favorites.
#20
Pretty sure there were more than three guitarists in The Yardbirds.
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#21
Jeff Beck because he's awesome. Page is overrated as hell and sloppy, Clapton is great but I like Beck a bit more.
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#22
I'm gonna go with Eric Clapton because if I'm not mistaken, he also took some part in writing the songs. Also I've never heard Jeff Beck's post-Yardbirds stuff.

Furthermore, I've never heard a Yardbirds song with Jimmy Page, didn't he have a pretty small role in the band towards the end of their career?


As far as the band in general goes... They are very underrated and don't get enough recognition nowadays, even if they were just kinda plain blues rock/pop rock that's not up to par with, for example, the Doors.
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#23
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If you're considering their career as a whole, I'll have to go with the crowd and say Clapton.
Agreed.


If you're considering their career as a whole...Jimmy Page.



.....Led Zeppelin?
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#24
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If you're considering their career as a whole...Jimmy Page.



.....Led Zeppelin?



Yes I suppose you have a point.
#25
Ya I'm just saying...I agree Eric Clapton has had the longest lasting success...but Led Zeppelin in their prime were so revolutionary and breakthrough...gotta go with Jimmy Page.
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#26
I agree, Zeppelin has made quite an impact. If Jimmy Page had not joined the yardbirds toward the end, there may not have been a Zeppelin.
#27
See, i'm really confused as to how Ol' Clapto' is winning. He's easily the most boring and least innovative of the three!

Page was my choice, but that's a no-brainer as "Becks Bolero" was good but I haven't really heard too much else of his stuff. But Page was a lot more daring with his output and reaped a huge commercial reward for it. Which you gotta admit is real impressive. Clapto' played it safe in my opinion and wasn't as daring and rested on his "Blues-Rock" laurels.
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#28
Well, in my opinion, Page's playing sounds like a sloppy mess at times... If Clapton's smooth playing and great phrasing are due to him not being "innovative" or "daring"- then I guess I like boring stuff.

...But I still stand by my vote for Beck.
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#29
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Well, in my opinion, Page's playing sounds like a sloppy mess at times... If Clapton's smooth playing and great phrasing are due to him not being "innovative" or "daring"- then I guess I like boring stuff.

...But I still stand by my vote for Beck.


Page dares to not be perfect. It's the consistent "smooth playing" and "great phrasing" that makes Clapto' dull as ****!

If you wanna hear it perfect, go home and put the record on! And when Clapto' does extended solos it just put folk to sleep. It's dull!
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#30
Although, I did just check out your Myspace page and enjoyed it.
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#31
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Page dares to not be perfect. It's the consistent "smooth playing" and "great phrasing" that makes Clapto' dull as ****!

If you wanna hear it perfect, go home and put the record on! And when Clapto' does extended solos it just put folk to sleep. It's dull!

We've all got opinions... no use in arguing it. Both Clapton and Page were innovative and influential in big ways, there's no denying that. They're just different players, and we've all got our preferences (as evidenced by the very split results in this poll).


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#32
That's no problem. You've got Tom Petty listed as a favourite so you must know about real good music. And i like "folkies", they're more honest than most other musicians!

Always fun to talk to that type of musician
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#34
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Page dares to not be perfect. It's the consistent "smooth playing" and "great phrasing" that makes Clapto' dull as ****!
And then there's the sloppy, inconsistent playing that makes Page intolerable at times.
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#35
Im huge fan of Page and Clapton although i lean slightly more towards Page. I've always wanted to, but i've heard pretty much nothing of Beck's.