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Re: Genius At Work
2/19/2010 9:45 PM
Randy Hano (12149) wrote:
My family used to watch all the old variety (late 60's-early 70's)shows - Ed Sullivan, Lawrence Welk, Glenn Campbell and others. My favorite was Hee Haw featuring Roy Clark and Buck Owens. Roy Clark however was the one that impressed me the most. He played all types of the instruments and he was good at it.
When I got into junior high, I became fans of Kool and the Gang, Brothers Johnson, The Average White Band and Earth, Wind and Fire. I was so impressed, I started with stand up bass and as a freshman played a borrowed electric. As a freshmen in 1976 some new friends introduced me to KISS - Alive, Black Sabbath - Masters of Reality, Rush - All The Worlds a Stage, ZZ Top - Fandango and Jeff Beck's Wired - I was hooked. My dad said play guitar and so I did.
So yeah I was impressed by Buddy Rich and all of the past legends and probably would have played because of them as well. Like everyone else, I became an EVH fan when Women and Children First came out. The first two albums never really hit me other than "Ain't Talkin' bout Love. The sound of Eddie's guitar on W&CF was earth shattering and just fantastic. Mean Street took that sound a step further....nuff said.