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...except it's done by Joe Bonamassa, who totally fucking delivers. 2:02 for the impatient but you really need to watch the whole thing.


It's incredible how Eric Johnson-like his quick runs sound. :yum:
 

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The guy playing air guitar. :rofl: But can't blame him. I was doing the same thing.
 

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I know what you mean. Joe B always inspires me to do this really strange "air guitar" interpretive dancing kinda thing where I pour lighter fluid all over my guitars and set them ablaze, crying and dancing around the cindering pile of instruments I once used to not sound as good as him.
 

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I love the way he balances his styles. Sometimes he's really straight, Stevie Ray Vaughn or Blues Saraceno style pentatonic work, then you get a couple of catchy Gary Hoey-esque riffs to groove to, then SLAP! fucking lightspeed "piano-like" Eric Johnson lines.

Very diverse. Very good.
 

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Thoughts:

I bust out with Internet laughter at the guy with the camera at 0:39 or so.

I love the "deliberate noise" (at least, I'm assuming it was deliberate) in the riff just before 5:00. So fucking cool.

Is the keyboardist wearing gloves? I thought for a split second he was wearing vinyl food-service gloves every time they showed his hands.

Everyone in the audience in this video is either a blissful male idiot or a confused-looking woman. Except for the snuggling couple, they knew what was up.

OH MY GOD those piano runs were awesome.
 

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Awesome. This is my favourite ZZ Top song. Incredible stuff!
 

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The bend "up" to the next modulation around 2:46 was so clean. :yum:
 

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From a technique standpoint, I'm noticing how he down-picks EVERYTHING unless it's a faster arpeggio. Interesting.
 

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That song definitely rules, Mesh.

Since it's a Joe B thread, for anyone who hasn't seen it, his "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" DVD - you MUST
 

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I remember hearing JB's version of John Henry before and not liking it, but this time around... DAMN. Not only is the slide awesome, but that riff is HUGE.
 

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Joe Bonamassa rules, as does the Live at the Albert Hall DVD :yesway:
This guy is definitely one of my favourite players, his tone is :yum:
 
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