Post by nobtwiddler on Dec 29, 2022 12:53:34 GMT -6
Leslie was a force to be reckoned with.
I recorded, toured, and produced, 5 or so albums for him. It was absolutely amazing to realize, no matter what guitar (even acoustic) or amp he played, he always sounded like Leslie. It was a really all in his fingers!
Post by Martin John Butler on Dec 29, 2022 19:22:04 GMT -6
What a sound Leslie West made. It didn't matter what amp he used, it was identifiable after 2 or 3 notes. Today there are guitarists like Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, etc. But few attain anything close to classic status.
With respect, I can't remember any music great players like Steve Vai or Joe Satriani have ever done, with the possible exception of Vai's playing on PIL's Rise.
Just say "Mississippi Queen", and you can sing it, even the solo!