flagshipmile354 Posted January 20, 2004 Share Posted January 20, 2004 I was just reading this stuff and I came across some guy who said EVH doesn't have any style. WHAT?????????? That is silly. EVH is one of the most identifiable and innovative rock players ever. How could you put Carlos Santana in the same room?? I dunno, I know it is all opinion but it just sounds ignorant to me. You can tell it is EVH immediatly when you hear him, and his style is UNDERIVED. How many guys come along in a century that sound that unique and untracable? I give EVH tons of respect not because he popularized tapping, cuz he is the most dynamic rythmn player I have ever heard. His solos reflect an unbelievable sense of timing and dynamics. Listen to 'Outta love' and note how rythmically complex the solo is. People can talk all they want how he was influenced by Eric Clapton but the fact remains that he sounds like himself. I have never been a Santana fan really cuz he is so sterile sounding. I like his playing in 'Open invitation' solo but thats about it. I know everyone who loves him will argue, but saying EVH is childish or whatever that guy said is like saying Hendrix wasn't that great. Regardless if you like EVH or Hendrix they remain the most unique sounding rock players and have influenced countless players from rock to jazz. I don't listen to VH since DLR quit the band cuz it got so cheezy, but for a time few could argue they were the hottest band in the world. Alex VH is a huge factor as he is equally as identifiable as Eddie. As for Vai, I think he is far less unique than Eddie cuz he is more or less an amalgomation of Zappa, EVH, Yngwie. I liked his album Passion and Warfare when it came out and I think he is an incredible player. I don't strive to play that way but I respect what he has accomplished. I know Santana is HUGE and has many fans. In the end it is all opinion so maybe my 'argument' is pointless. To me EVH is the most natural sounding musician and guitar player in rock. He plays effortlessly and is so identifiable it is crazy. OK I hope you guys don't get too offended by my rant. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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