Rise and Decline of Lead Guitarists in Britain and United States after 1960s
Rise and Decline of Lead Guitarists in Britain and United States after 1960s Think of the Rock n' Roll history of 20th century after 1960s, we can see that, after several decades of evolution, rock music never stops changing. Something came into being and something just getting old and collapse. But it also make you sad when you realize that all these melodies and tones and miracles which was created by that bunch of unduplicated genius are fading away and maybe no one will make it again. Personally, I think the biggest pity in the evolution of rock is the decline of lead guitar. Keith Richards, the lead guitar of Rolling Stones, didn't sing as much as Paul McCartney, but he is definitely one of the greatest and most characterful guitarists in history. He was not satisfied to be a instrument player and hide behind the shadow of Mick Jagger, who is the lead singer of Rolling Stone, so he stood out, claimed that Mick Jagger was not the only one on that stage. It seems like inherent that he got the power to ignite the audience. Every tiny movement, every single piece of solo, dressing style, and his incredible corrupted private life, makes the crowd crazy. And Keith was just one of the 60s genius generation. Peter Townsend, who invented the big pinwheels trick; Jimmy Page, the guy who played a Gibson with a violin bow; Jeff Peck, which also came from the band yardbird same with Jimmy; and Eric Clapton, the god of blues, etc. In 1985, A bunch of LA punks founded up maybe the most dangerous rock band in the history--Guns n' Roses. Slash, the lead guitar, was a member of the last generation of genius guitarists. They has created a brand new era of hard rock and Slash built up his unique style. All the noisy, sticky and aggressive overdriven guitar was just part of him. His solo is even more distinctive. Every intensive, mixed up with his body language, brought such great...
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