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    Posted: October 05 2012 at 11:21
I randomly threw on "Wired" the other day, and now I've been obsessed with Jeff Beck (and by extension, Jan Hammer). I used to be a big Jeff Beck fan, but over the years I got tired of it because I had the same 5 or 6 albums, and never cared to get more albums of his. It's been a while, but his albums sound fresh again, I am of course talking about his mid/late 70s and early 80s work, though I've heard other stuff. I heard Emotion and Commotion from 2010, but never picked it up.

Here's my album ranking:

Wired
Blow By Blow
Oh Yeah! (Jan Hammer Group)
Live With the Jan Hammer Group
There and Back
Who Else
Guitar Shop

I know Jeff isn't on "Oh Yeah! but you all know why I listed it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2012 at 12:19

Emotion and Commotion is a bit of a guilty pleasure album for me - I'd never buy an album by anyone else with that track listing, but because it's Jeff I did and I rather liked it.

Of the recent albums Who Else! is pretty good stuff.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2012 at 12:24
I recently purchased Guitar Shop and was quite impressed with it. 
 
I have a cassette copy of a Jeff Beck album with Rod Stewart singing on it.  I can't remember what it was called though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2012 at 12:27
Guitar Shop...awesomeThumbs Up
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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^Truth maybe,a classic

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Originally posted by rushfan4

 
I have a cassette copy of a Jeff Beck album with Rod Stewart singing on it.  I can't remember what it was called though.
Truth or Beck-Ola, or a compilation thereof.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2012 at 12:37
Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by rushfan4

 
I have a cassette copy of a Jeff Beck album with Rod Stewart singing on it.  I can't remember what it was called though.
Truth or Beck-Ola, or a compilation thereof.
I am thinking that it is probably Truth.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AEProgman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2012 at 13:12
What!  No one mentioned 'Flash"Wacko!
 
Its Guitar Shop for me...

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^ it was unlikely to have been a tape.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2012 at 13:34
Originally posted by Dean

^ it was unlikely to have been a tape.
It is an old-fashioned illegal download.  My buddy made a copy of it for me onto a cassette tape.  He may have recorded it off of a CD, but I'm not sure.  Maybe is was Beck-ola.  I'll have to try and find it and see.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2012 at 13:49
Rough n Ready! I love that Jeff Beck Group album, but I do have a thing for rock with soul influences (Stormbringer by Deep Purple, eh?)

Who Else! has a lot of electronica going on, it's pretty interesting, but don't think it's for everybody. I haven't listened to it much, though..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2012 at 18:25
I love his renditions of A Day In The Life and personally, my favorite one, Surf's Up.



Edited by Horizons - October 05 2012 at 18:26
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Originally posted by darkshade


Live With the Jan Hammer Group
There and Back
My two favorites - excerpted above.  Love the Moog synth with the Echoplex on "Earth in Search of a Sun" on LwtJHG.  And, there are so many to love on TaB, but I will single out "Space Boogie" for the superlative jazz piano and Simon Phillips drumming like an absolute machine!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2012 at 22:58
I liked JBGS and saw the tour but always found it a bit off, There&Back and Live good but more Jan Hammer albums than Beck--  Blow By Blow and Wired for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Siloportem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2012 at 04:17
I'm gonna go with you had it coming.
Has radically different sound more harsh, raw and a lot of electronic distortion.
Plus 2 tracks with a lovely female singer (Imogen Heap I think)
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I'm not a fan of his funk-rock or jazz-rock albums (with these horrid vocoder and very old-sounding keys). I prefer his hard-rock albums : Truth, Beck-Ola, There and Back and Guitar shop

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Intruder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2012 at 10:12
Oi!  I'm the exact opposite - love his jazz stuff and hate it when he gets too metallic, especially on his later stuff.  Blow by Blow, no matter how many times I've spun it, is still a gas.

Edited by Intruder - October 06 2012 at 10:13
I like to feel the suspense when you're certain you know I am there.....
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