Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Community logo






runboard.com       Sign up (learn about it) | Sign in (lost password?)

 
Randys Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Purple fan

Registered: 09-2003
Posts: 3368
Reply | Quote
The Impossible Dream


These are some great and famous guitarist that it would take a miracle for Purple to have.

ERIC CLAPTON
- Purple would be very very very lucky to have this legend.

JEFF BECK
- Deep Purple + Jeff Beck = Super Deep Purple

EDWARD VAN HALEN
- The guy willonly play with his band.

RITCHIE BLACKMORE
- It would take more than a miracle to get him back.

Keep dreamin' dudes and gals!!!
23/6/2005, 5:36 Link to this post Send Email to Randys   Send PM to Randys
 
Randys Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Purple fan

Registered: 09-2003
Posts: 3368
Reply | Quote
Re: The Impossible Dream


So this is really an impossible dream, that nobody thinks would happen. emoticon
25/6/2005, 4:35 Link to this post Send Email to Randys   Send PM to Randys
 
Beese Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info



Registered: 09-2003
Posts: 2365
Reply | Quote
Re: The Impossible Dream


I'd far rather have Steve than Eric Clapton! WAY too much ego! Plus he's no where near as good as he was in the late 60s.
25/6/2005, 15:12 Link to this post Send Email to Beese   Send PM to Beese
 
MrEd45 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Admin

Registered: 09-2003
Posts: 9983
Reply | Quote
Re: The Impossible Dream


 Of the 3 listed that never played in Deep Purple - I ignore Blackmore in this context, as it was thought to be 'impossible' once before that Blackmore would ever play with Deep Purple again, and I choose to apply the old "Fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me" adage in this case emoticon - the one who I think would fit in the best would be/ would've been Ed Van Halen. There's no definitive, unbreakeble, unshakeable proof of this, of course of course, but it's just a feeling I have.
 I think even if Deep Purple were fortunate(?) enough to have an invitation to join them accepted by either Clapton or Beck - especially if this happened in 1975 - it would've been a disaster of at least 5 times the magnitude of what happened with Tommy Bolin. To me, at that time Clapton was just starting to be more + more comfortable with himself and the (what he viewed as a) stigma of the old "Clapton IS God" title that had been bestowed upon him and joining Purple could've driven him right back to the needle and the damage it had done...
 Jeff Beck? Nah...too 'directionless'...by that I mean, the guy seemed never to be able to decide what type of music he wanted to play and was in a constant state - seemed almost hourly at times! - of indecision about it...he still seems that way to me - too flighty and nearly totally subject to the merest of whims as to what 'style' of music holds his interest at any one moment in time...some of his work is stellar - make no mistake...some of Jeff Beck's work is, in and of itself, a mistake in general - in my non-humble opinion, of course of course.
 Now, either Eric Clapton or Jeff Beck as replacements for Ritchie Blackmore in 1993? I think Clapton might've worked out, but still the same feeling as I did in 1975 about Jeff Beck. Deep Purple came up with the near-perfect replacement for Blackmore (talent wise) in December of 1993 with Joe Satriani...too damn bad things didn't work out so a longer term working relationship could've been enjoyed... emoticon
 Now, if Steve Morse needs/needed replacing - and that's a debate for another thread/topic! - I think the most suitable name from the 3 is, again, Ed Van Halen.

---
" Those who can - do. Those who can't do - teach. Those who can't do or teach - administrate."
- Anon.

" One that will not reason is a bigot. One that cannot reason is an ignoramus. One that dares not reason is a slave." - Anon
25/6/2005, 16:29 Link to this post Send Email to MrEd45   Send PM to MrEd45 Blog
 
Beese Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info



Registered: 09-2003
Posts: 2365
Reply | Quote
Re: The Impossible Dream


Hmm having just seen Jeff Beck a couple of hours ago I'm not at all convinced he'd be good in DP at all.

JB is totally a blues player (from what I saw) while DP requires a guitarist with a lot more of a classical edge.
27/6/2005, 2:57 Link to this post Send Email to Beese   Send PM to Beese
 


Reply





You are not logged in (login)