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Even though I recognise SM's virtuosity, I find his solos very repetitive. The only solos I can remember are LMS and SIFLS, which are brilliant. But the whole Abandon? His live solos? I just watched NL&R dvd and had to stop in 3/4 way through. The way he does the riffs, the double-picked shredding... it all sounds so adolescent. I was impressed by EVH and Steve Vai, but that was in the 80s.
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Even though I recognise SM's virtuosity, I find his solos very repetitive. The only solos I can remember are LMS and SIFLS, which are brilliant. But the whole Abandon? His live solos? I just watched NL&R dvd and had to stop in 3/4 way through. The way he does the riffs, the double-picked shredding... it all sounds so adolescent. I was impressed by EVH and Steve Vai, but that was in the 80s.



As I said in my previous post, I kinda agree with you guys about Morse in Purple.

But just listen to Dregs' What If, I think you'd be amazed. The difference really is THAT big.



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Niko is right,please stop judging Morses versitility based on his work with Purple,as I mentioned before,he does merit some versatility just by the simple fact that he made a big change to go full time rock and roll...and that alone is versatile.
Being repetitive is sometimes the one way to distinct yourself as a player,everyone does this,in different aspects of their work.(Blackmore highly included)
Liking it from one guitarist to the next,is a matter of preference,and has nothing to do with versatlity.


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Duane Allman. His session work alone covers numerous styles.
T-Bone Walker. Was he blues or jazz? He certainly helped create new ground where the guitar was concerned.
Paul Barrere. He of Little Feat, right now my favorite band to see live. Paul plays so much music that it boggles the mind what he does.
Richard Thompson. Whether electric or acoustic Richard is amazing. Plays things that are not easliy identified.
Jorma Kaukonen. From the psychedelic trips of the Jefferson Airplane to the laid back blues of Blind Blake (himself a very versatile guitar player) to mid 70's Hot Tuna which featured some of the HEAVIEST guitar playing ever.
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Liking it from one guitarist to the next,is a matter of preference,and has nothing to do with versatlity.

Not true. It's nothing to do with preference. I'm basing my own personal judgement of Steve Morse's versatility on what I know of his work, not because I have a preference for any one of Blackmore/Bolin/Satriani/Morse as a preferred DP guitarist.

And I simply repeat that I find his lead playing to be repetitive in the context of Deep Purple. emoticon

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Yeah, but you really should get some Dixie Dregs. I now have Freefall also, and it has marvellous playing from Morse throughout. He plays banjo too. emoticon
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Not true. It's nothing to do with preference. I'm basing my own personal judgement of Steve Morse's versatility on what I know of his work, not because I have a preference for any one of Blackmore/Bolin/Satriani/Morse as a preferred DP guitarist.

And I simply repeat that I find his lead playing to be repetitive in the context of Deep Purple.




This makes for some discomfort,as you're judging a spectacular guitarist only on his late merits.
Not only did he make a good stretch from his fusion and southern style to a more straight forward form in Deep Purple,he has been recording since as early as 1974,so theres so much more to rate him on,and believe me,his best work is not with Purple...yet.
Lets just see what his work with Purple has to offer as far as versitilty goes,playing and songwriting wise:
Heavy rock:
Ted
Soon Forgotten
Cascades/I'm Not Your Lover
CFOR
SSMG
Hey Cisco
Almost Human
AFKT
DMMH
Seventh Heaven
WTS
She Was
Evil Loui
69
HOP
SGD
Razzle Dazzle
Silver Tongue
POI
IGYN
Bananas

various other styles:
LMS
SIFLS
The Aviator
Roasas Cantina
A Touch Away
The Purpendicular Waltz
Fingers To The Bone
Jack Ruby
Whatsername
Haunted
Walk On
Never A Word
Doing It Tonight
Contact Lost

I'd say theres enough versitlity throughout that list alone,in just the 3 albums he's done with them,but it's still a limited way to judge a guitarist that has alot of versitility.




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Lets just see what his work with Purple has to offer as far as versitilty goes,playing and songwriting wise:

You're completely missing the point:

I'm not judging any of his work pre-Purple and I'm not talking about his songwriting capabilities.

From what I know of his work in Deep Purple on the evidence of the three albums he has done with Deep Purple, I find his lead playing repetitive. 90% of his solos follow exactly the SAME structure and I dare say they will follow the same structure on the next three albums too! THAT'S what I'm saying. And that why I'm asking the question...if all his other stuff is so varied, which you're at pains to point out, then why can't he break out of this restricted style of lead playing for Deep Purple?

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Judging on his Purple efforts alone,isn't fair(.)
In order to acknowledge his versatility,one has to look beyond here,he's limited to playing it straight forward while in a rock band.
This is the obvious reason why he isn't as varied with them,cos he's doing a job that confines him for one reason or another,and this isn't 1969,when it was acceptable to experiment,and Purple just aren't doing that anymore...a ahame that is,but it's their call,and at the end of the day,they have to please theirselves,as well as management,not just the public at large,and their loyal fans.
Thats how it goes I guess.
Steve Morse belongs in my top five here,simply by way of all the years I've listened to him combined,not just from Deep Purple,had he never joined,and I was still asked to poll this,he would definitly be there.
I see your point Dave,never missed it to begin with...if I were to rate Morses versitlity on Purple alone,he wouldn't even register in a one to five poll,much less a one to twenty poll. emoticon
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