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I don't see him being talented as a prerequisite to liking him either,but you have to do a fair amount of listening to anyone to feel honest about your opinion,or you should anyway,it's the fair thing to do.it's really just a matter of accepting him as a good fit.(and I do)
Good is good,no matter how you slice it.
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I don´t think, that someone has to have heard really everything from someone he did, to judge for himself. When someone has to have heard 1000 recordings to find 10 among them he likes, then the musician is statistically seen not exactly his cup of tea.emoticon

When someone doesn´t fail to impress me on most occasions, then I say I really like him.

When someone has been to one purple gig with Morse and got a fair amount of widdling in the solo section, I don´t think he has to be on 10 gigs to to be more honest when he says that he doesn´t like him on stage with Purple.

That just an example. I really think that when someone doesn´t like the style of a guitar player judging by...let´s say 5 albums he heard him on, I don´t think he´d like that style more when he heard 20 recordings.
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Not really my case with Morse,I've been enjoying him since I first saw him in 1980.
The fact that he joined my favorite band didn't really sit that well with me at first,I didn't think he'd fit,but then I gave him a chance and I feel that he does fit,if not the Purple style and sound,he does fit with the musicians in the band,for instance if he'd been in the Gillan band or IGB he would have been Gillans ultimate guitar player outside of Deep Purple,so he fits for me with this incarnation of the band,it may not be your cup of tea,but it sure is mine,and I didn't come to this conclusion instantly,it took some time and many live gigs and a superb studio album.
(that is the only album I need from them)
As for listening to countless recordings by a specific artist to only get 10 things you like,well if you were me you wouldn't have had to do this,you would have been growing with the artists all along,this is a big advantage imo.
You can take all the time you need after the fact,but it'a all behind you in the first place.
I have heard tons of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan recordings,and although I don't prefere them to Purple,it's paid off for me,because the more I hear,the more I like,and thats a chance worth taking,for me anyway.
(remember,Steve Morse has been recording since atleast 1974)
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As for atle,s comment,well if you put Morse in his element(which is not Deep Purple)
you wil see that he has technique that Blackmore couldn't possibly fathom,this is simply beacuse they have different styles,while Blackmore more less has his own style,Steve has mastered many more styles than Ritchie,not that Ritchie is restricted to very few,it's just that Steve is more flexible in his range of styles,becuase he's more willing to be,I suppose it's because he's not a pop guitarists,therefore he never had to restrict himself.
One example of something Ritchie is light years behind Steve in is picking,just to name one.
I'm just not one to let the fact that I like Ritchie better,(and he probably is)
let me not enjoy and acknowlege other great guitar players,as a Purple fan I refuse to do this,as where others do not,and I've been congregating with Purple fans consistantly for 26 years.



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So you agree then that he shouldn't be judged by his Purple efforts alone?
...and if you don't know much of his outside work you can't possibly have an objective opinion of him???
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Of course I agree to that. Nevertheless, if all his best work is done outside of purple, doesn't that indicate he's in wrong band?

I have heard some of what he have done, and as the song goes "my god that little country boy could play!"

But I come here as a DP fan, not a particular Steve Morse fan, and I judge him upon what he does in DP. And though a technical unlimited player, I think, respectfully, Morse is musically the least colourful, interesting and challenging guitarist DP ever had.
But he might be the best DP could have these days.
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Then I guess you'll have to just keep him out of your listening range,it's a good thing you have such a big back catalogue of Purple music to thumb through at will,it's certainly enough to keep one happy.
I'd be happy with it,but I take comfort in
their current stuff as well,
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I haven't read through all of this thread yet, but how did the top 5 bass players morph into a Blackmore v Morse thread?

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Theory is when you know everything and nothing works;
Practice is when everything works and nobody knows why.

Here we combine Theory with Practice: Nothing works and nobody knows why.
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It seems to me it started with comparisons
Jason Newstad vs.Cliff Burton and it just snowballed from there.
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quote:

Rahul wrote:

I haven't read through all of this thread yet, but how did the top 5 bass players morph into a Blackmore v Morse thread?



Er... the infamous "one degree of Roger Glover"? emoticon
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