I saw Jeff Beck round about 1984 . He was awful But then again it was the 80`s
although every era has some good music , i absolutely hated the Eighties, just check out the re-runs of Top Of The Pops on BBC 4 on Thursdays, for me the Eighties were the frumpiest decade i'd lived under , terrible rhythms and clunky industrial sounds , the Nineties however were a different matter when The Prodigy arrived and a revolution in dance happened. This unbelievably was the last big music scene and that was 25 years ago.
As all the regulars on here will know my intense hatred for the 80`s in all shapes and forms Music , dress , films , wine bars , thatcher , unemployment , sHit man and her , "Go for it" the demise of The Who , Rush , McCartney , Utd , Floyd , Jimmy Page , Yes , Vinyl , Flares , Wings , Prog , Guitars , Twin neck Guitars , song writing , Afhgans , real ale , and thats just off the top of my head .
I really enjoyed the Jeff Beck doc, nice to see some rare footage of Rod Stewart rehearsing with Beck and i didn't realise Ronnie Wood was also in the band. It's quite interesting that Gilmour Page and Clapton were in awe of this great guitarist, and these guys are not bad either ha ah.
I watched the program on BBC I-player. I liked the Yardbirds, ever since first hearing "Heart Full of Soul" When I moved in to my first apartment, and was building up my record collection, the single "Hi-ho Silver Lining" was one of the first singles I bought, although it was for the instrumental b-side "Beck's Bolero" rather than the song. I thought Jeff was very articulate in the documentary, and it was a joy to see so many great guitarists contributing their views. Some terrific music too, including this number I never realised he'd done...