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Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby gumbynotpokey » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:23 pm

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Page vs Howe.

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re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby dach » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:15 pm

I would say they are equally talented musicians. :twisted:

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re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby Casual Madman » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:29 pm

Technical ability: Howe, in a walk.

Listenability: Page, walking away.

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Re: re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby Doctor Doug » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:13 am

Casual Madman wrote:Technical ability: Howe, in a walk.

Listenability: Page, walking away.


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re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby fatfretty » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:42 pm

I think Page could be just as technical as Howe when he was younger. I'm thinking White Mountain/Black Summer here, but chose not to do so in the studio very often. Howe had more of his technical stuff recorded for consumption. I tend to like Page more. Very much like Satriani vs. Vai. I like listening to satriani more, but have to give Vai credit for being insanely technical
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Re: re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby Casual Madman » Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:34 am

fatfretty wrote:I think Page could be just as technical as Howe when he was younger.


Maybe--it's hard to tell because so many of Page's peak-era live performances were incredibly sloppy (possibly due to substance abuse, in the day).

True story: the "British Invasion" tour in the early 80s, featuring such stellars as The Who, Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, Jimmy Page, and more, closed the show with an epic instrumental jam of "Stairway to Heaven."

At the Dallas show, it was blindingly obvious to all that Page was staggering drunk. During the Stairway jam, he wandered so far off-key that the sound man actually turned Page down in the mix. It was embarrassing.

On the plus side, that tour was the genesis of The Firm.

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re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby dbone » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:37 am

Page will allways be remembered and be legendary like Taborlin the great. Wether you know him or not he is a legend non the less.
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Re: re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby Bundy » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:16 pm

Casual Madman wrote:Technical ability: Howe, in a walk.

Listenability: Page, walking away.


Agreed. While I respect Howe for his technical brilliance, Page as a player/composer/producer/engineer hit me with greater impact:
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re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby ElfDude » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:58 pm

They're just so darned different.

Jimmy was very blues influenced. After playing blues for a little while Steve decided he didn't want to play what other rock guitarists were playing and set out to form a style all his own (which was very Jim Hall / Wes Montgomery influenced).

Both are awesome guitarists.

Howe moves me on a deeper emotional level.
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re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby Gomeztool » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:30 am

Page as a song writer/arranger

Howe as a guitar player

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re: Jimmy Page vs Steve Howe

Postby seprowling » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:36 pm

Steve Howe is better player hands down but I think Jimmy Page will be remembered more for the band he played in than for his skills. They are both great in their own right.
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