Re: Key Band Members...
Date: May 07, 2013 07:17PM

I agree with you on guitarists in the context of "newer" bands but in the stuff we grew up on the guitarist was often the most important part of the sound...probably one of the reasons I don't like much new material too LOL.

One of the keys to being in my Hall of Fame of musos is to have a signature sound that can be identified in an instant............the 80's were full of them. EVH,Malmsteen, Lynch, Jake E Lee, Demartini, Wylde etc....even Diglio, Marcel Jacob (to add a bassist).

my thought was that the signature sound relates to the "rhythm section" less often but certainly some of the better players are able to do that on bass and drums.

Then you have big bands with different and widely acknowledged "eras" and , again , there are many bands from the 70's and 80's that changed guitarists/vocalists and ended up with a totally different sound. Whether you think that change was a satisfactory "replacement" I suppose depends on how much value you place on the sound of the previous iteration. If the missing member was a major songwriter then the difference is obviously more pronounced , as well as those great musicians with that signature sound as mentioned above.

Norum/Marcello, Roth/Hagar, Rhoads/Lee/Wylde............all very different and very possible to like one and not the other. Even Def Lep with/without Steve.

As far as Roth goes he was certainly replaceable in terms of success and continuing to put out good material but if you put a value on that "classic" VH vibe and humour then Sammy was no replacement and I don't think anyone could have other than an imitator like say Ralph Saenz.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/07/2013 07:29PM by the ORIGINAL brent.

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