Gold Supporting Member
- Oct 25, 2009
- Reaction score
- New Zealand
I've never cared for Carlos, as a player. A lot of his stuff has poor tone & he's not the cleanest player.
I've always liked his band's sound though. I like that island rhythm - latin percussion stuff.
So, I'm not so sure labeling it as culture despisers... I like the cultural flare of the music, just not the guitarist...
What I meant was...
It's not culture despisers, it's cultured despisers - people who are too 'cultured' to enjoy anything that's not very sophisticated.
I remember back in the 70s, reading Guitar Player magazine like a young boy would, I saw people saying that Carlos was not a very intelligent player.
They were comparing him to jazz players. 'You should flatten the seventh in a descending passage here - otherwise you're probably just uneducated...'
> Latin percussion stuff...
I love it. Was listening to Los Lobos in another department tonight. When we have percussionists in the house I want to go in that same direction.