Mudcat Café message #2955087 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131081   Message #2955087
Posted By: matt milton
30-Jul-10 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Subject: RE: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Massively stupid thread.

Robert Johnson invented it. End of story. Sure, he didn't come from nowhere - nothing does. But that doesn't mean he isn't in all likelihood the most 'sui generis' guitarist ever. I've never heard a guitarist with such uncanny and precise separation between melody and harmony, between bass part and lead part. This aspect of his playing invented the rock'n'roll band.

If you can't hear that, well, I just don't think you can claim to be hearing music with any kind of discernment.