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  posted on 3/24/2009 at 09:09 PM
the night bruce willis showed i posted ....Shouldve been Popper! (and got royally bashed)

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 02:32 PM
You did catch heat. to each their own - but I think Popper is amazing. He absolutely shredded last night. he can keep up with two of the best guitarists in the business on a harmonica. Sorry, but that is incredible. Wouldn't mind seeing him again w/ the boys.
 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 02:35 PM
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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 02:51 PM
I like Popper's playing on certain music. I love the earlier Bluestraveler stuff. Thought he was OK last night but not great. I know I'll get ripped for this but I wasn't so impressed with Tom Doucette either. Actually IMO Bruce Willis' guest spot was the best of the three. Just the opinion from my unsophisticated ears.

 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 02:59 PM
I'm a big fan of Popper. He played with the boys at the Beacon many years ago. It was awesome. I think what he's able to do with a harmonica is out of control...

 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 03:14 PM
Popper does sound out of control, he sounds like my two-year old banging on his toy piano.
 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 03:27 PM
Anybody who bashes Popper has clearly never picked up the instrument. I've played harmonica for about 9 years and every time I hear the man my jaw hits the floor, I have no idea what some of you are talking about......and I'm pretty sure (in the most respectful tone possible) neither do you.

 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 03:41 PM
I have never picked up one up, and after hearing Popper, I never would. I would hate to cause that much pain for someone's ears. He is the worst, God, those rambling notes that never go anywhere are just terrible, like scratching a blackboard with your fingernails. Give me Delbert or Magic Dick any day over him.

 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 03:45 PM
I've tried out the harp and it's not that tough (to play some blues). I'm sure trying to stuff a gazzilion notes into a bar of music has got to be hard to do on a harmonica, but who would want to?
 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 03:49 PM
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I have never picked up one up, and after hearing Popper, I never would. I would hate to cause that much pain for someone's ears. He is the worst, God, those rambling notes that never go anywhere are just terrible, like scratching a blackboard with your fingernails. Give me Delbert or Magic Dick any day over him.


Wayne, were you the one that wrote that hilarious review of Popper at a Christmas Jam from a few years back? That was a classic

 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 04:00 PM
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He is the worst, God, those rambling notes that never go anywhere are just terrible, like scratching a blackboard with your fingernails.


If he talks like he plays harp, I'll wager he talks a lot and says little.



 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 04:18 PM
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He is the worst, God, those rambling notes that never go anywhere are just terrible, like scratching a blackboard with your fingernails.


If he talks like he plays harp, I'll wager he talks a lot and says little.






That's just awesome.

Yes he can play fast and amaze you with his virtuosity, but it just doesn't do it for me. To me he's like all those guitarists in the 80's who were trying to be Eddie Van Halen or Randy Rhodes clones and thought you just had to play fast and you'd be great.

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 04:23 PM
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Anybody who bashes Popper has clearly never picked up the instrument.


Well, you can put me in that category.

 

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  posted on 3/25/2009 at 06:10 PM
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I've tried out the harp and it's not that tough (to play some blues). I'm sure trying to stuff a gazzilion notes into a bar of music has got to be hard to do on a harmonica, but who would want to?

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 08:26 AM
Popper is very talented on the harp - I'll give him that, but sometimes LESS IS MORE!

And in this case I believe that thought rings through.

 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 08:47 AM
Popper just needs to slow down at times. All of his solos sound the same because of the speed.

 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 08:49 AM
Popper is amazing but you still shouldn't have bashed Bruce for coming to pay Tribute to Duane and the rest of the Band.

 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 08:56 AM
Haven't heard/seen the complete show yet, but Popper on Southbound was pretty impressive to me. The man has quality. With harp and especially the way Popper plays it you either love it or you hate it. There's hardly anything in between.
I can imagine that the way Bruce Willes and Tom Douchette play is easier to digest for a lot of us. However 1 or 2 songs with Popper. Yeah!




 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 09:34 AM
speaking of Bruce...just watched Unbreakable movie of his. Midnight Rider is playing in background during weight lifting scene. Guess he's a Brother's fan tried and true. But since I regularly do 12 oz curls with the ABB in the background, I am thinking I should have gotten a call from Gregg to guest. I could stand on stage and drink beer at the and keep up with Derek and Warren's guitar solos!
 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 09:34 AM
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the night bruce willis showed i posted ....Shouldve been Popper! (and got royally bashed)

and you got your thom doucette too --a definite win-win


I enjoyed popper, I enjoyed bruce. Comparing the two is kinda like comparing Derek Trucks and Julian Bream...both are guitar players, both are considered among the best for what they do, but both very different and some like one and not the other. What I don't get is why some people feel the need to bash guests who ABB obviously feel are good enough to share the stage with them...nothing better to do I guess As far as I'm concered this whole run has been a win-win (and win and win and win, etc).

 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 09:57 AM
This entire thread is one enourmous overgeneralization. Listen to Popper play on Statesboro Blues with the ABB off of the Christmas Jam CD Warren put out....he plays in the pocket, steps up and delivers a tremendous blues solo. It doesn't hurt my feelings a bit if you don't like the guy, but using words like horrible is laughable to me. Watch Popper play the entire fiddle part from Devil Went Down to Georgia live on a diatonic harp and I will dignify this conversation.

Opinions are opinions people, just make sure you actually have some knowledge in the field before you state your opinion as fact........I didn't see who, but whoever put Bruce Willis and John Popper in the same sentence should be ashamed of that statement. Bruce is a great guy and pretty solid on the harp but talking blasphemy to attempt and back up a terrible point is laughable.

 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 10:04 AM
Back to the original topic, what exactly did you tell us to be able to say "I told you so"?
 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 10:24 AM
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This entire thread is one enourmous overgeneralization. Listen to Popper play on Statesboro Blues with the ABB off of the Christmas Jam CD Warren put out....he plays in the pocket, steps up and delivers a tremendous blues solo. It doesn't hurt my feelings a bit if you don't like the guy, but using words like horrible is laughable to me. Watch Popper play the entire fiddle part from Devil Went Down to Georgia live on a diatonic harp and I will dignify this conversation.

Opinions are opinions people, just make sure you actually have some knowledge in the field before you state your opinion as fact........I didn't see who, but whoever put Bruce Willis and John Popper in the same sentence should be ashamed of that statement. Bruce is a great guy and pretty solid on the harp but talking blasphemy to attempt and back up a terrible point is laughable.


My thoughts exactly!

Popper rocks...end of thread!

 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 10:32 AM
My thoughts exactly!

Popper sucks...end of thread!

 

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  posted on 3/26/2009 at 10:39 AM
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My thoughts exactly!

Popper sucks...end of thread!


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