To call it guitar sleight of hand would be accurate but simplistic.
As Dean moved around for photo positioning, Alan and I sat right behind the mixing board where FOH engineer Chris Privet, upon our introduction, graciously agreed to provide the board set list which has the original lighting cue inscriptions.
At that point my old friend from the Bahamas, arnes, whose pics and lifetime fan story appear earlier in this Issue 18, joined all of us and we were off to Hooters to eat where we were met with the last of our entourage for.
Before playing it they insisted on buying it from him which, since he had two, he did for like.When Jeff Beck entered to the strains of Eternitys Breath (originally done by John McLaughlin and The Mahavishnu Orchestra the crowd was on its feet with a standing ovation.Jimmy Hall gave sterling vocals on Sam Cookes A Change Is Going To Come and Stevie Wonders Superstition.And Tyler sensing the impatience cut it short.The sound check was phenomenal.
Kicking things off with the bouncy, familiar chords of "California Girls.
It would tap free poker slot machines 7 reel the various facets of his musical path, from the Yardbirds to the Jeff Beck Group through other associations including with Beck, Bogert Appice and multiple solo ventures.
Finally it was time to leave.With a musically varied set list from drone/techno to fusion to Mid Eastern to classic ballads the band proved now to the largely UK crowd that hometown boy Jeff Beck was as vibrant as ever.Jeff said, Yeah, I remember that gig.Dean was doing his part by helping out to take thousands of pics of attendees, dignitaries which included some famous rockers from Rush and other bands, and the sponsors of the show.He often plays with a quarter or a peso instead of a guitar pick, and this enables him to put all sorts of overtones off the top of the string with the metal on metal contact.On top of the DSL100 head is a Lexicon digital delay.Jeff and Sandra with a new friend, 'Dave The Crow'.