If That Chopper Hadn't Crashed..., What would SRV be doing today?
Kristofer Dahl
Nov 1 2010, 12:20 PM
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Today's lesson features awesome , SRV:ish playing by Denes!

As you might already know - SRV died very tragically in a helicopter accident after he had finally got rid of his alcohol/drug addiction. Also at the time, it seemed his music was evolving and going stronger than ever.

What do you think SRV would be recording and doing now if he were still alive? What direction would one of the most innovative blues/rock musicians have taken?

I know we have a lot of blues fans at GMC - so I am looking forward to hear what you think about this.

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Marek Rojewski
Nov 1 2010, 01:10 PM
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He would lurk around GMC and learn some tasty licks to use in his own playing wink.gif

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Kristofer Dahl
Nov 1 2010, 02:00 PM
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QUOTE (Marek Rojewski @ Nov 1 2010, 01:10 PM) *
He would lurk around GMC and learn some tasty licks to use in his own playing wink.gif


Man you are right - GMC is heaven on earth after all wub.gif

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Crazy_Diamond
Nov 1 2010, 02:01 PM
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He would still be gigging and probably play at the Superbowl.....

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MickeM
Nov 1 2010, 02:17 PM
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I think he’d be struggling to compete with what he archived during his prideful days. Followed by his small share of faithful fans hoping that someday he’ll write one of those huge records again. ph34r.gif

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Kristofer Dahl
Nov 1 2010, 02:29 PM
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Hmm so that helicopter crash was actually a pretty wise move career wise? ph34r.gif

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MickeM
Nov 1 2010, 02:46 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Nov 1 2010, 02:29 PM) *
Hmm so that helicopter crash was actually a pretty wise move career wise? ph34r.gif

I guess it was either him or Clapton (whos crew was on the chopper but Clapton never went). I think Clapton has been struggling ever since with rather uninteresting music mellow.gif
Don't know what my point is really when you put your question like that unsure.gif

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Kristofer Dahl
Nov 1 2010, 03:04 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 1 2010, 02:46 PM) *
I think Clapton has been struggling ever since with rather uninteresting music mellow.gif

hehe should give birth to some interesting discussion! ohmy.gif

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Mate Nagy
Nov 1 2010, 03:23 PM
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We could ask the same question about Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, They were all top of their careers.


SRV made a huge impact on the music industry, and especially on blues musicians.
It's a great loss . . .

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Reminds me of that saying at the beginning of the Def Leppard song "Rock of Ages": Its better to burn out, than to fade away. That Elton John song comes to mind as well, you all know which one I'm talking about. Of course I would rather SRV didn't die in that crash, but I think its fair to say that he wouldn't have been deified to the extent he is now if he was still alive. He didn't have a chance to make any bad albums, or to make any dreadful career moves, or do anything that would have diminished his mystique.

People take for granted what they have, and don't appreciate what they have until it is lost. Think about Michael Jackson, for decades he has been derided and mocked, all of a sudden he dies before his time and now everyone misses him. I've always liked MJ's music from his younger days, but I must confess, his music took on a different quality after I knew he had just passed away. Same thing with Dio, right after he passed away I listened to his music differently. It is weird, but I know I'm not the only one to experience this.

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Ivan Milenkovic
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I'm not sure exactly, but I guess some unplugged/acoustic stuff, and that he would go back to classic blues roots perhaps. Could be that he would play with stars, or could be that he would end the career. We will never know. RIP Stevie

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i'm not really sure, but i'm sure he is one of the greatest... RIP stevie smile.gif

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