OFFICAL ILX JOE BONAMASSA CELEBRATION THREAD

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Between Two Strats with Joe Bonamassa

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blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:00 (four years ago) link

the three identical les pauls up front is so amazing

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:01 (four years ago) link

May We Be Shown Photos of Bonamassa With Middle Aged Ladies?

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chr1sb3singer, Monday, 16 January 2017 21:03 (four years ago) link

fuckin' love this guy

never knowingly heard him play a note but just look at him, he's a treasure

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:06 (four years ago) link

i ask you this in all seriousness: has anyone ever looked less cool playing a guitar

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:07 (four years ago) link

i ask you this in all seriousness: has anyone ever looked less cool playing a guitar

Yes

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-us-president-george-hw-bush-and-political-advisor-lee-atwater-play-78473204.html

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 16 January 2017 21:09 (four years ago) link

Here, watch him violently shit all over ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid" for twelve minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSQwj3s8Y4s

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:10 (four years ago) link

I had Joe autograph my JBLP gold top last year. When Joe hefted it up by the neck he quipped "That's about the weight of a nice sized walleye". (It weighs in at 9 lbs, 3 oz.) I guess you need to be a sport fisherman to appreciate that!

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:13 (four years ago) link

A true story from Joes` recent Bridlington gig.
My mates wife had an empty seat to her right. A dapper little gent in his sixties sat down next to her and was talking on his mobile(cell-phone to our friends across the pond).
"Yes I`m at Brid Spa, some guy called Joe Bonamassa, don`t know anything about him."
We thought he won`t be here for long. After the second song he was jumping about shouting "Joe, Joe, Joe."
To cut a long story short this old chap was now hooked and said," This guy`s better than Clapton and Well

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:14 (four years ago) link

I talked to Joe after a show here in Atlanta several years ago and asked if he would like to spend the following day riding motorcycles with me and some buddy’s here in the Georgia country side. I am a dealer and could have hooked him up for a nice afternoon of riding. His response to me was “No Way” I am not coordinated at all and can hardly drive a car.
I find that pretty funny considering he sounds like 2 guys playing guitar and singing all at the same time.

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:15 (four years ago) link

Joe Bonamassa announces Blues Explosion tribute shows

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:16 (four years ago) link

"Solos are basically 16-to-24-bar marathons. If you run a marathon, you can’t start sprinting, but at the start people need a little fireworks to grab their attention. Then you have to back off and say something with a melody before you start barnstorming." — Joe Bonamassa

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:17 (four years ago) link

I really have to hand it to someone who is the only person in the world who thought the Blueshammer sequence was completely serious.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 January 2017 21:40 (four years ago) link

I made it two minutes into "Just Got Paid," that's all I could do.

Fake posts from a failing poster (Dan Peterson), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:42 (four years ago) link

He's a Tim Heidecker character, right?

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:43 (four years ago) link

No wait, André Rieu gone electric.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:45 (four years ago) link

This wiki bit is comedy gold:

Bonamassa went to Nashville and collaborated with three songwriters there: Jonathan Cain, who has written for Journey; James House, known for his work with Diamond Rio...; and Jerry Flowers, who has written for Keith Urban. Bonamassa explained to the writers that he wasn't interested in creating three-minute radio hits, but just wanted to write some serious blues rock.

Fake posts from a failing poster (Dan Peterson), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:46 (four years ago) link

He's a Tim Heidecker character, right?

nailed it

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 22:07 (four years ago) link

how the fuck does that 'just got paid' video have nearly eight million views

here's a pacy seven-minute tear through 'taxman' at the cavern club, featuring a decloaked death from bill and ted's bogus journey on bass guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgaM43KCqT4

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 22:15 (four years ago) link

Death played a stand-up if I recall correctly

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 16 January 2017 22:20 (four years ago) link

death was inspired to go electric by the sheer power of bonamassa's tone iirc

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 22:24 (four years ago) link

I believe that

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 16 January 2017 22:24 (four years ago) link

Thank god. I knew the thread for discussion of guitarists i have only heard of because i read guitar magazines in the late 90s couldn't contain this guy.

how's life, Monday, 16 January 2017 23:02 (four years ago) link

Oh, and as far as mainstream music magazines go, well, they've pretty much ignored Bonamassa. In a 2011 American Blues Scene interview, when asked why he wasn’t featured on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Guitar Players of All-Time list, Joe replied, "Have you seen who’s on the cover this week? (It was Snooki.) Rolling Stone has about as much credibility as The National Enquirer."

How To: Make the perfect summer jorts (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 23:18 (four years ago) link

At this point, it surprises almost nobody that when Joe plays guitar, it’s a “masterclass from a force of nature” as the Lancashire Telegraph said.

How To: Make the perfect summer jorts (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 23:19 (four years ago) link

Bonamassa was performing at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on December 9, when he saw a bouncer harassing an audience member. The blues guitarist took his rare 1951 Fender No-caster in hand and gave the guard a whack.

Afterward, he shared a photo of the incident on his Instagram, along with the following note:

“And to the bouncer who harassed one of our fans up front... That is why you can now tell your family and friends what a 51 Fender No-caster to the head feels like. Don’t ever put hands on my fans again. Consider that a love tap reminder.”

How To: Make the perfect summer jorts (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 23:32 (four years ago) link

Bouncer otm

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:07 (four years ago) link

oh so standard tuning then. Thank god for that gear rundown!

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:09 (four years ago) link

Listening to Bonamassa for the first time
It's like I got new ears

Are they still doing the Roadhouse reboot? He totally has to be the Jeff Healey character

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 01:32 (four years ago) link

WTF

Before he reached 18 years old, Bonamassa was playing in a band called Bloodline with the sons of Miles Davis, Robby Krieger, and Berry Oakley.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:15 (four years ago) link

https://media.giphy.com/media/WriRAEzCFF9HG/giphy.gif

example (crüt), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:24 (four years ago) link

I strongly dislike this person's clenched anus blues rock

a but (brimstead), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:24 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Joe Bonamassa is known for his collection of incredibly rare sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standards. But his own signature Gibson Les Paul is a goldtop, created for him by the company in 2008.

Bonamassa recently traded in the prototype of the model at Norman’s Rare Guitars. In the video below, he talks about the guitar and how he felt when the prototype was delivered to him.

“When you’re a kid and you see a Gibson Les Paul, and then something that you’ve idolized over the years shows up at your door and it says [your name] on the truss-rod cover—it was a very special day,” he recalls.

Bonamassa immediately put the guitar to work on the recording of his 2009 album, The Ballad of John Henry, which hit Number One on the Billboard Top Blues chart.

The guitar features Gibson Burstbucker pickups and a black back. “I was trying to make like an early ’57,” he explains. It also has mismatched volume and tone knobs. Bonamassa explains that the different feel of the knobs allows him to know which one he’s grabbing without having to look, which is vital when he’s performing and singing.

Bonamassa explains that Gibson was nervous about the guitar, not knowing if his name had enough clout to carry a signature guitar. “This represented a risk on their part, and it represented a journey for me,” he says.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQWcD5YO8Cw

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:42 (four years ago) link

His favorite guitar is a ’59 Les Paul Sunburst, a “Holy Grail” that he actually takes on the road with him.

“I tour nine months a year,” Bonamassa told Gibson.com, in a 2011 interview. “What am I going to do, come home and noodle with it on the couch? Go, ‘Wow look at this, I’ve got a ’59 Les Paul that never gets used, maybe on a recording here and there.’ I’d rather get a nice case for it--which I did--hire an ex-secret service agent as my security guard--which I did (laughs)--and take it on the road.” In an interview with AmericanBluesScene.com, Bonamassa praised the ‘59’ Les Paul’s extraordinary tone. “I have over 300 guitars, but out of all of them, that one is definitely my favorite.”

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:53 (four years ago) link

Those trademark shades he wears vary with the seasons.

“I have four sets of them,” Bonamassa once told GuitarMessenger.com. “I have the 'hot summer show' ones–called Silhouettes, because they wrap around your ears. That prevents them from sliding off. Then, when you get into the wintertime and the theater’s not that hot, I wear a set of Pradas. I also have a set of Ray Bans and a set of Revos. I’m sure I’ve bought enough sunglasses to put somebody’s kid through college.”

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:53 (four years ago) link

sic URL bro
https://www.guitarworld.com/amp/news/joe-bonamassa-51-nocaster-first-look

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 24 June 2021 01:24 (four months ago) link

During his visit, JoBo grabbed the Nocaster to squeeze out some tasty blues licks for GW Editor-in-Chief Damian Fanelli and Tech Editor Paul Riario, and tell some great stories and anecdotes about the instrument.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 June 2021 01:26 (four months ago) link

the tasty licks of JoBo's NoNo

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 24 June 2021 01:54 (four months ago) link

god I hope he wiped it up afterward

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 24 June 2021 01:54 (four months ago) link

i thought jobo was like exclusively a gibson guy now. so hard to keep track.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 June 2021 02:01 (four months ago) link

too much mojo for just one guitar company

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 24 June 2021 02:15 (four months ago) link

JoBo PRS, or GTFO

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 24 June 2021 02:33 (four months ago) link

Playin on the string like a JoBo
Customizin NoNos, they sayin I got too much mojo

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 24 June 2021 02:35 (four months ago) link

Chewin' on a HoHo, Sleepin' at the HoJo
Give it all up to honk on just one BoBo

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 24 June 2021 04:10 (four months ago) link

Is there a job at the Fender factory distressing these guitars? I had a job at a mirror frame factory when I was 19, and one of the tasks was dinging up the gilt frames on certain orders with a little chisel.

My cats are good at distressing Fender amps, if that is also a desirable look.

Citole Country (bendy), Thursday, 24 June 2021 18:12 (four months ago) link

“Master built” Fender relics go for $8000-20k+ I assume the job itself is quite lucrative.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Thursday, 24 June 2021 18:16 (four months ago) link

alas Jobbo’s is the real deal, not a Custom Shop® Relic®

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 24 June 2021 18:40 (four months ago) link

Is there a job at the Fender factory distressing these guitars?

yes and a lot of the processes are proprietary

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 24 June 2021 18:50 (four months ago) link

Maybe I could get a job doing continuity. Fifties styled guitars should be relicized to about 12-15 years of wear in order to recapture the period classic rock was recorded, not 70 years. Belt buckle wear should be minimal, because big buckles were a 70s thing, so it would just be starting.

Citole Country (bendy), Thursday, 24 June 2021 18:58 (four months ago) link

They need cigarette smoking robots to coat the guitars with a quarter inch of nicotine.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Thursday, 24 June 2021 22:44 (four months ago) link

acquire vintage zima to recreate time period specific drink spills

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 24 June 2021 22:45 (four months ago) link

milo this Tele started life as Sonic Blue - and it's a polyester finish too
https://i.imgur.com/iccTSDL.jpg
I've had it suggested that the colour is now "Marlboro Gold"

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 24 June 2021 23:07 (four months ago) link

Joe now has a one-off Uni-Vibe pedal with his own picture on it. And it's perfectly named!

https://www.gearnews.es/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/joe-bonamassa-vibe-bro-pedal.jpg

I Advance Masked (Vast Halo), Friday, 2 July 2021 17:27 (three months ago) link

Algorithm-free, I trust.

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 2 July 2021 17:35 (three months ago) link

lol I read that as Vile Bro.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Friday, 2 July 2021 17:47 (three months ago) link

^^Vile Bro is the name of his power trio.

blue whales on ambient (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 2 July 2021 17:50 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Joe Bonamassa was on the latest episode of To Tell The Truth. Two out of the three panelists correctly guessed that contestant #2 was A Blues Musician. Then Joe played some horseshit on a resonator guitar.

I want those minutes of my life back.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 00:09 (two months ago) link

I saw a tweet about how part of his stage schtick now is to shred for a bit and then have fake blood spurt from his fingers

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 00:11 (two months ago) link

"Will the real Joe Bonamassa please stand up and shred?"

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 00:39 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw7lbGqc4x8

Paul Butterfield on To Tell The Truth

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 00:41 (two months ago) link

Joe Bonamassa seems to be the guy that boomers point to as evidence that they do too listen to new music.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 01:29 (two months ago) link

lol my folks are watching that To Tell the Truth ep as we speak

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 01:35 (two months ago) link

I saw a tweet about how part of his stage schtick now is to shred for a bit and then have fake blood spurt from his fingers

― papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7:11 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

haha what???

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 15:03 (two months ago) link

would love it if someone like put little hidden blades in his guitar and he sliced his fingers for real and nobody helped him cos they thought it was part of set

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 15:16 (two months ago) link

Like when Tommy Cooper died

john landis as man being smashed into window (uncredited) (Matt #2), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 15:30 (two months ago) link

a few tours away from them nailing joe to a cross of guitars at the end of the show

but you know those Gethsemane Blues precede it

i only want to say
if there is a way
take his axe
away from him
cos i don't want to
hear his playing

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 15:52 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

if the ads i see on the sides of local buses are to be believed, his performance here will be the 'guitar event of the year'

― global tetrahedron, Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:51 PM (four years ago) bookmarkflaglink

He has TV ads saying this now.

US Government:Infrastructure Week::Joe Bonamassa: Guitar Events of The Year

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 8 October 2021 16:39 (two weeks ago) link

he plays some cities that Pat Metheny will also play in the same year. but tbf to joe, pat's dates are ultimately the 'hair event of the year'.

balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 8 October 2021 17:08 (two weeks ago) link

Waiting for the Joe/Shen Yun crossover.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 8 October 2021 17:13 (two weeks ago) link

amazed he hasnt' just leaned into calling himself Bonermaster

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Friday, 8 October 2021 17:14 (two weeks ago) link

Fender Bonermaster

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 8 October 2021 17:17 (two weeks ago) link

Joe knows it's wiser to dance around "Bonermaster", leaving enough implied for the listener to draw it out of the empty space and to their own lips.

balance transfer eligible (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 8 October 2021 17:21 (two weeks ago) link

his record of solo guitar, Bonamasturbation, drops soon

Extinct Namibian shrub genus: Var. (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 8 October 2021 19:20 (two weeks ago) link

One guy in a room...with one guitar...one pedal...one amp...one mic...and one bound volume of Oui.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 8 October 2021 19:23 (two weeks ago) link

one bottle of Fretboard Doctor

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 8 October 2021 20:26 (two weeks ago) link

would love to read pat do an epic takedown of joe like he did kenny g

brimstead, Friday, 8 October 2021 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

Metheny's not exactly Mr. Blues Authenticity himself, though. Would rather read, say, Billy Gibbons on Bonamassa.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 8 October 2021 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

U haters are just jealous because he has lots of money and pulls the babes. Not one of you can go WEE WAH WEEDLYWEEDLY WEENT WEENT WEEEEEEE like he can on any number of 59 Les Pauls so suck it haters

New Zealand, with that hottie (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 9 October 2021 04:41 (two weeks ago) link

Honestly Billy probably likes the guy

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 9 October 2021 04:58 (two weeks ago) link

Huh I guess Bonnamassa has a podcast and Billy was on it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcEo6M1Lm9c

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 9 October 2021 04:59 (two weeks ago) link

Would rather read, say, Billy Gibbons on Bonamassa

Has Billy ever talked smack wrt other musicians? He seems too courteous to do that.

Vast Halo, Saturday, 9 October 2021 11:59 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.guitarplayer.com/news/truth-is-i-hate-the-way-i-play-guitar-joe-bonamassa-speaks-candidly-in-our-exclusive-interview?

“When I put on the suit, I become “that guy.” And therein lies part of the success and part of the problem,” reveals Bonamassa before going on to confess, “Truth is, I hate the way I play guitar. I hate the way I sing. I know I can do it pretty well, but I wish I could do it so much differently.”

I think he's read this thread.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 October 2021 14:53 (one week ago) link

I hate the way checks pile up on the out of style mail desk in my kitchen

John Lakeman gives pipe lecture (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 15 October 2021 15:26 (one week ago) link


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