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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two years ago) link

He's a Tim Heidecker character, right?

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

No wait, André Rieu gone electric.

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

Death played a stand-up if I recall correctly

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

I believe that

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

Bouncer otm

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

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

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

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

I strongly dislike this person's clenched anus blues rock

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

Fun fact: Lars' godfather was Dexter Gordon.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 6 November 2017 15:32 (two years ago) link

yeah also maybe Don Cherry? at least i read him and Neneh Cherry were friends as kids

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 6 November 2017 21:17 (two years ago) link

lars is very charismatic, imo, napster bs notwithstanding

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 01:28 (two years ago) link

the existence of this thread... i mean, the painfully boring interminable concert i saw on pbs 4 years ago was enough trauma, i never thought i'd be periodically reminded of this silly man and his constipated musical stylings.. it's just crazy, he's is doing is SO wrong. he is getting MUSIC wrong. music is supposed to lift you out of this brutal corporeal existence and create a supernatural experience.. it's not supposed to be like watching a guy bench press and admiring his beads of sweat and furrowed eyebrows.. gahh!

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 01:35 (two years ago) link

it's not supposed to be like watching a guy bench press and admiring his beads of sweat and furrowed eyebrows.. gahh!

this isn't the right analogy... i'm just mad at joe and wish i knew why

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 01:40 (two years ago) link

Its because he went down to the crossroads and then decided he wanted to be Clapton, and not even the Clapton of Cream or the Dominoes, but the Clapton of 24 nights at the Royal Albert Hall and wearing suits that cost more than the creators of the blues made in their lifetimes.

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:40 (two years ago) link

joe drove through the mcdonalds where the crossroads used to be and a minimum-wage emissary of satan sold him a blues-themed happy meal for the price of his eternal dignity

with your tight body and horrific androgynous monster face (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:50 (two years ago) link

Bonamassa is the logical "tasteful" endpoint of that Guitar mag thread....avoiding the late 80s pyrotechnics but the concept of exhibition as an end-point aesthetic, who can only get that magical tone out of 'that' guitar....except he needs to own 326 identical copies.

Master of Treacle, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 15:46 (two years ago) link

now that you mention it i wonder if joe is consumed by burning jealousy at the thought of kirk hammett owning peter green's old les paul instead of him

with your tight body and horrific androgynous monster face (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 15:47 (two years ago) link

But those guys were my guys – Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page. There's a certain sophistication to their approach to the blues that I really like, more so than the American blues that I was listening to. B.B. King's a big influence – he's probably my biggest traditional influence. I love Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and T-Bone Walker and stuff like that, but I couldn't sit down. I was always forcing myself to listen to whole records by them, where I'd rather listen to Humble Pie do "I'm Ready" than Muddy Waters, you know? I think, the English interpretation of the blues just hit me a lot better, you know?

I think Joe would be good at SHOCKING ILM confessions.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:07 (two years ago) link

so he's def consumed with burning jealousy at kirk hammett owning peter green's guitar

with your tight body and horrific androgynous monster face (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:08 (two years ago) link

he's such a normie he probably doesn't even know peter green

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:21 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I just watched a really boring experimental guitarist and I'm suddenly much more sympathetic to Joe's views on effects pedals.

na (NA), Saturday, 2 December 2017 03:51 (two years ago) link

FP

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Saturday, 2 December 2017 06:44 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

yesterday there was a telethon giving away bonamassa tickets with lots of bonamassa performances shown. i had to wonder what corner of the music market i had just wandered into.

adam the (abanana), Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:53 (nine months ago) link

I just had a six minute Joe music video come up AS AN AD on Youtube.

Seems like he could make bank if he went Country.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 23:24 (eight months ago) link

seven months pass...

I was just checking out Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat (Thorogood's second guitarist) and one track had a long, winding solo, partly Bill Nelson hyperspeed and partly that huge Hendrix-y sound Robin Trower got on Bridge of Sighs. It was an interesting solo and didn't really sound like the rest of the record, so I checked the credits and it's Bonamassa. So now I've actually heard something by him I like.

A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 22:45 (four weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

I get it too Eddie. But part of being a total musician is embracing all music and diving down the musical rabbit holes. I’ve listened to BB King to EVH to Frank Sinatra and back. I was 17 too but I knew Ron Wood played bass with the Jeff Beck Group. https://t.co/bSD1NshzWg

— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) December 3, 2019

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 12:36 (one week ago) link

incredible on-brand #content from our hero there

one must assume that as a total musician he is very familiar with billie eilish's own back catalogue

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 12:41 (one week ago) link

Wow, Bonamassa's got pretty big ears I'll give him that

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 14:32 (one week ago) link

reads like one of those classic Introduce Yourselves posts

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 14:35 (one week ago) link

loving this take

First off, who is Billie Eilish? Most likely, she'll be forgotten in 10 years. BIGGER POINT is how Van Halen have ruined their legacy since the nonsense of firing Hagar in 1996, and then decades of inactivity and career missteps. Look to The Rolling Stones on preserving legacy.

— Wes Olesen (@WesOlesen) December 3, 2019

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 14:47 (one week ago) link

some GIRL would never have the lasting cultural legacy of *checks notes* Sammy Hagar???

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 14:49 (one week ago) link

the comments on that post are a goldmine of capital-t Takes

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 14:53 (one week ago) link

keenly awaiting Bob Lefsetz's take on Joe's take

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 14:54 (one week ago) link

may we be shown bonamassa tweets with very happy guys

Thank you for coming. We had a blast! 😎👍 https://t.co/m1KV5m2eV5

— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) November 23, 2019

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 15:15 (one week ago) link

baller-ass joe making it rain at the aurora music and pawn retirement sale

What a hoot negotiating with these 2 guys today at Aurora Music and Pawn retirement sale. Congratulations on 40 years in business. 😎👍 pic.twitter.com/1aQ2OJiEqr

— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) October 31, 2019

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 15:16 (one week ago) link

pretty sure Van Halen have ruined their legacy since hiring Sammy Hagar in 1985

éminence rose et jaune (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 15:20 (one week ago) link

are you suggesting Hagar is... Horrible

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 15:28 (one week ago) link

joe, what the hell dude

Good! I hope they throw the book at him. 😎👍 https://t.co/sG5VIoXsa8

— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) August 23, 2019


Sorry to swear on social media but... Fuck you!! I hope they find you and throw the key away for a long time. https://t.co/NyXirrd9xL

— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) July 27, 2019


Why people suck.... Why social media sucks .... right here... What a disgusting, imbecilic and dangerous thing to do. https://t.co/A77trYXEuu

— Joe Bonamassa (Official) (@JBONAMASSA) July 4, 2019

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 15:31 (one week ago) link

Joe is correct that ice cream is serious business

éminence rose et jaune (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 15:32 (one week ago) link

Do not ask if you can get a taste of Joe's bourbon-pecan in a waffle cone.

file of unknown origin (bendy), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 15:53 (one week ago) link

I bet I could totally pwn Joe Bonamassa in a trivia contest that covered Baroque music, 90s folk, Irish jigs, progressive jazz, synthpop, and children's music.

He probably knows more about boring blues shit by middle-aged white guys, tho. So I guess it's a tie.

they see me lollin' (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 16:42 (one week ago) link

Ironic that a white blues guy is so upset about people stealing licks

joygoat, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 17:27 (one week ago) link

actual lols

file of unknown origin (bendy), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 17:48 (one week ago) link

a+

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 17:49 (one week ago) link

👏👏👏

pomenitul, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 17:50 (one week ago) link

well done

budo jeru, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 18:39 (one week ago) link

Ayeee

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 18:56 (one week ago) link

A guitar nerd listened to BB King, Eddie van Halen *AND* Jeff Beck?! Wow, astounding.

A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 19:17 (one week ago) link

Sorry to swear on social media but... Fuck you, Joe!!

brimstead, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:08 (one week ago) link

Joe Bonamassa has such strong boomer energy he already looks like he's in his 60s.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 03:37 (one week ago) link

He's not????

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 04:08 (one week ago) link

42 years soulful

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 04:22 (one week ago) link

jesus! he is younger than me...

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 04:52 (one week ago) link

beautiful joygoat

$1,000,000 or 1 bag of honeycrisp apples (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 05:54 (one week ago) link


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