Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Carlos Santana, Missing The Beat

I hate to say this ...... I don't want to say it ...... but it's the truth so I must.

It turns out Carlos is a butt head. I wish it weren't true because I'm running out of role models here. I LOVE his guitar playing, he's one of ... three(?) players you can pick out in the first bar if not the first note. I've seen him five times in thirty years. He always closes his shows with some hokey blessing which never makes sense but after reading this, it makes sense.

I bought the latest issue of 'Vintage Guitar' because he was the feature article. I bought his latest CD (don't) and it sucks. He's tagged up with some girl rapper funk bands this time and some of the doodling in the background sounds like ..... me, that's how lame it is. Maybe because I don't know the artists I'm put off, but I played it four times looking for a new tune to learn and I couldn't find one I liked.

Even the track with Los Lonely Boys was boring, and THAT guy grew up watching Santana and plays almost like him so it's not really noticeable. I was hoping for something special there.

Italics Minor

P.S. Get The Los Lonely Boys CD instead.


At 9:58 PM, Blogger Mathias said...

I am really sorry to hear that. :( I have listened to Santan since I was 5 years old and my uncles listened to him all in Spanish.


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