I could never figure Jeff Beck out. I mean, his talent is undeniable, and, in many respects, I’ll admit maybe even unsurpassable.
And I get that not everyone has the same taste, but I have always struggled with his choice of tunes. And his choice of notes is usually, well, baffling – at least to these blues-rock, minor pentatonic-conditioned ears.
So when I hear songs like, People Get Ready, which has some of the tastiest guitar work in the last 60 years, I can’t help but wonder how much larger Jeff Beck would be in our collective psyche if he’d been more, well, mainstream.
But he’s obviously his own man, and for that he will always have my respect.