“Only friend Jeff Beck recounted his childhood in newly unearthed audio of an interview with Corey Grow for Rolling Stone magazine. What they gave me was a guitar.”
In an interview, Beck, who passed away this week at the age of 78, looks back on his entire career, from the Yardbirds to the Jeff Beck Group to the fusion era and beyond. The Stone Music Now podcast. “I’m no big deal,” Beck said. If you look around and see who made it huge, it’s a really rotten place when you think about it. ”
The nearly two-hour tribute episode also includes new interviews with three guitar legends: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell, Living Color’s Vernon Reid, and Joe Satriani. Elsewhere in the episode, Andy Green joins host Brian Hyatt to discuss Beck’s career as a whole.
“Jeff Beck probably stood out most for his spontaneous, offbeat yet melodic songs,” says Campbell. “How did he come up with that?” Plus, he was great! Campbell also reveals one thing he has in common with Beck.
“Jeff didn’t look for perfection,” Reed says. “He cares about dwelling in space, in moments, in emotions… When he really manipulates textures and brings all this pathos out of an instrument, it’s extraordinary to me.”
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