AugustWest wrote:Never claimed robbie robertson to be a good person. However he is one of my favorite guitar players ever. The band is one of my favorite groups ever. I don't care if you told me Robbie goes door to door burning his neighbors with his crack pipe. I will still feel the same about his guitar playing (immense).
By the way tell Levon I think his new album is fantastic!
What do you like about his playing,
his days with Ronnie hawkins, and early Dylan days he was a blues style player, very aggressive, very loud, nuttin special to me, and later on with the band , he was understated and tasteful, ok I guess,
I think his replacement Jim Wieder blows him away.
Ya know in The Last Waltz he tell's that story about meeting and jamming with one of the walters, Big walter or little Walter(in Arkansas), and the guy is spitting blood, the camera is real tight on Robbie as he tells the story, well according to Levon, Robbie was even there...kinda of wierd.
Even if juyst a few lines were peppered into the songs from the other guys, they should be credited, aslo, I think the Band as a whole worked out the Harmonies and the arrangements...
I guesss I've chosen my side, it shows, but really why do you think Robbie's playing is so good?
Also they only set a microphone up in front of him, if they were being filmed, what an ego!!!