wolftigerrosebud wrote:interesting.... i just think he sounds better. jk's playing always sounds (preparing to be flamed) uninspired to me. mattson's just sounds rockin'. i mean, i also prefer the guitarist from cubensis to jk. i dunno.
Mattson "rocks" too much for me. I mean, do we really need an exploding climax for every
I see DSO every chance I get, but there seems to be a lack of flow for the whole show. Listening to recordings, the dead's music flowed much more than DSO's. They were more willing to explore--but consequently be less coherent. A whole show had very much a symphonic feel to it, and contained a variety that isn't as easy to appreciate as exploding guitar solos every song. Some songs Jerry would lay back more, other songs not so much. Some songs need that explosion, but other songs not so much.
For example, has anyone noticed that Mattson takes multiple verses for a solo where Jerry would have only taken one? Brown-Eyed Woman and other similar songs.
Ehh, I feel as though I expressed that whole idea badly.