Land Shark wrote:What about Carlos Santana?
Here here, as far as the guitar goes, but I'm still torn.
The guy wails his ass off for 30 years and gets negligible credit from the music industry. Then he does a semi-pop, corporate contrived album with a big name guest artist on each track, and wins 8 grammys at once.
Sure, the album wasn't bad, but the whole thing just left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't know if I should feel More vitriol towards the record industry (if thats possible), or if I should feel like he sold out (Eric Clapton excluded). I'm glad he was finally officially recognized, but I wish it wasn't in that context.
But as a testament to your point I have to say that this post has taken me 20 minutes or more because I started scouring my hard drive for old Santana, and have commenced rocking out to it
I'm off to find that 12 minute jam of Oye Como Va buried somewhere in a long forgotten crevice/file of my pc.