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Unread 05-04-2009, 05:02 PM   #21
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Man thanks much for this post.All tree great players no doubt but I had my mind made up about Frank after a clinic I went to like umpteen years ago.He is a monster and I'll wager he's the only man on the planet that has Holdsworth getting out of bed every day wondering about his crown!And Frank has a headstock! lol
Heh, Allan is on a different sort of level to Frank in many people's opinions but I absolutely respect the heck out of both of them.

Anecdote time - when I was at GIT and taking lessons with Shawn Baxter (who was a fan of Frank at the time) he told us a couple of interesting little things about the Thunder from Down Under:

1) Before developiong sweep-picking Frank had a very good alt-picking technique. He got called out in class at GIT in the US after making some remarks to a student friend of his about how he felt it was limited at certain speeds, and how locked into a certain sound it was....so he was asked to show exactly when it started to fall over and proceeded to rip out Al Dimeola style licks just to prove a point o.0

2) He wasn't super-familiar with some of the tunes at the Chick Corea auditions, so simply sight-read the whole chart as he went to make sure he had it correct o.0 + 1

On a personal note, I met him at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge during intermission at a gig there and while the rest of the band trooped off to their dressing rooms, he stayed to chat to people - thoroughly lovely chap

While raping a bear in Yellowstone and snorting coke out of a freshly-dead baby's skull, I finally felt that I had found my calling and built a time machine out of Iraqi WMDs and LOTS OF HEMP WHOA. Using this time machine I went back in time and shot JFK from outer ....ing space. I am now your god - Jeff
.....and then all of a sudden he drops the musical equivilant of a steaming turd right in our laps - ESP Griffyn
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