Review by Bokonon
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Jeff Beck invented the electric guitar. Shut up.
Les Paul, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Listen to “Over Under Sideways Down” and learn.
Somewhere along the way, after inventing British blues, psychedelia, and fusion, Beck dropped his pick and never picked it up off the floor, using instead the fat left side of his thumb as a tone generator of Olympian proportions.
He put that thumb to Strat at the Palace Tuesday night, in a bizarre paring with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and his personal tribute band.