Agreed. I've worn out a few copies of that album. It's not about the guitar wowing me, it's just that pretty much every song is really interesting.Badlands was awesome! But Def. Not because of the leads, more the total package and those vocals. RDC is sort of lazy and sloppy but at least he is being true to himself and how he evolved taste wise.
100% right .. sounds like the OP is really just listening for guitar gymnastics and not actual songs because if a musicians doesn't like badlands then there is something wrong with themYou guys watch that High Wire vid and still think no good? His Badlands stuff was freakin fantastic if u ask me. There’s tunes that rip, beautiful cleanish stuff, heavy blues and some funky shiznat thrown in. I know he thought Badlands was his Zeppelin and only if,… Ray didn’t pass away.
I agree the RDC stuff isn't as innovative as Badlands was. I believe Jake lost most of his inspiration after Ray Gillen died. Sometimes you can't make lightning strikes twice no matter how hard one tries.I think Jake's best stuff was on Voodoo Highway and the Badlands debut record. He was playing at a very high level on those records. Trying to play "Joe's Blues" note for note with that same swing was a lot harder for me than learning Bark at the Moon. I never did nail it 100 percent either, no matter how much time I put in.
I'm probably in the minority here, but I happen to love Jake's Badlands stuff more than the Ozzy stuff.
Joe is a beast. My faves are in order: RR, Jake, Zakk.Most overrated guitar player on this board. Don't get all the man crushes people have here for the man, but he does nothing for me, never has.
Of course, opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one, but Ozzy should have hung on to Joe Holmes. Sure, Zakk made his mark, but Holmes is a stud. Blows Jake E Lee away, IMO.