Friday, May 2, 2008
Hey there friends. As we were riding home, we were listening to the radio, as does the majority of America. After a song or two, I turned it off. Was pretty upset with the quality of new music that's out there. I just don't think it's good. Even a great bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers (I chose them as an example cause I swear, they are on the radio 24/7) sound so commercial now. Their new sounds is nothing like their old stuff and their old stuff was good. Anyways, I pulled out my phone, put on the tunes I have there and let it play on random.
I was singing along, enjoying myself, to Metallica, Slayer, and Pantera. Ahh... Pantera. I started thinking of Dime. One the worlds best guitar players, taken from us a few years back. As we were cruising on the freeway, I started thinking what were some of his best riffs and solos. Immediately, the classics came to mind. Cowboys from Hell, Cemetery Gates, Hollow, to name a few... But I was listening to "10's", one of my absolute favorite Pantera songs.
In my opinion, the solo for 10's has got to be Dime's best solo ever. Hold the hate mail, please. lol I know the man had chops. No one can take away from this man's shredding ability, he was definitely one of the best and I enjoy those riffs as well, but the solo on 10's just emanates Dime. Ask yourself, who was Dime? He was a laid back, crown royal drinking, funny ass, every man's man that will kick your ass if you cross him kinda guy. That is exactly what that solo is. Starts off laid back, it flows beautifully with the song, and through it all, he shreds through the scales going back and forth showing that he can not only be chill, but be killer too. You can always tell the good guitar players from the great ones because the greats will always amaze you, even when you least expect it and this solo just blows me away.
When you get a chance, listen to it friends. It's exactly what Dime will always be... just simply bad ass. Rest in peace friend. Later