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On the other hand, this video is pretty much the antithesis. Andy Summers spends the first four minutes showing off his ridiculous chain of effects and Roland guitar synth, and then lets rip with some badass slide blues. *Edge, play the blues* indeed.
He still does actually.
edge comes across really fucking terribly
clears the way for some prime meaty real estate
But guitarists who do interesting things with two chords and effects pedals are far more exciting to me than someone who can shred at 800bpm.
I remember seeing him years ago at some Les Paul tribute concert, I think... one of those deals where they bring out 150 guitarists all at once at the end and have 'em all play along to Johnny Be Goode. And Les Paul plays some amazing solo, and then Eddie Van Halen or someone takes his turn and melts your face off and then it was Edge's turn, and he's like... whoa, hang on, let me get my delay pedal in sync! But yeah, when he plays that bit at the end of With Or Without You it's just sublime.
I sincerely am curious, though, when he was last photographed without a hat.
plugging in an electric guitar is 'cheating' as much as breaking out the FX pedals?