He mentioned that he had to dumb down a lot of his early riffs because the other 2 couldn't handle them.
He us the far more accomplished player. I don't see Alex doing a classical album, or a jazz album.
But that's the issue. He spent most of his career playing in a second rate hard rock band. I saw him and Steve Morse doing a classical guitar duet thing.. Emmett should have just been a guitar solo guy. He completely wasted his talent in an arena rock band, a goofy one who put on Blinding light shows and who lived for the weekend
That's one way to look at it.
The other way is this:
He made albums with Triumph for 10-11 years. His solo career has more than doubled that in terms of album output and actual years. And then there's the fact that he's gotten more critical acclaim outside of Triumph too. Then you can tack on his writing contributions to Guitar Player magazine and his time teaching songwriting and music business at that Toronto college.
"Wasting his talent" is something I'd never connect with Rik despite there being some cheesy Triumph songs.
Edited by JohnnyBlaze, 18 October 2017 - 08:19 PM.