Topic: Under-used talent
Looking particularly at the Beatles, I think that quite a few bands from the really early rock n' roll days had guitarists whose talent wasn't made much use of. Listening to a song like "Revolution", you'd think that they could have done more with this sound. Maybe this was too "heavy" for most listeners? George Harrison's acoustic work on "Here Comes The Sun" is great as any. In addition to this, Paul or John could have made good rythym guitar players. Also, The Who could have probably done more with Pete Townshend's guitar skills, but you only hear a little bit of his playing on any given song. Then you look at a band like the Rolling Stones, and their music seems to have more of an emphasis on guitar, leading up to guitar-driven rock bands like Zeppelin and AC/DC. My question is, why didn't these great bands do more with their guitar players? I'm thinking that it's because this was at a time in music history when guitar solos were just beggining to gain popularity, with Jimi Hendrix's playing and influence. What does everyone think?