Bono Hails The Edge As Music's Van Gogh
The Irish star made the comments during a response to a positive Rolling Stone magazine review about the reissue of U2's Boy album. And while Bono admires the band's bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr., he admits The Edge - real name David Evans - is the true mastermind of the group.
He says, "Edge's genuine genius developing on the blank and bleached photographic paper, avoiding all the obvious blues scales that blind every other guitar player that ever heard Led Zeppelin. The Edge finds some new colors for the spectrum of rock. Colors he now owns. Owning a color, wow. Imagine owning the color yellow, like Van Gogh. Edge owns, well I'm not exactly sure what colors they are... indigo or violet or crimson? But you sense an emotional color temperature that is unique to him. It's his palette we're painting from."
And his high praise for The Edge continues: "Surely this is the most influential guitarist since the great composers Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Neil Young but remember he doesn't have the history of the blues to plumb, these are uncharted waters was to the English psychedelic revival we were also inspired by and plundering."
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