Monday, February 18, 2008
Winger Does NOT Suck!
Let the beatings begin! I just know I'm gonna get a lot of shit for this, but...Anyway, this is coming from me, a musician and knows what the hell I'm talking about when I say the following, “Winger is NOT a shitty band!" I just got through listening to Reb Beach from Winger (on Eddie Trunk Live) who's pulling double duty playing for both Winger AND Whitesnake. Those 2 bands were huge in the 80's and are on the fast track to resurrecting their name and image. Reb actually was very cordial and gave a lot of props to one of the greatest guitarists EVER, John Sykes (no one under the age of 30 can even tie John's shoes). Winger got a lot of shit from the get-go about everything that they were and I call horse shit! This is all that whiny pussy's fault, Lars Ulrich (once one of my favorite drummers). If anything, he fanned the flames during interviews and having the famous "Kip Winger Dartboard".
The guys in Winger have great resumes. Kip played with Alice Cooper, Reb played/plays with Night Ranger, Whitesnake and Dokken, Paul Taylor played with Aldo Nova and Alice Cooper and Rod Morganstein who played with the Dixie Dregs. Point is, if you think Winger sucks, remember that these guys were good enough for the previous gigs they played and saying they suck means saying all the bands I mentioned suck, so know your history. Seems like all the people who I ever met that always talked shit about Winger was not a musician or at least a half decent one.
Growing up, I heard all the Winger jokes and yes I laughed at them(because it was funny so of course I'll laugh), but I still made a case for them after hearing the joke to much ridicule by the other party(see the last line of the previous paragraph). Bottom line, Winger is a hell of a band and they're still together and still touring, which is a lot more than I can say for a lot of other bands who people thought were better. So, still think they suck? Let the beatings begin