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So what does GJ think of guitarist who play behind their heads?
It's showmanship and at this point not very original, but depending on the crowd it might go over really well.
One time I was playing with a songwriter who took themselves too seriously. They had pissed off the band and alienated the crowd. Halfway through the set there was an uncomfortable tension in the room. Since I figured the gig was ****************ed anyway, I threw the guitar behind my head for a solo. The people that were still in attendance (at this point you could no longer call them a crowd) and the rest of the band ate it up. The songwriter did not think it was as cool as everyone else did.
I did it once at a party gig, it was getting late, and I wanted to really kick the energy up on the last song, so I threw the guitar up behind my head and jumped off the stage and wailed for a while.
Not only did the crowd really dig it, the bandleader loved it so much he insisted I do it every gig.
But since I don't play with them anymore, I haven't done it in years...
"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' "
â€” Isaac Asimov