Talk:Steve Morse

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I've sent off the boilerplate request to for permission to use some of the material there. Phil 14:10, Dec 10, 2003 (UTC)

i hope to be adding changes incrementally, as it appears that very little has been done here in over a year. --The Anti-Joey 15:30, Jan 26, 2005 (UTC)

i realize now the value of creating some sort of sandbox for developing articles. this shall remain static until i feel comfortable with its completeness. see User:Antijoey/morse -- The Anti-Joey


That discography is a mess. Can someone fix it? I'd recommend, as a starting point, separating the records that Morse had a major part in (like, he was a member of the band), from albums where he was a guest. I don't know. It needs to be tightened up somehow. I'd figure something out, but I've got my own pages to fry. :-) -Freekee 02:19, 27 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll take a stab at it. I copied it offline and I'll try to chunk it up much like you suggested. Maybe.. Dregs albums; Solo Band albums; Deep Purple albums; Kansas albums; Guest shot albums; Various artist comps and tributes... something like that anyways. Shouldn't be too hard...if I can find the time. Anger22 03:07, 27 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow, nice job! I'm glad I didn't try fixing it - It would have taken me all night! -Freekee 04:21, 27 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
nice job, indeed! The Anti-Joey 18:15, 1 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I've replaced promo photo with a high resolution free-licensed one of my own. --Nsoveiko 21:57, 17 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nice picture, but what was wrong with the old one? -Freekee 05:24, 18 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nothing wrong with the picture itself, it just wasn't licensed properly. See what Wikipedia guidelines say about fair use and why properly licensed content is preferrable. --Nsoveiko 05:44, 18 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are you quoting, "Fair use on Wikipedia only applies if it is not possible to replace such promotional image with a free image"? Never heard that one before. Too many rules and regs to keep up with. -Freekee 05:58, 18 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There is no information whatsoever in this article about his tone or sound, little to nothing on his equipment. For a reference use Steve Vai or Joe Satriani or Paul Gilberts pages since those have good sections on the aforementioned items as well as they are all guitarists of the same calibur (debatable).Just a thought since personal life and stuff is nice but speaking from technical angle it is lacking. and im not a pro at Steve Morse music so I dont think I can contribute to an effective degree. thx The Ravager 00:38, 28 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree. There should definately be something about his sound and equipment, as well as something about his talent and influence. If anyone's noticed he's an absolutely incredible guitarist, and every guitarist who has heard him play must have been somewhat influenced by him. I know that John Petrucci was influenced by him, anyone else anyone knows ought to be mentioned too.
--Rock Soldier 03:25, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Let's not go overboard - I have heard him play. Once, with Deep Purple on tour. I can absolutely guarantee that my guitar playing has not been influenced by him and remains in the same rut that it has done for probably 20 years :-(. But info on his gear would be A Good Thing. --NickS (talk) 12:32, 22 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Why is this tagged? I can't see any discussion. --NickS (talk) 12:37, 22 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Although there is no discussion, the entire Dixie Dregs section is now multiply bot-tagged. I think I wrote most of this, so I'll give a go at fixing it over the next couple of days. --The Anti-Joey (talk) 02:34, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, I think most of the Weasel Word problems have been fixed. If I can get some concensus, we can probably remove that warning. POV stuff lingers a bit, but seems alot less of a problem now. --The Anti-Joey (talk) 14:25, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright Issue?[edit]

I notice that the biography page of SM's new website uses large portions of this article and is also tagged as copyrighted in 2009. Does this affect this article in any way? I have fixed whatever references pointed to the old website but I hope that these issues are not flagged as troublesome.--The Anti-Joey (talk) 15:47, 3 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why it doesn't conform (?)[edit]

I can quickly see why some of this article might not conform to the encyclopedia-style writing needed here (read, unbiased, non-sensational). An encyclopedia would never describe songs as "gems" or describe record companies as "vaunted." Whether or not the songs are gems in the writer's mind, they may not be so in others'. So when you come to words like these, just make them neutral -- instead of "gems," say "standards." Within that word is the implication of timelessness but without any bias for or against. William Shatner's rendition of Rocket Man might be "William Shatner's rendition of such standards as 'Rocket Man'" admits the reality that Rocket Man is famous and probably well-liked as well, but calling it a "gem" is pushing it too far, and when you add William Shatner to the mix the inappropriateness of the word "gem" becomes apparent.

As far as a record company being vaunted -- I'd say perhaps "renowned" but again, that does not necessarily imply either good or bad.

Remove words such as these and the article will start to conform more to an encyclopedic style rather than a passionate elegy. Remember, Mr. Writer of "vaunted" -- there may actually be one or even more people out there who actually "don't like" the music of Steve Morse. You must always accept that this *is* possible.

Tonbo0422 (talk) 01:14, 19 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]