Jovitalk - Bon Jovi Fan Community
Home Register Members FAQ Mark Forums Read
 

Phil X

Tour Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-06-2013, 07:16 PM
hackster73's Avatar
hackster73 hackster73 is offline
Senior Member
Jovi FANatic
 
Join Date: 03 Oct 2005
Location: Southampton, England
Age: 46
Gender: male
Posts: 1,414
Default Phil X

Ok so it is looking like Phil X will be here to stay, at least on tour. Lots of you have now seen him with the band so I want to know what he brings to the table and what qualities doesnt he have??

I am going to 3 shows and I want to know what this guy can do. Some say he is brilliant and others state he is no more than a session musician...
__________________
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 06-06-2013, 07:20 PM
Panda's Avatar
Panda Panda is offline
Senior Member
Just posting
 
Join Date: 02 Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Age: 27
Gender: male
Posts: 5,337
Send a message via MSN to Panda
Default

While he does lack Richie's tone and soul, Phil brings things in that have been sorely missed for the past 10 years from Richie like energy, excitement, passion and new and fresh musicianship. They're two different guitar players. But Phil is a good enough replacement.
__________________
Remember, remember the 4th of October.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-06-2013, 07:25 PM
hackster73's Avatar
hackster73 hackster73 is offline
Senior Member
Jovi FANatic
 
Join Date: 03 Oct 2005
Location: Southampton, England
Age: 46
Gender: male
Posts: 1,414
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Panda View Post
While he does lack Richie's tone and soul, Phil brings things in that have been sorely missed for the past 10 years from Richie like energy, excitement, passion and new and fresh musicianship. They're two different guitar players. But Phil is a good enough replacement.
Does he get into the songs or does he appear to just be doing a job?
__________________
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-06-2013, 07:30 PM
Johny's Avatar
Johny Johny is offline
Senior Member
Jovi FANatic
 
Join Date: 22 Jan 2005
Location: Czech Republic
Age: 32
Gender: male
Posts: 1,334
Send a message via ICQ to Johny
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hackster73 View Post
Does he get into the songs or does he appear to just be doing a job?
I saw him into the song only during KTF and he seemed to enjoy We Got It Going On too. Otherwise he is invisible on the stage. Just my observation and opinion. He's good but nothing spectacular.
__________________
"If you got a dream, no matter what anybody tells you, if you think that you’ve got to go for it, then you should go for it, because you’ve got one life. And the next time somebody tells you: ‘You can’t do that’ you can tell them to screw themselves, because it’s your life and you do what the hell you want with it. So this is a song about having a dream and chasing it, till you find the Bright Lights." - Aldo Nova.
Aldo Nova - Bright Lights
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-06-2013, 07:45 PM
hackster73's Avatar
hackster73 hackster73 is offline
Senior Member
Jovi FANatic
 
Join Date: 03 Oct 2005
Location: Southampton, England
Age: 46
Gender: male
Posts: 1,414
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johny View Post
I saw him into the song only during KTF and he seemed to enjoy We Got It Going On too. Otherwise he is invisible on the stage. Just my observation and opinion. He's good but nothing spectacular.
Mmmmmm. Thanks and that is what I get from the YouTube footage but sometimes being there feels different.
__________________
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:08 PM
Crushgen24/88's Avatar
Crushgen24/88 Crushgen24/88 is offline
Senior Member
Blaze of Posting
 
Join Date: 18 Mar 2007
Location: Staten Island/Long Island New York
Age: 32
Gender: male
Posts: 9,607
Default

Haven't seen him on this tour, but did see him play with the band in 2011. His playing was fine, not soulful, but the slings sounded good. He did/does seem to enjoy himself any time he plays, and judging by his Instagram and etc, be does seem to be enjoying every moment of this, on stage and off.
__________________
*8/7/03 12/21/05 7/18/06 10/28/07 11/9/07 11/10/07 2/12/08 7/12/08 7/14/08 7/15/08 11/15/09 (JBJ Solo) 5/26/10 5/27/10 5/29/10 7/9/10 7/24/10 2/24/11 2/25/11 3/5/11 5/6/11 5/20/12 7/25/13*
New Jersey/Keep The Faith/Slippery When Wet/Crush/These Days/The Circle/Have a Nice Day/What About Now/Lost Highway/Bounce/Bon Jovi/7800*Farenheit
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:10 PM
Bill23 Bill23 is offline
Senior Member
Wanted Dead or Alive
 
Join Date: 08 May 2011
Location: Mpls., MN
Gender: male
Posts: 385
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hackster73 View Post
Does he get into the songs or does he appear to just be doing a job?
The shows I saw (St. Paul, Des Moines & Vegas) X was into it it seemed. I suppose JBJ may have some 'rules' for what he wants X to and not to do as far as energy and spotlighting though.
__________________
Some Day I'll Be Saturday Night...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-06-2013, 08:36 PM
WillRunForChocolate's Avatar
WillRunForChocolate WillRunForChocolate is offline
Senior Member
Hardest Part is the Night
 
Join Date: 13 Mar 2013
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Gender: female
Posts: 273
Default

I saw him in KC and Des Moines. I'm no expert, but he does a good job on guitar. He has a nice stage presence but is obviously not competing with JBJ for attention. He seems "into it" and looks to be having fun. He makes eye contact with the fans and, from his tweets, he obviously appreciates the attention. He's not Richie, but I'm happy with him.
__________________
~Jacqui

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-06-2013, 09:11 PM
rainsong rainsong is offline
Senior Member
Jovi FANatic
 
Join Date: 11 Aug 2004
Location: usa/ thehinterlands
Posts: 1,398
Default

From the shows on both tours that i have seen him play, he appears to be having a blast, he plays very well and is enjoyable to watch and listen to. Phil is in a tough spot. he's doing richies job, but he tries really hard not to rub it in fans faces. Jon does the same, he acknowledges Phil but tries not to shove him down fans throats, so there isn't the interaction between the two of them like there was with Richie. Now that may be changing a bit the longer Phil is with the band, but that was my impression of it at the shows I saw.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-06-2013, 09:27 PM
PanosBonJovi's Avatar
PanosBonJovi PanosBonJovi is offline
Senior Member
Born to be my Baby
 
Join Date: 22 Oct 2011
Location: Greece
Gender: male
Posts: 576
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hackster73 View Post
Ok so it is looking like Phil X will be here to stay, at least on tour. Lots of you have now seen him with the band so I want to know what he brings to the table and what qualities doesnt he have??

I am going to 3 shows and I want to know what this guy can do. Some say he is brilliant and others state he is no more than a session musician...
He's very good. Well he hasn't the blues sound of Richie nor his putting his soul as Richie would do, as these songs, are his children but he delivers a great live experience/performance. His favorite part of the show: Keep The Faith
__________________
"Talk about a dream, try to make it real"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11.
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.