RIP Worlds Worst Guitarist

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RIP Worlds Worst Guitarist

Post by AAEA » Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:04 am

Richard Benson passed on May 10th 2022. I know that early on he was able to at least play some but most know him from the outrageousness later on in his life lol.

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Re: RIP Worlds Worst Guitarist

Post by Pcruis1 » Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:51 am

AAEA wrote: Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:04 am Richard Benson passed on May 10th 2022. I know that early on he was able to at least play some but most know him from the outrageousness later on in his life lol.

Love how he never uses his index finger! Truth be told, I think that is how most shredders sound to non-musicians.
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Re: RIP Worlds Worst Guitarist

Post by SWANTECH » Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:33 am

Times this by 30, for 10 hours straight and that is what a Saturday working at G.C. sounded like.
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Re: RIP Worlds Worst Guitarist

Post by lespauled » Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:38 am

I used to laugh at those videos until I saw this video of his life.

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Re: RIP Worlds Worst Guitarist

Post by marsmountain » Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:43 am

Wow.

Now I don't feel like I'm such a terrible guitarist.

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Re: RIP Worlds Worst Guitarist

Post by AAEA » Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:50 am

I'm pretty sure he did his best to make it as a guitarist but that whole thing never materialized... but where normal folks would quit and go pick another career path he decided to play it up and become a whole character of over the top antics.

He used to play shows where you could throw stuff at him lol, like they tarped off the stage and it was sorta like reverse Gallagher. He would play bad on purpose doing all manner of epic crowd insults in italian while he was pelted with eggs. might be the most european thing i ever heard of. :roll
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Re: RIP Worlds Worst Guitarist

Post by SWANTECH » Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:14 pm

R.I.P.
Never heard of him before this thread but he seemed pretty smart, finding his own unique gimmick.

It was a common thing for mentally challenged individuals to come into the stores on a regular basis to make a ton of noise, and damage instruments. I have so many stories.
I can't tell you how many times I wish I could have thrown stuff at them. LOL.

We were held hostage by customer complaints. All they had to do is complain about you and you could get fired.
Now people wonder why the guitars are all F'd up at G.C.? Maybe because "The lunatic is on the grass", and they are allowed to do whatever they want to.
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Re: RIP Worlds Worst Guitarist

Post by workerunit » Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:34 am

That is sad, it really is. Not funny at all.

I guess it is better to try and fail, than to never try at all.

As someone with the early stages of arthritis in my hands and advanced arthritis in my spine I feel his pain.

You youngsters should seize the day while you still can....time waits for no one.

R.I.P Mr. Benson, my condolences to your friends and family.

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