Originally Posted by ProCarbinesRule!
hes kinda like a jimmy page. he can write/ produce quality songs but his solos are sloppy as hell.
granted jimmy page was a better soloist them him he always stressed the importance of the riffs and not the solos. i think its the same with the Volta
Omar himself even admits he's no guitarist. He only plays the instrument because it has the most control over a band. He can make movements and shifts on the fly when they play live by walking over to the other members and visually telling them. You see him do it all the time live. He said that if he couldn't play an instrument, he wouldn't. But it's his band and things need to go the way he wants, so he has to be in there participating in order to move things around.
I really think that, for albums, he should be having John Frusciante play the solos. They would be more organized and in key. Frusciante is quite an amazing guitarist and with the relationship between the two's playing styles, I think it could go over quite well.