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Inspirational guitarists.

Discussion in 'music making & live music' started by xenon, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    You muppet!!! :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

    Twas the late great Dickie Hammond who strummed on Leatherface's wondrous output. Frankie did the growling! :p
  2. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    xenon, I know nothing about the guitar, but I just love Jimi Hendrix ..
  3. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    a downtown veteran, I've seen him a number of times, with zorn and them.

    amongst rockers, very personal choices, leslie west (from my youth) and craig scanlon (from my adulthood).
  4. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Rnady Rhoads:

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  5. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    The two most inspirational guitarists I can think of are Bill Harkleroad and Jeff Cotton. They may not have been the best but they learnt how to play the songs on Trout Mask Replica. I think of them practicing till they dropped half starved.
  6. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Jeff Healey. Not because he was blind, but because he played better blind than most seeing guitarists:

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  7. xenon

    xenon Blah blah blah

    Oo I need to catch up with this thread.

    I've been listening to this sorta thing lately.
  8. xenon

    xenon Blah blah blah

    Er. No I can't play it. I don't like learning things note by note anyway. Too lazy and well, not that good
  9. starfish2000

    starfish2000 Well-Known Member

    My theee Primary influences on guitar are Alex Lifeson, Andy Summers & John McGeoch. I like rock stuff but I like textures and big interesting chords. My next theee would be Nile Rodgers, Nick McCabe and Django Reinhardt.

    I think playing fast gets this unnecessary bad rep. When it's done well as part of a dynamic piece it's amazing. Also no one is telling violinists to avoid being a virtuoso. So never quite got this anger towards guitar players. It always struck me as a journalism led thing in the 90's.
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  10. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Robert Fripp, Randy California , John Martyn.
  11. xenon

    xenon Blah blah blah

    Fret wank is tedious. But yeah, nothing wrong with playing fast, lead or intricate rhythm persay. Like the stuff above, fast melodic dynamic playing.

    I'm reading a book about 90's metal ATM. How the old bands saw record sails drop in the face of grunge, new styles, audiences. No solo's let's play sloppy downtuned guitar, Nu Metal. How those that survived came out of it, adapted, the overdue death of hair metal.

    There's loads of good diverse stuff around now.
  12. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    John McKay from early Siouxsie and the Banshees recordings. Lovely use of dissonance while retaining tunefulness.
    Barney Summer's Joy Division output - minimalist. Just enough there to fill out the sound, no showmanship or flash.
    Fast Eddie Clark - his Motorhead stuff is - IMO - brilliant. Straightforward hard rock boogie married to the aggression of a Viking berserker.
  13. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    Totally agree about Fast Eddie. Hugely underrated.
  14. existentialist

    existentialist ...and the horse you rode in on.

    I've been learning the guitar parts for Hotel California over the last couple of weeks, and it has given me a new respect for both Don Felder (who seems like a bit of a cunt, personally), and Joe Walsh (who doesn't).

    What I hadn't realised until I was well underway with the learning was that I was somehow going to have to do the work of both of them :D.

    I'm also rather impressed with Slash's oeuvre.
  15. existentialist

    existentialist ...and the horse you rode in on.


    As a viola player (who plays violin), nobody has to tell me not to be a virtuoso. Shaddap, you at the back, ViolentPanda :D
  16. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Eddie Hazel, Funkadelic

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