Heck yes I said it. He is one supremely talented man.
His lyrics to the song "Bob" may be the most amazing words ever penned in a song, and I'm not kidding. Every single lyric is a palindrome
Madam I'm Adam
Too Hot to Hoot
Go Hang a Salami I'm a lasagna hog
Phil Lynott was charismatic as hell and a great songwriter and singer. Those Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham harmony guitar parts influenced the hell out of Maiden and Priest. And they made some kick ass rock and roll.
Listening to it for the 1st time in quite a while. Great cuts on this album. Other than the ones that have been played to death on rock & roll radio you have cuts like Holier Than Thou, Through the Never and the absolutely awesome My Friend of Misery.
Everybody always talks about Highway to Hell or Back in Black but Powerage may very well be their best album. The genius of Down Payment Blues. Angus and Malcolm on their game with some awesome guitar tone. Great album up and down.
I was flipping stations at lunch time and Won't Get Fooled Again came on. I NEVER change the station when that song comes on. It grabs me right from the sequencer intro.
How about you cats? What song do you always listen to when it comes on.
So I've been mulling this over the last few days. I hear the term "boutique" bandied about a lot on TGP, particularly when it comes to effect pedals. What makes something boutique? Is it the price? Is it how readily available (or not) something is? Is it the type of components used in the thing...
This is the first Strat I've had with a single-coil bridge pick-up. Where have I been?!!! I've never realized how sweet the bridge pickup sounds. And I LOVE how it cleans up so nicely. I've always had a really tough time cleaning up a Les Paul because of the humbuckers and the volume knob...
I don't think I'll ever turn back! They are so damn easy to bend and play. Have them on both a Strat and a Les Paul. Might even put them on the hollowbody!
I know some guys like a little fight in their guitar. Not me. I like it easy breezy :cool:
Not trying to ruffle anyone's feathers, not accusing anyone of being a cork-sniffer and I'm not trying to start some kind of class war.
I find that I am guilty of gravitating towards certain name brands for reasons that aren't even musical. I gravitate towards the Gibson sticker and...
How would it affect the sound of the guitar if I put a neck pickup in the bridge? I found a decent deal on a Strat pickup but it's for the neck and I would like it in the bridge for a hotter tone in the bridge.
I've previously had 2 Strats that I thought were cool but I just couldn't bond with them. But this 3rd Strat that I brought home 3 days ago is just working so nice. Body is lightweight, stays in tune nicely, action is low and it's so comfortable to play. I love the access to the higher frets...
As a disclaimer, I first heard of Steve on 1986's Back in the Highlife. I was a junior at Sacred Heart High School in SF and wore out that cassette driving to and from school and cruising on Friday and Saturday night :)
I didn't really listen to his Blind Faith or Traffic tunes til about 3...