I started with Road Games, but Metal Fatigue is equally of importance to me.
Wait!! There was a band with Bruford, Wetton, and Holdsworth? Like 2/3 of King Crimson with AH on guitar? Mind blown!! Must listen right now. I can't believe I was unaware of this. Thank you!The first UK album is really good too. Bill Bruford, Allan, John Wetton and Eddie Jobson.
It’s Alan Holdsworth.
Not Allan: https://www.discogs.com/release/3185291-Bruford-Gradually-Going-Tornado
Allan recommended John for the gig after giving him a few guitar lessons. Clark had to learn the material quickly as Allan bailed right before a tour.
Thanks man, that’s really interesting. I’d been told it was a pseudo for Allan because of contractual issues with his label. Dude does a good Holdsworth impression, wonder what happened to him.
His catalogue is pretty darn amazing. My personal favorite is "Sixteen Men of Tain"Still on the Holdsworth deep-dive. There is just so much. I found the Heavy Machinery album interesting and experimental with the crazy low drop tunings. Love UK more than anything else so far. Metal Fatigue, Sands, 16 Men, and Atavachron are all pretty amazing. So much more to listen to, however. Total mind-blown with each album I'm listening to.
So, AH is an awesome player that most of us really appreciate. I know various tracks, but don't know where to start for listening to his full-length albums. I believe IOU and Metal Fatigue are the ones that get the most mentions. I also like tracks from Atavachron and the release he did with the Johansson brothers. What albums should I prioritize to get the full AH experience?
I've listened to this album twice and agree- it's among the best. Probably my favorite so far, along with the UK album. Great guitar tone too! I've got way more to listen too, however.His catalogue is pretty darn amazing. My personal favorite is "Sixteen Men of Tain"