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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by T Dizz, Feb 12, 2020.
Shut up and play yer guitar
I haven't heard these songs in years! New Day could be 10 minutes long and I'd still think it's too short.
So inspired by the Not of This Earth album, I wrote a song years ago called "Sounds Like Joe"...
You sir have some great taste!
Tibbetts is a phenomenal musician. Love his stuff!
Love P&W. So many other greats listed. A few other contenders come to mind.
Inner mounting flame
This and Birds of Fire were the first ones that came to my mind but they are not really "rock" based on the OPs post.
Wait, no Joe Stump????
Blow by Blow
The Ultra Zone
I was thinking about what to mention or post that could be considered rock without being too much into the jazz or fusion realm. And one that hasn't been mentioned yet or is a usual suspect like Jeff Beck. Here's what I came up with:
Soft Machine - Bundles. It is, in fact, a purely instrumental rock record. And an early recording of Allan Holdsworth on guitar.
Just going to leave this here.
Bar the two songs with few lyrics, I don't think anything can match this, as great as some other albums are.
No but its a close one with SWTA
I've got a couple I like:
I'm more of a Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert fan than I am a Steve Vai fan. My top five solo records I've heard are:
1. Get Out of My Yard (Paul Gilbert)
2. Fuzz Universe (Paul Gilbert)
3. Time Machine (Joe Satriani)
4. Crystal Planet (Joe Satriani)
5. Silence Followed By A Deafening Roar (Paul Gilbert)
I just fine Paul Gilbert's solo records more consistently listenable than Satriani's. There's not messing around on his records. It's just straight up heavy rock guitar with awesome solos.
Even on Satriani's Time Machine album there is at least one track that's just weird, and I avoid those. Steve Vai has a lot more occurrences of that, so while I do enjoy his playing I don't enjoy when he gets experimental. I assume his more experimental side is where he tries to emulate Frank Zappa. If that's the case I doubt I'd like Zappa's music, which I have never heard any of.
P&W has some great guitar playing for sure but it's not in my top 5. Ballerina 12/24 knocks it down a few notches. Things like that are not what I want to listen to. I want to hear straight up hard/heavy rock guitar and crazy solos.
Fuzz Universe is an amazing album!
Probably my favorite from Paul.
I say Jeff Beck's Blow By Blow. I am sure Vai and Satriani would say the same. I remember Satriani saying that all the instrumental guitarist were eating good because of Blow By Blow.
I'm really suprised how Erotic Cakes isn't mentioned here much at all.
Erotic Cakes, maybe released a decade later than most guitar instrumental albums, is a phenomenal album from start to finish.
If there is an album, which does more for me than the pinnacle of Passion and Warfare, it is Erotic Cakes.
Outside choice, since it's not a guitar player's album, but my favorite from that era...
Stu Hamm- Kings of Sleep.