The post below is copied verbatim froma post I made in a recent Henry Kaiser-bashing thread and because of the back-and-forth kinda got lost, I think. I really would love to have a thread devoted to this kind of playing and get some input from the people like me that really love it. I remember reading at article in Guitar Player in the late 70's when I was teenage guitarist interested in Yes, Zeppelin, King Crimson, Mahavishnu, just dicovering jazz, raised on the Beatles and Motown and my Dad's country records - it was called "Avant Garde Guitar" and in it were pictures of people doing things and describing things I'd never heard of or seen and I was completely fascinated - Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Keith Rowe, Hans Reichel etc, were featured. In the small town in Massachusetts where I lived there was nowhere to hear this stuff or find the records, so several years later when I stumbled across Henry Kaiser's "It's A Wonderful Life" in a used LP bin I snapped it up I was completely floored by it. And off I went... I really understand some people hate this stuff. I get it. Could I kindly ask that you refrain from attacking here? I welcome and encourage you to attack any of this stuff in another thread. Anyway - I'd love to have a thread where the lovers of this kind of stuff can share some things because I know there's a lot out there I haven't heard Avante garde? I don't know what to call it. Anyway - if you're game, scroll down...and please, add on!