What are some essential Adrian Belew records?

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  1. Dioxic

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    I just recently discovered / started getting into Adrian Belew. He seems like quite the inventive musician and guitarist. Anybody recommend some definitive recordings?
     
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    Talking Heads Remain in Light
    David Bowie Lodger and Stage
    Frank Zappa Shiek Yerbouti
    King Crimson Discipline, Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair

    Check this out:
     
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    Lone Rhino
     
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    FTW.
     
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    "Inner Revolution" is a great record.
     
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    "Young Lions" is good Belew-pop.
     
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    The stuff he recorded with Laurie Anderson is also really great.
     
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    Side 4 is a live AB power trio cd that is VERY good. I'm also partial to his work in KC. Construction of Light and Power to Believe are my faves
     
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    Twang Bar King
    Mr. Music Head
    and his "commercial suicide" album, Desire Caught by the Tail

    also The Bears' album Rise and Shine
     
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    This is a very unique, great, great record. The first one that came to my mind.
     
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    Good suggestions.

    The tune "Lone Rhinoceros" makes me cry every time. I'm weird.
     
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    So much good stuff to choose from, but I have a really soft spot for The Bears:







    :)
     
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    I like his weird creepy guitar on this tune from David Byrne's Catrine Wheel score.

     
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    I'm partial to Twang Bar King and Mr Music Head. Love, love, love the tune 1967. Desire of the Rhino King is a good anthology.

    When I really stop and think about it. I love all his stuff
     
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    Don't forget about his work with the bears. I see they have been addressed above. Great video!
     
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    As for his solo stuff, my faves are Lone Rhino, Twang Bar King, Desire Caught by the Tail. The Side... records are good too.

    Also check out The Name of this Band is Talking Heads, he's all over the second disc (from the Remain In Light tour).

    Not sure if anyone mentioned Lodger, by David Bowie. Plus there's a Bowie live album with him, can't remember the name.
     

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