Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by EADGBE, May 20, 2008.
And what are some of your favorite songs that you like to play on guitar?
Although I don't play the songs that much, the album that has probably had the greatest impact on my sound and playing style has been Radiohead's - Ok Computer. There are about 20 contenders for the album which has had the next greatest impact after that. Explosions in the Sky's - Those who tell the truth... is up there - but then again, there's some Pat Metheny in the mix, and a fair chunk of Charlie Christian!
'The Royal Scam' by Steely Dan
'Quadrophenia' by The Who
Metallica - Load
Pearl Jam - Alive
Hard to pin down only a few but early on, Rush 2112 was big and Ted Nugent Free for All are two that definitly made me want to play. So many others have influenced me since then I can't say my style is anything like Alex or Ted, but they're rolled in there. But as far as artists I try to emmulate would be Eric Clapton and Frank Marino.
Eric Clapton's "From the Cradle"
the rest is a mix of Costello, Mayer, Summers, Knopfler, SRV & Paisley....
Queen - News of the World
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Those were the albums that, as a teenager, I listened to over & over and learned from front to back.
Two different questions with two different answers:
These albums were textbooks for me at pivotal points in my playing development:
AC/DC - Back in Black
SRV - Texas Flood
I think I absorbed a lot of Angus' aggressive approach and blues-based rock riffing and SRV opened me up to more blues phrasing.
Favorite songs to play varies with the day (although I'll still whip out the riffs/solos from BinB with embarrassing regularity).
Lately I'm having a lot of fun with "Maybe I'm Amazed".
Pink Floyd - The Wall - I play this entire album!
Led Zeppelin - 3, 4 & House Of The Holy - I'll play much of them but really prefer the acoustic songs.
Led Zep- 1-IV
Individual songs I love playing just for the fun of it include: Get Born Again-AIC, Fat Bottomed Girls-Queen, 22 Acacia Ave-Iron Maiden, Eulogy-Tool, Spanish Castle Magic-Hendrix, Achillies Last Stand-Zeppelin and Mean Street-Van Halen
Pickaguitar - You beat me to it...
1) Floyd's - Another Brick in the wall
2) Journey's Greatest Hits
David Gilmour has some of the best musical taste.
And yes, I'm not afraid to admit that I love Journey and I love how the Neil Schon plays...
Neither one is my musical writing style, but the two CDs that had the most influence on my guitar style early on were-
Gary Moore - Corridors of Power
Vinnie Moore - Time Odyssey
Led Zeppelin III
Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
Those make for a weird combo but if it weren't for Jimmy Page and Billy Corgan I may have never picked up a guitar... Steven Malkmus and Gilmour are tied for third.
In my formative years, LZ II and VH I.
I can't pick just two... damn. I started with band of gypsies and perhaps dark side of the moon... then I think of a few other releases that I just connected with and it brought me through hours upon hours of inspiration. these aren't even earth shattering releases at all, just things I latched on to.
North Miss Alstars first release - those grooves.
rustic overtones - I can play along and harmonize with most of the horn parts (this was huge in my learning! )
Van halen's fair warning...
and a whole host of guilty pleasures to boot!
I'm throwing the earphones on now... that's it!
SRV "Texas Flood" Album and song!
"The Paul Butterfield Blues Band" Album
The Who: Live at Leeds
Well, if I can only pick two... they would have to be -
Stones - "Sticky Fingers" (Keith and Mick T)
Neil young - Decade
IF... you wanted more, I'd have to add...
CCR, Cosmos Factory
Stones, Sticky Fingers
Robin Trower--Bridge of Sighs
Tie for Second place: Cry of Love--Brother & Eric Johnson--Ah Via Musicom