St. V can definitely play, but I'm not entirely convinced all those weird, outside notes she hits are intentional.
Isn't "guitar hero" kind of a mischaracterization?It’s strange that so many guitarists don’t know her.
She’s a legit modern day guitar hero. So innovative and progressive.
I’m just referring to the fact that she’s awesome, plays excellently, and is progressing guitar playing forward in a way that others aren’t, and deserves to be recognised as one of the iconic players of the day. I think it’s equally important that young women have someone like her to inspire them.Isn't "guitar hero" kind of a mischaracterization?
Her music is pretty artsy with a decent amount of performance art thrown in - e.g. She'd been on a bill with Talking Heads, which I thought was a pretty congruent match. I don't think she's trying to "wow" anyone with her guitar playing, it's functions more in service
to what she's trying to accomplish artistically.
It's kind of unfair to label her a "guitar hero" and it sets her up as a potential target, especially on a forum.
seriously? i'm pretty sure she knows what she's doing, you can come down off your shiny white horse.Worthless response to promote judging women by their looks instead of their talent.
that's what i thought when i heard Van Halen. i wasn't knocked out when i first heard them, which made all the praise from the "guitar players" a bit confusing. thankfully i was born about five years too late to fall for any of that.I was expecting more when I heard the all the praise. I wasn't that knocked out.
Yes, ZVEX Mastotron. She is a real fuzz-ripperrrr!! Love IT!Oh, we've had many threads on Annie in the past here.
I'm a fan.
She used a ZVex Mastotron fuzz for quite awhile...
But that was years ago and she changes her board often enough I wouldn't doubt it's something different now.
In that video it was probably the Mastotron.
I took lessons from her uncle Tuck Andress before she was born. I want to like her but, its just not for me. I liked this song more than others Ive heard.I love her - for me, people like St Vincent are keeping the guitar relevant to modern music, and whatever you think of her music, surely that's something we can all get behind?
Music's so much in the ear of the beholder - that's no right or wrong, and there's a huge difference between not for you and not good. TGP, or at least a corner of it, seems to love folding its arms and declaring itself unimpressed in any contemporary player that's not strictly operating within approved traditional parameters but really guys, just say 'not for me' and move on. Or even, don't say it and go look for a thread that you're interested in. It's such a weird thing, the need to comment on something that doesn't interest you instead of clicking out of the thread and into one that does.
But Annie's pretty damn talented, whatever peanut gallery think.
Name checks out.seriously? i'm pretty sure she knows what she's doing, you can come down off your shiny white horse.
that's what i thought when i heard Van Halen. i wasn't knocked out when i first heard them, which made all the praise from the "guitar players" a bit confusing. thankfully i was born about five years too late to fall for any of that.
That’s so not who she is.I get who she is and I dig her music but I do wish she'd go full on shredder for an album. She probably couldn't do it given her fan base but maybe she would guest on something or form another project where she's a full on guitar hero. She gives little hints of it every now and then in her playing.