ts: chet atkins v steve howe

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hate is the root of cancer, haters

there's no choice here
imagine being this good at guitar


reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Steve Howe is a master of playing very complex guitar parts that feel loose and improvised.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:49 (one week ago) Permalink

the first three minutes of "yours is no disgrace" are superhuman

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Sometimes it feels like he's just doing everything he can to keep up with the constant flow of riffs pouring from his soul.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:51 (one week ago) Permalink

at his best his tone and technique are untouchable. for real "teenage riot" is the "smells like teen spirit" to "yours is no disgrace"'s "more than a feeling"

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Howe is phenomenal and I think Yes was kind of the perfect vehicle for him because Squire’s bass playing and Wakeman’s keyboard really filled the space that more traditional guitar parts normally would, freeing him to do really inventive stuff.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Chet Atkins is sort of unfuckwithable as a guitarist but has never really moved me. Always more of a guy to appreciate than put on a record and enjoy for me.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:38 (one week ago) Permalink

To say that Steve Howe is one of the best musicians that England ever produced is like saying that Steve Howe is one of the best relief pitchers Michigan ever produced (his first 4 years with the Dodgers, dude was a damn machine - in '83, he gave up only 11 earned runs in 68 2/3 innings!). Which is to say, Steve Howe is fucking awesome, and his wildly-successful intentions to infiltrate contemporary rock with 1920's-style guitar might be one of the top 10 reasons many of us are devoting our time posting to this very site. And you gotta love how he's also a pretty good singer - that section in "Close To the Edge" when he and Chris are harmonizing for a 6 measures before Jon adds "I get up...I get do-o-own..." is freaking rad!

Sadly, I don't really know enough about Chet Atkins' original compositions. I know he was an incredible guitarist, but "Tempus Fugit" might even cause hardcore Chet-Heads to say "Daaaaaamn".

Prefecture, Friday, 13 April 2018 04:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Howe is probably the gold standard of ability to play completely loose and relaxed while playing incredibly challenging stuff, everything he plays just flows through him, never sounds like he's going for difficulty points.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 13:48 (one week ago) Permalink

First solo on "Close to the Edge" is my favourite single moment from him but so good, generally.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 14 April 2018 03:21 (one week ago) Permalink


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