thread for discussion of guitarists i have only heard of because i read guitar magazines in the late 90s

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1. joe satriani

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:21 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wpn6LVxX0s

2. phil keaggy

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:23 (five years ago) Permalink

iirc satriani was discussed a bunch when coldplay ripped off his melody

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:24 (five years ago) Permalink

i also know htat he is sometimes called 'the silver surfer'

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:25 (five years ago) Permalink

and i think he formed a supergroup with steve vai or something

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:25 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnNPsoE0pns

3. steve morse

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:26 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSlR90VEKlY
4. John Petrucci

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:26 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6N4WbXRu-c

5. KENNY WAYNE

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:27 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, petrucci is otm

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:28 (five years ago) Permalink

6. Eric Johnson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15eu7ar5EKM

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:28 (five years ago) Permalink

i am completely unclear on how any of these guys have careers

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:28 (five years ago) Permalink

was just going to post EJ!

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Alan Holdsworth

Tony MacApline

David T. Chastain

Alex Skolnick

Stu Hamm (bassist but still a staple)

Victor Wooten (ditto)

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Alvin Lee

Michael Hedges

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:30 (five years ago) Permalink

love ej's shirt in that video, very "would thou likest to hear a tune, m'lady?"

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:30 (five years ago) Permalink

i am completely unclear on how any of these guys have careers

― call all destroyer, Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:28 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I think they have pretty loyal live audiences plus I think they get a lot of money from gear/guitar/amp sponsors and also do live "clinics"

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:30 (five years ago) Permalink

what kind of music is this even?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWPLaY9SyOY

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:32 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC60XNiS-MQ
Paul Gilbert

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:32 (five years ago) Permalink

ladies and gentlemen...Popa Chubby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufwGhOUy1Jw

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:33 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS_IYe5JTZ4
yngwie malmsteen of course

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:33 (five years ago) Permalink

THE GREATEST BASS SOLO EVER

http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnq3ZW6OyTI

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Billy Sheehan

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Buckethead until Axl snatched him up

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:34 (five years ago) Permalink

who am i to disagree

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:34 (five years ago) Permalink

it's the greatest

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:34 (five years ago) Permalink

allan holdsworth's hands are actually scary

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:35 (five years ago) Permalink

will jazz ppl get offended if I say Stanley Clarke and Jaco Pastorious?

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:35 (five years ago) Permalink

My roommate (and one of my best friends) bought this in college and we would watch it regularly

http://i.imgur.com/1rtzXKx.jpg

, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Bela Fleck

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:36 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4emJASIuYA
JEFF BECK

Spottie, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:36 (five years ago) Permalink

man i've known for quite some time that steve vai has a song called 'bad horsie' but never in a million years would i have guessed that it actually featured real horse sound effects

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:37 (five years ago) Permalink

frank gambale is a really good one.

jeff beck's inclusion makes me sad, but yeah

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Shawn Lane

http://i.imgur.com/exhhOoZ.png

, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:38 (five years ago) Permalink

jeff beck has good stuff

Spottie, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:38 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0d1HilfLxA

trower

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Jason Becker (man, totally sucks about his ALS :( )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTx0ms0tfCE

, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah beck's weird cuz he started out in real stuff and then kinda turned into this

he rules obv in yardbirds and jeff beck group and even though his early solo albums sort of birthed this whole genre they are good

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink

pains me to say this as a good ilx brigade member but Leo Kottke

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Ralph Macchio

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:40 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGWfDkx4zyY

al dimeola

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:42 (five years ago) Permalink

yes!

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

who are you, al?!

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIFC0LOmJ_g

steve lukather

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:47 (five years ago) Permalink

feel that this stuff would be easier to understand if it wasn't posing as music, it seems to work with an entirely different set of aesthetic criteria than anything i know and like as music.

Merdeyeux, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:51 (five years ago) Permalink

i am scanning through guitar player's features archive and in jan 2014 i found a page with lukather, satriani, holdsworth, and lukather again.

it's been 15 years since i read this magazine!

call all destroyer, Friday, 16 May 2014 00:52 (five years ago) Permalink

wow

the glimmer man (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 16 May 2014 00:54 (five years ago) Permalink

tommy emmanuel

missingNO, Friday, 16 May 2014 01:11 (five years ago) Permalink

i ended up watching this whole thing on palladia HD once, so ridiculous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik0T9ivZVhk

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 May 2014 01:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Gambale is the Joe Pesci of guitar nerds

calstars, Saturday, 26 August 2017 22:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Watched this doc Inside Metal: The LA Metal Scene Explodes 2, and there were guys liked Marty Friedman and Bruce Bouillet from Racer X talking about the stir caused on the Strip shredding community when Ron Keel bright Yngwie Malmsteen over to the US to be in Steeler. One anecdote recalled Dokken's George Lynch seeing one of the first Steeler gigs with Yngwie and looking visibly shaken. Everyone was running in fear of the fury!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 26 August 2017 22:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Harvey Mandel is one of these dudes, a pioneer of two-fingered tapping, does a lot of cool things with sustain. his 70s albums are all totally righteous, though, funky bluesy exotic electric guitar instrumentals..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmDHD-jR3xU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWcyNJ_bwhc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_IGj-dTDW8

brimstead, Saturday, 26 August 2017 23:09 (one year ago) Permalink

"cristo redentor" (last vid i posted) is extremely lush

brimstead, Saturday, 26 August 2017 23:10 (one year ago) Permalink

he's a british dude, played with john mayall, canned heat...

brimstead, Saturday, 26 August 2017 23:13 (one year ago) Permalink

this is an example of him "going off" so to speak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24seZArkCUs

brimstead, Saturday, 26 August 2017 23:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Cristo Redentor and Baby Batter were good early 2000s sample fodder. Was never into him for any other reasons.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Monday, 28 August 2017 00:03 (one year ago) Permalink

From a press release for a guy named Angel Vivaldi, who claims to be "a guitarist, songwriter, producer, philanthropist and environmentalist."

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIgzGU0XcAA-Jff.jpg

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 22:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Cristo Redentor and Baby Batter were good early 2000s sample fodder.

Nice! Yeah that intro break on baby batter had to have been sampled somewhere

brimstead, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 23:14 (one year ago) Permalink

i looked up angel vivaldi on youtube and i was shocked to discover his music sucks real bad

frankfurters take on new glamour in this gleaming aspic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 23:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Hey now, here you are all talking about Gambale missing that he featured on this legendary thread

John Petrucci brings you...ROCK DISCIPLINE (a picture thread if the pictures can fit)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 23:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Hey Frank: I'd rather modes remain a mystery than have you teach me them

calstars, Thursday, 31 August 2017 01:47 (one year ago) Permalink

harvey mandel came out with a new record last year! it RULES. i heard about him through his work with "sugarcane" harris in pure food and drug act.

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Thursday, 31 August 2017 01:49 (one year ago) Permalink

whoa, that pure food and drug act records looks sweet

brimstead, Thursday, 31 August 2017 01:58 (one year ago) Permalink

s

brimstead, Thursday, 31 August 2017 01:58 (one year ago) Permalink

those other guys are all over his 70s albums

brimstead, Thursday, 31 August 2017 02:00 (one year ago) Permalink

dying @ that vivaldi guy doing 4th-rate satriani impressions over nu-metal

call all destroyer, Thursday, 31 August 2017 02:04 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

by Jay Skyler- Nicknamed The White Jimi Hendrix by Anahiem, California's Metalhead Radio, Jay is one of the 21st century's most dynamic and innovative guitarists and educators and is currently the lead vocalist and guitarist for Rock 'n' Roll Villain Society.

Made in the Shadow Blaster (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 9 April 2018 10:49 (one year ago) Permalink

finally, a white Jimi Hendrix

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Monday, 9 April 2018 11:01 (one year ago) Permalink

I find that hard to believe, but if it's THE Metalhead Radio of Anaheim, California...

how's life, Monday, 9 April 2018 11:03 (one year ago) Permalink

finally, a white Jimi Hendrix

― Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Monday, April 9, 2018 6:01 AM (forty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Robin Trower would like a word

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 9 April 2018 11:45 (one year ago) Permalink

He'll one-note you to the ground

JRN, Monday, 9 April 2018 20:58 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

You know all those "The Clash SAVED my LIFE, maaaan" pieces? Here's the chopsophiliac version

https://www.reddit.com/r/Guitar/comments/8zutxi/discussion_eric_johnson_saved_my_life/

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 17:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://popula.com/2018/08/01/a-style-of-music-played-on-the-guitar-that-pretty-much-no-one-listens-to-except-guitar-players/


Most shredding music is bad. Some bands that influenced shredding—Van Halen chief among them—are often very good. But when unaccompanied by a singer or other instrumentation, shredding usually sucks. Just think of Van Halen without David Lee Roth.

Guitar music exclusively for guitar players is probably prefigured by Jeff Beck’s mid-seventies albums Blow by Blow and Wired, which are legitimately good, and started in earnest a decade later by Joe Satriani and his student Steve Vai.

enochroot, Thursday, 2 August 2018 13:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38285397_10214939781842332_2840689127601471488_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=68bea23787d3d3693b693041333772e6&oe=5BD74474

Shot of Yngwie's current touring rig (via a Gear Page thread from yesterday).

how's life, Friday, 3 August 2018 15:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

lmao

global tetrahedron, Friday, 3 August 2018 15:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

Guessing/hoping all or most of those heads and cabs are dummies and there's actually a Kemper rack somewhere going direct.

devil's avocado (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 3 August 2018 15:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

also i think steve vai is in on the joke and pretty good sometimes

global tetrahedron, Friday, 3 August 2018 15:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

I AM intrigued by the idea of a guitar pre-placed in front of the cone for feedback on demand. I don't know what sort of switching regime would make it musically useful though.

devil's avocado (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 3 August 2018 15:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

Guessing/hoping all or most of those heads and cabs are dummies and there's actually a Kemper rack somewhere going direct.

― devil's avocado (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, August 3, 2018 11:40 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hah same

call all destroyer, Friday, 3 August 2018 17:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

i had these cassette tapes (not the vhs) of Rudy Sarzo bass master class

this stuff was so great to make a little kid who could barely play try all this fancy bullshit lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRUCm6Ca4z0

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

somehow i knew there was gonna be tapping in that video

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

Saw Harvey Mandel live last weekend. Dude shredded. Tap master. Tremolo whiz

brimstead, Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

i heart rudy

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 31 August 2018 03:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

sad all those youtubes are broken upthread :(

Vinnie Vincent - Metal Tech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEyYGNX_TP4

Ae$op Rocky (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 December 2018 21:19 (five months ago) Permalink

I love metal as much as the next cerebral middle aged hipster, but that shit is just so amusical I can’t understand what the devotees get from it apart from dexterity awe

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 28 December 2018 22:47 (five months ago) Permalink

Vinnie in the Invasion era had a super wild style, almost atonal

The shredder thing kind of fascinates me, just as a musical/culture thing

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 December 2018 23:12 (five months ago) Permalink

Vinnie in the Invasion era had a super wild style, almost atonal

Yeah, if you got rid of the screeching vocals and whatnot you could pretty much draw a straight line between what he was doing and what Vernon Reid (post-Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, pre-Living Colour) was doing at the Knitting Factory or the Kitchen.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 29 December 2018 01:03 (five months ago) Permalink

guitar solos are fun to listen to

brimstead, Saturday, 29 December 2018 03:44 (five months ago) Permalink

What song evidences this wild style?

calstars, Saturday, 29 December 2018 04:03 (five months ago) Permalink

aww, now i'm bummed that all the 'tubes are gone too. iirc, this one led to an absolutely baffling allan holdsworth "jazz" performance:

what kind of music is this even?

― dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:32 PM (four years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

call all destroyer, Saturday, 29 December 2018 04:26 (five months ago) Permalink

Does anyone ever compare them with The Replacements? There is some overlap in acknowledged influences, in particular as seen in the mixing Kiss and Partridge Family covers, but to me the RK versions of this material seem to be more competent, inspired and affectionate. Of course maybe I just finally got sick and tired of The ‘Mats after reading that bio Ned recommended.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 December 2018 05:36 (five months ago) Permalink

Ha wrong thread 🧵

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 December 2018 05:36 (five months ago) Permalink

Well Bob was not averse to semi atonal shredding at times

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 29 December 2018 06:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Right, exactly

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 December 2018 06:04 (five months ago) Permalink

Calstars - the solos on Boyz Are Gonna Rock are apeshit

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 29 December 2018 09:53 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh shit! V V just shredded my eardrums. Awesome

(Also appreciated the notes the vocalist was hitting, sounds a little like a castrated Steve Perry )

calstars, Saturday, 29 December 2018 13:04 (five months ago) Permalink

The singer used be in Journey, btw (Robert Fleischman).

brownie, Saturday, 29 December 2018 14:15 (five months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1hxZyD9VGI

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 18:07 (two months ago) Permalink


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