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|10 Guitarists That Have Shaped Me|
10 who have strongly informed the way I play, along with my favorite
album on which they were featured.
Trout Mask Replica
The Mascara Snake - Ripped through the blues, then basically invented Post-Punk.
He taught me that psychotic discord is not only acceptable, it's beautiful.
Dave Pajo - Illustrated the immense power of two-tone semi-chords to inspire and to
terrify. He took structure and melody to the very brink of falling apart without
pushing it all over the edge.
Wish You Were Here
David Gilmour - Gilmour's technique is the epitome of sexy, like a slow-dance after a
You're Living All Over Me
J. Mascis - Melded showmanship with indie trash-fuzz. I adore every solo he's ever
George Harrison - The suite at the end of Abbey Road contains some of the most
evokative, inspiring guitar lines ever to have crossed my ears.
In the Court of the Crimson King
Robert Fripp - I chose an obvious album, but his later experiments with drone and
feedback were just as meaningful to me as his crazy proto-math prog stuff. He's
such a fascinating, multi-faceted player.
|4||My Bloody Valentine|
Kevin Shields - Guitar impressionism. Few understand quite so distinctly how the
instrument works. None can so potently exploit it.
|3|| ||Gang of Four|
Andy Gill - Sharp, airless, canned fury. Gill treated guitar like architecture. His lines
were just the blueprints. No need to flesh out the structure. When he strikes a chord,
it stings... but it stings so good.
|2||Yo La Tengo|
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Ira Kaplan - When I saw Yo La Tengo about a year ago, it changed everything I
thought I knew about music and rocking out. After about a ten minute noise-jam,
Kaplan took his guitar by the strings and started bouncing it up and down, then
tossed it on top of his amp and trotted casually over to the keyboard to bang out yet
another crazy melody over the ensuing clouds of feedback. God damn.
Tom Verlaine - The guitarplay on Marquee Moon is, for me, the pinnacle of the art.
Evocative and beautiful; simple yet undeniably skillful and perfect. Not a sour note,
|4=vacuuming, good album though, wouldnt think he would be anyone to have much influence for style|
|There was one point in my playing career when all I wanted to do was be Kevin Shields. It led me to experiment a lot in terms of effects and helped me learn how to get more out of the guitar. It's hard to make music like Loveless without sounding like a rip-off artist. |
|shit takes many shapes|
|this is very true, he really doesnt use very impressive effects though, lots of fuzz, so much fuzz|
|"4=vacuuming, good album though, wouldnt think he would be anyone to have much influence for style"|
Umm you haven't lived until you've done that technique where you pull down the whammy bar while picking chords feller
|ill admit, he does that very well, but overall, not that impressive of a guitarist, all im saying, enjoy the music. If the only interesting thing he can do is play chords while moving the whammy bar, im honestly not that impressed, but i dont listen to MBV to be shocked and awed by excellent musicianship, i just think they have a very good sound|
|Maybe you should listen to more guitarists.|
|you can't get the real MBV sound without some phasing, tremolo, and flanger as well. He'll tell you he doesn't use them, but you can hear it quite clearly. |
|Maybe you should listen to more guitarists. |
|he definitely isnt using a flanger, maybe a phaser some of the time, honestly sounds more like he mainly uses fuzz and chorus to me|
|"Maybe you should listen to more guitarists."|
You guys suck, these are great and more original than most shit guitarist lists
|"You guys suck, these are great and more original than most shit guitarist lists"|
yea its a legit list
|listen carefully to the riff in the beginning of only shallow and tell me again he doesn't use flanger hahah. But yeah Johnny Marr is definitely up there, just not top 10, and I do find myself compulsively playing tons of stuff from lonesome crowded west so that too. |
|looked it up, kevin shields doesnt use a phaser or flanger, def uses a tremelo pedal though, he uses a retarded amount of fuzz pedals|
|yeah you guys are being cunts, his choices rock hard|
|Oh and about Ira Kaplan - he's no revolutionary, but his impact on me was enormous. After all, this list is about me. |
|the riff at only shallow is 100% not a flanger, i promise you, ive played guitar long enough to know what effects sound like dude|
|iite we can agree to disagree there. I use flanger, regardless|
|there is nothing wrong with using flanger, it just isnt a flanger man, he can make that sound using a shit ton of fuzz, wah, and tremolo. that is pretty much all he uses|
|@milkwizard I concede|