Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by zztop, May 4, 2020.
Oh, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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The undertones guitarists were pretty special.
If you have to have a bass player, it has to be Jaco Pastorius .
No, it has to be Peter Hook.
Forgot to mention Eddie Van Halen, Neil Zaza and Yngwie Malmsteen..pretty special.
Peter Hook can barely play.
That doesn't mean I don't like either JD or NO, but if we are talking great guitarists...
I love Stone Roses and the Seahorses had a great album. Made of Stone was on the radio the other day and I was just transported back to the whole era.
I was speaking to American and Canadian friends, who had never heard of the Stone Roses. I was so jealous of them - to be still able to discover such a seminal band. The first album is probably the best debut in the history of rock. I don't even think that's hyperbole.
I'm inclined to agree, though Unknown Pleasures is up there. Both are albums where a band really did their own thing which produced something original.
It was an incredible era for music. Was listening to Pill n Thrills and Bellyaches the other day, that's an incredible album too.
Not to everyone's taste but I love Bob Mould's guitar work. He was in the hardcore US punk band Husker Du in the 80s but is more popularly known for his work in Sugar in the early 90s (eg. If I Can't Change Your Mind). He still tours and records today in three-piece band and I see him when I can if I want to blow the cobwebs out my ears.
If you want an assault on your ears yet one full of melody, Bob Mould is your man. Dave Grohl credits him as a key influence. Here he is at his best in Sugar's 'JC Auto', from Beaster, the illegitimate and angry son of their biggest selling 'Copper Blue' LP. A blistering guitar onslaught made to be played loud, I can't get over how many layers of melody and noise he gets out of just one guitar!
I find lengthy guitar riffs boring, but The Strokes impressed me with their guitar work when I listened to them on albums 1 and 2. Album 1 is a classic.
I've only just realised that he and Gary Moore are different people.
Did you know that Step On was a cover version of a song by John Kongos
He's the father of the Kongos who did this catchy tune:
Of course. Can we hijack this thread for 'covers you didn't know were covers'?
I'll start with this one:
It had petered out somewhat, though I'm conflicted. Taking a thread off topic is always fun, but it might not get the engagement it deserves, compared with starting a new, dedicated thread.
You could go through Bob Dylan's catalogue for a load of songs which are better known as covers (though I suspect most people would know Dylan did the original) - All Along the Watchtower, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Mighty Quinn etc.
This one is somewhat tragic. Peter Ham killed himself due to financial difficulties in 1973, but this song has gone on to make millions.
The third single I ever bought. (speaking of Badfinger); I had completely forgotten it!
Tying together two themes, my first ever record was the more famous cover of this:
That guy has an amazing voice.
I always liked Chris Rea on guitar
As for covers I only realised a few years ago Rod Stewart has a few Tom Waits covers, Downtown train being one of the most recognisable.
Redolent of Marvin Gaye
I love this version too: