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Tucker
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Hmm, Ryan Adams is probably the most famous of all of those. If you get the chance though, try and catch some of those bands, they've all been ridiculously influential in their own way.


   
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reeve
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Anything Sonny Landreth if you guys haven't heard him, he's one of my top 4 guitarists. THE slide master 8)

Well, I've had some requests, but I'm going to play anyway.


   
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Roy Buchanon, " The Atlantic Years" Roy at his best!
Chet Atkins and Les Paul, "Chester and Lester" Need I say more?
Duane Allman, "Anthology Vols I + II" Duane Allman's studio work with the likes of Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and of course ABB, really shows how versatile he really was!

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like the passengers in his car.


   
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duffmaster
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Lets see here

Freddie King - The Shelton Years
Anything by Rage Against the Machine

As It seems Angel is getting beat up I'll throw in some metalcore-
As I Lay Dying - Shadows are Security
God Forbid - Gone Forever

Go out and by any blues compilations - you can never get enough of the blues.
SRV - Texas Flood

Those are just a few I feel are important

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I mean really...
It's almost always lyrics...
or a cliche...
or garbage about me...
Lets just save YOU from the pain, ok?


   
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joni mitchell - blue, Ladies of the canyon, court and spark or any early joni album
radiohead - pablo honey, or the bends
red hot chili peppers - blod sugar sex magic or californication
srv - any
hendrix - any
robert johnson - compilation album
bob dylan - any early


   
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Norman Blake - Back Home in Sulphur Springs
Dan Crary - Bluegrass Guitar
Mississippi John Hurt - something that includes Make Me Down a Pallet

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. - A.J. Muste


   
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StormyMonday
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Duane Allman, "Anthology Vols I + II" Duane Allman's studio work with the likes of Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and of course ABB, really shows how versatile he really was!

I'll second this one. I will say that Volume I is much better, though. If you like Duane, you have to get these if you can find them. You probably won't hear a lot of the songs anywhere else. I think Duane's solo on Boz Scagg's "Loan Me a Dime" is his best ever, including anything he did with ABB. IMO, of course.


   
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I agree with StormyMonday About Vol I, but "Happily Married Man" Is pretty cool, IMHO that track alone is worth the aggravation of tracking it down! I lost my copy of it and I can't find another anywhere. Does anybody know where I can find one?

When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming......
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StormyMonday
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By pure chance I saw both albums in an FYE store some time ago and snatched them both up when I saw them. I haven't actually seen them anywhere else since then, but you can buy them on amazon.com, and I'm sure other online music stores.


   
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metallica rubbish :? :? wow - to all his own i guess.

I'll give a vote to Master of Puppets aswell as Justice and Ride the lightning.

Alter bridge is up there aswell, mark tremonti is a bloody good player IMO.

I think that nirvana will always get over-rated because of Kurt cobains death and people tend to reminisce a bit.

Honestly I have conflicting thoughts when it comes to topics such as these.
I mean I listed metallica cause I like the band, honestly I don't care if Hetfield can play satrianis' “potato head groove thing” or something super fast cause after about 5 min it gets old and boring – to me at least.

Even though I think Nirvana are overrated I'd rather listen to them than the latest G3 DVD.

Sorry I know you said no discussion but it just kinda flowed dude :D

Minus

And all the things you said to me
I need your arms to welcome me
But a cold stone's all I see

Let my heart go


   
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Owt by Led Zeppelin I II III IV and the BBC Sessions!!
ACDC- back in black
Red Hot Chilli Peppers- By the way
Feeder- the new one that the name of has escaped me!!

i could go on forever as i deem everyone of my CDs as essential

"A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice."

Sean


   
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Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Pearl Jam - Ten
Alice in Chains - Dirt
STP - Core
The Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
Metallica - MOP
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
RATM - RATM
Britney Spears - Just kidding...

Psa. 42:8
By day the LORD commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.


   
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Winger - In The Heart Of The Young
Harem Scarem - Mood Swings
Mattias IA Ekundh - Freak Guitar
Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
Dream Theater - Awake
Joe Satriani - The Extremist
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Iron And Wine - Woman King
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Steve Vai - Passion And Warfare

Find all you need in your mind, If you take the time


   
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four pages in and no ones mentioned Zappa, you people should be ashamed of yourselves. I'd go with "Hot Rats" but any would be good.(Ok maybe not "We're only in it for the money" just didn't get that album.)

Also Willie Nelson has a distinct sound that I like although I don't know many of his albums so don't know which would be the best.

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kingpatzer
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Zappa . .. hmmm

Boy . . I can see an argument for most of these guys, but Zappa ...

Here's the thing, he's a brilliant musician and composer.

But unless you've already got a grasp on things like playing 5-tuples in 16/7 time signatures it's going to be damn near impossible to LEARN from his music.

That said "Shut Up And Play Your Guitar" is one of the greatest albums of all time. But I don't see it as being essential

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." -- HST


   
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