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(@fleaaaaaa)
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So I will start....... please note; these are all albums that I heard PRIOR to getting a guitar but just kept pushing me and pushing me till I got over the edge and bought an electric guitar at 15/16 - I kept practicing on a classical prior to this, to learn my chords.

Metallica Reload

My sister bought this - I was just breaking away in my mind from my christianity at the time - devils dance by metallica certainly didn't help and this was one of the biggest things to move me further into developing rock n roll as my new religion.


This was my first Hendrix experience, brilliant CD with some amazing stories about the songs inside. As many of you know he is the most obvious influence in my playing style.


This ones my best friends Dad's cd, we loved it and we would air guitar along with Tennis rackets, as was the trend in the 90s


For some reason this album pushed me over the edge and I bought an electric guitar! I know I learn't polly on my classical guitar though I couldn't do the chorus because it was barre chords.


This one started me on pearl jam, all the albums by them influenced me more and more into playing electric guitar, I was playing bass at the time but I would buy a new pearl jam album each week with my paper round money!


I was actually playing guitar a tiny bit by now, but I still can't do some of the Slash stuff (paradise city is megacrazy! Maybe I should try it again, its been a while). I later learned Axl Rose was d*ck and didn't listen so much after I was 18.

So...... I am kinda lookin for the albums that really got you into guitars! :) Have fun with it. I also would like to give a notable nod to Brian May, because when I was about 8 I was singing the guitar lines with his playing in my bedroom (Loved bohemian rhapsody)

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The first album that started getting me interested in guitar was Metallica's S&M album. Yes I said S&M, the reason behind this is because I was about 8 when I started listening to Metallica. So when my mom took me to the store to buy my first CD I had to choose between Master of Puppets and S&M... the ONLY reason I chose S&M first was becuase it had 2 CD's. As a kid which r u gunna choose the one with more right?

If I had to choose a few that kept me going it would be:

Pantera - Cowboys from hell
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Megadeth - Rust in Peace & Youthanasia
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Joe Bonamassa - Blues Deluxe
Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated

Yes a weird mix but I play all genres Metal and Blues.


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(@fleaaaaaa)
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Haha I loved that man! All these metal bands then Joe Bonamassa in the middle! I Think my influences look like that - blues - rock - funk its so varied!

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two albums come to mind...
Sticky Fingers...the song "Can't You Hear me Knockin?" had a huge influence.

about ten years ago I had a major break through when I heard Neil Young's double live CD "Weld".

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
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Young influenced a lot of my 90s influences (Dinosaur Jr being the most obvious one) but his country album Harvest really got me into him and took me into a slightly different arena - I had never liked country before!

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There's been a lot of influence over the years, most of it before I actually started playing since I've only played about 9 out of 39 years. Some are influences in my playing, some are influences in my writing and some are how I wish I could play.


This one started it off. It was the first album I ever bought and when I got a guitar at 16, I wanted to play like Eddie Van Halen. I found out that practice was required and was too lazy for that.


I still wish I could write like Eddie Vedder. PJ continues to be my favorite band.


When I switched over to bass, there was one song that I had to learn how to play. Here I am playing it.

Bass player for Undercover


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Those are all good albums... but when it comes to writing music I would probally have to say Bloodbath. Its wierd but most of my lyrics come to me while listening to any of there albums.


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"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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When I switched over to bass, there was one song that I had to learn how to play. Here I am playing it.
Denied! Says EMI forbids it in my country! :x Here is us doing one from my fav influential album ...... and I don't know if it would be blocked or not but I have permission from the person that wrote it to play it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xza9sV1ZgeI

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grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
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When I switched over to bass, there was one song that I had to learn how to play. Here I am playing it.
Denied! Says EMI forbids it in my country! :x

What? We're both in the U.S.!

Try here... http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1256531/Ace%20of%20Spades.mpg

Bass player for Undercover


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I love VS by Pearl Jam, contrary to popular opinion (I think) it is even better than Ten!

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I love love love Dinosaur JR and I knew about them in the 90s but the first album I bought was actually "Farm" (insufficient funds) and now if I had money I would collect them all but still - insufficient funds and the lemonheads are gaining more priority and maybe even tower of power. Sorry Dinosaur Jr I love you but I just need more money in this life! In my defense though this week I bought a J Mascis live acoustic album - his first acoustic gig - A-bloody-mazing!

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Two pieces of work really got into buying a guitar to begin with. Mark Knopfler playing on the "Brothers In Arms" title track, and David Gilmour's playing on the Live album, Pulse. In particular was the Comfortably Numb entry.

Those were the earliest influences, anyhow. They both took a good while of playing before I do do either one even a bit of justice.

Roy
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about ten years ago I had a major break through when I heard Neil Young's double live CD "Weld".
What was the break-through on that album? I've tried a couple things from it and love it. I even got a good tone going in my MFX unit for lead on a couple, especially "Like a Hurricane", although I;ve not played it in some time. I'd have to say Pwderfinger is my favorite one to play on that set. Rocking in the Free World is fun as well.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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