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(@smokindog)
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What album most infuenced you and shaped the way you sound,how you think about music and the type of music you play I'll start:

The white Album--Beatles

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 Taso
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"Glass Houses" Billy Joel.

First Billy Joel album I heard, before then, the only bands I liked were "The Beach Boys" and "The Spice Girls" (I was a kid, they were cool...gimmie a break)

So I was going on morning walks with my mom, and she suggested I bring "Glass houses" by Billy Joel. Billy Joel? What the heck is that, some country singer?

Threw him I found many other bands, by becoming friends with people who liked groups like Billy Joel, and The Who, Beatles, the Stones, Floyd...

So, Glass Houses has influenced me more than any other album.

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(@taylorr)
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This one Hendrix CD i got. I liked music and i was playing guitar, but i listened to mostly rap and other stuff that was popular at the time. Then I asked my mom for some Hendrix and stuff like that for Christmas. She got me The Moody Blues (which i hated but i love now) and Experience Hendrix, which i loved. It brought me more into guitar music and generally all music. It was great.

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Queen I/ Queen II/ Sheer Heart Attack/ A Night At The Opera/ A Day At The Races - I had all the albums and the sheet music. I studied and played everything for ages.

Definitely Ziggy Stardust too.

And maybe a bit of Bat Out Of the opposite to Heaven, too (Meat Loaf).

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(@twistedlefty)
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Jethro Tull; This Was, Stand Up, Agua Lung, Minstrel in the gallery
Beatles; Sgt. Peppers, Let it Be, Abbey Road, White album
Queen; all of it
CSNY; four way street
Yes; all of it
supremes, janis, jimi,......

was i supposed to pick one? how can you expect me to do that!???

btw i left out ....ohh nevermind

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 geoo
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I'm new enough to guitar that I am still being shaped. No CD is really pulling me one way or another but musically

Guns and Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Before GnR I pretty much didnt care what I listened to. But I was taken by the bands attitude and the emotion that poured from all of them in that CD, tape or whatever it was.

Geoo

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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None, really. I'm usually influenced most by the last album I listened to. Which pretty much explains the inconsistenty in chosing a genre for my own songs.


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Definitely Ziggy Stardust is probably #1

A close second any of the Queen albums Alan mentioned

And Lou Reed "Rock & Roll Animal" if you've never heard this check it out that's what I'd like to sound like if I could. Love all the solo's in the album.

Aerosmith Get your wings and Black Sabbath Paranoid

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Abraxas (for bass)

Revolver, Rubber Soul, Sgt Pepper, MMT, Abbey Road, Let It Be (for...everything)

Beggar's Banquet, Get Yer Yah-yahs Out, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Flowers, Let It Bleed (for...attitude I guess)

Live Cream vol 2 (I think), Layla (played it till the grooves turned grayish)

All Things Must Pass (great bonus 3rd disk to jam along with) for...mood

Birds of Fire, Shakti (for 'wow, what the heck is that guy DOING?')

The first Jaco album (for...man I could never do that, I should go back to guitar)

My college teachers George Gilmore, Charles Brotman (thanks for the sandpaper) Armand Russel, Neil McKay.

Friends David Swaim (what was that about the Lydian Chromatic Concept?) and Donald Slepian (a certified genius)

Various '80s artists (for how much fun it could be)

Now I don't really listen to anything; trying not to be influenced :)


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For me too it's , and also. At least in terms of what I aspire to!

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-- John Lennon


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No contest. Rush's 2112.


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The white album was one of the all time great rock albums ever by the greatest rock band ever IMHO. I think all 4 lads were at ther best, and and some of the best songwriting by all the lads also, even ringo ( you got to love rocky raccoon 8) ) The album wasn't over produced, so the true essence of the band shone through. I also love Let it Be for the same reason, warts and all. --the dog

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Yes, definitely the White Album. It really changed my way of thinking and how I view things.

But the most shattering album in my life, would be Led Zeppelin IV. From the first note on that album, I just wanted to be Jimmy Page.


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The white album was one of the all time great rock albums ever by the greatest rock band ever IMHO. I think all 4 lads were at ther best, and and some of the best songwriting by all the lads also, even ringo ( you got to love rocky raccoon 8) ) The album wasn't over produced, so the true essence of the band shone through. I also love Let it Be for the same reason, warts and all. --the dog

The White Album and Let It Be, which I also love, were great albums in that the Beatles were getting back to their roots and moving away from the psychedelic influences. I love Pepper and MMT and all that but I like my Beatles raw best. It's much like the Stones at the same time with Beggar's Banquet and Let It Bleed -- there's a vitality and energy that shines through when groups that have been very innovative and taken risks decide to return to their roots. That's what I find so compelling in the Lennon/ Plastic Ono Band disc and also in Live Peace in Toronto-- which is a great bit of feral rock n roll. Punk before punk ever was.

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
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Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
S & M (Symphony and Metallica) - Metallica

Those I've got to say are my biggest influences, I've got to say that I'm more influenced by individual songs rather then entire albums, but those have to be some of my all time favorites.

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