What Album Made You Want to Play Guitar?

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  1. John How

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    It was probably the Beatles that got me interested but it was the Allman Brothers first record that got me serious about it...
     
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    I can't remember why I picked up the old acoustic in our house for the first time, but the thing that made me want an electric was Definitely Maybe. That had a real impact on many Northern lads just in their teens. Most of us grew out of the wanting-to-be-in-Oasis phase... Me, it was by the third album. But a lot of British guitarists my age still owe some sort of debt to Liam, Noel et al. And I can still enjoy that first album.

     
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    Toss on Highway To Hell and Shake Your Money Maker.

    Loved me some blues based rock n roll back in those days.
     
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    Not albums for me. 45's of Buddy Holly, Duane Eddy, Elvis with Scotty Moore and Ricky Nelson with James Burton.

    First album I got was after I had been playing a few years, The Ventures first album. Had a lot of 45's before that. Boxes and boxes of them.
     
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    Yup, which is why I gave up Bluegrass and moved to Classic-style (1880's). Playing full piano rags on the banjo is VERY different than playing the same 30sec BG break a thousand times.

    Watching Norman Blake play the guitar really hooked me hard. I can't play solos at his level, but I have fun trying!

    Electric guitar has me stuck in the 50's and 60's. Basic rockabilly, surf, etc.
     
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    Christmas 1987. My favorite uncle got me this on cassette the day before my mom and dad gave me my first guitar and amplifier.

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    Hard to say. In the mid 1960s my dad was a truck driver and I would sometimes get to go along with him on his drive so the radio was always our third passenger. It was a great time since most stations were regional and Top 40 back then was more musically diverse. In one 15 minute section you could hear Motown, country, pop, and folk. Another format to listen to music was all those booth jukeboxes that were installed in each booth at the truck stop cafes and the one person that always caught my 4 year old attention was Johnny Cash. He had his show about that time so I could match the voice with the image and dad had a tenor uke in the house that I would pantomime being Mr. Cash as he would sing. This is the song that I would always drop a nickle in the jukebox to hear

     
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    In my own case it was the single "Reach Out" by The Four Tops.
    I was perfectly content playing a Tennis Racquet for the British Invasion...

    But on the little speakers we had back then we'd crank it and it sounded like Levi was singing "I'll be damned"...well down to my Uncle Lou's we went and he loaned me his Silvertone 1446, Uncle Lou was a Silvertone aficionado and for back in the day had a lotta Silvertone products. Plus he let me have two of his 12" combos (the one with the wood handle and the one that followed it in the line) He had a bunch of the Piggyback units like Jack White covets too. He was a hell of an entertainer. I'm still in awe of how he got over. One of my cousins sold everything when he passed away and then he died too. If it had been up to Uncle Lou I would've gotten everything but the family was fighting and that's life and death for you.
     
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    I was born in 64 and had 3 older brothers that listened to Duane Eddy, Eddy Cochran, Beatles, Cream, Hendrix, Beck, LZ, Floyd, Trower, James Gang, The Kinks, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones and others. I started playing "Air Guitar" around the age of 3 or 4, don't remember which was the first.
     
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    This is the one that made seven year old me want to play guitar in 1969:
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    But this was the first song I learned on guitar a year or so later:
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    The local country station that my dad listened to played Creedence, The Band and some 50's rockabilly, so I had a good chunk of geetar inspiration...
     
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    All three albums were old before i heard them, but probably made me think about how cool the guitar was. I already knew a few chords, but this was all about more than that.


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    Well, it was the 1970s in Uruguay. My father had just discovered Neil Diamond in the radio and then, he bought the "Hot August Night" album. We listened to it together many, many times. I was 10 or 11, and had just started learning guitar. When we were listening to the record, my dad turned to me and said: "So, when you're grown, you're gonna play guitar and sing like this guy, won't you?"

    To be honest, I had never thougt of that. But surely it started something in my mind.

    Here are we now, forty years later. I play guitar and sing - not much like Neil Diamond, but still trying.

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    Are You Experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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    For me it wasn't an album. It was watching Roy Rogers on TV. He'd get the bad guys, save the town, rescue Dale and end up sitting 'round the campfire with the Sons of the Pioneers singing songs. And he had a palomino horse. I wanted all of that. Yep. Singing cowboy. That's the root of it all.

    And James Burton on my older sister's Ricky Nelson 45's didn't hurt either.
     
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    This one made me want to have a guitar
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    This one made me want to play it

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    Still wanting...
     
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    Well, it wasn't just one album. I mean, the Fab Four have always been there, since my mum was (and is) a huge fan. So there was that and I started to 'really listen' to music at a very young age. My dad plays guitar and my two uncles do as well. And they all played in bands. But Clapton and Knopfler where the ones who really made me want to play. They were my first guitar heroes.

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