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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by skinny ted, Sep 26, 2006.
Ed Bickert Too!!
Love his work with Paul Desmond
You probably know this already, but this book is a "must read":
Mike Barnes. Captain Beefheart: The Biography. London, Omnibus Press, 2000.
Bill Kirchen - one of the most talented and nicest guys on the planet. Also Redd Volkeart, amazing musician. I learned tons from books and videos by Arlen Roth and Jim Weider. And this may be weird, but the music of Delbert McClinton has some great funky ol' roadhouse Telecaster in it that just warms my coal blackened heart.
Those Ricky Nelson records w/ Burton (I think his first lead was on "Believe What You Say") certainly changed the lives of a generation of British guitar heroes: Clapton, Beck, Page, Lee ...
I'm still a beginner and my brother Andy gave me his Epiphone Les Paul when he bought a Deluxe Tele. The second I heard him playing that Tele I was hooked. My cousin and I both got Tele's soon thereafter.
Michael Houser- Widespread Panic RIP
I think seeing Mike Stern with a tele back in the 80's.
I'm 26 and found Redd about 4 years ago. Thanx to him I've found a whole new side to my playing. He also opened up the door to other tele players for me. Reed, Kirchen, and others.
I bougt a copy of Michelle Shocked's Short, Sharp, Shocked when it came out in 1988. I was seventeen years old and only heard what the radio played mostly. Pete's playing and tone on this record blew me away and remains one of my favorites. I remember thinking "how do you think up licks like that?" This opened the door to a WHOLE lot of other music. I love it when that happens!
Roy Buchanan. I already had a few Tele's at the point, but he triggered a whole new view of things.
Wilko Johnson in 1977.All the usual nominees afterwards(as I heard them)
I was lucky enough to have taken lessons from him. Not only was he an incredible musician but he knew more about Teles than anyone I have ever known. He is sorely missed.
Beat me to it! Thom Yorke, too. Also, Zeppelin made me want to play, but Jimmy page made me want *shudder* a les paul. I'm just glad The butterscotch blonde squier was there to show me the light.
I have alot of favorites but Pete Anderson is the guy who really stands out.
Joe Strummer (RIP).
He and the Clash are "responsible" for opening the door to the magical world of playing music.
Also: Mr Richards, Mr Collins, Mr Donahue, Mr Mason....
Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan, early Page - they made the sweetest Tele sounds for my ears.
I'd say Springsteen and Keef. Seeing the infamous Stones Show where he took his black Tele a hit this weirdo over the head was impressive when I was a kid.
Gee, still impresses me today...
Mine was a local hero. Jon Irsik was one of my supervisors at work and he played in a Country band with a couple of his brothers on weekends. He was a pretty good player. He convinced me to quit thinking about playing and actually start. He sold me my first guitar, an 83 Kramer Pacer he bought new, Floyd Rose and all. It took me all of two weeks to decide I would need something simpler to learn on. I bought an 83 USA Tele after looking at a few other guitars in a pawn shop (I passed on a three-bolt Tele Thinline that was stupid cheap, grrrrr...). I've always had Teles since. I've bought a lot of Strats because they are easier to come by, and I've had a Les Paul or two. I've even had an exotic or two. Once I had an aluminum neck Kramer. I still get a kick out of guitars with Floyds, but I always come back to the Tele. And now, an Esquire. Thanks, Jon, for lighting my GAS.