What bands influenced you the most?

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  1. 2HBStrat

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    Not necessarily your favorite bands, but which bands were the most influential to you for your musical journey?
    Mine were/are:
    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    Booker T. & The MG's
    ZZ Top
    The Allman Brothers Band
    Steely Dan
     
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    Influenced as to playing style?

    Grateful Dead

    Bill Monroe-Bluegrass Boys (entire bluegrass genre in general)

    Link Wray

    Neil Young CSNY

    Wille Nelson

    Others impressed me more but trying to play like say Steve Howe seemed an impossibility. Aside from Garcia/GD most of my influences played a style I could grasp. Garcia plays simply but with a creativity unmatched IMO.
     
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    Crazy Horse
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    MC5
    The Minutemen
    The Stones
    Faces
    Game Theory
    UK Subs
    The Jam

    Doesn’t mean I sound like a combination of that mess. But if I’m thinking about how songs work for me these are the cans in the pantry.
     
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    Mitch Ryder
    Sam the Sham and the pharaohs
    The Troggs
     
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    No one band, the 60s had a special sound AM and FM that influenced me.
     
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    All the usual suspects for 60s and 70s classic rock. Since I play a lot of surf music now:
    The Ventures
    Aqua Velvets
    Los Straightjackets
    The Surf Kings
    Shadows
     
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    ramones
    sex pistols
    ventures
     
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    Tangerine Dream, Arthur Brown- Kingdom Come band era, BOC, Van Der Graaf Generator, JM Jarre, Hawkwind, Quicksilver Messaging Service, King Crimson - mainly Fripp and/or Belew, Pink Floyd all come to mind. Tho I do not wish to sound like any one of those in particular. I like those players style.
     
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    #1 Zeppelin

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    SRV
    ZZ Top
    Skynyard
    Clapton
    AC/DC
    Guns and Roses
    Deep Purple
    Robin Trower
     
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    In chronological order:

    Aerosmith
    Queen
    Jeff Beck
    Dixie Dregs
    King Diamond
    Megadeth
    Joe Satriani
    Andy Timmons
    Larry Carlton
    Mark Lettieri
     
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    Early on, The Ventures for surf, followed by The Byrds for jangly guitar. Then Dylan for what coffee house music should sound like. I then went on a loo...ong hiatus for career development and to raise a family. I came back to guitar wanting to play country. My two big influences were George Strait and Kenny Chesney. After joining, TDPRI became my major influence. What? Not a band? I was exposed to music styles here I'd never heard before. Before my time here, I thought modes were for south Asian Indian music. I never thought about scales and modes for jazz and I'd never have carried that knowledge of modes and scales forward into the broad variety of music I play today.
     
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    Beatles and all offshoots
    Buffalo Spingfield and all offshoots
    James Taylor
    Those guys.
     
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    exactly , kindom come journey was a fantastic album, also syrinx, Nektar, synergy,Yes, ELP
     
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    Someone in town bought Freak Out!, but didn't care for it and so gave it to a friend. The friend didn't dig it much so, and he gave it to another guy. That guy gave it to the brother of a bandmate, and the brother gave it to me. I was just enthralled.
     
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    Eric Clapton, early in my playing and his, just because of the way he interprets traditional Blues and his fidelity to the pentatonic scale.

    As my playing has evolved, I began to more fully appreciate Jazz and Jazz/Blues. I then became attracted to the styles of Kenny Burrell and Grant Green.

    As my listening has evolved, I became attracted to the sounds of Miles Davis, post Bebop, modal.

    Then, I also became attracted to the melodic playing of Pat Metheny and Larry Carlton.

    I could never come close to the guitar mastery of Jimmy Herring and Joe Satriani, but I am very attracted to their sounds and the musical complexity of their playing.

    Except for the last two, I've learned many of the tunes of the others mentioned, but my real love is improvisation. I'd like to think all of the playing of my favorites has somehow rubbed off on me.

    Edit: I forgot to mention the etherial sounds of David Gilmour/Pink Floyd, and more recently, jam bands like moe, Widespread Panic, Lotus, and Phish. I often spend an afternoon jamming with them on Pandora.
     
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    I'm all about phrasing, so influences are more singers than bands or instrumentalists, and boy are there a lot of them.
     
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    Definitely The Wildhearts. They completely changed my outlook on music and my playing style.
     
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    Well as a little teeny bopper in the 13 years old Chocolate Chyps band we played songs by Buddy Holly, Them, Sam the Sham, Animals, Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Sam and Dave, Young Rascals and such. But 1967 hit and I immediately went Hendrix, Cream, Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Stills then Black Sabbath, Mountain, James Gang.
     
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    In terms of playing/musical journey...

    The Beatles (chord progressions)

    The Velvet Underground (simple is nothing to be embarrassed about)

    The Grateful Dead (Jerry's playing)
     
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