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Who are your top three musical influences and why is that?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by viccortes285, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Afflicted

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    Yeah sorry for my digression and tangents, my roommate is getting to me haha. I shouldn't have gone straight to jam bands but that's where my mind goes when thinking of less-rehearsed music, no offense intended and I didn't notice your name until now! I know I came off as defensive, Petty is one of my favorites, I gotta stick up for him :)

    I totally agree with you about sterile performances though, for that I always think of pop performances where you can't even see a band yet there is music. Those always make me think "they're plugging in a CD player and pressing the button" which is even worse than a sterile band playing their record note-for-note.

    That's a shame Petty didn't have some fresh stuff when you saw him. At that level there are a lot of artists that are victims of their own success and basically can't change their setlist because people wanna hear the hits, it's not always the artists fault when you gotta sell 20k tickets every night. I saw AC/DC a couple weeks before they fired Johnson. I was so glad to see them, but that was a pretty terrible show because they played no deep cuts, just the radio hits as they appeared on the record.
     
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    And of course reading these reminds me of 39 others.

    How could I have forgotten Robbie Robertson or indeed all of the Band? Let alone Dylan. Let alone jethro Burns.
     
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    That's a great way to put it! Plus, I think we took the same route from Lou to Miles!
     
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    Neil Young could have (maybe should have) been on my list.
     
  5. Owenmoney

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    Keef, his sense of timing resonates with my soul
    Billy F Gibbons, just funky
    Carlos Santana, the Latin thing and his tone
    This list could be endless but since you asked for three there they go !
     
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    15-60-75
     
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    Bob Dylan and Neil Young for their song writing and the ability to make those songs come alive with fairly basic guitar playing(but not as basic as mine).

    Keith Richards for his sense of timing and the ability do it all with 5 strings, three cords etc. etc.
     
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    Larmo63 Friend of Leo's

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    John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney.

    'Nuff said.
     
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    Eric Clapton
    Jerry Garcia
    Trey Anastasio
     
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    1. Doc Watson, learned most of his On Stage album, both flatpicking and fingerpicking. After that, a lot of Chet Atkins tunes.
    2. Django and the gypsies. Along with Freddie Green and after that Bucky and George van Eps.
    3. Clarence White's Nashville West album. After that, Mark Knopfler and other jazz 'n blues heroes.

    Yeah, I really cheated on the OP's original question. Sorry about that ...
     
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    Sometimes single names leave us wondering who the poster is talking about !
     
  12. Owenmoney

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    Certain songs almost demand the same solo when that solo also defines the song, like breakdown, another brick in the wall Pt 2 , honkytonk women, etc, and others are quite open to free improvisation !
     
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    Musical influences
    Miles Davis
    Rahsaan Roland Kirk
    And honestly Mozart

    Guitarists
    Roy Clark
    Larry Coryell (esp. Eleventh House era)
    Leo Kottke
     
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    1. My mom. She wasn't particularly musical but had an above average singing voice but always had music on in the car or would him while doing housework. She loves the Beatles and classic country equally but also told stories of Dark Side of the Moon playing at almost every party in the 70s and can surprise you by singing along to a Zeppelin tune.

    2. My uncle Tracy. The first music ever played in front of me was my 3 uncles and whoever else was around. Two uncles on guitar (Tracy later also picked up banjo, fiddle, and mandolin--mandolin stuck, along with guitar) and one on harmonica, playing country, bluegrass, and a little country tinged blues. I loved it when they played "Fox on the Run" when I was 5 or 6.

    3. My friend Joe. He had an older stepbrother WAY into metal. Through Joe, I got to metal, punk, rockabilly, ska, reggae, and all points in between. He's as weird as I am: he loves BB King, the Clash, Metallica, and Johnny Cash equally.
     
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    I never dreamed Paul Leary would get a mention! That makes me happy.
     
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    Thurston Moore. Full on experimentation, cool tunings, noise, brilliant tunes. Check out 'Trees Outside the Academy'.

    Robert Fripp. Genius. That modulated, sustained sound on Bowie's 'Heroes' sometimes brings tears to my eyes.

    Johnny Ramone. Loud and fast. Grumpy as heck.

    Honorable mentions: James Honeyman Scott (Pretenders), John McGoech (Magazine, Suzi, PiL), Will Sargent (Echo & the Bunnymen)
     
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    Keb'mo - all of his tunes/covers get to me. His stuff introduced me to alot of great artists and traditional songs.

    Big al Anderson - everything he plays makes me move and hop and act silly. He got real mojo. Big al is tge reason I picked up a tele.

    Luther Perkins - so tight. So so so tight.
     
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    Many great guitarist made thier mark and share it with everyone. The thing about music it is very personal. Ask ten guitarist to play same song, all will have the signature but all will have a part of thier feelings on the song.
     
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    My dad - A true authority on jazz from its birth through Miles Davis. He taught me how to listen to music and to understand what I was listening to.
    Chuck Berry - My first guitar hero
    Ry Cooder - Taught me about tone, taste, and class and introduced me to so many other musicians and genres. Continues to inspire me.
     
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    Ritchie Blackmore for his choice of notes
    Stevie Ray Vaughn for his soul and tone
    Frank Marino for his speed
     
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