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The Most Diverse Artist?
The Beatles 41%  41%  [ 13 ]
Queen 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
Jeff Buckley 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Frank Zappa 47%  47%  [ 15 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:32 pm 
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Sadly, I only have Voyage of the Acolyte, Spectral Mornings, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Any recs?


I thoroughly recommend Darktown. His later material - from Guitar Noir onwards - is all worth a listen, though I'd probably give Blues With a Feeling a miss unless you're really intrigued by Hackett playing blues.

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re: japanese folk

morita doji rocks.



Excellent stuff. Do you have any other Japanese Folk recommendations. I have barely dug into the genre at all. My exposure is largely anime soundtracks and Kazuki Tomokawa's excellent Blue Water, Red Water.


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Forgotten Son wrote:

This thread is now an Akkerman, Blackmore, Hackett and Howe thread.

I've given it a fair amount of thought and it's really difficult. Personally I'd rank Blackmore last, even though his repertoire includes hard rock, neo-classical metal, blues and renaissance/folk. Akkerman is probably the most accomplished in each of the genres he plays - his jazz stuff is pretty impressive, as is his lute playing. Howe has done a fuck ton of different styles, but from what I've heard he kinda of flirts with each idea rather than developing on it. Hackett is a superb classical guitarist and has dabbled with some pretty varied genres, from blues to Japanese folk. I don't know. I just don't know.

I can just about rank them by preference, which would be:

Hackett
Akkerman
Blackmore
Howe

But it's still really close.

excellent news. i would rank hackett with akkerman as the most diverse (purely from a guitar playing perspective - as his classical playing requires requires a more disparate skill set than the other genres), then howe slightly above blackmore. preference is hackett>blackmore>akkerman>howe, extremely close though


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dreamcoil wrote:
re: japanese folk

morita doji rocks.



Excellent stuff. Do you have any other Japanese Folk recommendations. I have barely dug into the genre at all. My exposure is largely anime soundtracks and Kazuki Tomokawa's excellent Blue Water, Red Water.


that kazuki tomokawa album is amazing, i think rommie uploaded it here on the old ddd. as for recs, yeah i have a few, i'll upload some in the international thread soon!


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Zappa = diverse

Beatles = diverse by changing popular music by introducing musical innovations constantly

Beatles for me


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i can tell you what's diverse, the number of ddders that don't care about these dead polls.


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Zappa used diverse styles/techniques for his own interest, I suppose. The Beatles used diversity of sound and in the process completely changed their music and popular rock/pop music with it. Zappa never approached that. The Beatles were like the Beethoven's of late 20th century popular music - music never reverted to the simpler style that was popular before them. That's pretty amazing.


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Brian B wrote:
Zappa used diverse styles/techniques for his own interest, I suppose. The Beatles used diversity of sound and in the process completely changed their music and popular rock/pop music with it. Zappa never approached that. The Beatles were like the Beethoven's of late 20th century popular music - music never reverted to the simpler style that was popular before them. That's pretty amazing.


That's not really true though, is it. There are plenty of simple Beatles songs. And there are millions of simple pop songs after the Beatles finished.


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Brian B wrote:
Zappa used diverse styles/techniques for his own interest, I suppose. The Beatles used diversity of sound and in the process completely changed their music and popular rock/pop music with it. Zappa never approached that. The Beatles were like the Beethoven's of late 20th century popular music - music never reverted to the simpler style that was popular before them. That's pretty amazing.

http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/2010/0 ... hem-to-be/

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Brian B wrote:
Zappa used diverse styles/techniques for his own interest, I suppose. The Beatles used diversity of sound and in the process completely changed their music and popular rock/pop music with it. Zappa never approached that. The Beatles were like the Beethoven's of late 20th century popular music - music never reverted to the simpler style that was popular before them. That's pretty amazing.


hyperbole was never the same either, apparently


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Brian, I agree with you but nobody else will.
You'll probably hear some bullshit about "source material" or something, that's what I got with Jeff Buckley.

It just comes down to different interpretations of how you define 'diversity'.


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Georgi wrote:
Brian B wrote:
Zappa used diverse styles/techniques for his own interest, I suppose. The Beatles used diversity of sound and in the process completely changed their music and popular rock/pop music with it. Zappa never approached that. The Beatles were like the Beethoven's of late 20th century popular music - music never reverted to the simpler style that was popular before them. That's pretty amazing.


That's not really true though, is it. There are plenty of simple Beatles songs. And there are millions of simple pop songs after the Beatles finished.


I could have been more clear. Early beatles innovations, Rubber Soul innovations, Revolver innovations, Sgt. Pepper innovations, Abbey Road innovations, etc. opened more possibilities for everyone. The simple styles/techniques I refer to are the light poppy ones used predominantly before The Beatles started pushing boundries. They could get away with it because of their popularity, of course. I don't think it's about exclusively moving past older styles, etc., but instead refers to extending and adding to musical possibilities.


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George wrote:
Brian B wrote:
Zappa used diverse styles/techniques for his own interest, I suppose. The Beatles used diversity of sound and in the process completely changed their music and popular rock/pop music with it. Zappa never approached that. The Beatles were like the Beethoven's of late 20th century popular music - music never reverted to the simpler style that was popular before them. That's pretty amazing.

http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/2010/0 ... hem-to-be/

:razz:


George Martin complemented the Beatles perfectly, and they fed off each other. That's the point of their collaboration. I think Jeff kind of misses that in his interview.


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dreamcoil wrote:
Brian B wrote:
Zappa used diverse styles/techniques for his own interest, I suppose. The Beatles used diversity of sound and in the process completely changed their music and popular rock/pop music with it. Zappa never approached that. The Beatles were like the Beethoven's of late 20th century popular music - music never reverted to the simpler style that was popular before them. That's pretty amazing.


hyperbole was never the same either, apparently


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