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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Yousha wrote:
is it sacrilege to think his latter albums in the 90s and 00s are better than Blow by Blow and Wired ?
from a pure guitar playing perspective that is the standard opinion. in bbb the other band members are on becks level, i personally rate it as the best druming album ive heard. the album as a whole is brillaint

i haven't heard this opinion before, but it definitely makes sense. i mean, listen to freeway jam and compare it to something like hot for teacher which is 12 on ddd's performance list but 10 years after FJ and van halen used a drum machine. (the snare comping on freeway jam aslo sets it apart).


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Turns out the club where most of Time Is the Enemy was recorded is just a few hundred meters from the Kempinski Hotel Bristol where I'm staying. Gonna head over there maybe later tonight, check out the site of one of my favourite guitar performances.

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whats the best Shawn lane album to get? i listened to Powers of Ten, was slightly underwhelmed. But I hear his live playing(dont know which tracks, cause they're not mentioned) and often enough love them. So is he someone he improves in a live setting ?


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I was never a huge fan of Powers of Ten, I feel the use of drum machines and samples diminish the quality of the music. If he had used a band instead of playing everything himself, it would've been quite a bit better. See Powers of Ten: Live! for proof of this.

Me, I'm very partial to his albums with Hellborg, the various bootlegs in particular. My favourites are the 1995 Nancy gig, the 1996 Quasimodo's gig, the 2002 Variety Playhouse gig, and various others, most featuring Jeff Sipe on drums.

And yeah, he was better live, sometimes improvising throughout entire gigs. He was never a top jazz improviser, playing seamless lines over changes, but he had a totally unique style that worked great with Hellborg and Sipe. They usually did their songs in the usual jazz tradition where the song consisted of a main melody 'head', followed by a long improvisatory section, then ending with the same melody. They did songs like "Stellar Rays"/"Time Is the Enemy", "Rag"/"Baraji", "Rice With the Angels", "Deep Umbra"/"Hell Is Other People", and a few other standards, and the improv was similar in nature from gig to gig, depending on the song. "Rice With the Angels" usually featured the wildest and fastest guitar playing.


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Yousha wrote:
whats the best Shawn lane album to get? i listened to Powers of Ten, was slightly underwhelmed. But I hear his live playing(dont know which tracks, cause they're not mentioned) and often enough love them. So is he someone he improves in a live setting ?


I wouldn't say he 'improves' in a live setting, his playing on powers of ten is great imo its the cheesy keys and drum machine that kind of bring it down a notch (i still enjoy it though). His gigs with hellborg are where he really shines, this clip is one of the reasons im a huge fan of him.



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I dunno how he picks with the pick angled like that. I've tried it a few times and I hate how the pick catches the strings on the upstroke.


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this clip is one of the reasons im a huge fan of him.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBKnYrwIP0o
me too :biggrin:


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was hanging out with julian coryell a bit earlier... very cool guy... and yes, he also finds it funny how many people comment under his dad's youtube videos saying he sucks :lol:


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he's also a wonderful singer, songwriter, and guitarist... every bit as good as his dad, and probably better in many aspects...
(he also has the most beautiful manly forehead i've ever seen)


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what is a manly forehead?
also, anyone know of any good songs that have guitar and banjo in them? as a possible duet?


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dr frasier krane had a great one


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ignatious wrote:
what is a manly forehead?
also, anyone know of any good songs that have guitar and banjo in them? as a possible duet?


... let me introduce you to Harry Manx .... Take care





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Found this excellent site that has an absolute ton of guitar books and magazines. They have a lot of the old guitar techniques magazines back when martin taylor, guthrie govan and eric roche did regular colums which are currently unavailable. They come with the audio too.

http://faststrings.com/


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