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Old 09-23-2021, 03:44 PM
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I also include Justice for All so for me the first 4 album. We played "One" when that album came out in our very untalented band but it was so much fun.
I couldn't get past the mid scooping and lack of bassist in the mix.
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Old 09-23-2021, 08:45 PM
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Lotta repeats here..

Who's Next
Dark Side of the Moon
Van Halen
The Cars (either of their 1st two
U2 - War
Johnny Cash ,- Unchained
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Old 09-24-2021, 02:05 AM
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Endless Boogie - John Lee Hooker
Diamond Dogs - Bowie
Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
A Day in the Life - Wes Montgomery
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Leslie West mentioned 3x

Keith Richards mentioned 0x


His lyrical guitar solos on the live version of Nantucket Sleighride were a huge influence for me.

I guess that's nod #4 for the big fella
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Old 09-24-2021, 11:08 AM
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Old 09-25-2021, 11:41 AM
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Lou Reed, Rock and Roll Animal. The "intro/sweet jane" opener was killer. I had to look up who played guitar on that record--I believe it was Steve Hunter.
They used this same Intro with a different opening number - Vicious, on their European tour the same year.. and it worked great too..

Btw, Lou Reed hated these 2 live albums, he felt Hunter/Wagner stole his show.. and he was right in a way, but his singing was great too..
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Layla, Blow by Blow, Eat a Peach, Live Rust, One More From the Road
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Old 09-28-2021, 09:35 PM
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There are many artists with a great deal of work that influenced me, but albums are their own works of art. If I had to pick five, it would be as follows:

1: Thousand Foot Krutch - The Art Of Breaking
2: Creed - Weathered
3: The Counting Crows - August And Everything After
4: BTO - Not Fragile
5: Pillar - Where Do We Go From Here

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Old 09-29-2021, 02:10 AM
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Not necessarily my favourite albums, but at the time they were hugely influential on my electric playing (or more correctly, what I tried to play)

Blow by Blow - Jeff Beck. Of course we all wanted to play 'Cos We've Ended as Lovers', but I LOVED jamming to Freeway Jam.

Can't Buy a Thrill - Steely Dan (My first Steely Dan Album - what on earth are the chords are they playing? Kid Charlemagne came later!)

Caravanseria - Santana - Endless (and I mean endless) two-chord jams on 'Song of the Wind'. We may or may not have been effected)

Greatest Hits - Jimi Hendrix. Nuff said.

A Kind of Blue - Miles Davis. No guitar, but "All Blues" was huge influence on how I thought about playing.

Lots of honourable mentions.

Now, for my acoustic albums.....
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Danny Gatton - 88 Elmira Street

Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills - Super Session

The Who - Live at Leeds

Al DiMeola - Elegant Gypsy

Jonny Winter And Live
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Old 10-01-2021, 03:11 AM
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I have lots of influences, but these would be the complete albums
that grabbed me first. In no particular order.

1 Van Halen - Van Halen
2 Dark side of the moon - Pink Floyd
3 High Voltage - AC/DC
4 In Rock - Deep Purple
5 Cold Chisel - Cold Chisel

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Old 10-01-2021, 07:24 AM
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For me, it has always been the acoustic guitar and that smoky, late night solo laid back jazz chord melody style ballad playing.

On some rock albums there were the occasional solo acoustic guitar tracks as an oasis amidst the noise such as:

Jefferson Airplane Surrealstic Pillow (Jorma Koukenan)Embryonic Journey
Doobie Brothers Slack Key Soquel Rag and Busted Down Around O'Connely's Corner
Steve Howe on some Yes albums

So my primary influences to get a Telecaster were not just albums, but youtube presence. The Telecaster is not only incredibly easy to play, but has a chime quality that really sounds good with this style.

Ted Greene (album Solo Guitar) and youtube videos
Tim Lerch youtube videos and Truefire courses
Anything with Ed Bickert such as his own bandleader and sideman with Paul Desmond

Tony
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Old 10-03-2021, 08:29 AM
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I dunno, too many albums over too many years. Lots of good ones already listed. I will say this much ...

Some of my favorite guitar albums to listen to have had absolutely zero impact on my playing style. Sonic Youth would be a good example. All those crazy tunings... forget it. Not even gonna try to go there as a player. But I can listen to it all day long.

And I'll acknowledge my #1 most influential album. Goes all the way back to 1971: Alice Cooper's Love It To Death. I was a 14 year old teenager and those long haired dudes on the back cover with the SG's ... Too cool for words. I dabbled in guitar before that, but man, that record made me want to get serious. Went out and got myself an $89 SG knockoff and got to work. I eventually learned to play every single song on that album, and the crazy thing is that almost 50 years later I still remember most of them.

Michael Bruce's big chunky chord work, Glen Buxton's wailing, fuzzed out lead work - sustain forever! Those are two things I still like to hear in rock guitar!
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Old 10-04-2021, 07:58 PM
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OK, I’m biting on this. Not in any particular order but here we go:

Leslie West Live /Mountain - Mississippi Queen
Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever (Live album it was great)
Led Zepplin - I -IV
Deep Purple - (Hate to admit it - Smoke On The Water)
Vaughn Brothers - Double Trouble
Traveling Wilburys - Vol 1

Threw one bonus album in there for good luck.
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