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Dirty Bob
01-14-2013, 10:27 AM
We've talked a ton about influences from a guitarist point of view...What other musicians have you been influenced by that are a bit outside the box from the usual guitar oriented standpoint?

I'll start it off...

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/06/20/arts/20khanspan.jpg

Ali Akbar Khan...The Album Garden of Dreams made a huge impact on me...Hindustani Classical Musician...Master of the Sarod...He is one of Derek Trucks greatest influences...passed away in 2009 but left us with a tremendous body of work!

http://www.johncoltrane.com/images/p7.jpg

Trane...and his Sheets of Sound...enough said.

http://www.drummerworld.com/pics/drum46/carterbeauforddunnett.jpg

Carter Beauford...one of the best drummers on the planet....extremely unique sense of rhythm...rubbed off on me big time from covering DMB back in college.

Dirty Bob
01-14-2013, 08:12 PM
I'm gonna bump my own thread...anyone? Bueller?

Harker1440
01-14-2013, 08:33 PM
Prince
http://revivalist.okayplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/Prince.jpg

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01-14-2013, 08:47 PM
Lionel Richie. Hate all you want. I ain't skurr'd.

LSchefman
01-14-2013, 09:15 PM
Music has no box. If you believe you have one, you imagined it and imposed it on yourself. ;)

Dirty Bob
01-14-2013, 09:23 PM
True...and I agree as evidenced by my choices above....never bought in to the Euclidean structure that's forced on us...very non fractile....although in modernity we seem to find that much of life is spent in boxes or having them forced on us....(even in death). I meant a more narrow view of guitar playing within the realm of "the guitarist"....so Les which pots and pans banger or yodeler does it for you?:D

LSchefman
01-14-2013, 10:43 PM
so Les which pots and pans banger or yodeler does it for you?:D

Yodeler?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13L6sjk080c

Listen about 9 minutes in. It's a great track.

I have too many influences, and they all mishmash together. A couple of years back I did a TV ad project for GM China incorporating traditional Chinese instruments (gu zheng, erhu), electronica, strings and traps. I mean, how does one begin to know what influenced that work?

I think the answer to your question has to be, "every single darn one I've ever heard."

Albrecht Smuten
01-15-2013, 03:23 AM
Music has no box. If you believe you have one, you imagined it and imposed it on yourself. ;)

What? How did "not having a box" become so popular? Am I supposed to get rid of my box (stil have it in the second room)?

Now, who's your most favourite dubstep artist? ;)

sergiodeblanc
01-15-2013, 03:45 AM
Now, who's your most favourite dupstep artist? ;)

Easy: Zeds Dead.

Albrecht Smuten
01-15-2013, 04:33 AM
Easy: Zeds Dead.

Sure, but can you imagine Les googling what the hell is "dubstep"? ;)

sergiodeblanc
01-15-2013, 07:53 AM
Sure, but can you imagine Les googling what the hell is "dubstep"? ;)

Nah, he's probably already recorded a Prius ad with wobble.

rugerpc
01-15-2013, 08:23 AM
Nah, he's probably already recorded a Prius ad with wobble.

Makes sense - Led Zeppelin sells Cadillacs while dubstep sells Priuses....

LSchefman
01-15-2013, 08:44 AM
Nah, he's probably already recorded a Prius ad with wobble.

Actually, I've done a VW video with wobble. but when I do electronic music, I generally don't stick to a style, I've always blended them, and have done so for many years going back to the 80s.

My favorite dance/electronic music/synth artist (who also plays some guitar) is Junkie XL, whose stuff brings in a lot of stylistic elements. Skrillex is huge, but I don't really care about the distinctions between sub-genres like House, Dubstep, D&B, etc. It's music.

Incidentally, Zep hasn't done Cadillac in quite a few years, ever since Cadillac switched agencies.