Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Outside the Box Musical Influences

  1. #1
    Senior Member Dirty Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    State of Confusion (NY)
    Posts
    1,709

    Outside the Box Musical Influences

    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...



    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!



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



    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.
    -Bob

  2. #2
    Senior Member Dirty Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    State of Confusion (NY)
    Posts
    1,709
    I'm gonna bump my own thread...anyone? Bueller?
    -Bob

  3. #3
    Senior Member Harker1440's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    FredVegas Virginia
    Posts
    219
    Last edited by Harker1440; 01-14-2013 at 08:35 PM.

  4. #4
    Lionel Richie. Hate all you want. I ain't skurr'd.
    One Life

  5. #5
    Music has no box. If you believe you have one, you imagined it and imposed it on yourself.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 01-14-2013 at 09:19 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Dirty Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    State of Confusion (NY)
    Posts
    1,709
    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?
    -Bob

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    so Les which pots and pans banger or yodeler does it for you?
    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."

  8. #8
    Still a Junior Member Albrecht Smuten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    859
    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    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?
    Last edited by Albrecht Smuten; 01-15-2013 at 03:51 AM. Reason: typo
    Love for all human beings is like listening to any kind of music. You just don't care.
    The 3-Mike-7 devotee.

  9. #9
    Senior Member sergiodeblanc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Downers Grove Il.
    Posts
    5,160
    Quote Originally Posted by Albrecht Smuten View Post

    Now, who's your most favourite dupstep artist?
    Easy: Zeds Dead.

  10. #10
    Still a Junior Member Albrecht Smuten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    859
    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Easy: Zeds Dead.
    Sure, but can you imagine Les googling what the hell is "dubstep"?
    Love for all human beings is like listening to any kind of music. You just don't care.
    The 3-Mike-7 devotee.

  11. #11
    Senior Member sergiodeblanc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Downers Grove Il.
    Posts
    5,160
    Quote Originally Posted by Albrecht Smuten View Post
    Sure, but can you imagine Les googling what the hell is "dubstep"?
    Nah, he's probably already recorded a Prius ad with wobble.

  12. #12
    A♥ hoards guitars A♥ rugerpc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    deep in the raspberry...
    Posts
    2,917
    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Nah, he's probably already recorded a Prius ad with wobble.
    Makes sense - Led Zeppelin sells Cadillacs while dubstep sells Priuses....
    Thbbbbbt...
    Check it out: Phillybri used to have a band: Resonance But he's soooo over them now!

    sɹǝqɯǝɯ uɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ oןןǝɥ

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    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.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 01-15-2013 at 10:39 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •