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Re: Help From Music Fans, Please
Originally Posted by Radiobarry
I know that this comes from the Stone Age, but if you want to expose him to some great guitar regardless of era, it's hard to go wrong with Dick Dale or Duane Eddy from the 60's surf era.
I also recommend ...Stevie Ray Vaughn...
(Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughn - Big Trouble 1 and 2...classic)
Along the Watchtower by Hendrix (song, not sure of album)
And among others...Dire Straits (Sultans of Swing)
Hope this helps a little at least
Dick Dale is awesome (and for those of you out there that don't know Dale is sampled in the Black Eyed Peas "Pump It"). Duane Eddy is nice but his big hit was a ripoff of a riff from Jack Scott.
Before you even go get hinm into Heavy Metel introduce your son to Link Wray who introduced the world to the Power D Chord in his biggie "Rumble". Without the power D chord Hard Rock and Heavy Metel do not exist.
Yes Clapton is also a good choice. You can't go wrong with the Allman Brothers. ZZ Top is fantastic and I am a big fan of Dave Edmunds and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Blues guitar isn't bad either and you can't miss with BB King and his beloved "Lucille" ( the name of his guitar).
Bon Jovi (esp the early stuff... love Richie Sambora)
Def Leppard (esp anything off Pyromania or Hysteria)
Queen (god bless Brian May)
Ummmmmmm.... one of my best friends plays guitar (and he's freakin' amazing). He even taught me to play a little & got me my first electric (he works for a guitar company so he got it for practically nothing).
The essentials have been mentioned (Hendrix, Dale, Clapton, etc)
Steve Vai and Joe Satriani will blow away a young guitarist
AC/DC has amazing guitar work for how simple it all is
The Descendents are really good for a Ramones fan as are Screeching Weasel.
And just for kicks, I'll throw in the band that give me my screen name, The Doors.
Great band. Hard to believe it's only three guys doing the whole thing. And they've been around for 30+ years without the usual rock antics (rehabs, breakups, etc.)
The guitar work is just amazing. The early years (70's) was very much hard rock (a bit progressive, with odd-time signatures thrown in), then they polished their act (80's), and in the 90's they went back to guitar, bass and drums.
- 2112 (awsome epic, very riff oriented)
- La Villa Strangiato (instrumental, lots of different riffs, great solos)
- The whole Moving Pictures album (their best and most commercially available) - 1980.
- The whole Vapor Trails album (very hard, lots of guitar overlaying, no solos but great guitar work throughout) - 2004.