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Thread: Influential Album

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    Amateur gynecologist smallbusrider's Avatar
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    Influential Album

    What album/cd made you pick up the guitar in the first place? Mine, of course, was Van Halen I.
    "Life's too short to dance with Psycho Chicks."

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    Ibreathe Music Advisor EricV's Avatar
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    Even though I used to hear albums like "The Wall" and "Highway To Hell" a lot when I was a kid ( as my uncle used to listen to them very often ), it wasnīt really any album that made me pick up a guitar... a couple of songs were responsible for that.
    "Jump" by Van Halen ( the video clip too ), "People Get Ready" by Jeff Beck / Rod Stewart, "Always With You, Always With Me" by Satriani and "Little WIng" ( in an obscure live version ) by Jimi Hendrix
    Albums came later on, and of course the VH debut had a severe impact, still love to listen to that

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    For me it was Iron Maiden: Killers.

    This album was also my introduction to heavy metal and I was hooked (still am).

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    Registered User eastwood's Avatar
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    for me :

    The Wall - Pink Floyd

    Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

    Highway to Hell - AC/DC

    Under Lock and Key - Dokken

    Invasion of your Privacy - Ratt

    Montrose - Montrose

    VH 1 - Van Halen

    Ride the Lightening - Metallica

    .......1st albums I have listened to was Shirley Bassey, Neil Diamond and lots of ABBA !

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    Licensed Moose
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    When I bought my guitar at the time I didn't own a single rock album, and songs I did own that did involve guitaring, I wasn't conscious of the guitar parts. I couldn't even name any rock songs apart from the mainstream ones that everyone's heard of. I didn't even like any other music style other than dance music when I picked it up. It made it hard for me to start playing because I didn't know any songs to learn. Why did I pick it up? Who knows! I find it really strange I picked up guitar that way because I literally just thought one day "Hmm I'm gonna learn to play guitar." But as soon as I started playing my tastes dramatically changed and it's out with dance, and almost exclusively rock/blues for me now, emphasis on the blues.

    Long story short, I was influenced by..erm....

    I'll disagree with you for the sake of being contraversial.

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    Modbod UKRuss's Avatar
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    Deep Purple - Burn

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    Let metal flow Death (Chuck)'s Avatar
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    Good old Germany
    enter sandman - metallica

    i stil like the main riff
    da dada dada

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    Experimentalist Koala's Avatar
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    Behind you...
    Pink Floyds - Wish you Were Here, Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall

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    Thats a Robin move....Batman woulda never done that!

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    If I remember correctly, I picked up guitar because of a VH1 special on how much punani guitarists get.

    And yes, I have gotten punani because I play guitar, so it's a happy ending.

    But if you want me to name a kickass album: Symphony X - The Odyssey.

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    Afro-Cuban Grunge-Pop Bongo Boy's Avatar
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    There isn' any album that made me pick up guitar, and I can't believe Koala mentioned Pink Floyd because I don't remember ever hearing any guitar in there.

    I picked up guitar because it was very shiny.

    I picked up conga because of Makina Loca (I think it was Mambo Yo Yo).
    Pulsing the System with Confirmed Nonsense.

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    Registered User Silhouette's Avatar
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    For me it's The wall as well, Use your illusions 1 By G'N'R and a russian blues band called Chij
    As a kid I was also greately inspired by Richie Sambora...
    EDIT: I almost forgot - the movie "Almost Famous"
    Last edited by Silhouette; 04-13-2006 at 06:09 AM.
    "He's got all it takes to become a musician - the abscence of money and sence of responsibility..."

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    I picked up guitar to get chicks. Then I heard "Texas Flood" from Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's still good for getting chicks, but my wife disagrees.

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    Registered User aaeolean's Avatar
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    For me, i just wanted to play a few metalica riffs..............wow I'm glad i got over that.

    I'd have to say the most influental album for me has got to be FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    that album is my favorite for so many reasons.

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    realizing dreams
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaeolean
    I'd have to say the most influental album for me has got to be FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO

    that album is my favorite for so many reasons.
    Dimeola's muted sequences just blow me away, I constantly listen to this album...if someone looks for a good alternate picking workout, he should learn "mediterranean sundance" from the elegant gypsy album.

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