Your musical influences?

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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (1a12) » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:13 am

Kind of a flared and massive post, but maybe it should be your Ricky influences?!
There is simply not enough room for the "influences" and "anti-influences" (both static and dynamic) for me.
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But I will say, Harrison, (specifically footage from HDN). Peter Buck, (from certain REM clips and televised concerts) and then live seeing the pre-tele Jim Babjak having such an aggressive tasteful sound.

misc non ricky: I also like Klark Kent! (stewart copeland) hhahaha :mrgreen:
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (Clint) » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:31 am

1a12 wrote:...maybe it should be your Ricky influences?!


I may be atypical. For me, playing Rickenbackers doesn't have alot to do with what my guitar influences played. I have a list of things I want out of a guitar and Rickenbackers deliver. I perfer single coil pick ups. 24 1/2" scale and set necks. Add to that great feel, cool looks and (at least when I bought mine) rock bottom price and you've got yourself a winner. As an extra bonus, by playing a Rickenbacker, I am associating myself with a company that has a long history of responsible business practices and resource management.
Jangle, Chime & Twang.
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (scotty) » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:00 pm

The Muppets
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (1a12) » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:30 pm

scotty wrote:The Muppets

+1

I think their "Opposite song" is unquestionably equal in brilliance to The Rutles "I must be in love". I do observe that The Rutles/Innes carefully & clearly steer toward "Love" rather than stay on the "opposite/antonym" theme as the Muppets do. :lol:
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (cjj) » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:53 pm

The Austin Lounge Lizards

Not the best rendition, but you get the idea...
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (FretlessOnly) » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:33 pm

Charles Mingus
Paul McCartney
Phil Lesh
John Wetton
Geddy Lee
Roger Glover
Tony Levin
Dylan
Can we have everything louder than everything else?
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (wittyair) » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:34 pm

Jerry Garcia ( both guitar and pedal steel )
Sneaky Pete Kleinow
Bob Weir ( the best rhythm player I've ever come across )
Don Rich
Tom Brumley
Tom Petty
Nokie Edwards
John Cippolina
John Sebastian
This could go on for hours!!
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (doctorwho) » Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:05 pm

Kira and Jim, please be a bit more thorough next time! :D :lol:

This would take too much time to do currently at the end of my lunch break, so I'll just state my influences as far as my playing is concerned:

The Beatles (all of them!)
The Byrds (McGuinn, lead/rhythm; Gene, songwriting)
The Who (Pete, lead/rhythm; John, bass ... it was Pete that 'introduced' me to movable chord patterns and open string configurations)
Creedence Clearwater Revival (John, lead; Tom, rhythm - one of the most underrated rhythm guitarists, IMO)
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (kjcoff) » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:25 pm

Man, how much time do you have?

Musical Influences:
The Flying Burrito Brothers
The Byrds
Buffalo Springfield
Dave Edmunds
Little Feat
The Beatles
Dave Clark Five
The Allman Brothers
John Prine
Poco
Leon Russell
Nick Lowe
Elvis Costello
Michael Nesmith
Rick Nelson

And there's a ton more that I can't think of off the top of my head!
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (doctorwho) » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:57 am

One real influence for me, beyond and before the bands I listed, was my friend Richard Bragg. He was a fantastic all-round, multi-instrument musician, and hanging around him made me want to buy a guitar and learn how to play (which I did in 1967). I regret having lost contact with him over the years.
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (kenposurf) » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:46 pm

Duane Eddy
Dick Dale
Eric Clapton
Albert Collins
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (goofyfoot) » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:04 pm

3 Bobs --- Robert Johnson + Bob Dylan + Bob Marley

'Nuff said.......Goofyfoot.
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (jimk) » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:37 pm

doctorwho wrote:Kira and Jim, please be a bit more thorough next time! :D :lol:

Oh yeah, 'cause I forgot a few! :lol: Like:
James Burton, guitar
Woody Guthrie, song writing
.....ummmm....there are more....just wait, I'll think of 'em....eventually! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (doctorno) » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:21 am

Guitarists:
Hank Marvin
George Harrison
Rory Gallagher
Kenny Burrell

Bands:
The Nits
The Velvet Underground
The Beatles
The Fall
Bauhaus

Classical Composers:
Gustav Holst
Kurt Weill
György Ligeti

These are the most improtant influences for me, I think. Right now I could also name R.E.M. and Coldplay, who are - together with The Nits - my favorites among current bands. There have been a lot of other influences in the past, of course: Brix Smith, Jan Akkerman and Focus, Garbage, New Model Army, Salad, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Pete Townshend, The Strokes, Sex Pistols, Barney Kessel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Kraftwerk ... there is a lot of good music in very different styles.
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Re: Your musical influences?

Postby (TheyMightBe) » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:37 am

Johnny Marr, Vini Reilly, John Squire, maybe a touch of Serge Gainsbourg.

That's what I'm going for, but I always end sounding more like the Shaggs.
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