Randy Rhodes, seeing him or even hearing his name reminds me of 1980's alternative metal. Thats when Rock was reall cool to listen to, becauase at the time we all were outcast for liking Ozzy Ozzborne. I always felt that Randy's passion and talent on the guitar more than made up for all the silly onstage, and offstage antics. "Over the Mountain" today is still one of my favorite rock guitar songs.
Tal Wilkenfeld - One of the best new female bass players of out time.. Well not exactly new. Tal was born in 1986, and by 1999 (at the age of 13!) was the touring bass player for the Jeck Beck band. Tal has recently also released a new solo album thats pretty good. Keep your eve on this hottie, cause chances are she will end up jamming with other guitar gods in the future.
Frank Zappa was also an unsung Guitar God hero, in 1982 he recruited a young Steve Vai to record and tour with him, this clip is a live performance of duel guitars. But whats interesting is that the flow of this song feels more like a musical journey as opposed to a competing guitar song. Frank was a brilliant song writer and understood the tone, mystic, and influence that the rock guitar had over the alternative Rock Jazz scene of the 1980's. We will be posting more of Frank in the days to come.
Ok, for anyone out there that needs schooling with Guitar God 101, the other Jimi (Page) is second to only one regarding his guitar mastery. If Hendrix is _the_ guitar God, then Jimi Page is definately his son. Jimi Page took a script from Jimi Hendrix and mastered the over dubbing guitar riffs technique that Hendrix introduced with the introduction of 16 track recording.
Jimi Hendrix - Stockholm 1969. This video has great sound quality, and really captures the essence of Jimi, and is full of interesting and comical moments for a budding rock star, including Jim tuning his out of tune guitar during Spanish Castle Magic, or side conversation with the auidence. This is definately one to watch.
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