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    A look back at the '80s hard-rock guitar scene

    Slash, Mick Mars, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt and many more look back at the '80s hard-rock guitar scene (An exclusive extract from Nothin' But a Good Time, the new book from GW's Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock)


    https://www.guitarworld.com/features...k-guitar-scene


    It's an interesting reading and how they basically admitted that after a certain while everybody was just masturbating on the Guitar.


    JAKE E. LEE (guitarist, Ratt, Ozzy Osbourne): ”Before I moved to L.A. I asked everybody, 'Okay, who are the hottest guitar players in L.A.?' And George was one. 'You have to see George Lynch. You have to see Carlos Cavazo.' And I had heard Randy Rhoads. In San Diego I was the hotshot guitar player. I was the man. But I would go up to L.A. and catch shows and be like, Fuck, is everybody in L.A. a fucking awesome guitar player?”


    BRAD TOLINSKI: ”Slash more so than Kurt Cobain was the end of the whole shredder thing. Hair metal was about the pomp and majesty, and Slash brought it back into a sort of Keith Richards attitude.”


    Last quote from Lynch I think it summarizes it pretty well:


    GEORGE LYNCH: ”It wasn’t like most of us had incredible farsighted vision. It was pretty myopic reasoning, watching what every other band was doing and the way they were dressing and the songs they were writing and the sounds they were getting and the way they were shredding.
    And it unfortunately worked its way to an apex, and we backed ourselves into a corner and there was no place to go. Because you could only play so fast and then what does it really matter? And then the whole thing falls apart and Nirvana comes along and says it all with one nasty, dirty, attitude note. You go, 'Ah, that’s rock ’n’ roll!'”

    Still the 80's and those Lipstick and Hairspray guys gave us some of the most amazing Solo's ever

    #2


    Seriously, the order of those names at the top... :wtf:

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      #3
      Originally posted by mpexus View Post
      BRAD TOLINSKI: ”Slash more so than Kurt Cobain was the end of the whole shredder thing. Hair metal was about the pomp and majesty, and Slash brought it back into a sort of Keith Richards attitude.”
      Even before Slash broke out, that attitude was bubbling up in the newer glam bands like Hanoi Rocks. They were looking back more to the New York Dolls than to Deep Purple as primary musical influences.

      Perhaps not coincidentally, that was about the same time I was discovering '70s fusion and prog. I required a fresh outlet for my weird ADHD need to practice haphazardly for six hours a day, and sleaze rock wasn't going to cut it.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Dominic View Post


        Seriously, the order of those names at the top... :wtf:
        What's with the order? It's just an enumeration of the guys that participated in the book.

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          #5
          Interesting article but I feel like this topic has been constantly discussed...
          Leon Today at 7:59 PM: Ripping farts is heaven

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