I'll suggest a couple of obvious tunes for Peter Green, both of which are available on "The Best of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac."
"Albatross" - one of very few instrumentals to be a massive radio and chart hit. Haunting, atmospheric and beautiful.
"Oh Well" - killer riff, outstanding dynamics and plenty of Peter Green magic.
46 John Petrucci.
1. A Change of Seasons - Very awesome intro. WIDE range of styles are covered. Good song to show someone everything Dream Theater is. Epic. Good story. The definative Progressive Metal track. Heavy, Melodic, and Progressive
2. In the Presence of my Enemies: Systematic Chaos - The end all Drum Theater song for everything under the sun: Speed, power, riffs, tone, techinque. Make you want to puke unison lines. +1 on recording the actual impact of Jordan hitting the keys during the unison. Very good production. Good story about falling from grace and getting redeemed. Based off of an Anime story.
I picked Ty Tabor on this list. I think it's just easier if I just shove the songs down your throat as opposed to ask you to listen to them....lol. Come on man, that's some fantastic guitar playin. It's just emotional, toneful, squeaky, and all kinds of good stuff!! That guy's phrasing just blows my mind man. At least give it a listen. A real guitar player would.
You don't have to watch the videos......just listen man....just listen
I hope you enjoy.
No one did Josh Homme?
Oh go on then. Just don't expect any new QOTSA love.
Kyuss - Gardenia
from the album Welcome to Sky Valley
This track made me the music fan/musician/all round lover of the unusual I am today. If it weren't for Kyuss I would never have opened the door into the entire world of underground rock/metal/indie/whatever other weird stuff. I didn't know a band could be that heavy, yet so ethereal at the same time.
QOTSA - Better Living Through Chemistry
from the album Rated R.
This is just one of the greatest blissed out trips ever set to tape.
Last edited by Rich_T; 05-19-2009 at 09:11 AM.
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Thanks very much to everyone who contributed. We now have an unofficial catalog of suggested—if not required—listening for all forum members. The final total is 155 songs: two from each artist, with the exception of Petrucci because of the two parts to "In the Presence of Enemies."
I'm completing an iTunes playlist for myself. Can't wait to put the whole thing on shuffle.
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