Great Guitar Albums Of All Time . . . .

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  1. RickyLee

    RickyLee Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I had the great pleasure of being able to listen to a good five albums today into this evening through MP3 player/headphones.

    I have went back and re-visited the Hendrix albums as I just got the new re-masters. So today. it was Hendrix first three albums: Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love and Electric Ladyland. Then ACDC Highway to Hell and For Those About To Rock.

    Two of those albums really stood out big time to my senses today and I was hearing and noticing a few things I never noticed, paid attention to. Electric Ladyland and Highway To Hell have to be two of the greatest guitar albums of all time.

    First off with Hendrix, he was fortunate to have Eddie Kramer, just as The Beatles had George Martin and quite a few of the great Abbey Road engineers. But I do not think there is one song on Electric Ladyland that does not display some type of complicated mixing and engineering and not without the use of extensive stereo panning. I was hearing some excellent stereo delay effects that might have been a first for its time in 1968, and that seemed to be using a global or true stereo effect on only one track of the multi-track tape machine while other tracks were left isolated in the mix. Sometimes it was a vocal track, other times a guitar track. And Hendrix captured a varied assortment of colors and tones on his guitar tracks as well. Obviously some of his best playing as well. I am wondering if they were able to move up to 8 track machines from where the first two albums were recorded on 4 track machines.

    And then Highway to Hell. Could be the best album out of all the ACDC catalog. Great display of not only great guitar tones captured in the studio, but the drum tracks sound awesome as well. And what a performance from Bon. Some of Bon lyrics just hit me like a ton of bricks on how good they were and I guess I always took them for granted. Most are about the usual covered topics of women and sex. But some are just awesome.

    Anyone else have some great guitar albums?
     
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    Rory Gallagher- Top Priority, ZZ Top- Rio Grande Mud, AC/DC- Let There Be Rock (original Oz album), Stones-Sticky Fingers, Rose Tattoo-self titled first album, Ace Frehley ('78 solo album)
     
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    Eric Johnson Live In Europe. He has been the only guitarist since Hendrix that has had me convinced he has 4 hands on the fretboard.
     
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    Be Bop Deluxe "Futurama" and "Axe Victim " are great guitar albums.
     
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    Uriah Heep "The Magician's Birthday"
     
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    Cheers RickyLee.
    When I saw the thread title I thought "I'm just going to want to mention 'Axis: Bold As Love' and 'Electric Ladyland' - I'll just be showing my age".

    Then I saw what albums you were thinking about.
     
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    Downs 1st and 2nd albums.
     
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    Can you link us to some examples Wolvie?
     
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    Lol. I have no idea how to do that. But a few tunes off the top of my head are Stone the Crow, Learn from this Mistake and Where I am going. You can find them on YouTube. And if someone could explain how to post links it would be much appreciated
     
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    VH1 was a landmark for me. Great playing, tone, mix, and vibe.
     
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    Megadeth Rust in Peace. Not good tone but great riffs and solos.
     
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    Alice Cooper "Love it to Death"

    Pure, unsweetened, undiluted, unadulterated electric guitar.
     
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    Van Halen " Van Halen " , Sabbath Bloody Sabbath , Blizzard of Ozz , " Sad Wings of Destiny " , "Virgin Killer" , "Piece of Mind" , "Master of Puppets" , "Appetite for Destruction"
     
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    Dave used Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and Marshall I believe . Not the best tone true but not the worst.
     
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    Those two Hendrix albums were innovative in so many ways even beyond guitar playing and guitar tone. Things went fast for Rock and Roll innovation from The Beatles Revolver in 1966 on up to the great work of all the late 60's and early 70's Rock pioneer Greats.

    Nothing wrong with showing your age. Yeah, I am climbing up there myself. But at least I still get great compliments when people hear how old I am. They trip out thinking I am 20 years younger than I am LOL. The grey hair I am getting is starting to give my age away though LOL.
     
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    Right after I started this thread, I realized this is another one of those endless lists of greats. Just like that thread a few weeks ago about great Marshall guitar tones of all time.
     
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    Electric Ladyland
    Jeff Beck - "Who Else?"

    Yes, we hold Hendrix as the greatest guitar player who ever lived.
    But also I think, Jeff Beck is the world's greatest "living" guitar player.

    We saw Mr. Beck play recently...and better than ever I think. He still rips.
     
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    I think I read somewhere he used a Bogner Fish preamp on that album.
     

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