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So here's my dilemma. I love the sound of slide guitar and lap steel guitar. The problem is I can't stand pop country or 12 bar blues or blues rock. I'm trying to put together a collection of slide guitar music that isn't annoying. So far I have:
Your Sweet Voice - Matthew Sweet
Winona - Matthew Sweet
She'll Come Back to Me - Cake
The Golden Age - Beck
Any other suggestions?
A lot of old Little Feat tunes have slide guitar, and they aren't blues or country.
There's some great Ramones sheet music for slide guitar.
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Iron & Wine
"The problem is I can't stand pop country or 12 bar blues or blues rock. "
so basically, you don't like the blues
- I like Tom Waits and Neil Young but they're only blues influenced. Not that boring 12 bar crap.ninjasavant
- perhaps i'm being thick, but i don't think 12 bar blues means what you think it means7point34
- I tend to overgeneralize. I play drums so I know what it is but there's a fine line for boring blues and something interestingninjasavant
- i was just being a jerk by insinuating that most all popular music is 12-bar blues7point34
- as you were7point34
- ooooh, i get it. . .ninjasavant
fuck pop country.. listen to Hank III
on the melvins record "the crybaby" there is some nice slide guitar on hank III covering hank's originals...
and speaking of ry cooder... i'm sure he plays some slide guitar on some captain beefheart tracks..
All the Zep and Floyd stuff is great but it's still blues based. Also I think RHCP - Scar Tissue has some slide.
Posted on the vid of the day thread a while ago
George Harrison - I Live for You from All Things Must Pass 1970 (bonus track) My favorite song with slide guitar.
Peter Drake on slide guitar.
You might want to check out Neko Case, kind of alt.-country though.
The link would help.
Mississippi Fred McDowell is the slide king
I found this, kinda nice. Subtle.