Author Topic: David Lee Roth's Skyscraper is the 80's best guitar record and you're wrong..  (Read 390 times)

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...if you disagree.

Case:
- Not hair metal
- A lot of really solid and accessible tunes for a guitar-heavy record
- Some fairly bizarre and psychedelic undertones
- Incredible performances from the musicians (Vai, Bissonette, Sheehan)
- Solid production values
- Vai is more restrained on this one, but still has tons of great guitar stuff happening

Standout's: Skyscraper, Hina, Damn Good (my favorite).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay3H4KLUvDs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay3H4KLUvDs</a>

The next best guitar record from that era:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuXUEtKQVoA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuXUEtKQVoA</a>
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Oh yeah, maybe this one is actually the best! I forgot when it was released.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22pRpEkNqdQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22pRpEkNqdQ</a>
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Hundreds of great guitar albums. VH Mean Street. All Journey Stuff. Gary Moore's wild frontier. And for the more fusion minded:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Fatigue_(album)

RIP, Mr. Holdsworth!

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Here it is on YouTube. https://youtu.be/g_TxIBJ7T0M

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Guy Mann-Dude - Sleight Of Hand

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zEi3yXy_5g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zEi3yXy_5g</a>.

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Avoiding hair metal and in no particular order:

Sonic Youth - Evol, Sister, Daydream Nation
Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby
Fushitsusha - Live 1st
Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
James Blood Ulmer - Odyssey
Pixies - Doolittle
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
SRV - almost all of his albums were in the 80s
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
ZZ Top - Eliminator
Big Black - Songs About Fucking
Galaxie 500 - Today, On Fire
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Destiny Street
Spacemen 3 - Sound of Confusion, The Perfect Prescription, Playing With Fire
Sonny Sharrock - Guitar
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An interesting question would be, what is the best 80s guitar-nerd record, and best 80s massmarket record with guitar?
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Whenever I hear David Lee Roth now, all I can think about is that line he had in the Sopranos:


"I used to be able to write off condoms on my taxes."


"If you put all the knobs on your amplifier on 10 you can get a much higher reaction-to-effort ratio with an electric guitar than you can with an acoustic."
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Dubnobasswithmyheadman.

Mmm Skyscraper, I love you.
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