A guitarist is a person who plays the guitar. Guitarists may play a variety of guitar family instruments such as classical guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitars; some guitarists accompany themselves on the guitar by playing the harmonica. The guitarist may employ any of several methods for sounding the guitar, including finger picking, depending on the type of strings used, including strumming with the fingers, or a guitar pick made of bone, plastic, felt, leather, or paper, melodic flatpicking and finger-picking; the guitarist may employ various methods for selecting notes and chords, including fingering, the barre, and'bottleneck' or steel-guitar slides made of glass or metal. These left- and right-hand techniques may be intermixed in performance. Several magazines and websites have compiled what they intend as lists of the greatest guitarists—for example The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine, or 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Guitar World magazine.
Rolling Stone In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine published a list called The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. This list included 100 guitarists whom the magazine editor David Fricke considered the best, with a brief introduction for each of them; the first in this list is the American guitarist Jimi Hendrix introduced by Pete Townshend, guitarist for The Who, who was, in his turn, ranked at #50 in the list. In describing the list to readers, Paul MacInnes from British newspaper The Guardian wrote, "Surprisingly enough for an American magazine, the top 10 is fair jam-packed with Yanks," though he noted three exceptions in the top 10; the online magazine Blogcritics criticized the list for introducing some undeserving guitarists while forgetting some artists the writer considered more worthy, such as Johnny Marr, Al Di Meola, Phil Keaggy or John Petrucci. In 2011, Rolling Stone updated the list, which this time was chosen by a panel of guitarists and other experts with the top 5 consisting of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Jeff Beck.
Artists who had not been included in the previous list were added. Rory Gallagher, for example, was ranked in 57th place; the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time is mentioned in many biographies about artists who appear in the list. Guitar World Guitar World, a monthly music magazine devoted to the guitar published their list of 100 greatest guitarists in the book Guitar World Presents the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time from the Pages of Guitar World Magazine. Different from the Rolling Stone list, which listed guitarists in descending order, Guitar World divided guitarists by music genre—such as "Lords of Hard Rock" for hard rock artists or "Jazzmen" for jazz players. Despite the appearance in other magazines like Billboard, this publication by Guitar World was criticized for including no female musicians within its selection. However, Guitar World published a list of "Eight Amazing Female Acoustic Players," including Kaki King, Muriel Anderson and Sharon Isbin. TIME and others Following the death of Les Paul, TIME website presented their list of 10 greatest artists in electric guitar.
As in Rolling Stone magazine's list, Jimi Hendrix was chosen as the greatest guitarist followed by Slash from Guns'N' Roses, B. B. King, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton. Gigwise.com, an online music magazine ranks Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist followed by Jimmy Page, B. B. King, Keith Richards and Kirk Hammett. There are many classical guitarists listed as notable in their respective epochs. In recent decades, the most "notable classical and cross genre" guitarist was Paco de Lucía, one of the first flamenco guitarists to have crossed over into other genres of music such as classical and jazz. Richard Chapman and Eric Clapton, authors of Guitar: Music, Players, describe de Lucía as a "titanic figure in the world of flamenco guitar", Dennis Koster, author of Guitar Atlas, has referred to de Lucía as "one of history's greatest guitarists.". Media related to Guitarists at Wikimedia Commons
This Is Big Audio Dynamite
This Is Big Audio Dynamite is the debut studio album by English band Big Audio Dynamite, led by Mick Jones, the former lead guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash. It was released in October 1985 by Columbia Records; the album peaked at No. 27 on the UK Albums Chart and at No. 103 on the Billboard 200, was certified gold by the BPI. Three singles were released from the album, all of which charted in the UK. "The Bottom Line" made the Top 100, peaking at No. 97, becoming their lowest charting single, whereas its follow-up single "E=MC²" became their only Top 20 hit, peaking at No. 11, becoming their best-selling single. The last single from the album, "Medicine Show", became their last single to chart within the Top 40, peaking at No. 29. The music video for "Medicine Show" featured two other former members of the Clash, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon as police officers as well as John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. A remastered Legacy Edition was released in 2010 with a second disc composed of alternate mixes and versions.
In 2016, independent vinyl reissue label. The album's cover depicts most of the band dressed in cowboy clothing as a four piece band, minus keyboardist Dan Donovan who took and designed the photo. All tracks written except where noted. Big Audio Dynamite Mick Jones – lead and background vocals; this list is based on order of appearance. "Get three coffins ready." "Who the hell is that? One bastard goes in and another comes out.... I'm innocent of everything!" "You makin' some kinda joke?" "I don't think it's nice, you laughin'." "Wanted in fourteen counties of this State, the condemned is found guilty of crimes of murder, armed robbery of citizens, state banks and post offices, the theft of sacred objects, arson in a state prison, bigamy, deserting his wife and children, inciting prostitution, extortion, receiving stolen goods, selling stolen goods, passing counterfeit money, contrary to the laws of this State, the condemned is guilty of using marked cards... Therefore, according to the powers vested in us, we sentence the accused before us, Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez and any other aliases he might have, to hang by the neck until dead.
May God have mercy on his soul. Proceed." Ennio Morricone's main theme to The Bad and The Ugly. "Duck, you sucker!" "I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!" Laughter from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Sony Joe Strummer crowing from The Clash song "London Calling"E=MC² Several samples from the cult film Performance directed by Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg; the music video mirrors the reference by using clips from several of Roeg's films, including Don't Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth. This Is Big Audio Dynamite at Discogs This Is Big Audio Dynamite at AllMusic
Band (rock and pop)
A rock band or pop band is a small musical ensemble which performs rock music, pop music or a related genre. The four-piece band is the most common configuration in pop music. Before the development of the electronic keyboard, the configuration was two guitarists, a bassist, a drummer. Another common formation is a vocalist who does not play an instrument, electric guitarist, bass guitarist, a drummer. Instrumentally, these bands can be considered as trios; the smallest ensemble, used in rock music is the trio format. Two-member rock and pop bands are rare, because of the difficulty in providing all of the musical elements which are part of the rock or pop sound. In a hard rock or blues-rock band, or heavy metal rock group, a "power trio" format is used, which consists of an electric guitar player, an electric bass guitar player and a drummer, one or more of these musicians sing; some well-known power trios with the guitarist on lead vocals are the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, the Jam, ZZ Top, Green Day, while power trios with the bass guitarist on lead vocals include Cream, The Police and Motörhead.
Two-member rock and pop bands are rare, because of the difficulty in providing all of the musical elements which are part of the rock or pop sound. Two-member rock and pop bands omit one of these musical elements. In many cases, two-member bands will omit a drummer, since guitars, bass guitars, keyboards can all be used to provide a rhythmic pulse. Examples of two-member bands are The White Stripes, Pet Shop Boys, Flight of the Conchords, the Ting Tings, Hall & Oates, Twenty One Pilots and T. Rex; when electronic sequencers became available in the 1980s, this made it easier for two-member bands to add in musical elements that the two band members were not able to perform. Sequencers allowed bands to pre-program some elements of their performance, such as an electronic drum part and a synth bass line. Two-member pop music bands such as Soft Cell and Yazoo used pre-programmed sequencers. Other pop bands from the 1980s which were ostensibly fronted by two performers, such as Wham!, Eurythmics and Tears for Fears, were not two-piece ensembles, because other instrumental musicians were used "behind the scenes" to fill out the sound.
Modern bands that use this format include Ninja Sex Death Grips. Two-piece bands in rock music are quite rare. However, starting in the 2000s, blues-influenced rock bands such as the White Stripes and the Black Keys utilized a guitar-and-drums scheme. Death from Above 1979 featured a bass guitarist. Tenacious D is a two-guitar band. Ratatat are a two-guitar band. W. A. S. P. Guitarist Doug Blair is known for his work in the two-piece progressive rock band signal2noise, where he acts as the lead guitarist and bassist at the same time, thanks to a special custom instrument he invented. Heisenflei of Los Angeles duo the Pity Party plays drums and sings simultaneously. Royal Blood is a two-piece band that drums along with electronic effects; the smallest ensemble, used in rock music is the trio format. In a hard rock or blues-rock band, or heavy metal rock group, a "power trio" format is used, which consists of an electric guitar player, an electric bass guitar player and a drummer, one or more of these musicians sing.
Some well-known power trios with the guitarist on lead vocals are Campsite 85, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble and Muse. A handful of others with the bassist on vocals include Thin Lizzy, Rush, Motörhead, the Police and Cream; some power trios feature two lead vocalists. For example, in the band Blink-182 vocals are split between bassist Mark Hoppus and guitarist Matt Skiba, or in the band Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J. Mascis is the primary songwriter and vocalist, but bassist Lou Barlow writes some songs and sings as well. An alternative to the power trio are organ trios formed with an electric guitarist, a drummer and a keyboardist. Although organ trios are most associated with 1950s and 1960s jazz organ trio groups such as those led by organist Jimmy Smith, there are organ trios in rock-oriented styles, such as jazz-rock fusion and Grateful Dead-influenced jam bands, for instance Medeski Martin & Wood. In organ trios, the keyboard player plays a Hammond organ or similar instrument, which permits the keyboard player to perform bass lines and lead lines.
A variant of the organ trio are trios formed with an electric bassist, a drummer and an electronic keyboardist such as the progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer. A power trio with the guitarist on lead vocals is a popular record company lineup, as the guitarist and singer will be the songwriter. Therefore, the label only has to present one "face" to the public; the backing band may or may not be featured in publici
Zoo TV Tour
The Zoo TV Tour was a worldwide concert tour by rock band U2. Staged in support of their 1991 album Achtung Baby, the tour visited arenas and stadiums from 1992 to 1993. To mirror the new musical direction that the group took with Achtung Baby, the tour was intended to deviate from their past and confound expectations of the band. In contrast to U2's austere stage setups from previous tours, the Zoo TV Tour was an elaborately staged multimedia event, it satirised television and media oversaturation by attempting to instill "sensory overload" in its audience. To escape their reputation for being earnest and overly serious, U2 embraced a more lighthearted and self-deprecating image on tour. Zoo TV and Achtung Baby were central to the group's 1990s reinvention; the tour's concept was inspired by disparate television programming, coverage of the Gulf War, the desensitising effect of mass media, "morning zoo" radio shows. The stage featured dozens of large video screens that showed visual effects, video clips, flashing text phrases, along with a lighting system made of Trabant automobiles.
Channel surfing, prank calls, video confessionals, a belly dancer, live satellite link-ups to war-torn Sarajevo were incorporated into the shows. On stage, Bono portrayed several characters he conceived, including the leather-clad egomaniac "The Fly", the greedy televangelist "Mirror Ball Man", the devilish "MacPhisto". In contrast to other U2 tours, each of the Zoo TV shows opened with six to eight consecutive new songs before older material was played. Comprising five legs and 157 shows, the tour began in Lakeland, Florida, on 29 February 1992 and ended in Tokyo, Japan, on 10 December 1993; the first four legs alternated between North America and Europe, before the final leg visited Australasia and Japan. After two arena legs, the show's production was expanded for stadiums for the final three legs, which were branded "Outside Broadcast", "Zooropa", "Zoomerang/New Zooland", respectively. Although the tour provoked a range of reactions from music critics, it was well received. Along with being the highest-grossing North American tour of 1992, Zoo TV sold around 5.3 million tickets over its five legs.
The band's 1993 album Zooropa, which expanded on Zoo TV's mass media themes, was recorded during a break in the tour, its songs were played in 1993. The tour was depicted in the Grammy Award–winning 1994 concert film Zoo TV: Live from Sydney. Critics regard the Zoo TV Tour as one of rock's most memorable tours—in 2002, Q's Tom Doyle called it "the most spectacular rock tour staged by any band". U2's 1987 album The Joshua Tree and the supporting Joshua Tree Tour brought them to a new level of commercial and critical success in the United States. Like their previous tours, the Joshua Tree Tour was a minimalistic, austere production, they used this outlet for addressing political and social concerns; as a result, the band earned a reputation for being earnest and serious, an image that became a target for derision after their much-maligned 1988 motion picture and companion album Rattle and Hum, which documented their exploration of American roots music. The project was criticised as being "pretentious", "misguided and bombastic", U2 were accused of being grandiose and self-righteous.
Their 1989 Lovetown Tour did not visit the United States, at the end of the tour, lead vocalist Bono announced on-stage that it was "the end of something for U2" and that "we have to go away and... just dream it all up again", foreshadowing changes for the group. U2's first ideas for Zoo TV emerged during the Lovetown Tour in 1989, when various aspects of radio programming intrigued the group the large radio audience their Dublin concerts reached; the wild antics of "morning zoo" radio programmes inspired the band to consider taking a pirate radio station on tour. They were interested in using video as a way of making themselves less accessible to their audiences; the band developed these ideas in late 1990 while recording Achtung Baby in Berlin at Hansa Studios. While in Berlin, they watched television coverage of the Gulf War on Sky News, the only English programming available; when they became tired of hearing about the conflict, they tuned into local programming to see "bad German soap operas" and automobile advertisements.
The band believed that cable television had blurred the lines between news and home shopping over the previous decade, they wanted to represent this on their next tour. The juxtaposition of such disparate programming inspired U2 and Achtung Baby co-producer Brian Eno to conceive an "audio-visual show" that would display a changing mix of live and pre-recorded video on monitors; the idea was intended to mock the desensitising effect of mass media. Eno, credited in the tour programme for the "Video Staging Concept", explained his vision for the tour: "the idea to make a stage set with a lot of different video sources was mine, to make a chaos of uncoordinated material happening together... The idea of getting away from video being a way of helping people to see the band more easily... this is video as a way of obscuring them, losing them sometimes in just a network of material." While on a break from recording, the band invited production designer Willie Williams to join them in Tenerife in February 1991.
Williams had worked on David Bowie's Sound+Vision Tour, which used film projection and video content, he was keen to "take rock show video to a level as yet undreamed of". The band played Williams some of their new music—inspired by alternative rock, industrial music, electronic dance music—and they told him about the "Zoo TV" phrase that Bono liked. Williams learned about the band's affection for the Trabant, a
Entering a New Ride
Entering a New Ride is a downloadable album by Big Audio Dynamite, led by former Clash band member Mick Jones. After disagreement with their record label Radioactive Records they left it and released all the songs on their official site for free. Released in 1997, it is one of the earliest Internet-distributed albums; as of 2018, this stands as the Big Audio Dynamite's most recent album to date. "Man That Is Dynamite" – 6:23 "BAD and the Night Time Ride" – 4:55 "Sunday Best" – 4:20 "Must Be the Music" – 6:08 "Taking You to Another Dimension" – 6:49 "Sound of the BAD" – 6:20 "Cozy Ten Minutes" – 8:11 "Get High" – 5:01 "Bang Ice Geezer" – 4:33 "On the Ones and Twos" – 4:59 "Nice and Easy" – 6:53 "Go with the Flow" – 11:12 "Sound of the Joe" – 6:21 "Man That Is Dynamite" – 5:21 "Sunday Best" – 6:01 "Sunday Best" – 7:27 "Sunday Best" – 7:12 "BAD And The Night Time Ride " – 7:54 Mick Jones - vocals, producer Ranking Roger - vocals Nick Hawkins - guitar André Shapps - keyboards Daryl Fulstow - bass Bob Wond - drums Download tracks
The Beat (British band)
The Beat (known in the United States and Canada as The English Beat and in Australia as The British Beat, are a band founded in Birmingham, England, in 1978. Its music fuses Latin, pop, soul and punk rock; the Beat, consisting of Dave Wakeling, Ranking Roger, Andy Cox, David Steele, Everett Morton, Saxa a.k.a. Lionel Augustus Martin, released three studio albums in the early 1980s: I Just Can't Stop It, Wha'ppen? and Special Beat Service, a string of singles, including "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Save It for Later", "Too Nice to Talk To", "Can't Get Used to Losing You", "Hands Off, She's Mine", "All Out to Get You". The Beat was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978, during a period of high unemployment and social upheaval in the United Kingdom. Ranking Roger, one of the band's vocalists, added a Jamaican vocal flavour to the band's sound with his toasting style. Jamaican saxophonist Saxa added a Jamaican ska instrumental sound. Saxa had played saxophone with Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Desmond Dekker in the first wave of ska.
He joined The Beat to record their first single, "Tears of a Clown", a cover version of the Motown hit by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Notable singles from the first album included "Can't Get Used to Losing You", "Mirror In the Bathroom", "Hands Off She's Mine" and "Best Friend"; the second Beat album, Wha'ppen? was supported by extensive touring, including a United States tour with The Pretenders and Talking Heads. The album yielded more UK hits, with "All Out to Get You", "Drowning" and "Doors of Your Heart", all of which broke into the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart; the Beat received support from modern rock radio stations such as KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, the now defunct KQAK The Quake 99FM in San Francisco and KYYX in Seattle. Although The Beat's main fan base was in the UK, the band was popular in Australia due to exposure on the radio station Triple J and the TV show Countdown; the Beat had a sizable following in the US and Canada, where the band was known as The English Beat for legal reasons.
The Beat toured the world with well-known artists including David Bowie, The Clash, The Police, The Pretenders, R. E. M; the Specials and Talking Heads. Members of the band collaborated on stage with The Specials. During their early career, the band were associated with Birmingham-based cartoonist Hunt Emerson, who designed their'Beat Girl' icon and painted the mural, used on the cover of Wha'ppen? After the break-up of The Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger went on to form General Public and had a couple of hit singles in the US and Canada, while Andy Cox and David Steele formed Fine Young Cannibals with vocalist Roland Gift from the ska band Akrylykz. Drummer Everett Morton and Saxa formed The International Beat along with the Birmingham-based singer, Tony Beet, the band released an album titled The Hitting Line on Blue Beat Records in 1990; the album was produced by Ranking Roger and he guested with the band at some of their shows. The International Beat toured the UK and United States before calling it a day in 1992.
Ranking Roger briefly joined Mick Jones' post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite and performed at several live shows with the band. However, the band broke up shortly after he joined when its last album was shelved by the record company. Meanwhile, "March of the Swivelheads", an instrumental version of the Beat's song "Rotating Heads", was used in the climactic chase scene of 1986's Ferris Bueller's Day Off. "Save It for Later" was featured on the soundtrack album to 1996's Kingpin, 2010's Hot Tub Time Machine and 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming. Everett Morton formed Beat Goes Bang and recruited vocalist Ross Lydon from 360, bass player Faisal Rashid, Lukasz Machometa on sax, former member of Citybeats and Urban Groove Syndicate. Roger released his solo debut, a reggae-oriented album entitled Radical Departure, in 1988. In the early 1990s, Roger joined members of The Specials to form Special Beat, which toured and released two live albums, they supported the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. In 2001, Roger released another solo album, Inside My Head, which included traditional reggae and ska with influences of electronica and dub.
Ranking Roger's son, Ranking Junior, has followed in his father's footsteps. In 2005, he appeared on The Ordinary Boys' single "Boys Will Be Boys" and is a current member of The Beat in the UK. Pete Townshend performed the song "Save It for Later" numerous times between 1985 and 1998; the Who performed the song twice on their 1989 Reunion Tour. The Wonder Stuff played "Save It for Later" featuring Ranking Roger on their "From the Midlands with Love" series in June 2012 Pearl Jam began playing "Save It for Later" in 1996 blending it into the end of "Better Man", it remained in the set list of their 2014 tour. In 2003, The Beat's original line-up, minus Cox and Steele, played a sold-out one-off gig at the Royal Festival Hall. In 2004, the VH1 show. In 2006, the UK version of The Beat, featuring Ranking Roger, recorded a new album, mixed by Adrian Sherwood, but it remains unreleased; the band featured Everett Morton and Mickey Billingham on keyboards a member of Dexys Midnight Runners and General Public.
Dave Wakeling fronts the US version of the group as The English Beat, which adds a couple of General Public songs to the setlist. The singer and his band flew over to the UK in April 2011, to perform at the London International Ska Festival at the Clapham Grand music venue. The
F-Punk is a studio album by Mick Jones' post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite. This was the first album to be released under the name of Big Audio Dynamite since 1989's Megatop Phoenix; the title is a pun on the funk group P-Funk, is supposed to imply "Fuck punk." The album cover lettering takes influence from London Calling, one of Mick Jones' albums with The Clash, which in turn was a copy of Elvis Presley's debut album. All songs by Mick Jones unless noted."I Turned Out a Punk" - 5:24 "Vitamin C" - 5:27 "Psycho Wing" 7:12 "Push Those Blues Away" - 6:08 "Gonna Try" - 3:55 "It's a Jungle Out There" - 5:19 "Got To Set Her Free" - 3:51 "Get It All From My TV" - 4:04 "Singapore" - 5:25 "I Can't Go On Like This" - 5:54 "What About Love?" / "Suffragette City" - 9:44 totalThere is a hidden track 3:47 into "I Turned Out a Punk". Mick Jones - guitar, producer Nick Hawkins - guitar, vocals André Shapps - keyboards, producer Gary Stonadge - bass, vocals Chris Kavanagh - drums, vocals Micky Custance - DJ, vocals Henery Glover - engineer Jason Eyers - engineer Tim Burrell - mastering Article about B.
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