Allan Holdsworth RIP

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    If you don't know who that is, shame on you.
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    All of the electric Jazz guitarist such as John Scofield and a host of others wish they could play like this guy. Fusion Bebop at its finest. No one on earth did it better. Hell Joe Pass one of the greatest players ever died years ago and how many of you drunken Headbangers ever heard of him? Not a blip on the radar for either of these greats and all the rest but just wait until that three fingered Jew hack Eric Clapton becomes a good Jew. All the stupid tin ear dip shitz will be rendering their garments and knashing teeth and there will be endless jewywood specials and memorials. shit in shit out. you are what you eat.
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    Everything I read says that Clapton is pure English on both sides. British mother and Canadian father. No jewish ancestry that I can find.
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    Gonna have to check out Soft Machine. That was some outstanding solo work. RIP
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    how many years has ur senile old ass been on the internet and u still can't quote a post properly
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    Actually, he cut one LP with Soft Machine - "Bundles" - and he only gets to rip on one track, "Hazard Profile". But it's killer!

    I always preferred Holdsworth as a hired hand to his own solo projects - the hired-out jobs always prominently featured his rock side, while things like Sand and Metal Fatigue were a little too noodly for my taste. But put him in Tempest or UK or the Tony Williams Lifetime band and he was flabbergasting.





    Farewell, maestro!
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    I could never dig into anything that came out of the Canterbury Scene, however, it did give the world some great musicians.
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    With Canterbury bands, you gotta pick your spots. Most any pre-75 Caravan album is a good place to start. Ditto Supersister, even though they were technically Dutch. From there you can move on to Steve Hillage's Fish Rising and the magnum opus - the first, self-titled National Health album.

    The first time I heard Holdsworth's playing he blew me away but not in any conventional sense. His sound was so far in front of what everyone else was doing I recoiled from it - those incredible tortured tones he would get from his guitar seemed like something from another world, and intended for a completely different record. I think I started to grasp what a brilliant talent he was about two months later....as I swam and sunned myself on a European beach, far from home and pleasantly so, I found myself playing back the album (Million Dollar Legs, with Tony Williams' band) with perfect note-for-note accuracy inside my head. (There being no Walkmans invented yet, I had no choice.) The fact that that entire album, which I thought I didn't like, had gone and imprinted itself on my mind anyway was when I first started to understand and love Holdsworth's incredible playing. Wish I could say as much about that Synth-axe stuff he wasted too much of his time on (not that some of it wasn't fantastic.....eventually).

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    ....talk about perfectly poised to maximum-exploit!! This has got to set a new record, I think.

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    Errrrrm - well done......(((gentlemen))).

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