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noah22791
01-14-2007, 09:35 PM
What do you guys think of the instrumental guitarist Guthrie Govan? I love his new album Erotic Cakes. His fusion style reminds me of people like Jeff Beck. If you haven't heard him check this out. They don't hvae the best selection of his stuff on Youtube, so this is one of th best thing i could find:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zde-5ezrIaY

psychodelia
01-14-2007, 09:42 PM
He's quite good... but shred forum.

Stratwizard
01-15-2007, 09:58 AM
Besides the fact that he has probably the best technique in the world he can write amazing melodies and catchy songs too.

Guthrie > all.

tasty_lick
01-15-2007, 12:05 PM
He's quite good...


I think thats a slight understatement lol

His playing is phenomenal and mutlilayered IMO

lobster624
01-15-2007, 04:54 PM
the first thing i heard by him was rhode island shred and i crapped myself. its amazing. he is in my top 10 favorite guitarists. how many albums does he have and do you think i could locate them in a store like best buy?

huk
01-15-2007, 05:10 PM
He has 1 album only, and its pretty new. You can only order it from his website. Buy it. This guy is a ****ing god, and really deserves to get some(ALOT OF) attention.

bluespunkmetal
01-16-2007, 11:14 AM
Rhode Island shred was him an Bumblefoot AFAIK.....

but yeah.. it made my jaw drop...... literally... I fell to the ground after listening to that clip......

but it was probably the lubricator that was spilled all over the floor... yeah that's it.


Listen to his other youtube vids........ Wonderful Sliperry Thing is also "crap-making" !!

pavan
01-16-2007, 11:35 AM
Waves............

5150)Ed(5150
01-16-2007, 05:15 PM
He's a pretty original shred guitarist, he has blown away a lot of stereotypes in that genre.

BTW, what is with his "Jebus Beard"? Also, how old is he?

paddyo
01-16-2007, 05:26 PM
He's quite insanely gifted. :)

P4lli
01-16-2007, 07:15 PM
hes got that scrunchy. i gotta try that

Godly Moose
01-16-2007, 07:55 PM
Waves............

I personally prefer Wonderful Slippery Thing over everything else, but as Govan goes he's phenomenal, the virtuosos virtuoso if you will.

Righteous
01-16-2007, 08:56 PM
I like Wonderful Slippery Thing the most I think, and Sevens. I really want to know his age, he has a timeless look that you can't tell his age it seems.

Johnljones7443
01-16-2007, 09:21 PM
He's 35.

Ner Ner is my favourite song off Erotic Cakes.

Mascot
01-16-2007, 09:44 PM
Great player. I wonder if I should go see him this week. :rolleyes:

And aren't there like a couple of other Govan threads?... I'm to lazy to search.

>_>

<_<

Righteous
01-16-2007, 11:32 PM
I purchased Creative Guitar I and II from him, and I have erotic cakes. Literally, I have cakes that are erotic.



Just kidding, I have Erotic Cakes also and I already stated which songs were my favorite. Rhode Island Shred is good too.

tasty_lick
01-21-2007, 07:31 AM
Get your guthrie tabs here.......http://online-discussion.dhenderson.com/GuthrieGovan/viewtopic.php?t=910

Righteous
01-21-2007, 04:30 PM
Oh dannnngggggg, that's good stuff. I joined his forum, yay. I'm really getting into his playing lately, the Creative Guitar books are really useful and I like the backing tracks at the end with the demos, very useful.

Prophet of Page
01-21-2007, 07:30 PM
Great and all as Guthrie is...

He has been playing for 30 years. If he wasn't able to put together an absolute blinder of an album after 30 damn years, I'd think something was disgustingly wrong. I'm wondering what the follow up will be like.

bluespunkmetal
01-22-2007, 05:35 AM
His playin with Asia is meh though.......... but EROTIC CAKES !! OMG !!!

Wexford
01-22-2007, 07:34 AM
I don't like him. Sure, he has good techniques, but his songs just can't hold my attention. The only song on his album that really caught me was Eric. Other than that... boring.

Derigiberble
01-22-2007, 07:47 AM
Met him several times. Also been in a guitar masterclass with him before. Lovely down to earth man.

xxdarrenxx
01-22-2007, 08:51 AM
He's a very good guitarist, that's a FACT

Don't mix up musicianship with guitar playing, cause his technique is at a Very high level, musicianship is opinion;

He composes some nice stuff which is again another aspect;

Unless your ear is lying or ya don't know what good technique is...

He's Is a Good Guitarist

Stratwizard
01-22-2007, 04:34 PM
Waves............

There's something magical in the melodies of that song... Sevens is a good one too.

Righteous
01-22-2007, 08:37 PM
Great and all as Guthrie is...

He has been playing for 30 years. If he wasn't able to put together an absolute blinder of an album after 30 damn years, I'd think something was disgustingly wrong. I'm wondering what the follow up will be like.

Wait, are you saying that the first album is good or bad to you?
Actually, to be honest, I don't that it's that great of an album especially after playing for 30 years and this being his first, should be most original, album. It just doesn't provoke that much emotion to me, seems like there could have been much more. Not to get me wrong, I still love it, it just doesn't have the vibe I like.

Resiliance
01-23-2007, 12:44 PM
Wait, are you saying that the first album is good or bad to you?
Actually, to be honest, I don't that it's that great of an album especially after playing for 30 years and this being his first, should be most original, album. It just doesn't provoke that much emotion to me, seems like there could have been much more. Not to get me wrong, I still love it, it just doesn't have the vibe I like.

Like all the greats, he shines when improvising, imo.

Righteous
01-23-2007, 08:02 PM
Perhaps that's true. I was listening to the back track demos in his Creative Guitar 1, and I noticed that the lydian mode sample he does sounds very, very similar to Vai, probably just the lydian mode part of it making it seem so, but not really... interesting.

pavan
01-23-2007, 10:09 PM
very, very similar to Vai,

Ner-Ner
Sevens
Five

Resiliance
01-24-2007, 09:37 AM
Ner-Ner
Sevens
Five

Uncle Skunk!

Righteous
01-24-2007, 12:25 PM
I've never thought that those sound like Vai at all... meh. Anyone else really like the song Ed? The chorus is awesome.

Stratwizard
01-24-2007, 12:27 PM
very, very similar to Vai

He has a lot of influence from Vai, it seems.

paddyo
01-24-2007, 12:31 PM
Haha I commented on his Vai-ness on SU a while back. Does seem a bit that way, but it can't be helped and its just similarities after all...

Resiliance
01-24-2007, 12:56 PM
There's lots more Carl Verheyen in there than there is Vai.

Godly Moose
01-24-2007, 01:11 PM
Erotic cakes sounds very Buckethead-esque to me.

NevermorePsalm
01-24-2007, 05:20 PM
Uncle Skunk!

Yeah, first thing I told Apoc when I was listening to it. "its so vai"

I thought the entire album was amazing. I mean I just absolutely love it. but thats just me.

Righteous
01-25-2007, 08:13 PM
I joined his forum thingy, not many people post there though. Saw Resi there though he he he.

5150)Ed(5150
01-26-2007, 05:19 PM
I'm going to buy Erotic Cakes. Where should I buy it?

AbstractLogix has it for $25, is there anywhere cheaper?

paddyo
01-26-2007, 05:50 PM
^www.cornfordrecords.com

15 plus free worldwide shipping. ;)

5150)Ed(5150
01-26-2007, 05:55 PM
^www.cornfordrecords.com

15 plus free worldwide shipping. ;)

I live in America though, do they accept US currency?

It's actually 12.99 now.

paddyo
01-26-2007, 05:57 PM
Well you can only order over the net so I'm assuming your using credit card or Paypal, if not then I'm not sure..

wil
01-27-2007, 10:57 AM
After listening to Erotic Cakes about a dozen times---im not a huge fan of all of it, but Waves, WST, Uncle Skunk and Rhode Island Shred are particular highlights for me---i wondered if anyone else wishes theyd taken up guitar when they were three years old?

Is there any mention of an Erotic Cakes tab book? Guthrie works for Guitar Techniques and is an awesome transcriber so he could write the thing himself surely?

Stratwizard
01-27-2007, 12:00 PM
I don't know. I'm in the middle of transcribing Sevens.

5150)Ed(5150
01-27-2007, 01:48 PM
I don't know. I'm in the middle of transcribing Sevens.

Out of curiosity, how do you transcribe such a difficult piece? Do you listen to it and try to play it or what?

Resiliance
01-27-2007, 01:51 PM
Out of curiosity, how do you transcribe such a difficult piece? Do you listen to it and try to play it or what?

The more you practice it, the better you get... And with modern techniques like slowing songs down without pitch alteration, what more do you need...

Stratwizard
01-27-2007, 02:26 PM
All I do is listen it over and over again and try to play what I hear. I never slow down songs when I transcribe them.

bluespunkmetal
01-29-2007, 08:34 AM
^That's why you rock...... good luck, stratwizard !!

xxdarrenxx
01-29-2007, 01:16 PM
yeah after periods of time you hear a run and can almost play it instantly. Just like talking to people or fast reading.

Phreaky
01-29-2007, 03:13 PM
Really quirky guy, but absolute god on the guitar. Some of his videos on Youtube are brilliant, like the Pirate modes video and his lick video for GT.

"One another day of the week I might have the 24th fret but this is grown ups guitar so it only goes up to 22 then it stops."

:D

TheUltimateSin
06-11-2007, 06:20 PM
I was listening to some of his songs on his myspace. Rhode Island Shred, Eric, and Slidey Boy, to be specific.


Very lovely stuff. Govan is obviously an extremely talented musician(understatement =p). I've been getting more into him a lot lately.

Godly Moose
06-11-2007, 07:18 PM
I was listening to some of his songs on his myspace. Rhode Island Shred, Eric, and Slidey Boy, to be specific.


Very lovely stuff. Govan is obviously an extremely talented musician(understatement =p). I've been getting more into him a lot lately.

Get his album pronto!

TheUltimateSin
06-11-2007, 07:33 PM
I intend to on my next paycheck :)

Stratwizard
06-12-2007, 09:47 AM
What...? You're... like... saying... you STILL haven't bought Erotic Cakes?!?!

Vomit Rapist
06-12-2007, 10:07 AM
Man, Guthrie kicks ass. I love his tone and his awesome control of the instrument. But who doesn't?

TheUltimateSin
06-12-2007, 04:26 PM
What...? You're... like... saying... you STILL haven't bought Erotic Cakes?!?!

I had to be really stingy with my purchases =/


But I got my check today, and I AM ordering it.......finally =)

Tom Martin
06-13-2007, 07:31 PM
He teaches at my uni and I see him most days. He's stupidly good at guitar, and rediculously modest too.

NO SUGAR ADDED
06-14-2007, 03:04 PM
He teaches at my uni and I see him most days. He's stupidly good at guitar, and rediculously modest too.


wow tell him to record another album

Prophet of Page
06-17-2007, 01:41 PM
I don't like him quite as much as the rest of you. He's a great player, but I only like about three of the songs on Erotic Cakes.

Resiliance
06-17-2007, 01:47 PM
I don't think anyone really thinks he's at his best when performing pre-written stuff.

I want to see him do more jazz stuff.

[charlie_j]
03-17-2008, 05:06 PM
anyone have any tab for ner ner or uncle skunk?
i am very interested in learning them both i have trouble transcribing

leeb rocks
03-17-2008, 06:14 PM
charlie if you google guthrie govan (bit of a mouthfull) one of the results (or hi own site) lead to a discussion board for him. This includes various bits and bobs of pieces plus a full transcirption of wonderful slippery thing guthrie himself did for GT magazine a while back.

Enjoy.

SealCubMassacre
03-17-2008, 06:17 PM
He teaches at a guitar academy my friend is going to. He loves him but I've never heard him, even though ive had erotic cakes on my pc forever.

Zaphod_Beeblebr
03-17-2008, 06:48 PM
He teaches at a guitar academy my friend is going to. He loves him but I've never heard him, even though ive had erotic cakes on my pc forever.

You have erotic cakes and haven't listened? Go! Now!

tomohawkjoe
03-18-2008, 02:43 AM
You have erotic cakes and haven't listened? Go! Now!
do this RIGHT NOW!