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wiggyisgreat
04-06-2008, 02:49 PM
I've cleared over a thousand songs off my itunes as my musical taste has changed. I'm listening to more mellow stuff now. I had a huge Hendrix binge and I really enjoyed it, and I'm quite into funk and material with some awesome guitar in it, but not like punk or metal or rock, I want something different.

So: Artists similar to Hendrix, some funk, some good guitar, and some really nice mellow stuff (obviously not all in one :p: ). Just some new bands or artists I can really get into.

Any help appreciated, liste loads of people and possible albums. :cheers:

tr00 punx 666
04-06-2008, 02:54 PM
august burns red

Seryaph
04-06-2008, 02:55 PM
Check out the Meters, the Roots (i saw them last night and they blew my socks off),and the Guess Who

those are some good ones to start off with

the_bear_shark
04-06-2008, 02:57 PM
Sublime, Bob Marley, King Konqueror, RATM, S Club 7

dubes216
04-06-2008, 02:57 PM
A more mellow guy i like is Raul Midon. He is like an R&B guitar player and he is awesome. And if you like him you should try Jason Mraz. But i think he isnt what you are looking for, but he is still really good.

soundgarden19
04-06-2008, 03:12 PM
try counting crows, clutch, cream, srv, etc

Broken_Drum
04-06-2008, 03:15 PM
Not really similar to Hendrix but I'd recommend some Mogwai, really mellow Post-Rock.

http://www.myspace.com/mogwai

Listen to Hunted By A Freak, it's amazing.

wiggyisgreat
04-06-2008, 03:30 PM
Thanks for the replies you lot, I forgot to mention psychedelic too.

dubes216 I quite like Jason Mraz but there's something about it I'm not hugely keen on.

soundgarden19 thanks I forgot about SRV, and I've got ome counting crows songs.

Thanks BD I shall download Mogwai as much as I can.


Any more suggestions? I'd really quite like some similar material to the Chili Peppers Blood Sugar album.

edit: post-rock is good too.

Broken_Drum
04-06-2008, 03:38 PM
I can't really recommend much stuff that's similar to RHCP or Hendrix but I can give you a few post-rock artists:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor,
65daysofstatic (Post-Rock mixed with Electronic/Glitchy beats),
Sigur Rós,
Explosions In The Sky,
God Is An Astronaut,
Foxhole.

You could try a few of those for now.

wiggyisgreat
04-06-2008, 03:42 PM
Thanks :cheers: I have quite a lot of Sigur Ros, I suppose they're the most well known.

thanks for your help :)

ripple07
04-06-2008, 03:54 PM
check out some of frusciante's solo music. its amazing :cheers:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwwD2AgSFa4

wiggyisgreat
04-06-2008, 04:02 PM
check out some of frusciante's solo music. its amazing :cheers:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwwD2AgSFa4
My friend, as I have John Frusciante lyrics in my sig, I own the John Frusciante club and he is first on my musical taste sextion on my profile, this may lead you to believe that I like him.

Also:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q135/coggins12/froosh.jpg

[/horrible sarcasm] :haha Thanks for the idea man :p:

Broken_Drum
04-06-2008, 04:15 PM
Oh, actually I can recommend the album The Shepherd's Dog by Iron & Wine, mellow Folk/Acoustic stuff but the album is quite Latin influenced and can sound moderately funk-ay on some occasions.

ripple07
04-06-2008, 04:18 PM
My friend, as I have John Frusciante lyrics in my sig, I own the John Frusciante club and he is first on my musical taste sextion on my profile, this may lead you to believe that I like him.

Also:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q135/coggins12/froosh.jpg

[/horrible sarcasm] :haha Thanks for the idea man :p:
hahaha, oh man thats a burn. i probably should pay more attention. lol. :p:


:sad:

wiggyisgreat
04-06-2008, 04:20 PM
Oh, actually I can recommend the album The Shepherd's Dog by Iron & Wine, mellow Folk/Acoustic stuff but the album is quite Latin influenced and can sound moderately funk-ay on some occasions.
It's the same case with Iron & Wine as with Frusciante I'm afraid :p:

Thank you very much though, I love Iron & Wine so much, really wanna see them.

Anything like that though would be nice to hear about :cheers:

ripple07
04-06-2008, 04:24 PM
hmm, lets see. you are probably aware of neil young? if not the album "harvest" is one of the best.

Broken_Drum
04-06-2008, 04:29 PM
It's the same case with Iron & Wine as with Frusciante I'm afraid :p:

Thank you very much though, I love Iron & Wine so much, really wanna see them.

Anything like that though would be nice to hear about :cheers:
Aaah damn.

In which case I recommend The Desert Sessions, Josh Homme from Queens Of the Stone Age's on/off side project. Some really nice blusey Rock. God, I hope you haven't got their discography also. :p:

wiggyisgreat
04-06-2008, 04:33 PM
:haha No I haven't thank you very much, I shall look into them

:heart: Mogwai by the way, thank you very much :D

Broken_Drum
04-06-2008, 04:40 PM
No problem, glad you liked it.

wiggyisgreat
04-06-2008, 05:51 PM
They're awesome, I really want to see them now :p:

I've just got some funkadelic (maggot brain) and I absolutely love it. Anyone know any other stuff which has beautiful guitar, suggest it please!

DownInAHole.
04-06-2008, 07:38 PM
Pearl Jam.

acrocks
04-07-2008, 04:57 AM
Tell you who are good, a Silver Mount Zion, they change their name a couple of times, but here is some of their live stuff
http://www.archive.org/details/asmz2007-04-14.aud-flac16
They have the most amazing lyrics

Broken_Drum
04-07-2008, 07:14 AM
Tell you who are good, a Silver Mount Zion, they change their name a couple of times, but here is some of their live stuff
http://www.archive.org/details/asmz2007-04-14.aud-flac16
They have the most amazing lyrics
And if you're checking that out make sure to listen to Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Especially East Hastings.

tollestrup
04-07-2008, 07:45 AM
The Mars Volta (the good guitar, I guess)
Neil Young (The mellow stuff including good guitar)
John Frusciante (mellow stuff)

wiggyisgreat
04-07-2008, 08:11 AM
Thanks acrocks and BD I'll chec both of those out :cheers:

Yeah I've got pretty much all of all those artists albums ^^ :p: Thanks though.

Broken_Drum
04-07-2008, 08:38 AM
While we're here, and sorry to hijack your thread wiggy, could anyone recommend any artists in the same vein as Radiohead, Muse, Porcupine Tree? Thanks.

wiggyisgreat
04-07-2008, 10:28 AM
That's alright man, try "The Tangent", "Riverside". I'm sure I'll think of more, I know there's one at the back of my head somewhere but I can't think of it right now. I'll edit my post if I do :)

Broken_Drum
04-07-2008, 10:29 AM
That's alright man, try "The Tangent", "Riverside". I'm sure I'll think of more, I know there's one at the back of my head somewhere but I can't think of it right now. I'll edit my post if I do :)
Thanks. I'll check them out now.

wiggyisgreat
04-07-2008, 10:33 AM
They're not that amazing IMO, just the first ones that came to mind, but if you haven't already checked them out, look at The Mars Volta, Ozric Tentacles (psych), Incubus, and that's all I can think of now. :)

redh0tchilip3pp
04-07-2008, 10:36 AM
It's all about the grunge. Pearl Jam. Get Ten or Vs.

wiggyisgreat
04-07-2008, 11:03 AM
No I had my grunge phase years ago :p: Want something less... Grungy.

batalheiro
04-07-2008, 05:36 PM
Man, you´re taste is screamming for some KEZIAH JONES.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2udvJTllck

Check more videos of him, you´ll be hooked.

It´s Hendrix with Funk with blues :cool:

Kaydi
04-07-2008, 09:13 PM
try John Mayer

sweet_leaf
04-07-2008, 09:41 PM
Here's a few, mostly mellow artists/albums that I think you may enjoy...

Arcade Fire - Funeral
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
dredg - El Cielo
Dub Trio - Exploring The Dangers Of
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Gorillaz - Gorillaz
The John Butler Trio - Sunrise Over Sea
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Opeth - Damnation
The Postal Service - Give Up
Radiohead - In Rainbows
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

hugmeplz
04-08-2008, 12:57 AM
The Tragically Hip, Better Than Ezra, John Butler Trio, Citizen Cope, Guster

Broken_Drum
04-08-2008, 10:50 AM
Here's a few, mostly mellow artists/albums that I think you may enjoy...

Arcade Fire - Funeral
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
dredg - El Cielo
Dub Trio - Exploring The Dangers Of
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Gorillaz - Gorillaz
The John Butler Trio - Sunrise Over Sea
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Opeth - Damnation
The Postal Service - Give Up
Radiohead - In Rainbows
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Great list, kudos on mentioning Boards Of Canada especially.

wiggyisgreat
04-08-2008, 01:23 PM
Here's a few, mostly mellow artists/albums that I think you may enjoy...

Arcade Fire - Funeral
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
dredg - El Cielo
Dub Trio - Exploring The Dangers Of
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Gorillaz - Gorillaz
The John Butler Trio - Sunrise Over Sea
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Opeth - Damnation
The Postal Service - Give Up
Radiohead - In Rainbows
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Awesome thank you very much I'll check all of them out, very helpful :D

And thanks batalheiro too, I like him :)

Telesmoker
04-08-2008, 01:44 PM
Stone Roses. There's some lush guitar on the first, self-titled album.

Bornlivedie UK
04-08-2008, 02:20 PM
You should listen to Porcupine Tree. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcupine_Tree

Broken_Drum
04-08-2008, 02:25 PM
You should listen to Porcupine Tree. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcupine_Tree
In Absentia is amazing.

david_john
04-12-2008, 01:28 AM
john mayer. or red hot chili peppers

ewp805
04-12-2008, 04:15 PM
Sly & the Family Stone, War, and James Brown for some funk.

Mr.Kvx10
04-12-2008, 07:35 PM
Bronx 1971 and Bultaco Saturno are Paul Vs. Godzilla(only funky for a bit) from Paul Gilbert's new album are pretty funky but only recommended if you like/don't mind intrumentals.

Bronx 1971 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTjlXRrtKkE)
Bultaco Saturno (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPoAsC0RK1A&feature=related)
Paul Vs.Godzilla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x92csOySpRs&feature=related)

Or you could try listening to some jazz fusion players, Greg Howe and Guthrie Govan are awesome, but you might not like it.

ray555
04-12-2008, 07:57 PM
You like funk eh? Try Parliment or Prince maybe. If you can find Prince's Black Album bootlegged somewhere give it a listen. It is the Funk Bible.

RHCP94
04-12-2008, 11:31 PM
My Morning Jacket, The National, The Raveonettes, Pavement, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks.


Try that.

ohhey9040
04-13-2008, 12:11 AM
On the funk side of things, try Inspiration Information by Shuggie Otis. He's one of the most underrated musicians in the history of ever. Some other artists and albums to throw out there:
Curtis Mayfield-Superfly, Curtis, There's No Place Like America Today
Marvin Gaye-What's Going On, Here My Dear
Stevie Wonder-Talking Book, Innervisions, Music Of My Mind, Fulfillingness' First Finale, Songs in the Key of Life
Gil Scott-Heron-Pieces of A Man, Winter in America
Miles Davis-In A Silent Way (It's fusion, but there's some excellent unique guitar by John Mclaughlin)
Herbie Hancock-Headhunters, Thrust
Flaming Lips-Soft Bulletin
John Coltrane-A Love Supreme (It's jazz, but you definitely need to consider investing in this album)
REM-Pretty much anything
Al Green-Let's Stay Together
The Verve-Urban Hymns
Wilco-Sky Blue Sky, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Summerteeth