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Old 11-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Talking Heads - The Great Curve

I know. You must be all fed up with me but I swear to God, if only it wasn't rude I could sit here all day long making dozens of threads about how did the Talking Heads get this and that sound on this and that song. After giving it a good think through about which song I'm interested in the most, it's this one:



This relentless, off-beat strumming that's going on throughout the song - HOW ON EARTH can I get my guitar to sound like that!!!?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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it's once again fairly simple, the talking heads approach to guitar is pretty straight forward (except when adrian belew was touring with them, he did a bunch of crazy stuff).

there is two guitars that i can hear (with maybe a 3rd guitar very occasionally playing with a little OD or light fuzz). the 'lower' guitar just uses some fast picking (almost like tremelo picking, but not as fast). the 'high' guitar just sounds like the bridge pickup with a little echo (maybe reverb)
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:04 PM   #3
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Talking Heads is all in the fingers.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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Regarding the question, I have no idea.

Regarding the song, I think that Belew's lead work is some of the most incredible stuff I've ever heard.
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