#1
As Kotzen's No.1 Fanboy I figured Id start a thread! Here is some of by favorite tracks. Sorry I can't get them ALL to you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHKwpbF7-60 -Get up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03fHvzOALFw -Go Faster (some serious funk)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=110a_BazGs8 -Snortin Whisky (Pat Travers cover imo better than the original)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4p2PGEalwM -burn it down

Kotzen can shred. He is amazing. If you feel this is a wrong forum for it contact a mod to move it.
#2
I love what he did with Poison.
Though, Poison wasn't the same without C.C.

Never listened to him other than that though, so I'll check him out some more.
#5
Hate Posion, but his solo stuff is ridiculously good.
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#6
^ I'm willing to bet that it might indeed be, once I give it [his discography] a try. Except for that first album, which I wholeheartedly regret buying so blindly... Bleh.
#7
he's great, i've got quite a number of his albums but there are so many >.<
but i prefer his instrumental to his vocal music.
#8
I like the stuff he did with Mr. Big...but it wasn't Paul so.... its funny how he's been a replacement all the time and never founded an actual band with mainstream success...just joined a couple.
#9
Quote by Eric 666
I like the stuff he did with Mr. Big...but it wasn't Paul so.... its funny how he's been a replacement all the time and never founded an actual band with mainstream success...just joined a couple.

He hasn't needed to though. The man is an amazing musician and could never catch a break with one of his own bands. Its not like he hasn't written songs that couldn't be hits. He is/was better than CC Deville. Im happy he didn't fit their style... Or their women.
#10
Quote by RichieKotzen
He hasn't needed to though. The man is an amazing musician and could never catch a break with one of his own bands. Its not like he hasn't written songs that couldn't be hits. He is/was better than CC Deville. Im happy he didn't fit their style... Or their women.


kinda reminds me of Jeff Young when he got kicked out of Megadeth. Well yeah you have a point, I'm just saying its weird, because so many good musicians came out of hair bands and hair acts that produced Top 10 singles in the 80's, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Reb Beach, Billy Sheehan, etc. Again, I'm just saying its weird.
#11
Quote by Eric 666
kinda reminds me of Jeff Young when he got kicked out of Megadeth. Well yeah you have a point, I'm just saying its weird, because so many good musicians came out of hair bands and hair acts that produced Top 10 singles in the 80's, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Reb Beach, Billy Sheehan, etc. Again, I'm just saying its weird.

I just don't understand why they aren't as popular as the bands they were with... These guys make some great stuff. And it is by no means out dated.
#12
Quote by RichieKotzen
I just don't understand why they aren't as popular as the bands they were with... These guys make some great stuff. And it is by no means out dated.



Because when hair metal fell out of fashion so did they, and they weren't considered "cool" by the mainstream, because they were associated with that hair metal image still...most of them still are, that's what happens with famous musicians.
#13
Quote by Eric 666
Because when hair metal fell out of fashion so did they, and they weren't considered "cool" by the mainstream, because they were associated with that hair metal image still...most of them still are, that's what happens with famous musicians.

Yeah :/ Id bet Kotzen would still bring in a new girl every night... If not 7.
#14
Quote by RichieKotzen
So... I take it most UGers only listen to about 5 different guitarists.


That was quite narrow-minded of you. Just because the majority of us don't share your "enthusiasm" for this particular person nor post in the thread for him does NOT mean our own individual tastes are as limited as you like to pretend they are. As a matter of fact, "most UGer's"(by which I only assume you mean the frequenters of this particular forum) have quite a wide range of guitarists they listen to(usually extended to double-digits).

Now don't go being an arrogant fanboy


And before you ask, yes, I have listened to Kotzen. No, I'm not really big on his material. And no, recommending me more material to listen to will not alter my opinion.

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#15
Richie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey had a gig at House of Blues playing 30 Days in the hole with Richie on vocal. They share guitar and bass solos. did anyone has the video of this cool show?
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#16
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That was quite narrow-minded of you. Just because the majority of us don't share your "enthusiasm" for this particular person nor post in the thread for him does NOT mean our own individual tastes are as limited as you like to pretend they are. As a matter of fact, "most UGer's"(by which I only assume you mean the frequenters of this particular forum) have quite a wide range of guitarists they listen to(usually extended to double-digits).

Now don't go being an arrogant fanboy


And before you ask, yes, I have listened to Kotzen. No, I'm not really big on his material. And no, recommending me more material to listen to will not alter my opinion.


I was saying that because it seemed no one even knew who Richie Kotzen was :p
#17
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I was saying that because it seemed no one even knew who Richie Kotzen was :p


Trust me, the majority of us know who he is
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#18
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Richie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey had a gig at House of Blues playing 30 Days in the hole with Richie on vocal. They share guitar and bass solos. did anyone has the video of this cool show?


It would have been a Mr. Big reunion if Eric was there....damn it!! I'd kill to go see a reunion tour from them.
#21
thought Id bump this thread instead of creating a new one :P

im a big fan of Kotzens music. hes undoubtably a great and unique guitarist of the caliber of marty friedman and paul gilbert. but more than his guitar skills, I enjoy his vocals more than anything. Id gladly drop my guitar if I could sing like him. heres probably the best song Ive heard from him, and he doesnt even play guitar in it. I doubt many of kotzens loyal followers have heard this since its with another cruelly underrated guitarist, takayoshi ohmura. his voice is just so epic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHciU1HJYH0

^this is the kind of thing that happens when 2 of the most underappreciated guitarists/musicians in the world make a song together.
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