SuicideNation
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Join date: Nov 2004
472 IQ
#1
I have to say i was pretty surprised by what i've heard from Mr. John Lowry or the man better known as 'John 5'. I was told that he had recorded a solo album and that he is a pretty unique and creative guitarist outside his most popular projects like Marilyn Manson. I seemed uninterested and uninspired for some reason but today i felt the urge to check him out, out of sheer randomness and i was pretty shocked. He is to me a pretty interesting guitar player and Vertigo is a very good experimental/shred album with alot of bits and pieces of other music genres mixed into the fold. I know their have been some mixed reactions about him especially since his guitar playing is so "out their" (considering he plays really twangy country-shred sometimes). I still have yet to listen to the other album Songs For Sanity.
splice
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Join date: Apr 2005
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#2
didnt he work with avril lavigne???
NevermorePsalm
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Join date: Nov 2005
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#4
Hes very good and creative. Just a bit weird. Although he's moving far away from the marilyn manson era weird.
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#5
He pwns

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Scorzerci
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Join date: Aug 2005
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#6
I've heard Vertigo (the album) and to be honest I didn't like it at all...
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Master Of Shred
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Join date: Oct 2004
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#7
^Yeah same, I heard great things about it, but I was kind of dissapointed when I heard it.

He sounds like a bad version of IA if you ask me.
Tom Martin
Busy busy busy
Join date: Aug 2003
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#8
I loved that album, especially the track 'Thin Lines, Flatlines'. It's such a different album compared to what else is around nowadays. I havn't looked into Songs For Sanity yet, and I probably wont, but Vertigo is still good, despite the awful album cover.
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Join date: Jun 2004
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#9
John 5 was the first shred artist i ever listened to, so i've developed into a big fan.

I've listened to both his albums about 20 times in all, partly because my record collection is crap, and partly because they are really good.

He has some killer choruses on his two albums, just check out 'Thin Lines Flat Lines' of Vertigo or 'Blues Balls' from Songs of Sanity but he gets a bit familiar when you listen closely. Still, his style of music is very refreshing and i hope he will diversify a bit more on his next album.
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pavan
stunt guitar
Join date: Dec 2003
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#10
I found him boring
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Matt_Malmsteen
Shred n00b
Join date: Jul 2005
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#11
I like his stuff..it's quite weird but it's cool, he's quite creative and uses some weird noises and techniques to a cool effect.
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UG's jim morrison fanatic
Join date: Sep 2005
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#12
hes a great player i like his bluegrass stuff the best if you like him you should check out rob zombies educated horses album he doesnt play as good as he does in his solo albums but it has the right mood for robs voice
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#13
He's really good, but only plays for the paycheck it seems. I would too though if i was in his position.
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#14
Quote by splice
didnt he work with avril lavigne???


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#15
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He's really good, but only plays for the paycheck it seems. I would too though if i was in his position.


Er...what's that supposed to mean?
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#17
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^It means that he doesn't play with emotion.



Phhft...must be one of those annoying Yngwie bashing n00bs....
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pavan
stunt guitar
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#19
I just don't think scales should be counted as music.
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#20
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I just don't think scales should be counted as music.


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JkHalen
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#21
Quote by pavan
I just don't think scales should be counted as music.

Well learning scales helps on technical stuff which is..pretty much shred..and shred is "a type of music"..scales are not counted as music, but they are part of the music.
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#22
Quote by pavan
I just don't think scales should be counted as music.


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JkHalen
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#23
^ that was...nice
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Join date: Dec 2003
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#24
^yeah he was joking btw,
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TheI7ark
Guitars Suck
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#25
I wasn't the biggest fan of his first album, but his second was quite good. Especially the duet with Vai.
Doubleday
Sailor Scout
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#26
^ 2nd. First album isn't too hot, second rules.

Scales are music. Get used to it, or go play some Slayer.
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His acoustic didn't sound good with wah pedal, I suppose.
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Join date: Jun 2005
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#27
^Eh,it was a joke...They're not that stupid,does the fact that this is the Shred forum not mean anything to you people anymore!?
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TheI7ark
Guitars Suck
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#28
Quote by paddyo
^Eh,it was a joke...They're not that stupid,does the fact that this is the Shred forum not mean anything to you people anymore!?


This is the shred forum?
Stratwizard
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Join date: Feb 2005
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#29
I thought this was the "no emotion 789nps wankery forum" Oh wait, but that's shred! Silly me!