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urik
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#1
I searched, and was amazed by the lack of thread for this amazing musician.

Gary Moore is a rock and blues guitarist and singer. My favorite one. In my opinion, he has the perfect mix of technique and soul.
Here you have some great videos of him:

Red House cover:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXYjEMTQRm0

Still Got The Blues:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O_YMLDvvnw

Story Of The Blues:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1fT-J5WKbE

Parisienne Walkways:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18FgnFVm5k0

The Loner:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3-TgDjcBL0

He also has some amazing rock songs. Youtube him!
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Carswell98
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#2
I just got this massive Gary Moore multi disc greatest hits thing, I think he is a great player, though I think his tone is a little too "metal" for my taste at times.

I love that Red House video, not what I'm used to hearing by him, very tastefully done
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#4
Gary Moore is awesome I agree with Carswell about his tone being to heavy at times. Still a great guitarist though
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#5
I think Gary Moore is an awesome player, but I liked him better as a metal guitarist.
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#6
Yeah Gary Moore is cool, he's a good middle man for metal/shredder type people to listen to blues. I don't care for any of his shreddy stuff but his blues songs are usually great.

I have a Live DVD of him from Montreaux Jazz festival where Albert Collins plays on a few songs with him. It's a great DVD and one of the last videos of Albert Collins. Their 2 different styles work so well together it's crazy.

I think my fav Gary Moore song is 'Don't Believe A Word', great riff and plenty of room for interesting solos.
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#7
I went to see him a couple of months ago at the Liverpool Philamonic, he kicked so much arse I nearly **** my pants.
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#8
Yup, very awesome player. We do 'Oh pretty woman' with my blues band ^^

He does go abit over the top at times tho.
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#9
Quote by JilaX^
Yup, very awesome player. We do 'Oh pretty woman' with my blues band ^^

He does go abit over the top at times tho.

that song is fuggin awesome

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#10
i love gary moore........he's extremely underrated.

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Dalron
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#11
Gary Moore's 'Blues for Greeny' was the first blues album I bought after 'discovering' the blues last year. I think it was the first album I saw in the shop with blues on it.

Anyway, I still listen to that CD at least two or three times a week: it remains one of my favourites. I did buy several of his other CDs on the basis of BFG but they are gathering dust: they just didn't strike a chord, so to speak, with me.
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#12
Quote by Dalron
Gary Moore's 'Blues for Greeny' was the first blues album I bought after 'discovering' the blues last year. I think it was the first album I saw in the shop with blues on it.

Anyway, I still listen to that CD at least two or three times a week: it remains one of my favourites. I did buy several of his other CDs on the basis of BFG but they are gathering dust: they just didn't strike a chord, so to speak, with me.


This may sound like a stupid question but have you ever listened to any Peter Green? I'm a fan of Gary Moore but I just can't listen to 'Blues For Greeny'! Peter Green is probably my favourite guitarist and no-one, not even Gary Moore, comes to to Greeny's feel and subtlety when playing the blues (in my opinion).

If you haven't listened to anything Peter Green's done then check out some early Fleetwood Mac (they went under the name 'Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac' at the time). He was also in John Mayall's Blues Breakers after Clapton left and plays lead on the fabulous 'Hard Road' album.

If you're fully aware of Peter Green then just ignore everything I just said!

Back on the subject of Gary Moore, my favourite album of his is actually his most recent, 'Close as You Get'. 100% blues, no metal to be found here!
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#13
In my opinion:

Peter Green > Gary Moore

Peter Green is incredible, absolutely incredible. The thing is despite everything that Greeny liked in blues - subtlety, and few yet meaningful notes; Gary Moore plays loadsa notes (though I must admit some of it sounds incredible).
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#14
I'm a big Peter Green fan and have bought all of the early Fleetwood Mac albums and would like to collect albums on which Peter featured such as Eddie Boyd's 'Eddie Boyd And His Blues Band Featuring Peter Green (1967)'.

Gary Moore doesn't have the subtle touch of Peter Green but on the 'Blues for Greeny', I think what gets me involved are those long solos where he uses sustain which seems to go on forever. When I said above that I didn't take to Moore's other albums I think it's because they don't have that, to me anyway, unique sound that he gets in 'Greeny'.

Was Moore still using Peter Green's Les Paul on the 'Greeny' album? I don't know but perhaps the story of that guitar accounts for some of emotion I feel coming from the album.
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#15
Only heard him as part of BBM with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker - but was impressed. Breaths new life into the Cream songs they played where Clapton sort of left off.

I find his tone a little aggressive and veering towards metal rather than the blues, but nevertheless his playing is outstanding.
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j_hunter_hkr
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#16
Quote by Dalron
Was Moore still using Peter Green's Les Paul on the 'Greeny' album? I don't know but perhaps the story of that guitar accounts for some of emotion I feel coming from the album.


I believe he did, yes. That guitar has one hell of a story, even up to the recent debacle when Moore sold it on!

I'll have to check out that Eddie Boyd album, you can never have enough Peter Green.

You should definitely add Otis Spann's 'The Biggest Thing Since Colossus' to your Greeny collection if you don't already have it. The way Spann's piano playing a Greeny's guitar interact and bounce off each other is perfection! Danny Kirwan also plays a blinder on that album, I highly underrated guitarist.

Do we have a Peter Green thread here?
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urik
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Quote by ze monsta
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Had to admit it. If they made it a bit more brown and less orange, it would have been perfect.
Who are the guys behind these guitars? I mean, who is the one that looked at that guitar as a Gary Moore's signature, and didn't say "The colour isn't right"?
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#21
I've been having a great day checking out everything on YouTube I can find featuring Gary Moore - some of the interviews are really interesting.

This one, although not blues, is certainly different and worth a look if you're Moore fan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poSW-vKWhK4
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#22
cmon guys we need tabs for bad for you baby , power of the blues etc there excellent,
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#25
Please can anyone help me, im a massive gary moore fan and i cant find a copy of the mag anywhere! The mag as u may know features a section with tabbed gary moore tecniques and excercises, could anyone tab this out or maybe send me a scanned copy of the section and email it to chrisamplifythis@hotmail.co.uk

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#26
Quote by 01meliac
Please can anyone help me, im a massive gary moore fan and i cant find a copy of the mag anywhere! The mag as u may know features a section with tabbed gary moore tecniques and excercises, could anyone tab this out or maybe send me a scanned copy of the section and email it to chrisamplifythis@hotmail.co.uk

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please help
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Do you mean the recent issue of Guitarist with Gary on the cover? If so, I can help you...
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#27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWp-Mazmf88


nuff said, Gary is a super human guitar player, his playing is so soulful it could make hitler cry

only seen him twice, which is not enough
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#28
Seen that one before, never really got what people where going on about...
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#31
yeh but one thing you have to admit is he's got a great variety of styles, and he mixes them very well, but i really love how i incorporates he's older 70's rock styles and his pioneering 80's shred licks in his modern blues sound, i really love some of the tapping patterns he uses in songs, for example the tapping lick in the solo of 'walking by myslef', adds real attitude to the solo but in a really classy way, in my opinion
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#32
I think he can get a bit gimmicky at times, a bit "look at what I can do!". His skill set is so varied sometimes it seems he's doing it just because he can. His tone irritates me too, hardly anything is coming from the character of his guitar (as proven on that video with him play Greeny's Les Paul).

However, I do think he's a great player and I am a fan. I'd give my left ball to be able to play like him, but I'd probably stick to ripping off Peter Green if I could!
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#33
So right about the gimmicky.

His playing does getting extremely over the top and completely unnecessary "Look What I Can Do"

E.G: The horrible lick he always does by doing hammer ons and pull offs and using his right arm to make harmonics. Sounds awful, spoils the mood and has no place in the song.

That's really my main problem with him. (I'm actually quite a big fan of his, but eyh.)
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#34
haha, yeh, or Albert king, i do also love to listen to him mimic his influences and mix them with his own style, like

Red house - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXYjEMTQRm0

The Sky is Crying - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoLQrkgbsPQ

King of the Blues (about Albert King) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJDJG65Vgps


and about the tone, i do find the Soldanos sound is a bit screamish and high endish, his Marshall tone is far nicer, and that LP just sounds incredible
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#35
I am listening to the Still Got The Blues album at the moment. Brilliant stuff
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#36
Let me say first that Gary Moore is my favourite guitarist but ...

I have nearly all his albums now and I'm disappointed to see how many times the same tracks are repeated on the blues albums - it's almost as though he has a really limited repertoire in that genre. Even on YouTube it's the same old, same old just at different venues.