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wiggyisgreat
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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 ). Just some new bands or artists I can really get into.

Any help appreciated, liste loads of people and possible albums.
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the beatles (seen)
jimi hendrix (seen)
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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
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Sublime, Bob Marley, King Konqueror, RATM, S Club 7
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dubes216
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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.
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try counting crows, clutch, cream, srv, etc
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wiggyisgreat
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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.
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Broken_Drum
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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
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Thanks I have quite a lot of Sigur Ros, I suppose they're the most well known.

thanks for your help
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check out some of frusciante's solo music. its amazing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwwD2AgSFa4
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You are EXTREMELY WRONG! I have played it. I own an 18W and it would be an awful stereo amp, it's way too bright, breaks up too easily and so on. Secondly, why would a guitar store sell an hifi amp.
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Quote by ripple07
check out some of frusciante's solo music. its amazing


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:



[/horrible sarcasm] Thanks for the idea man
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Quote by wiggyisgreat
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:



[/horrible sarcasm] Thanks for the idea man

hahaha, oh man thats a burn. i probably should pay more attention. lol.


Quote by Gabel
You are EXTREMELY WRONG! I have played it. I own an 18W and it would be an awful stereo amp, it's way too bright, breaks up too easily and so on. Secondly, why would a guitar store sell an hifi amp.
wiggyisgreat
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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

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
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hmm, lets see. you are probably aware of neil young? if not the album "harvest" is one of the best.
Quote by Gabel
You are EXTREMELY WRONG! I have played it. I own an 18W and it would be an awful stereo amp, it's way too bright, breaks up too easily and so on. Secondly, why would a guitar store sell an hifi amp.
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Quote by wiggyisgreat
It's the same case with Iron & Wine as with Frusciante I'm afraid

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

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.
wiggyisgreat
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No I haven't thank you very much, I shall look into them

Mogwai by the way, thank you very much
wiggyisgreat
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They're awesome, I really want to see them now

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!
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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.
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The Mars Volta (the good guitar, I guess)
Neil Young (The mellow stuff including good guitar)
John Frusciante (mellow stuff)
wiggyisgreat
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Thanks acrocks and BD I'll chec both of those out

Yeah I've got pretty much all of all those artists albums ^^ Thanks though.
wiggyisgreat
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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
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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.
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No I had my grunge phase years ago Want something less... Grungy.
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try John Mayer
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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
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The Tragically Hip, Better Than Ezra, John Butler Trio, Citizen Cope, Guster
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Quote by sweet_leaf
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
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Quote by sweet_leaf
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

And thanks batalheiro too, I like him
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Stone Roses. There's some lush guitar on the first, self-titled album.