#1
It makes me sad in pants he has so few plays on last.fm.
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#3
Andy Timmons is awesome, I own everything from him, and Danger Danger, I remember seeing him in concert after their first album came out, incredible. But I know for a fact that when I'm talking to other guitar players, and his name comes up, I get funny looks, and people ask me who he is. It's unfortunate, he is an awesome guitar player and musician.
#4
never heard of him *youtubes him* OHHH him. yea, he's pretty sick nasty
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#5
Damn straight he is.

I just can't fathom why exactly his music is so undervalued in comparison to a lot of other virtuosos. I mean, damn, Fernando Miyata (the guy who does the Insanely Amazing Guitar Solo vids on YouTube) has more people listening to his stuff than Timmons. (via videos, I mean)
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#6
Groove or Die is amazing.

Anything else I should check out.
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#8
I don't think Andy's particularly overlooked. Not more than say Greg Howe or Allan Holdsworth or most other guitarists.
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#9
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I don't think Andy's particularly overlooked. Not more than say Greg Howe or Allan Holdsworth or most other guitarists.


Well, I'd never heard of Andy until I heard someone cover Groove or Die and then I went to go check that song out.

I heard of Greg Howe and Holdsworth way back when I signed up here, but I haven't looked too much into them.
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#10
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Well, I'd never heard of Andy until I heard someone cover Groove or Die and then I went to go check that song out.

I heard of Greg Howe and Holdsworth way back when I signed up here, but I haven't looked too much into them.


Well, around here everyone knows them. That's not a surprise... I'm talking in general.

Someone like Joel Hoekstra, now there's someone that's overlooked...
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#12
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there's a real organic vibe to it.


Indeed. If there's something I associate Andy with, it's the natural and unprocessed sound in his playing, something that a lot of "shredders" lack...
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Someone like Joel Hoekstra, now there's someone that's overlooked...


Have you got links to any decent videos or clips of him? All I can find on youtube is badly distorted camcorder-style live videos...
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#15
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Why is Andy Timmons overlooked?

His songs actually have a melody. They aren't just fingerspasms. Who wants to listen to that?

What the hell?
Satch and Vai's songs have melody and they sure ain't overlooked.
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Have you got links to any decent videos or clips of him? All I can find on youtube is badly distorted camcorder-style live videos...


Nope, only his albums.

See what I mean?
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#19
^ if i've said it once, i've said it a thousand times - theres no point having awesome albums filled with soaring melodies if you don't have the shred porn vids for armchair shredders to watch.

More to the point, i don't think andy's overlooked - the people who have delved into rock-shred know him. I know a guy who's played with him, said he was a lovely guy and awesome guitar player - but we all knew that already, huh?
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^ if i've said it once, i've said it a thousand times - theres no point having awesome albums filled with soaring melodies if you don't have the shred porn vids for armchair shredders to watch.


Hey, ain't his fault.

Or maybe it is...
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#22
Good point.
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#23
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Come on, all it takes is a blurry webcam and "Joel HKstra OMG fastest guitar 45BPS!" on youtube and he'd be a household name.


That may be true but I'm not going to go out and buy an album if I have no idea what it'll sound like; you never know, I might not like it and then that'd be wasted money, which I really can't/don't want to afford right now.
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#24
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That may be true but I'm not going to go out and buy an album if I have no idea what it'll sound like; you never know, I might not like it and then that'd be wasted money, which I really can't/don't want to afford right now.


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if you're looking to get into Andy Timmons though I'd suggest "That was then, This is Now" - it's an excellent album. you'll get all of your money's worth I promise.


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#28
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I'd be a lot more trusting if I wasn't dirt poor right now. I'll look him up when I next get paid...maybe.


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#29
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I don't think Andy's particularly overlooked. Not more than say Greg Howe or Allan Holdsworth or most other guitarists.


You know, as incredible as Greg Howe may be, he's also not exactly appealing to listen to for the average person, or anyone aside from the most hardcore of shredders. There's really not much melodic content to his songs, at least not on the CD I have of him.

As far as Timmons goes, I'd definitely say he's under rated. He's right up there with Satriani and Vai as far as songwriting and shred abilities go, and the man has far better tone than either of them. There are a lot of his songs that any and everyone can appreciate too. You don't need to be a musician to appreciate Electric Gypsy or I Remember Stevie.

As for Allan Holdsworth, underrated? I'm pretty sure the guy is fairly well known for fans of that style of music?
#30
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You know, as incredible as Greg Howe may be, he's also not exactly appealing to listen to for the average person, or anyone aside from the most hardcore of shredders.


Rubbish. Don't judge a player on one crappy album.

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There's really not much melodic content to his songs, at least not on the CD I have of him.


This being the key sentence. I dislike his Shrapnel/neoclassical albums too. In fact, the only two albums I really like of his are introspection and extraction.

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As for Allan Holdsworth, underrated? I'm pretty sure the guy is fairly well known for fans of that style of music?


And the same doesn't go for Andy Timmons, times thousand?

Because that's what we're talking about, remember
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