Name your top 5 *non-guitarist* influences

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  1. Huggy B

    Huggy B wuh?

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    Ya gotta love the Bladerunner soundtrack.
     
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    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Not just Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire -- I love everything he does. I'm working on the "Needles & Bones" section of Heaven and Hell, just because I love his music so much. (It's the one that sounds like one of Tchaikovsky's "Danses caractéristiques".) I even love his albums The City and Direct.
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Lee Michaels
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    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Sade Adu
    DJ Lady Miss Kier
    Mars Williams
    Morris Day
    Ru Paul
     
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  5. Huggy B

    Huggy B wuh?

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    .... I have a new found respect and admiration for you.
     
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    flux 594 & CU24

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    The last name I expected to see in this thread... bad-@$$.


    Victor Wooten
    Flecktones / Bela Fleck
    Dave Weckl Band

    There have to be more but I'm drawing blanks.
     
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    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I could happily listen to nothing but Sade for the rest of my life.

    She was/is the sh!t. Dew Drops In The Garden is a masterpiece.
     
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    Ovibos No, YOU'RE a New Member!

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    John Taylor
    John Bonham
    Keith Moon
    Jordan Rudess
    Ben Folds
     
  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    So good.
     
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  10. pjdude

    pjdude New Member

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    Top 5 non-guitarist influences:

    Freddie Mercury
    Bill Bruford
    Ann Wilson
    John Myung
    Neil Peart
     
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    Ovibos No, YOU'RE a New Member!

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    Criminally underrated. Duran Duran was the sound of the early 80s and he was the heart of it.
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Ok more -

    James Taylor
    Carol King
    Seals and Crofts
    Michael Jackson
    Prince
    Mel Torme
    Colman Hawkins
    Oscar Peterson
    David Lee Roth
    Brian Adams
    Dave Grohl
    Vivaldi
    Debussy

    Etc etc etc:p

    You can’t compartmentalise me, I won’t conform, you can’t make me!!
     
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  13. gtrdave

    gtrdave n+1 is the correct value

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    Ruggiero Ricci
    Rod Morgenstein
    Rick Wakeman
    Stevie Wonder
    James Jamerson
     
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    I love this board. Seriously.

    Also, after racking my brain, I have to give a special shout-out to Chester Thompson, as well as Omar Hakim. There are a lot of killer pocket drummers but these guys really opened my eyes in incomparable ways when it come to structure and dynamics. I've always been a sort-of-drummer on the side (read: poseur... but I did take lessons from a killer player in Austin who'd studied extensively with Kenny Aronoff, so I gave it a valiant effort).
     
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    Great, now I have list envy. :mad:
     
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    Brilliant choice, sir.

    Mastery. Period.

     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I caught an interview with Peter Cox and Richard Drummie - Go West, on BBC Radio 2 today. I always found Peter’s vocals an influence growing up. They attributed their influences as Motown and ‘70s soul, also an influence to me.

    In the early ‘90s I discovered an album by Little Feat - Feats don’t fail me now. Lowell George’s vocal and the slide guitar just did it for me. “Fat man in the bath tub” such a good song.

    So great to see them still gigging!

    I can’t pick 5, so I guess I’ve failed. Story of my life, but I’m ok with it!!:)
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Steeley Dan - Live in America

    Donald Fagen - Nightfly

    Two albums that I listen to regularly!
     
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    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Absolutely! He's got one of Bernard Edwards' basses too.
     
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  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Matthew Fisher
    Steve Winwood
    Holland Dozier Holland
    Richard Wagner
    Jean Luc Ponty
     
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