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The best Genesis live album by the best line-up,
This review is from: Live (Audio CD)All of the tracks on this LP far outshine the studio versions. Side two,especially,with Steve Hackett's guitar solos on "Musical Box" and "The Knife", is quite dazzlingly played.In fact,I would rate his playing on "The Knife" as amongst his very best recorded work; one of those solos which you think can't get any better, only to hear him top the previous run with an even more original and exciting flourish. Incidentally,I believe Steve Hackett may well have been the originator of the two-handed hammer-on technique much-favoured in the '80s and 90's by the likes of Eddie Van Halen amongst others. I always wondered how he managed that impossible-sounding solo passage on "Musical Box"! Apologies to non-guitar anoraks for this piece of trivia..... Anyway,suffice to say that this is the Genesis album to go for if you want a taste of Gabriel-era Genesis but don't know where to start.
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Initial post: 26 Oct 2011 14:29:30 BDT
S. James says:
Hi, 2-handed tapping had been around for a while in jazz and european folk music, but hackett was definitely one of, possibly even the, very first to start using it in rock. Hurrah for guitar nerds! Anyway, great review of a smashing record.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2011 13:08:30 GMT
David Randall says:
Categorically an early use of tapping (the story goes that he influenced Van Halen not the other way round.)
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