Saturday, March 10, 2012

John McGeoch - favorite guitarist series

John McGeoch (1955-2004) was the post-punk Scottish guitarist who played with Siouxsie and the Banshees, Magazine, Visage, The Armory Show, and Public Image Ltd. I'm inspired by his abstract guitar style, picking, and flare harmonies.

This comment by Siouxie about John McGeoch has forever changed the way I play guitar:

"John McGeoch was my favourite guitarist of all time. He was into sound in an almost abstract way. I loved the fact that I could say, "I want this to sound like a horse falling off a cliff", and he would know exactly what I meant. He was easily, without a shadow of a doubt, the most creative guitarist the Banshees ever had."

This 6-part series is really more like a radio show. This is the first part.

With Siouxie. He played guitar on the Banshees albums "Kaleidoscope (1980), "Juju" (1981), and "A Kiss in the Dreamhouse" (1982)

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