I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I don't have any 60′s or 70′s recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.
As much as I love performing, nothing juices me up creatively like being in my own studio for an extended period. Songs, ideas, even paintings are pouring out of me. My inspiration and usual subject matter: life.
Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.
King Crimson is never easy; it's challenging. That's why I like it.
My heart and soul are in the Stratocaster
I thought I might be a band instructor, someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others.
I love drums and still play frequently.
I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals, live recordings, and more.
Digital for storage and quickness. Analog for fatness and warmth.
As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.
I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article.
Currently I'm working with Parker Fly on a new Midi guitar to arrive next year.
My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort.
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