My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort.
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.
King Crimson is never easy; it's challenging. That's why I like it.
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.
I was left with an urge to make the guitar sound like things it shouldn't be able to sound like.
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 love drums and still play frequently.
I prefer a quartet, it makes everyone work harder.
For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live.
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.
I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with.
I thought I might be a band instructor, someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others.
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