Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Adrian Belew and David Bowie - Pretty Pink Rose

Early 1990s or thereabouts. David Bowie always did have a good ear for guitar players. I remember an interview with Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music where he said that he loved to have fun with making guitars sound as little like guitars as possible. It seems to me that Adrian Belew took that concept to a whole new level. I've put in a lot of hours playing guitars myself, and when I listen to Adrian I frequently find myself saying, "wait . . . what? What did he just do? How did he do that?" Good song, too.

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