Well, we're all here for a love for building and / or playing CBG's and the music that comes with it.

But... what other stuff keeps you on the balcony?

I'll go first. My first love is Thrash. Can't grow out of it, and at 39 I don't think i ever will. Fave bands are probably Machine Head, Lamb of God, Fear Factory, Xentrix etc. Also, I like a bit of Beastie Boys, Dre, The Prodigy, and I LOVE Bjork.

I've been in a few bands such as For My Anger (hardcore) Anxiety State (death metal) and Freakjesus (thrash). I'm always writing and recording heavy stuff, and a new band is coming soon.

So, what floats your boat ?

Oh, here's a vid of my old band Freakjesus , playing in Preston UK. I'm the guitarist on the left in front of the Marshall.

Enjoy! (maybe)

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hey  , nothin  wrong with    thrash  . i  like  old  80's  metal    myself . but have also  become a die hard  nightwish  fan  .



Machine Head!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually I'm not sure that there's any single sort of music that necessarily comes with CBGs. Sure a lot of people here are very much into blues-type sounds - but there's no earthly reason why CBGs shouldn't be associated with just about any kind of music.

Right now I'm listening to Nirvana, Kraftwerk, Neu, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Sonic Youth, Big Black, Nick Drake, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and La Monte Young - not necessarily in that order.

My point is that a CBG or a regular guitar or whatever is an instrument and you use it to play music. I don't see CBGs as "blues guitars" although I recognise that one place where CBGs cropped up was with poor people in America playing music that often took blues forms. There's also evidence of CBGs and other improvised instruments being created independently in other places to play other types of music (eg. in the trenches during WWI).

So definitely play heavy thrash if that's where your muse takes you. And it's equally cool to play something quiet and acoustic in between times. Or maybe combine the two...and then throw in some drone synths and some microtonal scales...and maybe some trad jazz...but with feedback...oh yeah, and dancefloor beats. (Actually that's beginning to sound like a John Zorn album)

PANTERA!!!! I think dimebag was the greatest guitarist to ever walk the face of the earth. I also love sepultera, testament, megadeth, slayer, anthrax, black sabbath(and all the great stoner rock bands that followed in their tradition. listen to the hour long song dopesmoker by sleep), the albums tomb of the mutilated and the bleeding by cannibal corpse, six feet under, early metallica, AC/DC, the magical sounds of the creamy electric santa, nashville pussy, cream, tool, jimi hendrix, the beattles, john lee hooker, the blues brothers, the mc5, booker t and the mg's and almost everything else in the stax volt catalouge, early 80's christian rock bands like barnabus and the rez band and the daniel band and servant, uncle lou, johnny cash, dirty mothers(im the bass player), smashing pumkins, morbid angel, mortification, exodus, corrosion of conformity, down, motorhead, pearl jam, soundgarden, gwar, the hellacopters, turbonegro, entombed, rollins band, rage against the machine, nirvana, the cars, rush, zakk wylde's black label society, deep purple, ufo, the scorpians, joe walsh and the james gang, boston, bachman turner overdrive, creedance clearwater revival, white zombie, southern culture on the skids, primus, obituary, ted nugent, bbq chicken, and homegrown just to name a few.

Psychobilly, punk, Oi, ska, reggae and blues are what float my boat im making a concius effort not to get too immersed in the cigar box world as i can easily fall into monkey see monkey do mode and i figure even if it takes me a number of years i can shake it up and do my own thing...in theory at least lol.

So anyway my first love, well i started with blues but then i heard Garage rock, the sonics, fuzztones etc. And i loved the energy and rawness but was missing something. Then i by accident found meteors psycho down album and the song f*ck off and die just opened up my skull and spat inside, i devoured everything i could find on public trackers etc unless they wereexhausted and i was hungry for more. So i joined me a punk site and many moons later i now admin that site and have great fun doing so.
Mostly because i dont have to be quite so polite there haha.

that's 'bout my story :) , but spiced up with early Stones, Stooges, Old Country, Old Blues, '70's punk  & new "Oldschool Country " like HANK III, Scott H Biram, etc.  But now and then i gather a psychobilly event for some decent wreckin' like in the old days....


Chrz WMP

Yeah i likes my country but i like it a lil odd. Angry johnny and the killbillies, harley poe and smokey bastard etc...this threads making me want to go digging through my collection now haha.

Rock and Roll was my first big music impression, i've seen it develop over the years in different guises - Prog Rock i love dearly with its wide spectrum of styles and pomposity, Heavy Rock and Metal for its energy, but i always come back to the Blues! (-:


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