Shawn Lane

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Shawn Lane

Postby carlygtr56 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:59 pm

May he RIP.

This guy, IMO was operating on a much higher plane than anyone else.
Go thru a few YouTube vids, it's not all shred. He was able to play anything and play it flawlessly, with breathtaking ease.

Many people copy the finest guitarists......so far nobody even scratched the surface of what Shawn was about.

Look up the '79 vids with Black Oak.....absolutely amazing plaing.....his style was already there at 16-17 years old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlnIiM4Wbi0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y9o8rB7z64

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBqf7HQ_HMs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyB1pKFZROg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6OkfHRvuPs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX_KUlZ_MHk
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Postby sadwings75 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:03 pm

Shawn was a monster player, and seemed like a nice, humble person.
When I first started learning about him I thought he was all shred, but once I dug a bit deeper I found that I was wrong. There's much to discover there.
There's also a bootleg out there of him jamming some Beatles tunes with Paul Gilbert - good stuff.
He does overdo them a little but I also like those videos of him playing Hendrix tunes.
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Postby 45auto » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:52 am

amazing work no doubt. wanted to go beyond the "shred" scene. fusion, ethnic, etc... the good ones have to go.
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Postby jcs » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:11 pm

go read the story of all the obstacles shawn lane had to overcome in his short life.

to achieve what he did was absolutely remarkable! :wink:
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Postby yngwie308 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:44 pm

That's what I have, psoriatic arthritis. I became a diabetic taking steroids (not anabolic) to control the pain and swelling I have.Now I take Enbrel injected once per week and I can do things again that I couldn't before, like play the guitar, use a screwdriver, ect.
He was very talented, but kept going despite it all, I sympathise with Shawn.

Jonas Hellborg: At the end of the
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