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    Posted: February 26 2018 at 10:34
This album was released to HUGE acclaim in the summer of 1982. "The new Hendrix" was doing things with the guitar that were blowing people's minds. 

Question: Does it stand up over time or was just a flash in the pan?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 12:32
A very good album, yet not essential, at least for me. And I don't thing Adrian Belew was considered the new Hendrix. A good guitarist yes, but not even among the top 50. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 13:50
I think Adrian Belew is a really original and innovative songwriter, and awesome guitarist with a unique style - one of the few that can communicate humour through instrumental playing (I put Didier Malherbe, Gong's reeds player, in this category too, as well as, of course, Zappa). I actually put Belew in my top 50 guitarists list, and on some of the Belew-era Crimson albums he outshines Fripp.

Saying all that, his first album is good, but not his masterpiece. Op Zop Too Wah is probably my favourite Belew album. My favourite on Lone Rhino is the closing piece, Final Rhino - beautiful song.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 15:35
Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

This album was released to HUGE acclaim in the summer of 1982. "The new Hendrix" was doing things with the guitar that were blowing people's minds. 

Question: Does it stand up over time or was just a flash in the pan?



your answer.. goddamn right it does hold up.   Fell in love with it back then.. and still today would consider it in my top 20 favorite albums.  Not a weak moment on it...  amazing stuff.

My favorite has always been Swingline...but that is asking what I love best.. blonds brunettes or redheads haha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 16:03
I need to listen to this again before I vote, but I dont' recall any one song in particular jumping out 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 16:08
I heard Big Electric Cat on college radio when this came out, it was one of the coolest songs Id ever heard. I think it may have introduced me to King Crimson too , though I cant quite recall.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 16:52
I always liked this album, but rather as a whole, the variety, the creativity, the guitar sounds, the humour. Every song is only part of a bigger whole. Every song has something special I like it for, but I wouldn't take out this album just because one of them would be so good that I'd want to listen to it on its own. I could vote for most of them or none.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 17:12
^ as I said... it is a classic blonds, brunettes and redheads album man..  don't pick one.. take them ALL! whoot!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 26 2018 at 22:33
The Momur is my all time fave Belew song Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2018 at 02:20
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