10 Most Innovative Songs From Allan Holdsworth

10 Most Innovative Songs From Allan Holdsworth | Society Of Rock Videos

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Allan Holdsworth was a musician way ahead of his time. He was a genius and a fine instrumentalist in jazz fusion and progressive rock. Unfortunately, he never got the appreciation and credit he deserved. From complex chord progressions to intricate solos, he did it all. Frank Zappa called him “one of the most interesting guys on guitar on the planet”.

Here are his ten best works:

1. Metal Fatigue

One of the greatest riffs in rock ‘n roll, this was his crowning achievemnt.

2. Ruhkukah

This needs no description.

3. Norwegian Wood

His cover of this Beatles classic is truly unforgettable. It’s never easy taking on any song from the Fab Four, but Holdsworth’s rendition is stunning.

4. Countdown

His influences showed through in numbers like this.

5. 5 to 10

That guitar playing was truly one of his finest moments.

6. Pud Wud

Yet another proof that Holdsworth creativity and imagination knew no bounds.

7. City Nights

The opening track of “Secrets”, he’s joined by yet another immensely talented musician – drummer Vincent Colaiuta.

8. Letters of Marque

A killer track that highlighted his virtuosity.

9. Tokyo Dream

It’s the kind of music you just have to listen to – no words can even begin to describe how good this is.

10. Protocosmos

There’s no shortage of spectacular guitar solos here.

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