10 Most Innovative Songs From Allan Holdsworth
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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.
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.
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.
There’s no shortage of spectacular guitar solos here.