KIM THAYILL

Australian Guitar - - Feature -

The Al­ter­na­tor GREAT­EST ACHIEVE­MENTS

Pop­u­lar­is­ing al­ter­nate tun­ings that had pre­vi­ously been more com­mon in acous­tic mu­sic that didn’t sound like trucks blast­ing over arc­tic tun­dra. WHERE TO START Spoon­man

This riff is simple enough for be­gin­ners to pick up pretty quickly, and there’s some­thing phys­i­cally sat­is­fy­ing about the way it weaves its way down the gui­tar’s neck. BOSS LEVEL Rusty Cage

Weird note group­ings. Honky fixed wah wah tones. The low E string tuned down to B. And the slow sec­tion that goes from three bars of 3/4 time, one bar of 5/4, one bar of 3/4 and fi­nally one bar of 2/4 be­fore re­peat­ing again... Yikes.

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