It’s not that Holdsworth was unknown, it’s that few could approach the genius of his playing, whether we’re talking about his incredibly complex chord melodies or his faster-than-light scalar playing. Eddie Van Halen idolised him, but couldn’t even approach him when it came to fusion. WHERE TO START Countdown One of Holdsworth’s more accessible pieces and a good insight into his style. BOSS LEVEL: Devil Take The Hindmost
Good luck though. Unless your name is Garsed or Vai, you’re gonna be in for some serious woodsheddin’.