For Steve Howe fans

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  1. davidKOS

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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1785581791/?tag=strattalk05-20

    Steve Howe has written an autobiography, release date is September.

    "Renowned guitarist Steve Howe tells his own story in his own words, often unflinchingly as he recounts times of triumph and torment amidst the cream of the UK's prog rock bands."
     
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    That's neat. I'm no major fan but I do have a guitar he signed back in '85/86


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    Apologizes
    It's Greg Howe I'm thinking of
     
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    Howe was one of my biggest influences as a younger player.

    Where did you get the guitar?
     
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    SurfsUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Technically, It's my best friends. We've been pals since the 80's. Back in '88 or '89, when he played (sadly he's one of those quitters lol, I still bust his balls) he went to Florida on a family vacation.....found a 1986 Gibson Q-3000 in a pawn shop with OHSC and all the candy for I think $250usd. A lotta cake for a 14 year old, lol. Anyway brought it home and he's never parted with it. Well, it's been decorating my guitar wall for years and years now

    OK, I'm sorry. I edited my original post saying it was Greg Howe who signed the guitar. It is Steve Howe. It's still early and I'm just getting my coffee lol......

    As far as I can tell, it's obviously signed to Rob (the original owner I'm guessing) from both Steve Hackett and STEVE Howe. I can only assume when they were together during their GTR days, helping narrow down the year of signage I suppose.....

    Either way, it was like that when my mate bought it, he didn't meet them. And we can only assume the authenticity

    Here's a recent pic after I set it up the other month. All original, I can tell ya that.
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    Thanks, that looks like a fine guitar with quite a story...and signed by two of prog rock's best.
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    Nice. I'll definitely pick that up.
     
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    Sounds great! Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Should be an interesting read. I've o ly seen him with Yes I'm thinking about 5 times up through 90215. Always a great show no matter who was in the band. As good as they were with all the lineup changes I'm sure the background drama could have been a bit much
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    If you haven't read it, I'd suggest Joe Jackson's autobiography, A Cure for Gravity, for an interesting read as well. Basic idea is that the cure is music.....
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation! But I have to be honest and say as a 70's kid, not an 80's kid, that Joe Jackson, extremely fine musician that he is, does not have the emotional appeal to my inner teenager than Steve Howe has. But I could learn something so I'll try to read it.

    https://www.jj-archive.net/book/book_index.html
     
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    Thanks David, I will definitely be putting that into my reading queue.
    Read Bill Brufords autobiography a few years ago, and that was a good read.
    Currently reading "The Birth of Loud", about Leo Fender, Les Paul and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped Rock N Roll. That is proving to be a very good read.
     
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    I just found an interesting article Joe wrote:

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2013/03/27/why-should-pop-music-have-to-be-rebellious/

    "And finally, why is there a tendency to correlate age with declining excitingness? Simply living to middle age, or being a dad, doesn’t make you boring. Many young people are boring, too; they just get away with it because they’re young."
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! Howe is one of my all time favorites and in my opinion, one of the most amazing, resourceful, and creative guitarists ever to come out of Rock music.
     
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    As have I thought. His playing is also very passionate, in spite of the technical difficulty and wide range of instrumental colors used.
     
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    I was fortunate to get exposed to Steve Hackett's solo work back in the late 70s / early 80s, most particularly his album "Please Don't Touch!", which happen to coincide with my transformative discovery of Emerson Lake and Palmer.



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    I'm gonna havta re-educate myself, any "must hear" LP's?
     
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    Uh, and to say it...YES.

    I suggest "The Yes Album", "Fragile", and "Close to the Edge", and then listen to "Yessongs" to hear the live versions and solos.

    That's just the beginning, but it covers the essentials.

    Also Howe has a long solo career and performs with his own trio. Check out Youtube.

    Also his website:

    https://stevehowe.com/

    https://stevehowe.com/video/
     
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    Sorry for the non-Steve Howe hi-jack, but if you do decide to give Steve Hackett's album "Please Don't Touch!" a listen, the second half is where he really shines. It's as bizarre as it is beautiful.

    Strangely enough, he also has Richie Havens doing some vocals on one section! (and it really fits well too).

    Definitely worth a listen in my book, here's one of the best pieces on that album imo...




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    Have you heard the recording Hackett and Chris Squire did?

     
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