Guitar players and horn sections

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do you like horn sections in rock

  1. No way. Rock is guitar music and I only rock

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  2. Rarely - a sax solo is OK but that's it.

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  3. I liked flute when Tull did it

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  4. Sometimes, but not often

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  5. I don't care it's the tune that matters

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  6. Yeah, the more brass the better!

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  7. I like it in other music like funk, soul, etc. but I'd rather hear guitars in rock

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  1. davidKOS

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    On the Terry Kath thread, the issue of horn sections has come up, as in some folks like them and others really do not.

    Now, there are many types of horn sections, from a New Orleans street band to polka bands, from James Brown to Count Basie, and even Sly had some trumpet!

    There's no right or wrong on this thread, so here goes:
     
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  2. Guitarmageddon

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    Where's the choice for 'yes, more horns all the time"?? :p
     
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    It's like anything else, if it fits the song then ok, otherwise I'm not a fan. Sax normally sounds good....horns not always.
     
  4. montemerrick

    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    i love horns. love playing with horns. i didn't know there was a horns aren't rock music contingent, but then again, should've figured...
     
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    Wow, you guys are fast!
     
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    "
    Yeah, the more brass the better!"

    is now an option
     
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    BTW, I always wondered if the whole idea of a guitar with an overdriven amp was influenced by those early rock and jump blues tenor solos with that great fuzzy growling tone?
     
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    I love horns. In rock, yes. Or country, blues.

    Cake, with trumpets.

    That one Pink Floyd song with Rick Wright on trombone. And that sax on Money...!


    David Bowie's Fame has tasty horns.

    Huey Lewis, great horns.

    Amy winehouse, awesome horns.

    BB King, Johnny Cash, and the Beatles...
     
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    Brass Bonanza!!

     
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    In small doses but depending more so on the song, does it fit?
     
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    Steely Dan did quite a bit , sounded great.
     
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    I prefer it in funk and soul.

    I dont prefer it with Bruce Springsteen at all. Yuck.

    Otherwise I think horns are AOK!
     
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    Are you seriously firing Clarence!?!?!?! Wow tough room!
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    I could never stand his playing or his tone.

    Been a Charlie Parker and jazz fan forever.
     
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    If it fits the song and sounds great, why not?
     
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    That's a great point. Wah was originally intended for trumpets, so it seems plausible. Guitar distortion does provide some of the same textures as sax, or overblown horns. But there's a separate evolution, coming from live shows and trying to just get louder.
     
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