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    Default New John Sykes

    He's been promising a new solo album, even released some snippets from it about 12mths ago, but the first thing we actually get is a cover of the guy he sounds like the most. Can't have everything I guess. That unmistakable Sykes vibrato is certainly there.

    It's from a Gaz tribute album, mixed by a local guy here and it includes Daisley, Hughes, Sykes, Lukather, Morse, Lynn Turner and a bunch of others.

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    Oh man, that vibrato is unmistakable!

    Sykes sounds potent, he loved Gary.

    In the new issue of Rock Candy, Vivian Campbell, a huge Moore fan, is asked to
    pick Gary's best material.

    I was bummed that he slagged "Victims" and ignored "Corridors."
    He liked "Dirty Fingers," which is what he grew up learning to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    Oh man, that vibrato is unmistakable!

    Sykes sounds potent, he loved Gary.

    In the new issue of Rock Candy, Vivian Campbell, a huge Moore fan, is asked to
    pick Gary's best material.

    I was bummed that he slagged "Victims" and ignored "Corridors."
    He liked "Dirty Fingers," which is what he grew up learning to play.
    Thanks for that info , does the new issue of Rock Candy have Queen on the cover ?
    You may think I`m being mean but I`m really just being sarcastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by 51501984 View Post
    Thanks for that info , does the new issue of Rock Candy have Queen on the cover ?
    Yeah, that's the one!
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    The outro solo (extended version) of Gary's Still Got the Blues never fails to give me goosebumps! Lots of feel and emotion, mixed with some great technique(s). One of my top 20 guitar solos of all time, by anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    Yeah, that's the one!
    Cool thanks , my local Barnes and Noble has been getting that magazine so I`ll look for that issue
    You may think I`m being mean but I`m really just being sarcastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    The outro solo (extended version) of Gary's Still Got the Blues never fails to give me goosebumps! Lots of feel and emotion, mixed with some great technique(s). One of my top 20 guitar solos of all time, by anyone.
    This live version is really cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by 51501984 View Post
    Cool thanks , my local Barnes and Noble has been getting that magazine so I`ll look for that issue
    That's where i get mine.

    The magazine is fantastic, even better than Classic Rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    Oh man, that vibrato is unmistakable!

    Sykes sounds potent, he loved Gary.

    In the new issue of Rock Candy, Vivian Campbell, a huge Moore fan, is asked to
    pick Gary's best material.

    I was bummed that he slagged "Victims" and ignored "Corridors."
    He liked "Dirty Fingers," which is what he grew up learning to play.
    It was both of those albums which brought Gary to my attention. Seems a lot of people just don't appreciate those two disks.....
    Saw Viv late last year in his Dio Tribute band Last In Line. I was literally 10 feet away from him as he played everything so effortlessly. Just amazing. Then, saw him with Def Lep last week. Completely different. Def Lep is a walk in the park compared to his actual ability to play guitar...Viv's blues solo album is pretty cool as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    Oh man, that vibrato is unmistakable!

    Sykes sounds potent, he loved Gary.

    In the new issue of Rock Candy, Vivian Campbell, a huge Moore fan, is asked to
    pick Gary's best material.

    I was bummed that he slagged "Victims" and ignored "Corridors."
    He liked "Dirty Fingers," which is what he grew up learning to play.
    Dude you`re obviously a Gary fan , have you seen this clip ? Man he pours every ounce of his heart and soul into this

    You may think I`m being mean but I`m really just being sarcastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by 51501984 View Post
    This live version is really cool

    I've seen a few live videos on YT of the song, and even posted one on a friend's FB wall, as we both love the tune. When we used to have an apartment in the high school days, he always made me play it (the main melody) on my Ibanez Jem 777.
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