Re: Shawn Lane
I can understand what you're saying Jim, there is quite a range of stuff to dig through, and it's all quite different. PoT and Tri-Tone are probably the most "straight-ahead" albums he did (although they are very different from each other), and they are probably the most easily digestible to most of the people here on Jemsite. Later on he started getting into Indian and Pakistan music styles, and then he got even deeper into those styles and played full-on Indian music! At first it was strange to me, but gradually I grew to really like some of those albums. There's a time and a place for them, and I have to be in the right mood to listen, but I do enjoy the change from traditional Western music sometimes. It's refreshing to hear the electric guitar being played in that kind of situation.
As I said, I can understand why some people won't like those as much as the straight-ahead stuff, but do give them a chance to grow on you if you can ever get to hear them.
There's one more SL album I haven't heard, it's one he did with Hellborg and Sipe called Temporal Analogues of Paradise. I need to buy that soon.
Wade: Thanks for the link. I kept meaning to register there. I used to be a lurker but I just registered now.