VG247: Yes, that Jonny Greenwood. As in arguably the best guitar player of our generation. That Jonny Greenwood.
Radiohead = best they are bestestes
Whats a Radiohead?
Who is this guy and why do we care? lots of people like RDR and Ico.
Radiohead is an alternative rock band. They're pretty good imo.
Is that the group from South Park's "Scott Tennerman Must Die"?
who da f*ck cares what this a**hole thinks. is it gonna make anyone's day brighter knowing that some band member likes the same game everyone else does?
Radiohead is one of the best bands ever conceived.
I don't like Radiohead, but they are one of the few Indie bands that gives the bigshots in the music industry a huge middle finger. For that, I commend them. Plus they love Red Dead and Ico. Bubbles up to Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood (whoever that is).
I agree, Radiohead is amazing. Their songs are not meant to rock out to which is what people don't seem to understand. It's a personal taste, some people listen to hip hop so they can just chill to the beat, I listen to Radiohead and understand the feelings and emotions of each song.
Oh you didnt just say that. Radiohead are soooo good. Real music is hard to find these days.
LOL @ "arguably the best guitar player of our generation."
guitar players this generation.................... ...this generation is absolutely clueless,retarded and fvcked! Whoever wrote this STUPID articled deserves a bullet in the brain. ICO was an a pretty amazing game though.
This is definitely news, definitely
oh yeah. great news eh? how can the killzone 3 teaser trailer beating this???
"arguably the best guitar player of our generation" He plays good songs but technically they're pretty basic
Yea, their music is fantastic but defiantly not the best guitarist of our generation.
But you don't need to be the best in Radiohead. They're all about the music, not showing off. Radiohead is talent and skill, but talent > skill. Regardless, glad to hear he's enjoying RDR. It's a wonderful game.
he sucks at guitar! steve vai says hi
Frank Zappa, Hermin Li (Dragonforce) & John Pertrucci (Dream Theater) says hello mediocre emo band.
You fail so hard it's hard not to laugh. Herman Li is trash. Radiohead is not mediocre emo. Just stop listening to music please. @ Halojunkie He sucks at guitar? $10 says you've never even held one. You both should just stop listening to music.
Mitchell been a guitarist for 11 years. I'd sit around listening to shitty emo music and cutting my self too, but I'm not you...a whiny kid. And even John Mayer has more talent than every Radiohead fruit combined. I know drop d tuning turns you on...
ROFL at Hermin Li is this a joke? Just because you can thrash doesnt make you a good guitarist btw. The best guitarists play with melody and intricacy ie. Gilmour @disagrees, Something wrong with what I said? Btw I dont classe Johnny Greenwood as one of the better guitarists this gen. Radiohead is largely Thom Yorke. Without him, they wouldnt be anywhere near as big.
I've been playing for about 7 years myself Necrum, but seeing as you are classing Radiohead as emo and Herman Li as great, I've clearly got more knowledge of music in my 7 years of playing than you in your 11 and probably the next 11. And what's wrong with drop D? Oh wait, you're one of those close minded guitarists who thinks anything but standard is blasphemy. It's the music you write, not the tuning you write it in. Funny you worship Petrucci of Dream Theater, as they use drop tunings and 7 strings. GG bro.
Calling Radiohead emo means you've never really listened to the, or listen to Fake Plastic Trees and Creep and assumed, well, that's that. Not saying they're the most upbeat band ever, but the majority of their songs are dyanmic in different ways. http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... And Herman Li... technically gifted but playing really bad, cheesy songs.
"omfg steve vai is sooooo awsum he plays so emotional and he is awsum yes i can play his songz on guitar hero they are very very emotional!!!" Yeah, anyone can overuse the lydian and phrygian scales, and incorporate them into a "omfg so hardcoar" shred solo. Herman Li.. I lol'd. That guy cant sweep. I think I can sweep better. I dont even like Dragon Force. Pertrucci? Give me a break. You are clearly trolling. Thats like saying Nick Jonas is good. Pertrucci is just Nick Jonas with slightly more guitar knowledge. If I didnt know better, I think you all discover music using Guitar Hero, or maybe Rock Band, LOL.
Wow, the ignorance in this thread is astounding. Johnny Greenwood perhaps is not the most technically proficient guitar on earth, but his musicality and imagination are almost beyond compare. Listen to The Bends, then OK Computer. Two almost utterly different albums, yet they came one after the other. OK Computer started a musical revolution, it is a flawless masterpiece of an album. Th soundscapes are beautiful, every song composed and orchestrated to perfection. And they are FAR from emo, they are modern prog rock at it's best (you people have NO idea where emo comes from!!). I used to be a metal only kind of guy. Death metal was my bread and butter. I used to think anyone who couldn't knock out a massive technical riff in an awkward time signature wasn't worth my time. I loved it all from Metallica, Death, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Cynic, Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Emperor, Bodom, At the Gates... that list goes on and on. But eventually you have to grow as a musician. You can't call yourself a music lover if all you can listen to is ONE genre (metal sub-genres are still under one genre). Jazzy metal bands like Cynic will open your eyes. Bands like Radiohead will truly blow your mind once you learn to accept them. And don't stop there, get some jazz (in my case, LOTS of jazz), some classical, some prog, some hip-hop, electronica, get some kick ass drum&bass. You have no idea what you're missing by not listening to anything that doesn't "shred." And Herman Li, while technically gifted, SUCKS as a musician. He has no idea about dynamics, when to play slow or quiet or when to not play at all. If he's your yard stick by which all other are measured, you might as well score some scalar runs and arpeggios in a midi synthesizer and speed it up, because that's essentially all your listening to.
The words necessary to describe how much I care simply do not exist.
"arguably the best guitar player of our generation" lmao
Any credibility of this article dies with that statement.
It`s funny, everybody I come across who has REALLY played ICO, admits it to being their favorite game ever. I can`t blame them, it`s not even in the same league as anything else. Below: Sitting down, and actually devoting time towards the game, as opposed to watching a friend play for 5 minutes. It`s not that kind of game by any means, and it takes a different kind of appreciation towards games to get the most out of ICO.
And what is exactly is REALLY played, as opposed to fake playing? Being emotionally involved instead of just playing to finish the game as fast as possible? Just curious as to your use of words.
He means people that played it through on their own from start to finish instead of watching it at a mates place. As odd as it may sound, there are many people that only play games halfway, or look at it from a store demo, or assume things becos they watched it on youtube. This generation has many "fake" players. Even some "payed" reviewers fall into this category. Such is the internet generation these days. BTW: I loved ICO, but to me it was kinda too short. But its artistic direction was superb. Sure radiohead is a great band, but for greenwood being "best guitar player".... say wha?
I stopped reading there and didn't clicked on the link this is obviously a joke.
who is... have you even heard the stuff he wrote for the London Symphony? In my opinion he is. And I know that there are better guitar players dead/living but I feel he is the best of my gen at least.
Greenwood also put together the stellar orchestral soundtrack for the movie "There Will Be Blood." I don't know about greatest guitar player of his generation, but he is quite talented and versatile.
You not even know hendrix i know is dead but his guitar playing is alive,van halen,slash,peter clampton,beck,sambora etc etc. Hes play good but not best any of this.
That is within a decade. 2000 - 2010 is what they mean... Now I normally stick to Metal and Alt Rock, and most of the songs while good are not very guitar heavy / technical. But I might have to give that title (imo) to Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold) That said there are allot of great ones, and some far better then him still playing, but he is good. and within a generation means started within a generation of the youth. I have never really heard of this guy until just now.
im sorry when did this site become N4FCM (news for fans of crappy music)
Just curious, what do you consider "good" music?
Pretty obvious it's thrash. Great music, but I feel bad for you if you can't allow yourself to enjoy Radiohead (or anything non-metal).
Not surprise that he likes ICO. Edit:The_Zeitgeist. True. The Bends still remains my fav.
Thats awesome. Radiohead are sick!!! I like their older stuff more though. After Kid A they lost something. Their new stuff is still great though.
Amnisiac is there best... what did they lose, The Bends was really good and I listend to it for ages but Ok Computer was a there first Masterpiece. And even though I was really pissed when I first heard Kid A I can see now that it only lead to greater things + it totaly grew on me.
I think after Kid A everything sounded like Kid A. At least up until a few years ago. And the way they are now is like a watered down version of Ok Computer. If they were any other band I wouldn't be so harsh. But from a band like Radiohead I just kept expecting growth not regression.
He has good taste in games, and consoles (PS2,PS3). :)
Slash says Hi.
Is this the radio head dude off that south park episode where cartman drinks scott tinnermans tears?
yeah right. how about adam jones from tool, the lead guitarist from mars volta, buckethead. radiohead is all about thom yorke and he is making an album with flea..,.
Most of Radiohead's work is written by Yorke and Greenwood.
Bwagagagah! I like a lot of music, but Adam Jones? SERIOUSLY? He has written some of the most boring, generic riffs I've ever heard. That band only interesting member is Danny Carey.
How about the guitar player from Dredg!!! Dude is sic!! Or The two guitar players from Circa Survive. They write the most abstract melodies using basically two leads.
All of those you listed were heavily influenced by Radiohead and Jonny Greenwood's guitar work. Especially Omar Rodriguez of Mars Volta and Adam Jones of Tool. And the chances are for all you other haters, Radiohead has influenced one of your favorite modern music acts. And for those that keep quoting: "arguably the best guitar player", do you not understand the word 'ARGUABLY'?
Haha VERY well said :)
Good taste in games. Horrible taste in music. This band just gives me a headache every time it's played.
And we should give a damn why?
Because he's in the best band of our generation.
He's also a big fan of making emo music, which makes everything else redundant.
his skill wasnt so mediocre. Malmsteen, Slash, Eddie, Buckethead, Hendrix, hell even prince can outguitar this guy. Great....he likes RDR.... alot of people do. Hey maybe i should submit a story on how i like RDR and throw in some ridiculous title to ensure hits like "i am the greatest gamer alive and i like RDR."
He's a Rockstar.
Those are all fucking hardcore and classic games on that list. Never would have guessed Jonny Greenwood was a hardcore gamer.
Screw Radiohead. This guy is a great musician on his own. The score he composed for "There Will Be Blood" was fucking brilliant!
All you music lovers should watch Scotch Mist. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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