Adrian Belew

Biography

An immensely creative player, Belew can coax the oddest sounds from a guitar, making elephant roars and swooping whammy dives sound as natural as a fleet-fingered blues lick. His Stratocaster wails are an extension of Jimi Hendrix's playing, taking psychedelic freedom to the next level. As a studio musician Belew adds a personal voice, which becomes an integral part of a session, evidenced on recordings by King Crimson, David Bowie, the Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, Nine Inch Nails and many more. On his own albums, Belew started out quite experimental, eventually returning to his roots, writing poppy songs with a strong Beatles influence.
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