Michael Schenker is a man who has made numerous essential guitar albums with Scorpions, UFO and his own MSG. And now he’s identified what he considers required listening for guitarists. According to Music Radar:
All at once I got hit by these albums and this incredible guitar playing. I got swamped by them, and I loved it.
Schenker cites releases like Jeff Beck’s Blow by Blow, Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, and Climbing by Mountain:
‘Theme For An Imagination Western’ really knocked me out. It’s like spending two days hearing the most beautiful, creative soloing ever. The compositions are very well thought-out. But it’s Leslie West’s playing jumps out at me. His vibrato, his choice of notes, his overall sound – he’s a total master on the guitar.
Read all of Michael’s picks at MR.