Harold Papineau - Lead Guitar



Harold plays a Gibson SG Guitar (Nezzy) and a Gibson Blueshawk (Mel) run through an all Tube Crate 50 watt Vintage Club head into a 4 x 12 Marshall Cab.  On the floor sits a Digitech RP200 peddle board into a Danelectro Dan-Echo Analog delay and a Dunlop Model 95Q Crybaby.


Musical Influences:

The Beatles above all, including the solo works of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison.  Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Who and Eric Clapton.  As for guitarists who have been very influential to my playing style, I'd have to go with Jimmy Page first and foremost.  But Ritchie Blackmore, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, David Gilmour and Steve Howe have also made quite a mark on me.


What are you listening to now?

Lots.  I'm constantly going through new CD's daily.  Right now I'm concentrating on the Mars Volta's "Frances The Mute" and the Alan Parson's Project's "I Robot".  Tomorrow it will be something completely different.


Any recommendations?
Oh man, way too many to list.  For Music, I guess I'll start with the entire catalogue of the Beatles, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.  The later Who years (from Tommy to Who Are You), Neil Young (69-81 and 89-Present), Yes (69-74) and Paul McCartney (70-76).  Some other albums I'd recommend are Paul McCartney's 1997 album "Flaming Pie", The Flaming Lip's "Soft Bulletin" and "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots", Bright Eyes' "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning", Big Star's "#1 Record", Brian Wilson's "Smile", The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds", The Alan Parson's Project's "Tales Of Mystery and Imagination", ELO's "Eldorado", Neil Young's "Greendale", Spirit's "Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus", any Cake album, Frank Sinatra's "Live at the Sands", Jeff Beck's "Blow by Blow", John Coltrane's "Giant Steps", The Soundtrack of our Lives' "Behind The Music".....and the list keeps going.  I have over 1500 CDs, so you can only imagine how much I listen to music!

With movies I have the same problem, but I'll just mention one; "Primer", it's a short independent film about time travel that's really good.


Books:  "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran is an excellent read, as is "The Science and Art Of The Living Being" by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and "The Brother's Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoevsky.  I'd also recommend Plato's "The Apology" and Albert Camus' "The Desert".


Television:  I don't recommend watching much T.V., but if you must, then I'd say go with the O.C.


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