your non-metal influences?

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    What if they only like Dark Side and The Wall? I find the rest to be kind of superfluous.
     
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    ......................................different strokes i suppose but..................really???:scratch:
     
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    In no special order:
    Ravi Shankar,
    Grieg (The Peer Gynt Suit),
    Ananda Shankar
    The Moody Blues
    Jetro Thull,
    Dead Can Dance
    Al Di Meola,
    KING CRIMSON (these have to go in capital letters),
    Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Pat Metheny
    Ozric Tentacles
    ANGLAGARD
    ANEKDOTEN (on the edge to the metal scene, but they aren't metal)
    The Flower Kings (a bit cheesy, but very interesting most of the times)
    YES
    ELP
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    I guess you've got me there, Cosmo. :lol:
     
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    Bon Iver
    Tycho
    Aphex Twin
    Danny Brown
    Kendrick
    Flatbush Zombies
    Earl Sweatshirt
    Frank Ocean
    Kanye (especially his last album!!)
    Jon Gomm
    Japanese House
    Johnny Cash
    Roy Orbison


    If we're not counting punk... Bad Brains, Black Flag, DK, Danzig
     
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    A lot of good mentions in this thread so far but a lot of people also seem to have a skewed perception of what non-metal is lol.

    Anyways, here's my personal list.

    Tomas Dvorak
    Daft Punk
    The Offspring
    Bach
    Beethoven
    Penderecki
    Boston
    Perturbator
    Carpenter Brut
    Matchbox Twenty
    Little People
    MGMT
    Pink Floyd
    Explosions in the Sky
    Collapse Under the Empire
    Holdsworth
    Gambale
    Ulver
    Philip Glass
    C418
    Danny Elfman
    Blue Sky Black Death
    Biosphere
    Bohren & Der Club of Gore
    Hans Zimmer


    Honestly, for me it doesn't really matter if it's guitar related. I really enjoy movie scores and huge arrangements and things like that. I feel like that type of music there's always something to be taken away from it with each listen. Other stuff on the list up there is just relaxing or creative in general I think
     
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    Are we talking about non metal musicians that has influenced our own metal music somehow? Or are we talking about our own non metal music? Because some of these lists are very large. How is it possible to have 20 different non metal musicians influence your metal music, and at the same time draw influences from metal musicians all at the same time? I dont even have 20 influences from metal musicians let alone outside of metal.............while im writing metal!

    I think some people misread the title as " what are some of your favorite non metal musicians"?
     
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    honestly, non metal - Aesop Rock is a huge influence on me. The way he uses words just blows my mind.
     
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    works0fheart Tike Myson

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    I think you over analyzed the title a little.
     
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    Some of my earliest memories are of listening to Clapton, BB King and SRV with my dad. However, even though I love them, I can't honestly say that they influence my playing. Same with guys like Shawn Lane and Guthrie Govan. Even the non-metal bands that do influence my playing have qualities about them which themselves are influenced by heavy metal (such as Porcupine Tree, Soundgarden and Big Wreck), so the whole thing is essentially cyclical, at least as far as my playing goes.
     
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    I feel the same. Most of what I've written as of late wouldn't really be considered metal, but I pull a lot of ideas from metal. I feel like this question is hardly fair because of how much non metal I write and listen to, but a couple that spring to mind:

    Don Caballero
    Do Make Say Think
    Cloakroom
    BADBADNOTGOOD
    Delta Sleep
    Hiatus Kaiyote
    Weatherbox

    I've easily straight up purposefully ripped ideas from well over 20 musicians, let alone all the music that influences me in more subtle ways. Open yourself up to more influences, there's a pretty good chance something cool with come from it.
     
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    And Johnny! Those alabaster naked mole rats could play!

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    I guess sometimes when I write I'm drawing from a very, very small bunch of influences at once, maybe even just one band.

    Other times I stop thinking about genres and whatever and just try to write "music" and let whatever the hell has gone into my head over the years come out.

    That said, I spend a fair bit of time thinking about how to use stuff I've got from Aphex Twin or Miles Davis, or even just from studying music and reading the likes of Hal Galper, in metal composition without making "metal+a bit of some other stuff". So far this hasn't borne a lot of fruit.
     
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    I'm very influenced by blues....i love some muddy waters or Albert king....just to name a few
     
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    Hank Marvin
    Joe Satriani
    Bob Hartman
    J. S. Bach
    Matt Bellamy
     
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    I didn't mention Porcupine Tree in my post, but I should have.
     
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    Tom Petty, Days of the New, Our Lady Peace, A Perfect Circle (Billy Howerdel)
     
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    Many, if not most, of my influences aren’t metal at all. But like others have mentioned, I feel more like a non metal guy that’s been influenced by some metal bands.

    Metal: Deftones, Dir En Grey

    Non-Metal: Garbage, Lana Del Rey, Hikaru Utada, Nujabes, Windmills, Late Night Alumni, Tech N9ne, Emi Meyer.

    Lots of pop and hip hop.
     
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