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  • #31
    I always liked the album 'Centrifugal Funk' with Garsed and Gambale.

    It's ridiculous but great at the same time.


    • #32
      Originally posted by Ultrahighgain

      I've been looking for that album for years.

      I found it in a dingy used record store in the south hills of Pittsburgh about 7 or 8 years ago. It's the ONLY place I'd ever seen it, and grabbed it right up. It cost me a whole $3 or so.

      Surely there are some copies floating around somewhere...I just don't know where.
      My guitar books (and website) are currently unavailable. Please listen to some MUZAK while you wait.

      If you don't *yet* own a


      • #33
        They sell it on Ebay all the time at a reasonable price.

        I personally like the Tritone Facination more for guitar. Powers of Ten is half classical piano. He has a CD Powers of Ten Live which is very easy to find. It's sold on

        There are four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done!


        • #34
          Wonderful player, one of the best ever.


          • #36
            The sneaky pete vid is one of my all time fave videos that I've got off the net. It's far beyond awesome.
            Our eyes met, and I was stunned. It was too difficult to retract my buttocks into the car so the only thing I could do as we drove by was wave and yell “Hi Joe!!” - Steve Vai


            • #37
              Thanks for starting this Yngtchie. You'd think with a name like mine I would have showed up much earlier. Oh well, better late than never.

              I remember sometime during Shawn's final days, I read a post about how it wasn't important that he be able to continue making music, so long as his health could be maintained and that he had given us "enough music to last a lifetime". When I reflect on this, I realize that Shawn didn't just give "enough" quantity-wise, but used his immense talents to cover so much musical ground in his works.

              With that in mind, I think most people on this thread treasure his Powers of Ten album and I only hope that its detractors realize that he has plenty more to offer in other musical styles.

              A true genius who I wish I'd met.


              • #38
                Originally posted by listen2Lane
                Thanks for starting this Yngtchie. You'd think with a name like mine I would have showed up much earlier. Oh well, better late than never.
                Indeed. Really glad you're here, helping us keeping Shawn's music alive.


                • #39
                  I don't remember who said this but "Thankyou for your contributions to Western Music, Shawn Lane".

                  Indeed, thankyou for being true to your music and blowing my mind with your unlimited musical capiblities
                  Blue Ibanez 540R LTD
                  Black Ibanez 540R
                  Red JS-700
                  Red MIM Fender Tele
                  Red ESP LTD H307
                  Martin D-28
                  Peavey 5150 Orange Tolex FJA clarity + mid sweep
                  Mesa Boogie chrome face Dual Recto
                  Mesa 2x12 black
                  Avatar 4x12 orange hellatone 60s + g12-t75 x pattern
                  Line 6 PODXT live



                  • #40
                    I picked up Powers of Ten at Video Game Exchange for a lil over $3. Top notch stuff. How'd he die, anyways?



                    • #41
                      Shawn was quite the amazing musician.
                      Originally posted by Brian Krashpad

                      Actually they're more a mauve.

                      And they're vertical blinds.


                      If you are reading this, you are the chosen one. Paypal me 20 dollars for more information.

                      Originally posted by Maxguitarhero

                      ehh, looks like an asian chick.

                      i say nay.

                      Last edited by TheWickydOrange on 01-25-2002 at 01:30 AM


                      • #42
                        Hmmm, so now Lion Music has released two albums in tribute to Shawn. The big question for me is whether Shawn's family will get any of the proceedings from the sales, which it doesn't look like they do.

                        Also, who the hell are all these guitarists???

                        01. ALEX MASI - ...AND THE WIND CRIES SHAWN
                        02. PATRIK CARLSSON - T-ZONE RHYTM
                        03. STEPHAN FORTE


                        • #43
                          I've looked for his stuff the last few trips to the local Best Buy store or other CD stores here and no one seems to carry his stuff...What genre should I be looking in? Rock? Blues? Jazz??

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                          • #44
                            Originally posted by hbk 4ever DX
                            I picked up Powers of Ten at Video Game Exchange for a lil over $3. Top notch stuff. How'd he die, anyways?




                            • #45
                              I've not heard or seen the Lane tribute on
                              Lion Music but the one I'm involved in will be on
                              Reward Records with all of the proceeds going to
                              Lane's family.

                              My understanding is that there will be some
                              name players, one to look for is John Erickson of
                              the Minneapolis fusion band, Whoopgnash.

                              My own contribution was written much like
                              Shawn did his writing and I wrote it right after
                              I heard he passed so he was very much on my
                              music projects are now available online at