Einsturzende Neubauten have been getting a lot of love in here recently and I'd like to talk about another great artist who is hugely underrated. While guitarists like John 5 and Steve Vai show a huge amount of technical proficiency, artist Rowland S. Howard is an innovator on guitar makes an infamous use of bizarre chord changes and strange scales.
Rowland S. Howard (24 October 1959 – 30 December 2009) was an Australian rock musician, guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with the post-punk group The Birthday Party and his subsequent solo career.
Rowland S. Howard:
Shut Me Down:
Personal note: Before Rowland died my wife caught his last concert in which he coughed blood into a tissue and threw it into the crowd (we still have this tissue), she also had tickets to another show he was about to do but unfortunately he died and we still have this ticket as well. Nice bit of rock memorabilia. :)