modern slide guitar music
March 3, 2007 10:26 PM   Subscribe

For a friend: I'm looking for modern rock songs that feature slide guitar. Think "I Want to be the Boy" by the White Stripes.
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Queens of the Stone Age did a lot of creepy slide ambience on their new album, and Muse uses one on occasion ("Hate This and I'll Love You").
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 11:06 PM on March 3, 2007

White Zombie – More Human Than Human
Aerosmith – Rag Doll
Joe Satriani – Champagne
Metallica – Devil's Dance
posted by Khalad at 11:13 PM on March 3, 2007

Actually, Khalad's onto something. Metallica's Load and Reload albums have slide guitar on about half the songs.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 11:58 PM on March 3, 2007

Chris Fry of Magenta uses a slide quite a bit, notably on the title track of the "I'm Alive" EP.
posted by No Mutant Enemy at 2:36 AM on March 4, 2007

Coldplay uses slide a lot. A friend had the DVD and I was surprised at how often the lead riffs are done with a slide. I think the lead part to don't panic is slide.

STP' s big empty has slide.

Loser by beck
posted by magikker at 2:56 AM on March 4, 2007

Derek Trucks Band. Derek Trucks is an awesome slide guitarist. If you put his name into Google you will get a lot of links to slide guitar music.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 6:50 AM on March 4, 2007

Seconding Derek Trucks - saw him live, he's unbelievable. Also, try Robert Randolph and the Family Band.
posted by jbickers at 7:04 AM on March 4, 2007

Slash used one on GnR's "Welcome to the Jungle". Depeche Mode used it (I believe) on "Personal Jesus".

David Eugene Edwards uses one fairly often (for example here), and so does (or did) Rowland S. Howard, at least post-Crime&tCS.
posted by Martin E. at 7:17 AM on March 4, 2007

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Aberdeen

Can't remember if the rest of his stuff has slide in or not.
posted by cmyk at 8:10 AM on March 4, 2007

Stereolab - Captain Easychord
Smog - Feather by Feather
Neko Case - Hex
Beck - Loser, The Golden Age, Side of the Road
Devendra Banhart - When the Sun Shone on Vetiver
Palace - New Partner, Gulf Shores
posted by hydrophonic at 9:12 AM on March 4, 2007

Fountain And Fairfax by The Afghan Whigs .. actually most of their stuff is heavy on the slide.
posted by afx114 at 9:40 AM on March 4, 2007

Simple Kid - Lil King Kong
Simple Kid - Staring At The Sun
Beck - Emergency Exit
anything by Ben Harper
posted by kersplunk at 9:53 AM on March 4, 2007

The new Applies in Stereo single, Energy, has a slide solo.

Lots of recent indie pop and folk pop and alt country and what have you uses pedal steel and such, but I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for.
posted by ludwig_van at 10:50 AM on March 4, 2007

Tom Wait's Lowdown on the "Brawlers" disc of the Orphans set has a slide solo used to very similar effect as that White Stripes song.
posted by dong_resin at 11:12 AM on March 4, 2007

posted by dong_resin at 11:12 AM on March 4, 2007

Judith by A Perfect Circle
posted by swordfishtrombones at 12:10 PM on March 4, 2007

Rocco DeLuca & The Burden?
posted by cebailey at 12:30 PM on March 4, 2007

Mogwai - "Acid Food"
The Afghan Whigs - "Slide Song"
posted by puritycontrol at 1:09 PM on March 4, 2007

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
posted by comatose at 1:35 PM on March 4, 2007

Breeders - "No Aloha"
Bedhead - "Roman Candle"
posted by sad_otter at 10:13 PM on March 4, 2007

Doug Martsch plays a ton of slide guitar on his solo album, it's not all rock, but it is a fantastic album.
posted by soplerfo at 4:19 AM on March 5, 2007

Ben Harper - Ground On Down.
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har at 6:00 AM on March 5, 2007

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