Holdsworth is known for his intricate, very fast solos and the unorthodox chord changes in his compositions. He has written a book enititled Reaching for the Uncommon Chord.
His unique fluid playing has inspired musicians as Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani.
The must-hear albums, according to Radio Dupree:
UK - UK (1978, with Bill Bruford, Eddie Jobson and John Wetton)
Allan Holdsworth - I.O.U. (1982)
Allan Holdsworth - Metal Fatigue (1985)