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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:46 am 
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I never knew that Kurt Cobain was a guitar player... Wonder what position Bill Clinton would get on a list over the 100 best sax players in the world.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:24 pm 
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1 jimi hendrix
2 eric clapton
3 jimmy page
4 keith richards
5 jeff beck
6 bb king
7 chuck berry
8 eddie van halen
9 duane allman
10 pete townshend
11 george harrison
12 stevie ray vaughan
13 albert king
14 david gilmour
15 freddy king
16 derek trucks
17 neil young
18 les paul
19 james burton
20 carlos santana
21chet atkins
22 frank zappa


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87 joan jett


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:14 pm 
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Wow, that's just what the Santana fans said on the Santana forum.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:31 pm 
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Suterb mentioned this list on page 2 but it's in the old format and garbled.
It's a list that tells people about notable guitarists in different categories rather than putting them in a "best of" list.

suterb [on page 2] wrote:
Here's the GP list I mentioned:

Founding Fathers:
Chet Atkins
Chuck Berry
Big Bill Broonzy
Charlie Christian
Dick Dale
Bo Diddley
Robert Johnson
Les Paul
Django Reinhardt
Andres Segovia
Merle Travis

Fallen Heroes:
Duane Allman
Kurt Cobain
Jimi Hendrix
Randy Rhoads
Stevie Ray Vaughan

The British Giants:
Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton
George Harrison & John Lennon
Jimmy Page
Keith Richards
Pete Townshend
Nigel Tufnel

Rockabilly:
James Burton
Cliff Gallup
Scotty Moore
Brian Setzer

Virtuosos:
Ritchie Blackmore
Al Di Meola
Danny Gatton
Allan Holdsworth
Eric Johnson
Yngwie Malmsteen
John McLaughlin
Steve Morse
Uli Jon Roth
Joe Satriani
Steve Vai
Eddie Van Halen

They Might Be Giants:
Trey Anastasio
Jerry Cantrell
Billy Corgan
Dimebag Darrell
Charlie Hunter
Dave Matthews
Tom Morello
Kim Thayil

Lords of Hard Rock:
Ace Frehley
James Hetfield & Kirk Hammett
Tony Iommi
Joe Perry & Brad Whitford
Slash
Angus & Malcolm Young

Jazzmen:
Lenny Breau
Freddie Green
Jim Hall
Pat Metheny
Wes Montgomery
Johnny Smith

Progressive Rockers:
Robert Fripp
David Gilmour
Steve Howe
Alex Lifeson
Brian May

The Traditionalists:
Dickey Betts
Peter Buck
John Fogerty
Roger McGuinn
Richard Thompson
Neil Young

The Bluesmen:
Reverend Gary Davis
Buddy Guy
John Lee Hooker
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Albert King
B.B. King
Freddie King
Hubert Sumlin
T-Bone Walker
Muddy Waters

Country Gentlemen:
Jimmy Bryant
Albert Lee
Brent Mason
Clarence White

Space Cadets:
Syd Barrett
Jerry Garcia
Robby Krieger
Carlos Santana

Free Radicals:
The Edge
Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo
Bob Mould
Lou Reed

Visionaries & Madmen:
Billy Gibbons
Sonny Sharrock
Link Wray
Frank Zappa

Punk & Disorderly:
Ron Asheton
Steve Jones
Johnny Ramone
Johnny Thunders

Unplugged Heroes:
Michael Hedges
Leo Kottke
Joni Mitchell
John Renbourn
Doc Watson

The Three Funkateers:
Steve Cropper
Eddie Hazel
Jimmy Nolen

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:27 pm 
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If people were really paying attention they would recognize that Eddie Hazel's best guitar playing was on Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts, NOT Maggot Brain.

And another thing, Eddie Van Halen is NOT a virtuoso.

And where is John Etheridge?

Also, on the above punk list.....no Greg Ginn?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:49 pm 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
If people were really paying attention they would recognize that Eddie Hazel's best guitar playing was on Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts, NOT Maggot Brain.

And another thing, Eddie Van Halen is NOT a virtuoso. He can't even play blues.

And where is John Etheridge?

Also, on the above punk list.....no Greg Ginn? Have you not heard Black Flag's later records? That guitar work was sick.

IMO most virtuosos can't play blues. I've seen Vai, Satriani, Eric Johnson, and others put into a kind of blues jam type of situation (G3 anybody) and it just sort of comes off as wanking. No feeling, no soul, no restraint. Not that I don't like those guys but they can't play the blues for shit.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:13 am 
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KillUgly2 wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
If people were really paying attention they would recognize that Eddie Hazel's best guitar playing was on Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts, NOT Maggot Brain.

And another thing, Eddie Van Halen is NOT a virtuoso. He can't even play blues.

And where is John Etheridge?

Also, on the above punk list.....no Greg Ginn? Have you not heard Black Flag's later records? That guitar work was sick.

IMO most virtuosos can't play blues. I've seen Vai, Satriani, Eric Johnson, and others put into a kind of blues jam type of situation (G3 anybody) and it just sort of comes off as wanking. No feeling, no soul, no restraint. Not that I don't like those guys but they can't play the blues for shit.

Amen brother,hallaluya,saints be praised,uh huh uh huh.Someone else noticed.I am not alone! 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:17 pm 
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I'm not saying I agree with the list, but here are the voters*:

trey anastasio, dan auerbach (the black keys), brian bell (weezer), ritchie backmore (deep purple), carl broemel (my morning jacket), james burton, jerry cantrell (alice in chains), gary clark jr., billy corgan, steve cropper, dave davies (the kinks), anthony decurtis (contributing editor, rolling stone), tom delonge (blink-182), rick derringer, luther dickinson (north mississippi allstars), elliot easton (the cars), melissa etheridge, don felder (the eagles), david ficke (senior writer, rolling stone), peter guralnick (author), kirk hammett (metallica), albert hammond jr. (the strokes), warren haynes (the allman brothers band), brian hiatt (senior writer, rolling stone), david hidalgo (los lobos), jim james (my morning jacket), lenny kravitz, robby krieger (the doors), jon landau (manager), alex lifeson (rush), nils lofgren (the e street band), mick mars (mötley crüe), doug martsch (built to spill), j mascis (dinosaur jr.), brian may, mike mccready (pearl jam), roger mcguinn (the byrds), scotty moore, thurston moore (sonic youth), tom morello, dave mustaine (megadeth), brendan o’brien (producer), joe perry, vernon reid (living colour), robbie robertson, rich robinson (the black crowes), carlos santana, kenny wayne shepherd, marnie stern, stephen stills, andy summers, mick taylor, susan tedeschi, vieux farka touré, derek trucks, eddie van halen, joe walsh, nancy wilson (heart)

quite a few guitar players.

*copied from the rolling stone website

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:46 am 
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trey anastasio said some really nice things about zappa in the profile, he called zappas guitar solos "Soul music". :)
But still...He sould trade place with the turd keith richards.


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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
KillUgly2 wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
If people were really paying attention they would recognize that Eddie Hazel's best guitar playing was on Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts, NOT Maggot Brain.

And another thing, Eddie Van Halen is NOT a virtuoso. He can't even play blues.

And where is John Etheridge?

Also, on the above punk list.....no Greg Ginn? Have you not heard Black Flag's later records? That guitar work was sick.

IMO most virtuosos can't play blues. I've seen Vai, Satriani, Eric Johnson, and others put into a kind of blues jam type of situation (G3 anybody) and it just sort of comes off as wanking. No feeling, no soul, no restraint. Not that I don't like those guys but they can't play the blues for shit.

Amen brother,hallaluya,saints be praised,uh huh uh huh.Someone else noticed.I am not alone! 8)


A few years ago George Thorogood was on a double bill with Santana, George and the Destroyers were fantastic, Santana was fantastic, Then a showered and shaved leisure suit wearing George returned to the stage to duet with Carlos, what followed can only be discribed a long slow 10 to 12 minute train wreck, at one stage the band just stopped playing, leaving them both to it, what a mess this was towards the end of the tour, but it was as if these guys had never jammed together, maybe thier guitar styles were just too different to work, I'll never forget it.


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^ I saw the J.Geils Band & BlueOC at a 'Day on the Green' concert in Oakland.The last act being J.Geils.They came back on for the encore with 'suprise' guest Peter Framton.This is the year of Framton '76,back when he came alive. So there he is,(he was so cute in a Punky Meadows kinda way,all the girls and some little boys too,creamed the're panties in unison upon seeing him) standing there and the band breaks into the Kansas City riff and apparently this was to much for PF and they morphed into I Saw Here Standing There,into Long Tall Sally,Stand By Me,Blueberry Hill,Toottie Fruity and back into Kansas City.He was lamely trying to get into it,but by this time he looked helpless,bad,like the guy couldn't tune a guitar bad,but he's sorta handed a 'solo' and he just lost it,grabs a mike,says sorry equipment problems (monitor) and left to an ovation.(at no time did his big smile leave his face) J.Geils finished Kansas City in a smoky,bluesy,yet lit fuse kinda way.I really liked that version,after Framton left that is. 8)

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1974 I snuck into a Rory Gallagher sound check at the old Wellington town hall, and the only place Rory could play and hear himself was behind an large biege accoustic panel hidden from the audience. That night I was interested to see cottonwool in his ears and the monitor seemed to be up full blast massive performance at the absolute limits of the 1974 NZ technology and hall.
A concert i'll never forget for all the right reasons


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