My guitar greats

Keith Richards
Lou Reed
Neil Young
George Harrison
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Lee Mavers
Roger McGuinn
Walter Becker
David Byrne
James Honeyman-Scott
Johnny Marr
Eddie Cochran
Gene Vincent
Joe Strummer
Mick Jones
Nile Rogers
Ricky Wilson
Keith Strickland
Thurston Moore
Lee Ronaldo
And of course, me.

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We had a Best Guitarists thread a while back Lou and I put David Byrne in it... I got hammered for it.

And rightly so.

I saw Gary Moore last night. He's one of those guitarists that leaves you feeling inadequate.

He does nothing for me, I just read an interview with him in this months Guitarist magazine, seems like he has only just understood the importance of leaving 'Space' in a song, Something Gilmour is the master at.
Pity he didn't learn the lesson 20 years ago when he was trying to get as many notes as he could in the shortest time possible.

We could do an "overrated guitarists I feel the need to slag off" thread, then :lol:

I was never a fan as such, but always loved Thin Lizzy, and I really like his Back On The Streets album.

Worst Thin Lizzy guitarist has got to be John Sykes, surely.

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And rightly so.

LOL! Me and Michael know the chops, mate!

Forgot loads of others.

Townsend
Zappa
JJ Cale

Err, ah!
Django Rheinhardt!

Lou_Ranko wrote:

Err, ah!
Django Rheinhardt!

My mate wants me to put a bass part to 'Minor Swing' :?

Anyway:

Tom Morello
Jimi Hendrix
John Frusciante
Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi? im not going to 'stick the boot in' just yet, i will give you the opportunity to defend yourself first, queens bury rules and all that.
So in the words of the much underrated actor who played the Lion in 'The Wizard of Oz' 'Stick-em up, go on, stick-em up' . :lol:

Much as I fail to see the need to defend such an 'genre-inventing' icon...

It maybe he's the bassist's guitarist but anyone who can write riffs that are so atmospheric but also foot-tappingly catchy is my kind of guitarist.
I admit the solos frankly suck but for pure heavy-weight riffage the man cannot be beaten.
In short I'm not particularly judging him on technical ability but on the actual writing and musical vision of what he did. And for kicking Glam in the ass.
I won't go into too much detail as I know you like Paul (strum stum, moan, moan, strum, strum) Weller but Iommi's playing opened my eyes at an early age (about 7) to the heavier/darker sounds available to toy with, so yeah, he's one of my favourites (the name of the thread is 'My Guitar Greats' so :P )

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