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Underrated guitar players

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DEBuckeye, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    I was listening to "The Wall" on the way to work this morning, and was reminded again what a great guitar player David Gilmour is. He's not flashy, and he doesn't play 100 miles per hour, but what he does play is awesome. Solos that are musically/melodically incredible.

    So, that got me thinking about other underrated/underappretiated guitar players.

    Alex Lifeson - Rush
    Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits, solo
    Steve Stevens - formerly w/Billy Idol
    Prince (really- check him out live)
    Brad Gilbert - played w/Night Ranger (ugh), but his best work was on Ozzy's "Speak of the Devil" album.
    Steve Morse - Dixie Dregs, solo
    Kerry Livgren - Kansas
    Robert Fripp - King Crimson
    Steve Lukather - Toto

    Others you can think of???
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2005
  2. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    George Lynch-Dokken
    Brian May-Queen
    Carlos Santana
  3. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Prince is a freak... - Music ain't exactly my thing.. but he's good...

    Are Brian May and Carlos Santana underrated? I just assumed they were right there in the elite group.
  4. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

  5. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Has he been playing window seranades for you or something?

    Lets get that over on the gay thread.
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    How the hell is he underrated when some say he's one of the top 3 guitarists of all time?
  7. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Mike McCready
  8. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    Teppei Teranishi - Thrice
  9. Sdgobucks

    Sdgobucks Pig on a wing

    You are right on, especially about Alex Lifeson. He is very underrated, come to think of it that whole band is underrated.
  10. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    I agree on Prince, talented dude.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Robert Johnson
    Joe Satriani (not crazy about his style, but good player)
    Kim Thayil

    Nigel Tufnel (his work on Big Bottom and Stonehenge was groundbreaking, and he was always just 1 louder than everyone else)
  11. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    True enough... not a bad "Mach" pianist either.... "Lick My Love Pump" is a haunting piece.

    What about Jack Black?
  12. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    Only one half of the greatest band on earth, however KG provides most of the guitar licks. "Fuck her Gently" is a masterpiece. I have been a huge fan of "The D" since way back in the HBO days.
  13. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    Steve Vai

    and I seriously second the George Lynch mention.
  14. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    G Love (W/ his band the special sauce)
    Jack Johnson
    Tim Mahoney (311)
    Bradley Nowell (Sublime)
  15. matz2

    matz2 Sheeeeeeeeeeeit!

    Johnny Greenwood - Radiohead

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