Bowie Lead Guitarists: Who's Your Fave?

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  1. Mother

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    Bowie Lead Guitarists: Who's Your Fave?

    NB: The great Carlos Alomar is not included in the poll as he was essentially his crack rhythm guitarist/band leader.
     
  2. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore

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    Mick. But Earl Slick is a fave as well.
     
  3. lechiffre

    lechiffre Well-Known Member

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    1. Mick Ronson

    2. Reeves Gabrels
     
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  4. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    I voted for Bowie. His playing on Diamond Dogs is primitive yet totally effective.
     
  5. Bullis

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    Reeves and SRV
     
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  6. BryanA-HTX

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    Mick Ronson is the correct answer (for me)
     
  7. dcscott

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    Mr. Fripp
     
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  8. Chrome_Head

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    Ronno, eternally. Key to Bowie’s world-breaking early sound.

    Fripp after Ronno, though he didn’t play on a ton of Bowie’s music, it was always memorable.
     
  9. Thievius

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    Ronson, but big thumbs up to Fripp as well. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Adrian Belew
    Robert Fripp
    Reeves Gabriels
    Mick Ronson
     
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  11. I think Ronson was a better foil for Ian Hunter
     
  12. OldSoul

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    I love the playing on "Dismond Dogs" so much that I have to vote for Bowie himself.
     
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  13. Zach Johnson

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    Gabrels and Fripp.
     
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  14. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Mick Wayne. Junior's Eyes. Space Oddity.
     
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  16. JulesDassin

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    Ronno and then everybody in King Crimson .
     
  17. Instant Dharma

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    I want to say Fripp or Belew as they are two of my favorite guitarists but for Bowie I have to go with Ronson.
     
  18. Mick Ronson... such an incredible list of players I adore (Belew, Fripp, Vaughn, Slick, Alomar...), but, without a moment's hesitation... It's Mick!... All Mick!!... Mick Ronson!!!...

    Regarding the landslide results here?
    As it should be... and...
    by a nearly 6 to 1 margin over the silver medalist here (#1- Ronson 57% & #2-Fripp 10%- as I am now typing)

    Love that you highlighted Mick's next stop after Bowie- his criminally overlooked work, with the equally brilliant Ian Hunter, but...

    I wouldn't say he was a better foil... but....

    I love the best Ian Hunter/Mott like I love the best Bowie... and...

    ...while I prefer Ronson's studio album run with Bowie over his run with Hunter...

    ...live, I prefer The Hunter-Ronson Band to Mott The Hoople- everything the great Spirit of Mott (that I adored) epitomized, was even more deeply realized, with Mick Ronson...

    AND (and this is a big "AND" here, yes) I would been fine saying that, as live shows go, The Hunter-Ronson Band, at their peak, were the equal of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars, but not superior...

    ...nor Ronson superior specifically as a foil, to Hunter over Bowie... incredible that he worked with them both & ever so brilliantly so, with both of them too...
     
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  19. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Nice question, but it's Mick in a runaway. Santa Monica 72 seals the deal for me.
     
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  20. driverdrummer

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan
     
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  21. Ben Adams

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    I've always wished he'd worked with Bill Nelson.
     
  22. zphage

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    Indeed, but Bowie is only as good as his foils.
     
  23. sekaer

    sekaer Well-Known Member

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    I mean, Ronson obviously, but I voted for Earl Slick because I love his playing so much
     
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  24. footprintsinthesand

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    Stacey Heydon all forgotten?

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