Bowie Lead Guitarists: Who's Your Fave?

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  1. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident Thread Starter

    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. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

  3. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore

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

    lechiffre Forum Resident

    1. Mick Ronson

    2. Reeves Gabrels
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  5. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

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

    Bullis Forum Resident

    Reeves and SRV
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  7. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

    Houston, TX
    Mick Ronson is the correct answer (for me)
  8. dcscott

    dcscott The No More Credit Manager at the Liquor Store

    Ontario Canada
    Mr. Fripp
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  9. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    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.
  10. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

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

    OldSoul Well, I'm a lonesome schoolboy...

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

    Zach Johnson Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    Gabrels and Fripp.
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  15. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Mick Wayne. Junior's Eyes. Space Oddity.
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  16. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

  17. JulesDassin

    JulesDassin Forum Resident

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

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

    East Bay, Ca
    I want to say Fripp or Belew as they are two of my favorite guitarists but for Bowie I have to go with Ronson.
  19. 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..., 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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  20. 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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  21. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

    Irmo, SC
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
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  22. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    I've always wished he'd worked with Bill Nelson.
  23. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Bucks County, PA
    Indeed, but Bowie is only as good as his foils.
  24. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

    New York City
    I mean, Ronson obviously, but I voted for Earl Slick because I love his playing so much
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  25. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Haren, DM
    Stacey Heydon all forgotten?

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