Bowie Lead Guitarists: Who's Your Fave?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Mother, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. applejam101

    applejam101 Humble Fan

    NYC, NY, USA
    These are all great guitarists. I chose Belew, but I could have also have gone with SRV.

    Has any other solo artist worked with some many greats over their career?
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  2. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Ronno, loved him since HS.
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  3. RockRoom

    RockRoom Experienced

    Upstate NY
    Belew and Ronson
  4. gilbert green

    gilbert green Ben Sumner

    Fripp is the man, but he only plays on, what...5 songs?

    Vote goes to the one and only Mick Ronson, who elevated Bowie's material and helped launch him into the stratosphere.

    I love Bowie's own playing on "Diamond Dogs"- texture over technique, and it's exquisite.

    Earl Skick's out of tune lead on "Stay" ALMOST ruins it for me, so I can't quite forgive him for that. He's pretty tasteless overall.
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  5. Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    Between Heroes and Scary Monsters? More than 5.
  6. gilbert green

    gilbert green Ben Sumner

    I don't think he plays on the entirety of either album...
  7. gilbert green

    gilbert green Ben Sumner

    Mick Wayne deserves a mention.
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  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The late great talanted Mick Ronson.
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  10. segue

    segue Forum Resident

    live vs recording are so different with Bowie tough call
    I like all of them
  11. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Golden Gate
    "Let's audition this guy..."

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  12. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident

    Hampshire, UK
    "Reeves Guitar... on Gabrels!"
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  13. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    Ronson...nobody else comes close
  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Accept no substitute.
    Mick Ronson
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  15. douglas mcclenaghan

    douglas mcclenaghan Forum Resident

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  16. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    Mick Ronson, for the win, seriously.
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  17. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    Mick Ronson, for me. He was so great. RIP.
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  18. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident

    It's a no brainer-RONNO
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  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I've read comparisons with Jeff Beck, but I much prefer Mick Ronson not just lead guitar wow factor, but arrangement skills as well. Let's not forget his stage skill prowess.
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  20. Solace

    Solace Forum Resident

    Brussels, Belgium
    Fripp (or Robert Fripp as he's commonly known). No question - his work on Scary Monsters is jaw-dropping. The great Ronno is a very close second, with Belew somewhat further behind in third place.
  21. RockDude4492

    RockDude4492 Forum Resident

    New York, NY
    It's gotta be Ronno. His tone (especially during the Bowie period) is otherworldly
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  22. TeddyB

    TeddyB Forum Resident

    Ronno is one of the unsung heroes of the rock era and was vital to Bowie’s success in so many ways. One of fortune’s good turns that they found each other.
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  23. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    Well, Mick certainly is sweeping the poll, which I'm not too surprised by.

    I actually came into loving Mick by his solo LP's first, Play Don't Worry and Slaughter On Tenth Avenue, then I realized his Bowie connection.
  24. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Down South
    Fripp & Mick ..
    Ade too
  25. RudolphS

    RudolphS Forum Resident

    Rio de Janeiro
    The obvious answer is Mick Ronson, but shouldn't Carlos Alomar be mentioned somewhere? He was among Bowie's most important collaborators, from the mid-70s way into the 2000s.

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