Underrated guitarists

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MHS3, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer Well-Known Member

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    Pierre Bensusan doesn't get mentioned much.
     
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  2. bamaaudio

    bamaaudio Forum Resident

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    Billy Corgan. A lot of people weren't aware that his playing was the driving sound behind the music since he was branded more as a frontman/singer than guitarist.
     
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  3. NekoM

    NekoM Forum Resident

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    John McGeoch’s guitar on Into The Light from the Siouxsie and the Banshees album Juju is amazing, so many people don’t even hear it until I point it out and listen to it for the entire track - reaction every time is Wow. It just contorts and weaves through the track, it sounds like it’s going through chorus, distortion and echo pedals.
     
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  4. Drumaniac - R

    Drumaniac - R Forum Resident

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    Steve Stevens
     
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  5. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

    Sex Lies And Master Tapes Gaulois réfractaire

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    Rory Block (amazing acoustic blues artist)
     
  6. healter skealter

    healter skealter Mullered

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    James McCartney, sadly condemned to be forever overshadowed by his illustrious pater - who, ironically, was never much of a guitarist himself. Life can be so cruel!
     
  7. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    I really dig Kurt Vile's stylings. It's so much different than the minor and modal thing that I always went for. He has a way of making a 10 minute tune not sound tiring.
     
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  8. DVEric

    DVEric Satirical Intellectual

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  9. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

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    Richie Sambora
     
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  10. George the Cat

    George the Cat Forum Resident

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    My favourite guitarist, thanks for giving him a mention.
     
  11. Invisible Man

    Invisible Man Forum Resident

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    Anyone who plays guitar knows that's horse manure. Add him to the underrated list, apparently.
     
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  12. Frip

    Frip Forum Resident

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    Think it's fair to say that he's highly regarded among guitarists, though, rather than underrated.
     
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  13. Invisible Man

    Invisible Man Forum Resident

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    While we're at it, add John Lennon who is seldom mentioned but was an excellent guitarist.
     
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  14. Invisible Man

    Invisible Man Forum Resident

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    On Lennon's lead guitar:
     
  15. RaceBannon

    RaceBannon Forum Resident

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    1. Mike Holmes IQ
    2. Andy Latimer Camel
    3. Steve Rothery Marillion
    4. Daniel Riddle--King Black Acid
    5. Alan Holdsworth--Soft Machine, Gong, UK, Bill Bruford band, solo (RIP)

    (numbers are not rankings btw)
     
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  16. RaceBannon

    RaceBannon Forum Resident

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    If anything, OVERrated. Imo.
     
  17. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

    Sex Lies And Master Tapes Gaulois réfractaire

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    Nantes, France
  18. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

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    Kim Simmonds wasn't in Foghat. He was only one that didn't leave Savoy Brown to form Foghat.
     
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    John Fell Forum Survivor

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  20. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

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  21. barnabyjames1

    barnabyjames1 Forum Resident

    Here's a couple more:

    Steve Lynch
    George Lynch
    Warren DeMartini
    Elliot Easton
    Steve Stevens
     
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  22. MadcapLaughs79

    MadcapLaughs79 Well-Known Member

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  23. paligap

    paligap Active Member

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    William Reid - Jesus and Mary Chain - criminally underrated
    Robin Simon - Ultravox and Magazine
    Ed King - Strawberry Alarm Clock and Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Stanley Jordan
    Ricky Gardiner - Bowie(Low)
     
  24. Muggles

    Muggles Forum Resident

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    Brooklyn
    Robert Quine was the first guitarist that came to mind. I’ve been listening to Destiny Street Complete lately.
     
  25. 22 ziggies

    22 ziggies Forum Resident

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    Hamburg germany

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