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  1. #14
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    Yngwie Malmsteen, Jake E. Lee, Vito Brata, pretty much all of your 80's Rock God guitar players. How come nobody does a guitar solo anymore? I mean the new bands shred but no real solo's. Think Randy Rhoads doing "Mr. Crowley" that's what I miss the most.
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    All what you guy's said, Carlos #1 in my book, but I saw Kenny Wayne Shepard at Amherst a while back with B.B. King. Kenny blew me away, we were sitting just behind the sound engineer with no more than 400 people, it literally brought me to tears, and that doesn't happen to me!

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    I'm sitting here listening to "Jacobs Ladder" by Rush and I gotta say that Alex Lifeson doesn't get the props he deserves. He can make a guitar sing with the best of them.
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    How about the guy who played with Huey Lewis?

    Other names I have not seen: Phill Keagy, Mark Nopfler and Brian Sestzer (not sure of spelling of last names).

    Also there was this little guy who played with the Daniel Amos Band (Christian rock).

    "Jacob's Ladder by Rush", is that the same song as "Jacob's Ladder by Huey Lewis and the News"?

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    This is a list compiled by Rolling stone. Duane Allman is one of my favorites can't beleive I forgot him.

    1Jimi Hendrix
    2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
    3 B.B. King
    4 Eric Clapton
    5 Robert Johnson
    6 Chuck Berry
    7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
    8 Ry Cooder
    9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
    10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
    11Kirk Hammett of Metallica
    12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
    13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
    14 Jeff Beck
    15 Carlos Santana
    16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
    17 Jack White of the White Stripes
    18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
    19 Richard Thompson
    20 James Burton
    21 George Harrison
    22 Mike Bloomfield
    23 Warren Haynes
    24 The Edge of U2
    25 Freddy King
    26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
    27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
    28 Stephen Stills
    29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges
    30 Buddy Guy
    31 Dick Dale
    32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
    33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
    35 John Fahey
    36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
    37 Bo Diddley
    38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
    39 Brian May of Queen
    40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
    41 Clarence White of the Byrds
    42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson
    43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
    44 Scotty Moore
    45 Frank Zappa
    46 Les Paul
    47 T-Bone Walker
    48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
    49 John McLaughlin
    50 Pete Townshend
    51 Paul Kossoff of Free
    52 Lou Reed
    53 Mickey Baker
    54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
    55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
    56 Tom Verlaine of Television
    57 Roy Buchanan
    58 Dickey Betts
    59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
    61 Ike Turner
    62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
    63 Danny Gatton
    64 Mick Ronson
    65 Hubert Sumlin
    66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
    67 Link Wray
    68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
    69 Steve Howe of Yes
    70 Eddie Van Halen
    71 Lightnin' Hopkins
    72 Joni Mitchell
    73 Trey Anastasio of Phish
    74 Johnny Winter
    75 Adam Jones of Tool
    76 Ali Farka Toure
    77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
    78 Robbie Robertson of the Band
    79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
    80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
    81 Derek Trucks
    82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
    83 Neil Young
    84 Eddie Cochran
    85 Randy Rhoads
    86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
    87 Joan Jett
    88 Dave Davies of the Kinks
    89 D. Boon of the Minutemen
    90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
    91 Robby Krieger of the Doors
    92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
    94 Bert Jansch
    95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
    96 Angus Young of AC/DC
    97 Robert Randolph
    98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
    99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
    100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

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    They forgot Steve Miller

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    Not sure about that list.

    There's a lot of mediocre musicians on there, and a lot of killer ones that aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midhvac View Post
    Not sure about that list.

    There's a lot of mediocre musicians on there, and a lot of killer ones that aren't.

    Well it was just Rolling Stone, what do you expect.

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    Jacob's Ladder by Rush", is that the same song as "Jacob's Ladder by Huey Lewis and the News"?



    Not even close.
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    For the record, Kansas' guitarists were Kerry Livgrin (not sure I spelled that correctly) and Rich Williams. Kerry did most of the impressive guitar work as well as being the main songwriter for the band.

    For me, there is Alex Lifeson and then everyone else. Hard to think of another who has as many textures and sounds as he does. But our favorites always depend on the backdrop that they play in front of.

    Guitarists like Satch and Malmstien are somewhat impressive in a show-offy and pretentious way. If they only made music.
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    As a longtime guitarist, there's only one thing that really floats my boat with the ones I listen to, and it's that sound that sends a shiver up your spine and gives you goosebumps when you hear it. I don't care what kind of crazy makeup or outfits they have on, and while lightning fast playing speed is somewhat impressive, it just ain't that big of a deal.

    Clapton's a perfect example of an old school guitarist who has the speed but doesn't *need* it to impress you.

    Terry Kath with Chicago was another one.

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    I don't think I've ever mentioned Eddie Van Halen here.

    The man is the greatest, still is, just saw him a few days ago.
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    John Abercrombie, in his early years with a band called Stark Reality.

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