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Guitarists who aren't taken seriously but deserve to be.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    My entry: C.C. DeVille. Whatever you think of Poison or his use of hairspray and makeup, etc., listen to the solo to "Nothing But a Good Time". It's perfect. Or pretty much any other cheesy Poison song he played on - his solos are perfect. Not perfect as in technically flawless, but perfect in that they enhance the song without getting in the way, and you could hum along to them.
  2. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    Martin Barre-Jethro Tull , I have more teenage memories catching every Tull concert that came to Vancouver , yet you never hear anything about him, definately a kick-a$$ player!
  3. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    Maury Muelheisen (check my spelling) -- listen to Jim Croce and you will hear Maury. Nothing ever mind blowing but some of the rhythm parts are beautiful.
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  4. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    ^ Both great guitarists, but I was aiming more for guitarists who for one reason or another are/were kinda ridiculed and looked at as a joke, but are really quite good.
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  5. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

    Nov 28, 2006
  6. telecastertodd

    telecastertodd Tele-Meister

    Dec 9, 2015
    Way out West
    I agree. Saw Poison a few years ago and was really impressed with the show and with CC especially.

    It seems like he takes time to craft his solos. Live, they sounded mostly spot on to the album tracks. They have a nice melodic quality, I think.

    I'd offer up Matthias Jabs of the Scorpions to this list, although I don't think it's that he's not taken seriously as much as its just that Scorpions aren't a new, up and coming band any more (hair metal establishment, I guess?). His melodies fit right into the pocket of a song.
  7. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2016
    estados unidos
    Glen Buxton from Alice Cooper comes to mind
  8. Modman68

    Modman68 Tele-Holic

    Mar 27, 2011
    La mesa
    Berton Averre, lead guitarist from The Knack.
  9. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Aug 17, 2012
    The Edge. Often ridiculed in the shred-infested eighties, but if you try to learn his stuff you'll quickly discover just how precise your execution and timing has to be to pull it off without everything turning to mush.
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  10. BadMojo

    BadMojo Tele-Meister

    Sep 17, 2017
    Unknown Hinson.. this guy got some chops.

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  11. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jul 2, 2015
  12. Maxwell Street

    Maxwell Street Friend of Leo's

    Feb 18, 2009
    chicago usa
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  13. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    I think the quintessential answer to this question would be Frank Zappa.
  14. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Apr 21, 2016
    Stand Up and Benefit were two great albums. I saw them in 1970 around that time and they were fantastic.
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  15. jimmytheshoe

    jimmytheshoe Tele-Meister

    Aug 1, 2017
    My vibe from your post is guitarists that don't get respect because they are not shredders/jazzists/metal gods ala Vai/Pass/EVH.

    My 2cents.

    Peter Buck/REM
    The Edge/U2
    James Honeyman Scott and/or Robbie McIntosh/Pretenders
    Pete Anderson/Dwight Yoakum
    Scott Gorham/Thin Lizzy
    Carl Perkins
    George Harrison

    ALL of these guys plus a bunch of the usual suspects influenced me to strive harder even though I can honestly say I've failed :)

    EDIT.....Bruce Cockburn who still amazes me constantly even though I know I will never be able to play ANY of his songs note for note
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  16. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
    John Lennon. Really gritty rhythm player.
  17. chiefline

    chiefline Tele-Holic

    Mar 18, 2014
    new jersey
    Yeah i think he's the most ridiculed player i can think of and also the most original and inventive on the list
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  18. Blue

    Blue Tele-Holic

    Jun 15, 2008
    Glen Campbell RIP.

    Mike Campbell.
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  19. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Zal Cleminson...The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

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