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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3-Chord-Genius, Sep 29, 2017.
One that i always liked was Eric Bell of the early Thin Lizzy, that solo in the Rocker was incredible. To me they were never quite as good when he left the band, plus it is one solo i enjoy playing myself the most.
Plus these three in the Lynryd Skynyrd Band together playing the Freebird solo live, i think it maybe was the best version, and maybe also the best solo ever rock wise at least.
Coming from the country music side....
Those that know, know... but most overlook Willie Nelson.
It is easy not to take Rick Nielsen seriously and he certainly brought much of it on, but I think he is a great rock and roll guitarist guitarist. Robin is also known for his looks but plays very well in the supporting guitar role. Frampton also due to the image he had may not have been taken seriously but is a great player as well.
Maybe not so much not taken seriously, but definitely not appreciated by the masses as they should be: Charles Baty, Junior Watson, Hollywood Fats and Kid Ramos
He was w Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheel too, during the "Sock It to Me" period.
Thanks for Pajama People. Great guitar from both. As usual Vai could leave out 1/2 his notes and he'd be fine. Where/what is that from?
This makes me think of Guitarists who "should" be well-known who most likely are not.
Like a random player I'll note:
Youtube says it's from a "Zappa plays Zappa" DVD. DZ has been doing tours of Frank's music for a few years, only interrupted by family squabbles over rights to the music. See the Wikipedia article:
I agree Steve would do better if he left out a few choice notes, as demonstrated by our hero Dweezil, but then again I couldn't touch either one in the talent department.
Seen Dweez and the other boys and girl 3 or 4 times. The Marimba player is missed.
I think that both are highly respected by players, but maybe not by the average music fan.
Alex Chilton. Not considered a great guitarist, but should be. He could play a pretty good rock solo, and also had a surprising ability to comp, even with jazz standards...
Mike Rutherford. And to add insult to injury, he gets short shrift in discussions about great bassists, too.
Angus Young of course. The guy has some serious blues chops, Ride On is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
True! He came to be a pretty smart lead guitarist, but his real legacy in the 6/12-string world is as an imaginative and skilful rhythm player imho. A lot of early Genesis stuff is propelled along by two or three chords expertly chosen, voiced and picked by Mr Rutherford.
On bass - yup, a star there too, able to play fast, heavy, delicate, simple - whatever the song needed.
T Bone Burnett. Well known producer and a fabulous guitar player.