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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. Sounds Good

    Sounds Good Tele-Holic

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    Oct 2, 2017
    Luton UK
    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.

     
  2. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    Coming from the country music side....

    Those that know, know... but most overlook Willie Nelson.
     
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  3. rave

    rave Tele-Holic

    517
    Jun 17, 2011
    Los Angeles
    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.





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  4. Tony Forman

    Tony Forman Tele-Meister

    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
     
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  5. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    He was w Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheel too, during the "Sock It to Me" period.
     
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  6. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    edvard
    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?
     
  7. MDent77

    MDent77 Tele-Holic

    966
    Jun 13, 2016
    New England

    This makes me think of Guitarists who "should" be well-known who most likely are not.

    Like a random player I'll note:
    Mike Keneally


     
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  8. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

    853
    May 15, 2016
    Bremerton, WA
    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:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zappa_Plays_Zappa

    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.
     
  9. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    Seen Dweez and the other boys and girl 3 or 4 times. The Marimba player is missed.
     
  10. Zeonoid

    Zeonoid Tele-Holic

    548
    Dec 17, 2008
    Slovakia, EU
    Graham Coxon
     

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  11. CharlieO

    CharlieO Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Sarasota, FL
    I think that both are highly respected by players, but maybe not by the average music fan.
     
  12. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
  13. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 29, 2011
    Philadelphia
    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...

     
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  14. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

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    52
    Mar 23, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    Mike Rutherford. And to add insult to injury, he gets short shrift in discussions about great bassists, too.
     
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  15. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Afflicted

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    May 1, 2017
    Denver, CO
    Angus Young of course. The guy has some serious blues chops, Ride On is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
     
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  16. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    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.
     
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  17. CapnCrunch

    CapnCrunch Friend of Leo's

    Jan 7, 2011
    Washington, USA
    T Bone Burnett. Well known producer and a fabulous guitar player.
     
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  18. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Holic

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    May 30, 2017
    Silicon Valley, CA
    I like many periods of FZ and have MK's first two CDs. He's an example of someone mixing accessible stuff with ridiculous technical facility and compositional blibbity-blop and for some reason it just does not resonate with me as much as I'd like to think it would or should. Another thing is probably that in my old age I'm gravitating towards simpler stuff that I can actually play, rather than always listening to intense stuff that will always be out of reach.
     
  19. harold h

    harold h Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2004
  20. Norris Vulcan

    Norris Vulcan Tele-Meister

    Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols.

    Tightest, on-the-money rhythm playing.
    The "Classic Albums" programme on "Never Mind The Bollocks..." has some interesting sections isolating his playing, and the doubling of parts that he did.

    Live he had to make up from some very patchy or non-exixstant bass from Sid.

    Never acclaimed as a serious player, but his influence reaches far and wide to this day.

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