Most underrated sideman

pypa

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My vote goes to Alex Lifeson from Rush. Geddy and Neal were the icing to his cake. They had a great run, but in the end, Geddy couldn't sing and Neal couldn't play like the athlete aliens they were at 25. But Alex kept right on playing fantastically. I might even argue he got better in the later albums. I can't say much for the song writing then, but the playing was fantastic and I say he held that band together for the past 15 years.

I also have to give it up to Johnny Marr. I thought he was the best thing about the Smiths, and that's saying a lot.
 

teletimetx

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the use of underrated is not cancelled, it's just overrated.

How about just really good sidemen?

Jesse Ed Davis, his stint with Taj Mahal.

Elliott Easton with Cars

David Lindley with Jackson Browne

Buddy Whittington with that English guy

Larry Carlton with everybody, including your mom

Ricky Skaggs
 

mindlobster

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Back in the day...it's kind of insulting to call them 'sidemen', but Nugent's original band - Davis, Grange, St Holmes. I met St Holmes at a work thing and lost my mind, even after so many years later.
 




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