Who's your favorite #2 guy?

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  1. RevMike

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    I mean 2nd guitarist. Or doesn't really have to be guitar. Maybe keys or multi instrumentalist/utility guy in a band?

    The person who stays somewhat in the shadow of the more well known band members, does his thing...and just friggin' kills it.

    For me it'd be:

    Ronnie Wood
    John Paul Jones
    Nils Lofgren

    Who can we add to this list???
     
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    Off hand, Andy Fairweather Low is near the top of my list, especially due to his work with EC over the years.
     
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    Malcom Young. Sure Angus has all the flashy licks and the schoolboy gimmick. But Malcom held down the rhythm and in my opinion is the better of the two.
     
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    Mitch Mitchell
     
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    One who comes to mind is Tommy Shannon laying down a very solid bass line against SRVs slash and burn guitar style back in the hey day of Double Trouble.
     
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    Good call.
     
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    Brad Whitford.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I've been fan of the band for ages, only recently realized what a truly MONSTER player that guy is.
     
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    Jack Pearson!
     
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    Pair him with another great second guy*, and you get a couple excellent albums:

    * I don't think it's a coincidence that the only Ted Nugent stuff I really dig on all that much is with Derek in the lineup
     
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    Mike Mills of R.E.M. Love his backing vocals.
     
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    Don't forget his apprenticeship with Johnny Winter
     
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    +1 more for Malcolm Young - the first that came to mind. He rocks!
     
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    Rick Derringer with the brothers Winter. Holy crap, Batman -- That dude can play!
     
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    Ronnie Wood

    Would Dicky Betts count?

    Andy Fairweather Low has always been a good pairing with Clapton

    Malcolm Young

    Bob Weir

    Stone Gossard plays some cool stuff in pearl jam even though most people think of Mike McCready as the one who plays the solos.
     
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    * Rick Derringer added some great support with people like, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Steely Dan, etc.

    * Bill Payne was a great foil for Lowell George

    * Chris Squire...guitarists, drummers, keyboardists & singers, came & went, but his bass playing & vocals were the anchor!
     
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    Another vote for Malcolm Young.

    Also agree with Brad Whitford. Nothing against Joe Perry, but IMO Brad is the better half. Joe has the notoriety and maybe the coolness factor, but Brad keeps it together
     
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