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Sunday Fun Favourite Guitarists

Discussion in 'music' started by fegs, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    I'm currently working through my "Glaring Omissions" list

    Andy Gill (Gang of Four) springs to mind
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  2. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    It occurs to me that many of my favourites come in pairs
    Verlaine / Lloyd (Television)
    Cipollina / Duncan (Quicksilver)
    Jones / Leonard (Man)
    Thompson / Nicol (Fairport etc. Simon Nicol is IMO a very underrated player with great taste in how to support a song)
    Oh, and some guys called Garcia and Weir :)
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  3. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    I was thinking Jorma Kaukoen too:

    ..and Barry Melton:

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  4. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Johnny f**king Marr
    Buddy Guy
    Peter Green
    Dan Auerbach
    Kurt Vile
    Ernie Isley
    David Gilmour
    Jack White
  5. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Ah yes, I'd forgotten about jack!
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  6. Aural

    Aural Chris the Full Range fan

  7. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I mean, anyone that writes a riff that can be played on a cruise ship fog horn has to be on my list

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  8. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Johnny Guitar Watson:

  9. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    Me too.

    I have lined up Blunderbuss and Lazaretto for later.
  10. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    I've heard nothing the HLL did outside Hawkwind but he only ever seemed to have one guitar solo with them. :)
  11. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled


    Favourite living guitar player is Thurston Moore - unsurprisingly given I'm a massive SY fanboy. I doubt most people will agree but I hear a lot of Hendrix in Thurston's playing - something to do with the looseness and use of noise and distortion.

    Also adding J Mascis, my favourite guitar solo-er ever.
  12. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Mind you, I've never quite forgiven Jack and Meg for the cancelled gig at the O2!
  13. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    I agree !!
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  14. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    Some great artists already mentioned.

    I went to see Martin Taylor at the Sage, Gateshead quite a few years ago. He was in the smaller Hall Two. Just him, his guitar and some amps/speakers. Superb musicianship.

    I wish all musical venues were as good acoustically as The Sage. It was designed for that, so it should be.
  15. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Too too many...

    John Martyn for the echoplex stuff.
    Manuel Gottsching (Ash Ra Tempel, Ashra) for the electronics and the echoplex stuff.
    Steve Hillage for the echoplex stuff, the soaring leads and The Golden Vibe.
    Reg SMithies (Chameleons) for the delay stuff.
    Dave Brock for being a riff machine and making a few notes sound good in a solo (Orgone Accumulator)
    Edgar Froese for the phased / distorted lead tones.
    Marty Wilson-Piper for the jangly 12-string arpeggios.
    Roger McGuinn for teaching Marty everything he knows.
    Robert Smith for being being an underrated guitar player.
    Nick Saloman / Bevis Frond for the psych blues.
    Alex DeGrassi for the beautiful acoustic playing he does.
    Toni Iommi for heaviness.
    Derek Bailey for being so unfathomable.
    Michael Rother for Neu! Harmonia.
    Mike Oldfield for fostering my interest in guitar.
    Adrian Belew for showing me it's about the sound, not the notes.

    I'm sure there's more...
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  16. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    I'm really only an early Floyd fan, but there is no denying that David is a fine guitar player.

    Oh, and Toni Iommi too; that first Black Sabbath album has never been bettered!

    ...and I reckon that in those days, Ozzy would be up for top vocalist too!
  17. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    To fill in some gaps:

    Roger McGuinn – The Byrds (so many bands owe so much to him)

    Stephen Stills – what couldn’t he play

    Richard Treece – Help Yourself/Green Ray (an amazingly accomplished and atmospheric guitarist)

    Steve Miller – a guitarist who embraced innovation (think of those first two albums for starters)
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  18. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    Yes, seconded! The Green Ray are great, definitely recommended for melodic guitar psychedelia. RIP Richard Treece.
  19. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Jimi Hendrix
    Peter Green
    Jimmy Page
    Paul Kossoff
    Grant Green
    Kenny Burrell
    Richard Thompson
    Nic Jones
    Mark Knopfler
    Jeff Beck
  20. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

    Let’s throw Guthrie Govan into the mix...

    worthy simply for the solo on Drive Home.

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