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Philly Q

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Guitarists you just don't get!
« on: October 24, 2011, 10:20:21 PM »
Picking up a (potentially) interesting discussion from the "Joe Bonamassa playing Rory's Strat" thread....

Who are the guitarists you don't "get"?  Maybe you can appreciate they're skilled or talented, but they just don't float your personal boat?

A few that spring randomly to mind for me (from diverse genres):

Slash
John Mayer
Ronnie Wood
John McLaughlin
Steve Howe (although I haven't listened to a massive amount of Yes, to be fair)
Doug Aldrich
Ry Cooder

I could start going on about various shredders, but I'm not really thinking about whether people are technically amazing or not.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 10:23:42 PM »
SRV
Bellamy
Hammett
and
Bonamassa himself :)
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 10:32:23 PM »
Picking up a (potentially) interesting discussion from the "Joe Bonamassa playing Rory's Strat" thread....

Who are the guitarists you don't "get"?  Maybe you can appreciate they're skilled or talented, but they just don't float your personal boat?

A few that spring randomly to mind for me (from diverse genres):

Slash
John Mayer
Ronnie Wood
John McLaughlin
Steve Howe (although I haven't listened to a massive amount of Yes, to be fair)
Doug Aldrich
Ry Cooder
PhilX
I could start going on about various shredders, but I'm not really thinking about whether people are technically amazing or not.

Fixed. Also, Charlie Hunter.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 10:39:29 PM »
Slash
John Mayer
Bellamy
Hammett

....Vai....

and I guess anyone born after 1960....
It wasn't a mistake, it was chromaticism, I swear.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 10:45:13 PM »

PhilX


Fixed.

 :lol: :lol:

Fair point. 

But that's more of a personal thing.  I couldn't really give a sh!t about his playing, although he's obviously good.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 10:48:21 PM »
Simon Bradley
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 10:48:55 PM »
Sonny Landreth

Technically great but ... ugh, horrible music.

And everyone on Philly's list with the exception of Ry Cooder.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 10:50:52 PM »
Controversial one here ... Jimmy Page. Horrible sloppy playing, zero tone, nothing special at all.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 10:56:15 PM »
just imagining what this thread would decend into on most other guitar forums  :D
It wasn't a mistake, it was chromaticism, I swear.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011, 10:57:10 PM »
Controversial one here ... Jimmy Page. Horrible sloppy playing, zero tone, nothing special at all.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 11:13:35 PM »
Allan Holdsworth
Allman Brothers (beside I really like Lynyrd, I think AB have very good musicians, but boring on most songs...)
Kerry King & Jeff Hanneman ( + Dave Mustaine, Kirk Hammet, Scott Ian and most thrashers)
Vai, Eric Johnson...
Matthew Bellamy (beside "Uprising")
David Gilmour (same as Allman B)
John Petrucci... He plays weaker than my 7 years old sister would... Somebody need to tell him to play like a man)
Perhaps Rory Gallagher, I didn't listen much of his songs but the ones I listened didn't make me wish listen more... Perhaps I should go take a try again as there are lots of fans...
Van Halen - he is really good, but not much love for VH songs, although I like his solos a lot...

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 11:39:55 PM »
Simon Bradley

:lol:

I've said it on here several times - Jeff Beck.  Total and utter arse music to my ears.  Somewhere Over The Rainbow on Jools Holland is a particularly memorable box of cr@p.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2011, 11:44:22 PM »
Jimi Hendrix.

There, I said it. Now you can really flame me. I don't like his music one bit.

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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2011, 12:15:47 AM »
Simon Bradley

:lol:

I've said it on here several times - Jeff Beck.  Total and utter arse music to my ears.  Somewhere Over The Rainbow on Jools Holland is a particularly memorable box of cr@p.

Yeah that was awful.

I've stopped getting excited about guitarists, I notice songs rather than playing nowadays, can't think the last time I though "Christ he can play" other than when watching folk by themselves on youtube and stuff.

I suppose I don't get the fuss with most classic rock players outwith the Stones, Pink Floyd and Sabbath.
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Re: Guitarists you just don't get!
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2011, 12:17:35 AM »
I'm more interested in seeing what people say on this thread than getting into debates.  But there are some.... surprising.... nominations so far!  :lol:
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