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#21 Posted on
    Originally posted by DJ Ran


    And I swear, speaking as a punk/ early post punk fan, only music critics care about the Minutemen. And only on lists like that.


Pffth... why hate on the minutemen?

And for the list...... i only have one thing to say: where the hell was Johnny Thunders?



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#22 Posted on
When I saw the thread title, the first name that came to my mind was Nils Lofgren-his solo stuff, or with Springsteen or Neil Young-the guy's unbelievable. I don't think he'd be high on the list, but it's surprising that he's not there at all.
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#23 Posted on
Hoo boy, my top 5

Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa, George Benson, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King. They got 2 out of the 5 at least...



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#24 Posted on
Prince should be top 5 material.

Where is Ace Frehley? He is sloppy as hell, but at least 50% of rock guitarists wouldnt have picked up an axe if not for him.

Steve Stevens should be here, as should Stanley Jordan (anybody who can play STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN on two guitars at once should get SOME love)

But, the one thing I find amusing is everybody is up in arms about Jack White being so high, but nobody mentions that fucking DUANE ALLMAN IS NUMBER TWO ON THIS LIST!
WTF?

Marty Friedman, Rick Nielson, Satriani, Vai, Bonnie Raitte (I could never spell her name) all deserve spots.
ANd John Sykes is a GOD on the axe. Such thick tone, such quick fingers, and can play a melody beautifully!

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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.75
80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids - Glad to see him on here since I thought he might be overlooked. Very important part of my favourite album of all time (Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend")

82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd - Oh Come On!!!! Top 20 at least.

Where's Trevor Rabin? I've seen a lot of "guitar gods" in my time live, and probably 35-40% of those on this list, and I've never seen anyone top him live. Truly a virtuoso on the guitar.

I'd also liked to have seen Greg Lischer of Camper Van Beethoven on here. Didn't expect him to be there, but it would have really been neat. Awesome player.



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#26 Posted on
    Originally posted by j9479

    Pffth... why hate on the minutemen?




I don't hate, I appreciate. I'm just saying, nobody really gives a damn about them, by and large.

Oh, and Nuno Bettencourt went to my high school. We were all pretty proud of that for a while, but my the time I got there, "More Than Words" had passed and my algebra teacher was giving away cassette copies of "III Sides to Every Story".

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#27 Posted on

Well, given that there were NO Country artists on the list (and Stevie Ray Vaughn is nowhere near Country) that makes it a farce at best.

Chet Atkins is top 5 at least. Jerry Reed is damn good, as is Roy Clark. There may be tens more that I can't come up with at the moment.

And where is Adrian Belew on this list? No love for the Twang Bar King?



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#28 Posted on
Gotta agree with Roy Clark. The man has, bar none, the fastest fingers I have ever seen in my life. Faster than Via, Van Halen, or any other "speed metal" guy you can name, plus he can play just a beautiful melody.
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.21


    Originally posted by canucklover
    Others I think should be lower: Jerry Garcia, The Edge (again, riffs a-plenty but little top notch lead work), BB King, Johnny Ramone, Duane Allman


DO NOT be talking smack about Johnny Ramone! He helped create the whole punk scene, people. I was alive for this! Ask Chris. He knows I'm old. Most of you only heard the Ramones in the past tense. As it was happening, they changed the face of American music. Johnny at #16 seems about right to me.



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