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What about Clapton??

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerard Madden [mailto:GMadden(--nospam--at)mplusl.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 1:59 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Guitar
> 
> 
> I've been out of the loop for about 2 weeks since a certain 
> internet company went bankrupt. Spent most of the morning 
> catching up on my listserver emails.
> 
> Music debates are pointless. Everyone thinks their taste is 
> the best, others are okay, and most others are complete 
> garbage. So here I go anyway ...
> 
> Here are my top ten guitar players of all time.
> 
> 10. BB King ( simple blues, but still awesome)
>  
> 9. Randy Rhodes - Ozzy Osborne' Band ( 80's pioneer) 
> 
> 8. Robert Johnson ( The blues Legend)
>  
> 7. Diamond (now called Dimebag) Darryl - Pantera (Unreal 
> speed and energy)
> 
> 6. Kirk Hammett - Metallica  (Fast, crisp, and melodic)
> 
> 5. Jimmy Hendrix - JHE ( First real electric guitar virtuoso 
> , took the instrument to new limits )
> 
> 4.  Edward Van Halen- Van Halen ( 1st Virtuoso since Page, 
> Master of double picking, technically superior and good song writer)
> 
> 3.  Slash - Guns N Roses ( Technically adept, great solos and 
> rhythms, incredibly crisp and signature tone)
> 
> 2.  Stevie Ray Vaughan - SRV  ( An amazingly talented player 
> ... blues & rock)
> 
> 1.  Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin   (More truly timeless riffs, 
> solos, and songs than anyone else. Not even a close 2nd)
> 
> All of these are subsequent to Les Paul. Not only is his 
> signature on my own guitar, not only did he invent the 
> electric guitar and over 20 studio recording techniques, but 
> he had his arm permanently set after is was broken so he 
> could continue playing guitar.
> 
> 
> The most overrated ever :
> 
> Keith Richards - Rolling Stones (had to cut off the top 
> string he was so clumsy)
> Joe Perry - Aerosmith ( Same thing over and over - terrible solos)
> Ace Freely - KISS ( One of the truly lame bands of all time - 
> very little musical talent)
> Toni Iomi - Black Sabbath ( Slow power chords that you learn 
> the 1st week before your first guitar lesson)
> Eric Clapton : A BB King rip off. Couldn't hold Page's guitar 
> bow. He's good, but not great.
> 99% of all Country & Western Singers : Their back up guys are 
> good, but I figure most of the singers hold a big jumbo sized 
> Martin Guitar just below the necks for show.
> 
> Other good players:
> 
> Richie Sambora - Bon Jovi ( good choice in a wife too)
> Don Felder : Eagles (unheralded)
> Angus Young - AC/DC  (classic rock riffs)
> Mark Knoffler - DIre Straights
> David Gilmore - Pink Floyd
> 
> 
> Technically virtuosos whose songs are terrible
> 
> Steve Vai - Formerly of David Lee Roth
> Yngwei Malmsteen - Solo  Artist
> Gary Hoey, Instrumental
> 
> Technically virtuosos whose songs are good in sporadic doses:
> 
> Joe Satriani, Instrumental  (Teacher of Kirk Hammett & Steve Vai)
> 
> 
> Candidate for Amputation so he may never pick up and strum a 
> guitar again :
> 
> Tommy Lee - Methods of Mayhem - Formerly of Motley Crue ( 
> Anyone who went to the OZZFEST last year will vouch for that)
> 
> Anyway, most of you probably aren't too fond of this brand of 
> music, but to each his own. 
> 
> AND yes . . . I use LRFD.
> 
> We need to have a baseball, football, and movie discussion 
> along the same lines fairly soon...
> 
> 
> -Gerard
> 
> 
> 
> 
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