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    50 greatest guitar players evah: good stuff

    click on the thumbs for some live action. no jerry, no trey. wassup with that?
    http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2010/...ists-ever.html

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    Not so sure about that list. George Harrison better then Jimi Hendrix, bb king, Jimmie page, carlos santana, and stevie ray. I think not

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    No Steve Howe but they put Johnny Marr and Jack White in there? At least they gave Joe Pass his due...

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    I'd love to know the criteria used in making the rankings; hard to fathom how they put Julian so much higher than Andres.

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    as a former journalist who was required to make lists all the time, it's easy to forget that there's a great deal of subjectivity in them. it also boils down to how many people are involved in making the list (i.e. was it one writer's list or a list by committee?).

    that said, where the hell was Adrian Belew?
    what about Standley Jordan?

    i know there's some others I can't think of at the moment, but the main thrust behind a list is to spark discussion (and plus they are easy to whip up and then they generate tons of comments/pageviews).
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    No Roy Buchanan or Al Di Meola???
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    The Edge at 14? Hendrix not in the top 20? you have to be shitting me

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    I don't even read these "greatest ever" lists anymore.

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    Un-fucking-believable. 20 guys ahead of Hendrix? Unpossible. I try not to pay attention to these things, but curiosity got the better of me.

    Robert Johnson not on the list? ROBERT FUCKING JOHNSON????

    Robert Quine, too. Maybe they have something against people named Robert.
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    yea these lists are almost always crap.
    i did scan for folks i thought would be overlooked like richard thompson, leo kottke, john fahey, curt kirkwood. only curt was missing here, and his omission might be more acceptable if guys like jack white (fercrissakes!) weren't included...and sorry but edge wouldn't be anywhere near the list but for advancements in digital signal processing and the fact that his band blows so hard (as in blowhard)...and zappa could only get in by the hair of his teeth.

    like i said

    what about that dude from duran duran??




    but seriously: where are james blood ulmer, steve hackett, steve morse?
    and yes, belew is a glaring omission!
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    Eric Clapton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy View Post
    Eric Clapton?
    he's number 9.

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    I like Johnny Marr and all, but higher than Les Paul? Les fucking Paul at 32 on that list? Without him half of the guys on that page would be pumping gas with Blurred.


    Hendrix should be in the top 5.


    Woops, hey all of us armchair critics, list is alphabetical. I kind of wondered how Duane Alman was number 1.
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    Dumpy is a genius.

    Or the rest of us are just idiots.

    Either way, they should've assigned Hendrix codename Aardvark so he could be first. And leaving Robert Johnson off is still stupid.
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    Knopfler didn't crack the top 50... am I alone on this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki View Post
    Dumpy is a genius.

    Or the rest of us are just idiots.

    Either way, they should've assigned Hendrix codename Aardvark so he could be first. And leaving Robert Johnson off is still stupid.
    haha...allman to zappa.
    i'm sure i would have noticed that too if i weren't trying to run out the door while checking out the thread and list

    good one dumpy.

    and jeez no todd rundgren either.

    edit : or marc ribot
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    okay, to their credit LAT did state "listed alphabetically" in the first sentence of the piece, but the layout totally emphasizes numerical categorization, so it's confusing from a graphic standpoint.

    they should have just listed them alphabetically and not included numbers of any kind (then again they may have done the overt number thing to create more buzz (i.e. "controversy").

    again, it's only a list.

    heck, we should come up with the TGR Music Maggots Top 50 Guitarists list...

    I nominate the following:

    Adrian Belew
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    Saw Kenny Wayne Shepperd play outdoors in SLC on Sunday night (only 4 tracks before severe lightning canceled the rest of it). That dude should be destined for somebody's list. Damn tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    Knopfler didn't crack the top 50... am I alone on this one?
    Definitely an ommission. Knopfler is someone I would drive many miles to see.
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    Knopfler obvious miss
    Dickie Betts ditto
    In order to properly convert this thread to a polyasshat thread to more fully enrage the liberal left frequenting here...... (insert latest democratic blunder of your choice).

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    I can't tell you how many times I have watched that Randy Rhodes video. He was fucking awesome.

    I think the best video of the bunch as far as showing each artist at their best is SRV's Texas Flood. He must have done a ton of coke before that show because he blew that shit up.

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    ^^ yea i got to see him on the first couple of ozzy tours...tragic death of a young monster talent.

    a couple more glaring omissions came to mind today:
    bill frisell
    nels cline

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    Bill Frisell changed jazz guitar more than anyone else in the last fifty years. Seems like every new player is copping his sound. Definite omission.

    Also, I saw Dave Rawlings (with Gillian Welch, natch) last night, and I'd nominate him. Very underrated/unnoticed picker, probably because their vocals are so amazing no one's paying attention to the guitar.

    The only one on the list that I don't get: Tom Morello. Dude knows how to use a whammy pedal, but otherwise, I don't really see him as a major talent or innovator. Maybe it's just me.
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    Am I the only one thinking Robert Randolph should be on that list?
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    Lindsey Buckingham?

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