Favourite Guitar Players: NOT a "who's the best" thread.

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Bob Mould (of old)
Robin Guthrie
That guy from MBV
Ira Kaplan, when he lets rip

seconded all ^^

stephen, Sunday, 1 June 2008 17:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also, Ronnie Montrose

Bill Magill, Monday, 2 June 2008 20:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

I was thinking of posting Bo Diddley here just yesterday...(I know he's been mentioned before)...

also: David Gedge, James Honeyman-Scott and Richard Hawley (who I just heard explaining the great man on BBC).

2for25, Monday, 2 June 2008 21:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

here's an article on my friend and bandmate Ava Mendoza: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/ava-mendoza

she's awesome

Dominique, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 22:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Ash Bowie and Dave Brylawski!!

Evan, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 05:04 (five years ago) Permalink

lately: Nels Cline, Jenn Wasner (of Wye Oak), Lewis Pesacov (of Fool's Gold and Foreign Born)

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Not the 'best' but my recent favourite has really been Mark Kozelek.


caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:23 (five years ago) Permalink

kozelek can do cool classical guitar/complex acoustic fingerpicking stuff really well but also has, imo, a really unique way of playing electric guitar. maybe it's as much about the guitar tone as any actual technique, but the guitars on the more sprawling RHP/SKM songs (Make Like Paper, Between Days, Salvador Sanchez, Lily & Parrots, The Light, Tonight the Sky) is pure fucking heaven. sounds like little else out there aside from Neil Young/Crazy Horse

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Steven R. Smith, Roy Montgomery, Carl Hultgren, Dylan Carlson, Dave Pierce (or is it Pearce?), Fripp as played for Eno, etc.

Matt M., Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:26 (five years ago) Permalink

though if there's some band that has the same satisfying guitar crunch as "Make Like Paper" and i don't know about them please let me know

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:27 (five years ago) Permalink

my all-time fave guitar playing might be Bill Frisell on the first disc of "East/West". his backing is also phenomenal, but I could listen to him set the heavens ablaze on "Shenandoah" with no backing for all eternity

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 15:32 (five years ago) Permalink

lately Peter Lang

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Folks should go check out some Ava Mendoza, she really is a phenomenal player (I hadn't heard much to be honest, but checked out a bunch of stuff recently and was really into it).

Second Ash and Dave of Polvo, love them to death.

Another recent discovery for me is Chris Forsyth, whose album "Paranoid Cat" kinda blew me away.

Not mentioned yet: Tom Carter. His playing on the recent Charalambides record "Exile" is stunning.

(love lots of the other stuff everyone else in this thread has mentioned of course)

grandavis, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Guys I like listening to who never pop up on those stupid lists: Mick Ralphs, Mark Farner, Uli Roth, Jerry Garcia, Deniz Tek, Catfish Collins, Robertson/Gorham, Tommy Bolin, Buck Dharma

― Bill Magill, Friday, May 30, 2008 10:21 AM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink


One Way Ticket on the 1277 Express (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Roy Montgomery seconded. I've gotten into that dude lately in a major way.

the endless white snow has never felt more textile (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Adrian Belew's broken-fax solos on that live Talking Heads in Rome film.

Eric Clapton Unplugged taught me about phrasing and touch when I was 15 and learning to play on a borrowed classical guitar.

Alex Lifeson's evil fuzz tone on early Rush, though I find most of his solos plotless.

SongOfSam, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 18:14 (five years ago) Permalink

David Sylvian playing a lead guitar, really?
― iago g., Sunday, 1 June 2008 02:40 (3 years ago)

i think david sylvian played some nice stuff on Propaganda's A secret wish

Dr X O'Skeleton, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Earnest Beauvine from Jon Wayne

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Victor Jara.

Colin Newman + Bruce Gilbert.

collardio gelatinous, Thursday, 3 May 2012 05:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Johnny Marr. No one else comes close.

Bryan, Thursday, 3 May 2012 05:50 (five years ago) Permalink

right now Buck Dharma (and he may BE the best too)

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Johnny Marr. No one else comes close.

Marr had aspirations to be a professional football player, and was approached by Nottingham Forest and had trials with Manchester City (which he supports). In an interview with FourFourTwo magazine, Marr said "I was good enough for City, but they didn't follow up because I was probably the only player out there wearing eyeliner."[citation needed]

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Thursday, 3 May 2012 18:00 (five years ago) Permalink

was listening to this show yesterday and um YES www.wolfgangsvault.com/link-wray/concerts/record-plant-september-25-1974.html

tylerw, Thursday, 3 May 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

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