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Most underrated guitar player in rock history...

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Posted on Mar 15, 2012 6:48:15 AM PDT
Vito Bratta from White Lion. Sure the band was semi-typical "Hair Band" from that era however, if you listen to Vito's guitar work, it was quite amazing.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 7:13:14 AM PDT
Art Franklin says:
Has anybody heard more recent stuff from Vito? Last I heard he had removed himself from the scene to care for an ailing family member but he is truly a beautiful player, with great tone and amazing phrasing.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 9:08:11 AM PDT
They once asked Jimi Hendrix how it felt to be the worlds greatest guitar player. His response was to go and ask RORY GALLAGHER. Not much else to say about that!!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 3:00:45 PM PDT
R. G. BALL says:
KIM SIMMONDS is absolutely beyond! Saw him in the 80's and he just exploded on stage. I was hooked, wish he had went on to be with FOGHAT. Man! That would have been beyond. ROD PRICE can be added to this list.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 3:12:43 PM PDT
R. G. BALL says:
Definitely GARY RICHRAFTH, he's actually one of the best I've seen! How about RICK DERRINGER? Not heard anything from him lately.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 4:51:13 AM PDT
Bill Nelson. He played guitar for a fantastic British rock group called Be Bop Deluxe from 1974-1979. Check out his best work on the band's excellent live album, "Live! In The Air Age" (1977)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 4:55:31 AM PDT
Ty Tabor is one of my favorites. Neither he or King's X gets the credit they deserve. I am also a very longtime fan of Martin Barre and Tull.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 7:56:32 AM PDT
Art Franklin says:
Yeah, Ty only got mentioned 6 times in this whole thread, which is weird because his work is often underappreciated. I LOVE his work on the Dogman album especially.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 8:46:05 AM PDT
stevign says:
Unfortunately Little Feat was never a big name band, or as popular as they should have been. Because of that I think Little Feet guitarists Lowell George and Paul Barrere have never really received the praise they so richly deserve.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 11:39:54 AM PDT
W. P. Perry says:
He did some great work with "Johnny Winter And" projects

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 11:51:50 AM PDT
W. P. Perry says:
I 2nd that. Savoy Brown is the bomb! Need to see them and add to my collection

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 12:06:00 PM PDT
W. P. Perry says:
George Benson? What's his name doing in a rock guitarist thread? I knew him as a jazz guitar titan before he made it big as a popular R&B vocalist in '76. Saw him in a small club in '75 -- solo the first night 'cause his band was hung up due to bad weather. I returned 2nd night to see him with the band. He was AMAZING -- both as guitarist and singer. Was majorly bummed when he got big and "radio-friendly" Larry Coryell. Likewise, unless I've missed these guys venture into the rock world

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 12:15:56 PM PDT
stevign says:
They were indeed great to see Live. I saw them back in '69 during their "Blue Matter" and "A Step Further" album days.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 12:30:07 PM PDT
rix says:
Some random thoughts-

Nancy Wilson-Heart
Pat Place-Bush Tetras
David Grissom-check out Joe Ely's "live at liberty lunch"
Adrien Belew-anyone who makes his guitar sound like an elephant is cool by me!
Phil Manzanara-that solo from "Jealous Guy" still makes me cry
Stevie Gaines-Lynyrd Skynyrd
And I adore Robbie Robertson-taste and tone, and never one note that's not necessary.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 2:02:24 PM PDT
Evan says:
Peter Green and Eric Clapton

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 2:13:23 PM PDT
stevign says:
Peter Green yes, Clapton no. Matter of fact, Clapton is often "over" rated.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 5:24:27 PM PDT
W. P. Perry says:
Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't recall any mention of WISHBONE ASH.

Andy Powell and Ted Turner

I've heard 'of' this band since my high-school days in the early `70s but somehow never heard them on the radio, a friend's, or a party though do recall seeing the album Wishbone Ash

But just the other day, I was sent a link to this concert

and I can boldly say they are the BEST CLASSIC ROCK BAND I'VE NEVER HEARD --- UNTIL NOW!! Why they aren't as well known as well as those "other" British rockers -- and I'm talking Zeppelin, Tull, Floyd, Stones, Who, Beatles, Kinks, Yes ... they're THAT great --- is a mystery to me. So, if you like those bands I just mentioned, you can't not love WISHBONE ASH!

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 5:53:05 PM PDT
I thought we were talking underrated - Most of the players on the above lists are well-known guitar gods.
1. Todd Rundgren
2. Andy McCoy (Hanoi Rocks)
3. Gary Myrick
4. Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy)
5. Bruce Springsteen. Yes, Bruce. Listen to Darkness On the Edge of Town.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 8:38:11 PM PDT
I've always preferred Wishbone Ash with Andy Powell and Laurie Wisefield on guitar. I particularly liked the "New England" album and totally disliked the "Front Page News" album. I also received concert footage of Wishbone Ash from Wolfgang's Vault. It was from 1976, a gig in San Francisco. It featured Powell & Wisefield on guitar, no Ted Turner. Andy Powell, Ted Turner and Laurie Wisefield were all incredibly talented guitarists who have never received the credit they deserve. Totally underrated and under appreciated.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 9:41:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 10, 2012 9:45:18 PM PDT
W. P. Perry says:
Thank you for feedback. I suppose I should have only mentioned Andy Powell since he's the only constant in the band -- though whomever's been opposite him has to be great but I cited Ted Turner since he's on the first 2 albums I've sampled so far. [MANY in between will take time to check out].

The latest album _ Elegant Stealth _ samples sound great and mostly 5-star reviews here. I'm excited to see the latest incarnation of this band just two weeks from today! I will check out New England/Front Page News (looks like a twofer)

Not just under-rated guitarists here ... a tragically UNDER-RATED BAND!

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 11:49:55 PM PDT
Evan says:
Others include:

Peter Frampton
Lindsay Buckingham
Louie Shelton

Posted on Apr 10, 2012 11:51:34 PM PDT
Evan says:

Richard West of the Tremeloes

He opened my ears the time I saw him live with the band. Crucial to the sound that is better known as vocal harmonies.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 4:43:58 AM PDT
Evan says:
Peter Green
Jeff Beck
Carlos Santana ...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 11, 2012 7:50:08 AM PDT
stevign says:

I must be misunderstanding you. You're not honestly saying Peter Green, Jeff Beck and Carlos Santana are "under" rated are you?
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Posted on Apr 11, 2012 10:47:49 AM PDT
NJB says:
Brian Jones
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