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Most underrated guitar player in rock history...

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Posted on Jun 13, 2012 1:52:51 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 13, 2012 7:09:50 PM PDT
Apparently, this discussion has gone from "Most Underrated Guitarists", to "Greatest Guitarists". Look up the meaning of the word UNDERRATED, folks.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 11:27:24 AM PDT
For You says:
un·der·rate   /ˌʌndərˈre=8;t/ Show Spelled[uhn-der-reyt] Show IPA
verb (used with object), un·der·rat·ed, un·der·rat·ing.
to rate or evaluate too low; underestimate.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 6:33:11 PM PDT
George John says:
Ike Turner. Great, underrated guitarist. Jimi Hendrix at his best was almost as good as Ike. And how many others on the list were also stormin' piano players? He even influenced Little Richard!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 6:54:44 PM PDT
Fischman says:
If you want a guy who can shred six strings as well as 88, check out tony MacAlpine. He can lay out the neo-classical speed metal shred like Malmsteen, only faster and far more musical, with actual hooks and melodies, then turn around and drop Chopin's most challenging etude like it was Chopsticks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 7:06:28 PM PDT
stevign says:

Great dexterity.......boring solo. Shredders often opt for quantity over quality.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 7:47:53 PM PDT
Fischman says:
Sure, and the link you grabbed may be evidence of that. However, Tony can generate both. The "Edge of Insanity" disc has some great music, not just fast music. There are real songs on that disc. His follow-up "Maximum Security," which I actually like a bit less, is very highly regarded among many of the worlds top rock guitarists.

So there be no mistake, while I think highly of Tony and acknowledge him as the better of the shred generation, I don't think he's anywhere near "the most underrated . . . " As good a shredder as he is, that's pretty much where he remains and the guitarists I previously listed as "most underrated" are fare more versatile. Although he did branch out into progressive metal in Planet X with Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinien

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 8:33:27 PM PDT
stevign says:
Thanks for the link, that's a bit better. Thanks for the info as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 8:28:13 AM PDT
Great call. "Spectrum" from Billy Cobham has to be my favorite album with Tommy Bolin even though it is a Billy Cobham album. Of course one of Allan Holdsworths best moments is with the Tony Williams Lifetime albums "Believe It" and "Million Dollar Legs." To hear those great guitarists surrounded by other great musicians and to play the way they did with them really made their talent show big on these albums. Great moments in Fusion.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2013 5:55:35 PM PST
pebecker says:
I absolutely agree about Ed Wynne. He is incredibly good.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2013 4:48:06 AM PST
Snoo says:

Yes he is !!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2013 6:24:21 PM PDT
R. Brehm says:
GE Smith way good, virtually no mention. Look what he has done and it is amazing. Try listening to live performances of SLN and Hall and Oates.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2013 6:37:22 PM PDT
R. U got bro GE could make ur dream come true!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2013 7:14:50 PM PDT
stevign says:
R. U got bro GE? Is that Pig Latin?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2013 7:47:29 PM PDT
Tony Sac says:
Clueless. Go listen to some blues rock. Of course he can't sing a lick, not the question. NEXT!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2013 8:09:35 PM PDT
Tony Sac says:
Amen brother. We have forgiven lesser talents for bigger crimes so why no love for the creator of rock'n'roll. Ike be the MAN!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2013 8:37:32 PM PDT
stevign says:
So what "is" the question?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2013 7:30:23 PM PDT
B.E.R.T. says:
Richard Thompson

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2013 7:38:03 PM PDT
MyRidesHere says:
He's the man...acoustic,electric,singing ,songwriting,soundtracks and great all around guy...this man is a guitarists guitar player extraordinaire...he might be outta the underrated category least in my neck of the woods..

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 1:35:54 AM PDT
Nothintosay says:
Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2013 12:24:21 PM PDT
Nobody is answering you?

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 12:25:02 PM PDT
Joe Walsh

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 12:37:58 PM PDT
B. rogers says:
Brian May.

Incredibly underrated songwriter, as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2013 7:00:17 AM PDT
stevign says:
Nope. I assume he just meant it as an insult instead of something that made sense.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2013 7:31:22 AM PDT
stevign says:
I just samples Tony MacAlpine: Edge of Insanity (Full Album) on youtube. As a guitarist myself I must admit to being jealous that I can't run the scales at 90 mph like he can but I don't find any of the songs compelling.....even if he played them at 1/2 speed. Shredding, no matter the genre, always sounds like musical masturbation on a guitar and meant to impress little girls and wannabe teen guitarists.

I know that sounds harsh but the upside is, it's just one man's opinion and I doubt Tony will lose any sleep over one less fan. I do like some of Joe Satriani's work though, I even put together a compilation and enjoy it. Over all I find Satriani's Surfing With the Alien a far better album and the songs much more compelling.

The main difference, for me at least, is how Joe constructs his songs. I wish I could explain it better but I don't know enough about the inner workings of music writing to do so.
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