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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2007 6:23:27 PM PDT
You forgot the best guitarist of them all, Rory Gallagher!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2007 6:35:17 PM PDT
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stevign says:
The Walrus:

I totally I saw hendrix twice, the 1st time, sometime early 70's, at the Denver Pop Festival. Everybody was there, Johnny Winter, Frank Zappa, Hendrix, and after the crowd tore down the fence seperating us from the band stand in the middle of the stadium, everbody's eyes (I was standing next to Zappa) were transfixed on what we new was the "master". All the musicians were in the crowd with their mouths' hanging open. I could see it in Zappa's eyes, and he was a pretty arrogant dude.

The next time (2yrs. later) Madison, Wisconsin he just phoned it in. Don't get me wrong, he was good, but in Denver, it was like the man was talkin' with God.

Has anyone mentioned Albert Lee from Heads, Hands & Feet?
The man is quick, says something in his solos, and has a damn good voice.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2007 6:49:50 PM PDT
stevign says:
to JEFFREY B. LANE:
I love the end of RORY GALLAGHER'S shows when he would smash the watermelons with a big hammer!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2007 7:50:21 PM PDT
outlawguy says:
how about dave mason

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2007 9:24:21 PM PDT
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stevign says:
to OUTLAWGUY:

What about it? All I know is that he was a great tunesmith, and unlike STEVIE WINWOOD, I thought he was a GREAT addition to TRAFFIC! I bought a solo album of his, back in the day, called "ALONE TOGETHER". If your not just look'in to bang your head on a six foot MARSHALL AMP, it's a must have! The album "might" be considered more pop than rock, but what a beautiful mix of melodies and rhythm.
I don't think he was ever thought of as a strong lead guitarist though.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 8:52:45 AM PDT
K. Meyers says:
My pick for most underrated...

I don't want any laughs, but Jody Davis of the Newsboys. Dude is freakin' amazing, but since the Boys are a "Christian" band he never gets the recognition he deserves. Too bad.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 9:49:22 AM PDT
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A. Zeiler says:
How about these overlooked greats?
Mike Bloomfield - the first Butterfield Album, a classic wore out one copy on vinyl and bought another
Sonny Landreth - all the Goners stuff and his own tunes
Waddy Wachtel - Warren Zevon work and Fleetwood Mac stuff
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter check out "Bodhisattva" by Steely Dan
I agree with the Rory Gallagher post, very tasty

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 10:17:23 AM PDT
outlawguy says:
i cant argue with that.hes not mike bloomfirld or roy buchanan but i think he plays with great feeling.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 11:11:15 AM PDT
icedog409 says:
Lindsey Buckingham, hands down. He is without peer except for maybe Nils Lofgrin, Clapton and Prince

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 11:29:57 AM PDT
C. Jaycox says:
one mention of ira kaplan confirms that the correct answer is him

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 3:26:09 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 6:39:00 PM PDT
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stevign says:
to SQUIRE;

I remember someone way back when, telling me they read an interview with JOHN MAYALL, and he thought the best AMERICAN band at the time was the FLOCK!!! So much for the opinion (real or rumour) of musicians! lol

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 6:54:52 PM PDT
Very true...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 7:09:00 PM PDT
I agree and he is a good student of master Fripp...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 8:02:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 1, 2007 8:09:36 PM PDT
Underrated by whom? There are many great guitarist who are underrated and unknown by the general public, who are given due adulation by their peers and music jouranlists. My votes are for:
Richard Thompson
Gary Lucas
Tony Rice (technically, not rock, but bluegrass.)
Ian Moore
Leo Kottke
Marc Ribot (backed up Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Joe Henry and others)
Danny Gatton
Robert Fripp
Adrian Belew
Alvin Youngblood Hart (technically, a blues artist)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 8:50:23 PM PDT
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stevign says:
to DAVID;

I get what your saying but, Leo Kottke? Maybe not too well known by the "general" listening public, but never underrated by anyone with a good ear.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 9:16:23 PM PDT
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Bob Green says:
I glad someone stayed on topic. I have been listening to MCIS and songwriter-guitarist Billy Corgan. He wrote almost every song. He fashioned "Siamese Dream" singlehandedly, with only Chamberlain doing this drum thing. Well the point is this: "Most underrated guitar player..." Many are mentioning the greats, but who can orchestrate like Billy Corgan, sing, write, play almost every instrument, and have two 5-star albums in a row? Yet as a guitarist he is overlooked completely.

Listen to Bullet w/ Butterfly Wings, and the whole Siamese Dream album. And think, could any of the greats play all the instruments, and write, and still be not full of himself? That is my last point, he can connect with his audience without separating himself to be The Superstar.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 9:33:29 PM PDT
R. Angeloni says:
Terry Kath of Chicago. Listen to his work from Chicago Transit Authority to Chicago V. He was an animal!
Lindsey Buckingham is my second choice. A great guitarist who gets little recognition for his guitar playing.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2007 9:36:27 PM PDT
orchid says:
Mick Ronson! Love him...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2007 1:44:09 AM PDT
Bob Green says:
R.A.,

Everyone knows that Fleetwood Mac was made by the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. For some reason, fans remember Stevie Nicks. He was underrated because of the luminary presence of Stevie, and the band's name included the founders only. I believe it should have been named Buckingham Fleetwood and Nicks. They drove the band to the top.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2007 5:31:08 AM PDT
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Static1 says:
D.Boon - Minutemen

R.I.P.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2007 6:22:03 AM PDT
M. Embry says:
Great list. There are many underrated guitarists out there. I enjoy Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Greg Martin (Kentucky Headhunters), Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople and others), Robbie Kreiger (Doors), Michael Allsop (Three Dog Night), Randy California (Spirit), and Robin Trower (Procol Harum and solo) among many others.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2007 7:46:32 AM PDT
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stevign says:
Bob Green:

re: "Everyone knows that Fleetwood Mac was made by the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham"

That's like saying Dylan "really" started with "Blood On The Tracks". I agree that they should have changed their name because their "new style" was more pop/rock; it had it's commercial appeal, and after all, that was Mick's goal, they were going under and wanted to keep playing music.

If you like that sort of music that's fine with me, but I will say this: the new band couldn't even come close to filling the shoes of those who wore them before! Lindsey was never 1/2 the guitarist that Peter Green was. Nobody here has ever compared Buckingham to Clapton, yet one could argue very easily that Clapton and Green were equals.

Fleetwood Mac was a great Blues/Rock band once and we all miss them.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2007 12:33:48 PM PDT
P. Hall says:
john du cann of Atomic Rooster

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 2, 2007 12:38:03 PM PDT
P. Hall says:
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