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Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists -- prepare to laugh

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by theogt, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    What the heck happened to Rolling Stone Magazine?
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Not quite the list I'd have at the top but what do I know.
  4. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    I am appalled that they can't, apparantly, actually just deliver the list in a simple format. Not interested in scrolling through their click-inducing format.
  5. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Rolling Stone has an absolute vendetta against Dave Matthews Band. The magazine is garbage
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Love the sig.
  7. Sean50Lee

    Sean50Lee Active Member

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    Jimmy Page at number 3 sounds right.
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Love Hendrix but I wouldn't put him at 1.
  9. jcollins28

    jcollins28 Active Member

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    Ritchie Blackmore at #50!!!! Wow, I wouldn't expect that from a music industry magazine.
  10. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone actually read the article? The list was voted on by guitarists (who are listed on the first page), not Rolling Stone's editorial staff.
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  11. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    The more I read about him, the more I like him....
  12. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    There are some other lists they've done in the past that differed a lot from this one. The methodology of choosing this list probably wouldn't stand up in a statistics class. But you get lots of different approaches. I think Keith Richard is a great rhythm guitar player, but I wouldn't put him in the top ten. But if he was the guitarist that got your started and who you modelled yourself after...maybe you would. And the list of influential guitarists, as opposed to greatest guitarists could be very, very different.
  13. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    I would.
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    So would a lot of people. I don't think he has Clapton's skills. But I'm not a skilled player so FWIW.
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Hendrix was FAAAAARRRR too sloppy a guitarist to be #1. I don't want to see a list of 100 Joe Satriani's, so there has to be some balance between song writing and technical prowess. But Jimi was so far off the mark on actual ability to play the guitar, that he can't reasonably be #1.
  16. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Great great man. Got to shake his hand around 55 or 56. He'd just gotten off the plane at Daniel Field on his way to Augusta National. Was in a Caddy. He got out and shook all our hands. I was five or six at the time but still remember it. Dirt road one lane red Georgia clay dirt at that.
  17. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Part of his problem was he was so stoned all the time. Sky Dog stayed stoned too according to some friends but he sounded pretty good. Different skill set though.
  18. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I liked SRV a lot. Where was he rated?
  19. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I just read it and can't remember exactly, lol. I think #12 or #14.
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  20. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    You sound like me. :)

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