[Powderworks] Re: Total Guitar's top 100 guitarists....very v
Sun, 11 Aug 2002 19:10:58 -0500
The credibility of this list leaves a lot to be desired. It is slanted too
much towards percieved coolness & image, rather than skill & ability.
It was probably put together by the same people who voted Robbie Williams as
the most influential musician(?) of the modern era.
IMHO, I would have put these 4 guys in the top 10 somewhere
>20 - Angus Young (AC/DC)
>79 - Tommy Emmanuel (to have him at 79 is just plain insulting)
>33 - Pete Townshend (The Who)
>31 - The Edge (U2)
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> Subject: [Powderworks] Re: Total Guitar's top 100 guitarists....very
> very sad.
> That list of top 100 guitarists is very sad.
> As someone who has been playing guitar for a long time, my
> totally unbiased
> opinion is that Martin & Jim would play the pants off more
> than half of
> that list. REM are a great band and Peter Buck is a great
> guitarist, but
> certainly not Martin or Jims standard, likewise with U2, awesome band,
> great songs, but the edge is very good at best.
> As for Noel Gallagher (oasis), he is a very very average
> musician from an
> even worse band and to have Tom Delonge of Blink 182 in there
> at all just
> shows how these type of lists mean absolutely nothing. The artists are
> voted for by rabid fans who don't actually know what
> constitutes a great
> guitarist, they just vote for whoever their favoured band is
> at the time.
> If you talk to any aussie muso in there 20's or older, they
> will almost
> inevitably acknowledge that Martin & Jim are 2 of the best
> you will ever
> see and make the average rock guitarist of today look & sound
> like a 5 year
> old with a eukalele (eg. Creed, Nickelback, matchbox 20,
> sum41, stained,
> limp bizkit etc. etc. etc.)
> Infact alot of well known aussie guitarists credit Marting &
> Jim as being
> their inspiration.
> Anway, I won't bore all you non muso's any longer.
> All the best,
> Steve Wood.
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