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[Powderworks] Re: Total Guitar's top 100 guitarists....very very sad.

KLAY GUSTIN gustinhydraulics@qwest.net
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 09:15:44 -0600

I think it's mostly a compliment for them *not* to be included in a list of
mostly wanker guitarists.  Yes I know there are some great ones on there
with some great songs but to me Jim and Martin play to the song, not to be
wanker of the year or whatever.  I've said it before but...in a world where
garbage like Michael Jackson and Madonna have the status they do,  WHAT DO

> -----Original Message-----
> From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
> [mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu]On Behalf Of
> stephen.wood@stockford.net
> Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:47 PM
> To: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
> 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.