[Powderworks] Re: Top 100 Guitarists...very sad
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 13:21:09 -0400
I agree with Kate's comments on the subject. There is a definate bias
towards hard rawkers, I don't see much consideration of any artists
with a more mellow/quiet/laid-back style of guitar playing. I don't
know much about playing the guitar but I DO know that there is more
than one way to do so, and they don't seem to address this.
One reason behind their choices may be the desire to choose artists
that are "accessible" to the mainstream fan, ie, someone that most
people will appreciate, or at the least, recognize. I'm sure that
there are tons of great musicians in lesser known/indie groups, but
who wants to read a list of unknown names? Just being the devil's
Another sad thing is the complete lack of women...true, there are not
so many female rockers as there are male, but to have none in the Top
100? Goes to show that the music industry, while being open and
progressive, remains rather sexist. I'd love to see more women
rockers, if only to balance things out.
Back to lurking...
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