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#218152 by SeanL
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:54 am
Trace Bundy

#218165 by Paleopete
Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:30 pm
Roy Buchanan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TU3vwb1lcg

I've been a fan of Roy for many many years, the studio version of Green Onions is one of my all time favorite songs. Most of the Loding Zone album is great, a must have.

Rory Gallagher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Jaodra7AY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJCUKh-IToo

First heard Rory in about 75, never get tired of Bullfrog Blues...

Les Dudek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H3VJTiyNBg

A friend in Houston turned me on to Les in about 76 or 77, Say No More is a great album, this song is on it and one of my favorites.

Van Wilks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI-cLcQpefU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVkBgHunrU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H3VJTiyNBg Van and Eric have been good friends for years

I've seen Van probably 30 times, always a great player. Boy's Town is the first song I ever heard on the radio in Austin, Bombay Tears was next then I started looking for his albums...been a big fan ever since..

#218245 by GuitarMikeB
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:07 pm
Jesse Gress - underrated? Probably not, just little-known.
http://www.jessegress.com/
He's been Todd Rundgren's "go-to" guitarist for a long time. He can play any style, can copy leads exactly when needed, can transpose a full band song to finger-picked-guitar-only, teaches (has a whole series of teaching books and DVDs).

#218274 by MikeTalbot
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:38 pm
I like Rory Gallagher but a lot of the time he sounds way too much like Johnny Winter. Not exactly a terrible thing, but there it is.

Talbot

#218290 by JMZCustomGuitars
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:28 am
Lots of Gallagher fans I see.

He's good, but why is he underrated?
Not really a huge fan of his so I can't answer that

cheers!

John

#218291 by JMZCustomGuitars
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:30 am
Motion to the Faceless wrote:Ah, much better than the overated thread.

    1) Jason Becker
    2) Guthrie Govan
    3) Tony Macalpine
    4) Al Dimeola

to name a few.


Agree except for DiMeola. Al D gets enough respect and he deserves it so I dont think he's under rated

cheers!

John

#218292 by JMZCustomGuitars
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:32 am
Crip2nite wrote:Steve Morse


I love this guy....defnitely not loved enough by the masses and his fellow guitar players.

cheers!

John

#218295 by fisherman bob
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:08 am
Glenn Pavone and Sammy Lawhorn.

#218379 by Paleopete
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:11 pm
Let's not forget Michael Nesmith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D2XbIAdago

and Frank Marino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlLvNZrdul8

Land of 1000 Nights is one of my all time favorite songs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVnVkeZ5Zvk

And Rhino...lead guitar for Iron Butterfly, then this band, Captain Beyond along with Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly bass player), Rod Evans (Deep Purple's 1st singer) and Bobby Caldwell (Johnny Winter's drummer.) The original super group.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoyqHbYhZKk

Thousand Days of Yesterday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0v6yVow4tU

Raging River of Fear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9eGc5Luk3c

Studio version of Dancing Madly Backwards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AKaUr_nDeM

If you've never heard it, definitely listen to the whole album. Not a bad track on it. all killer rock and roll...probably my all time favorite album, I first heard it in about 1975 and still listen to it, I copied it onto CD a while back...

The full album is here if you can't find it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV0fsIPl4mc

#219025 by Christopher Holmes
Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:46 pm
I grew up with 80's rock, so my views are skewed that way. I certainly don't think Al Di Meola or Steve Morse are "underrated" - practically every guitarist I know adores those guys (myself included). They're legends.

Guys I considered "underrated" from my background:

1) George Lynch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-DNqF9iESk

I still think Mr. Scary is one of the all-time great guitar instrumentals. I think playing with Don Dokken seriously hurt Lynch's career. Sure, it's where he made his mark, but he deserved better. I always loved Lynch's style and I still marvel at it today.

2) Warren DeMartini. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VUP4thpr3c

I always loved DeMartini's style - he just had this awesome way of fitting in cool licks. Ratt was the first rock band I ever heard where I loved every song on their albums. There wasn't a "filler" song in my mind. Later on I learned that he and Lynch were buddies, and in an interview Lynch jokingly told DeMartini about how "you stole my style". I laughed. No wonder I liked 'em both so much. But whenever I'd read about the "best rock guitarists" in a magazine or something. DeMartini's name would never come up. Yet I would have taken him in a band over so many others...

3) Vito Bratta. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liiQuvYx73M

Another guy who fits, stylistically, to me, in the same vein as the previous two. Just lots of great filler licks and riffs that I always found difficult to pull off.


I know 80's "hair metal" gets a bad rap these days, but you go back and listen to the work of these three guys (and a few others, like Nuno Bettencourt) and compare it to the guitar playing of today. Today's rock is all chords strummed constantly - it's a wall of noise (and I don't mind that, sometimes - Alter Bridge is my fav at that style).

But go back and listen to the 80's guys who were good - their music is filled with riffs and hooks and licks. It's actual guitar "playing". It's not just pounding out the same four chords for four minutes. There's a ton of technique going on.

That's what I appreciate about the 80's guys. Even the stuff they're playing during a verse was often complex... You had to be a serious musician to cop their stuff.

I miss those guys.

#219027 by Motion to the Faceless
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:35 pm
Christopher Holmes wrote:I grew up with 80's rock, so my views are skewed that way. I certainly don't think Al Di Meola or Steve Morse are "underrated" - practically every guitarist I know adores those guys (myself included). They're legends.

Guys I considered "underrated" from my background:

1) George Lynch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-DNqF9iESk

I still think Mr. Scary is one of the all-time great guitar instrumentals. I think playing with Don Dokken seriously hurt Lynch's career. Sure, it's where he made his mark, but he deserved better. I always loved Lynch's style and I still marvel at it today.

2) Warren DeMartini. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VUP4thpr3c

I always loved DeMartini's style - he just had this awesome way of fitting in cool licks. Ratt was the first rock band I ever heard where I loved every song on their albums. There wasn't a "filler" song in my mind. Later on I learned that he and Lynch were buddies, and in an interview Lynch jokingly told DeMartini about how "you stole my style". I laughed. No wonder I liked 'em both so much. But whenever I'd read about the "best rock guitarists" in a magazine or something. DeMartini's name would never come up. Yet I would have taken him in a band over so many others...

3) Vito Bratta. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liiQuvYx73M

Another guy who fits, stylistically, to me, in the same vein as the previous two. Just lots of great filler licks and riffs that I always found difficult to pull off.


I know 80's "hair metal" gets a bad rap these days, but you go back and listen to the work of these three guys (and a few others, like Nuno Bettencourt) and compare it to the guitar playing of today. Today's rock is all chords strummed constantly - it's a wall of noise (and I don't mind that, sometimes - Alter Bridge is my fav at that style).

But go back and listen to the 80's guys who were good - their music is filled with riffs and hooks and licks. It's actual guitar "playing". It's not just pounding out the same four chords for four minutes. There's a ton of technique going on.

That's what I appreciate about the 80's guys. Even the stuff they're playing during a verse was often complex... You had to be a serious musician to cop their stuff.

I miss those guys.


good one chris!

What do you think of Paul Gilbert? I know many guitarist praise him as one of the best but flies under the radar on many conversations and articles.

#219059 by gtZip
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:44 pm
Lindsay Buckingham
Vito Bratta
Paul Mays. :-)

#219090 by Christopher Holmes
Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:58 pm
Motion to the Faceless wrote:
good one chris!

What do you think of Paul Gilbert? I know many guitarist praise him as one of the best but flies under the radar on many conversations and articles.


I love Gilbert :)

A couple years ago I decided to learn the intro to "Green Tinted Sixties Mind".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-H4nvb_wDM

I really dug the combination of legato + hand tapping. It's a hard lick for me to pull off, but I got pretty close with it at one point. I still pull that out as a learning exercise.

Gilbert is another one of those really talented guitarists from the Guitar Institute of Technology. I've always felt that Gilbert, like Lynch, suffered from not being in a great band. Had Gilbert managed to find his way into a more marquee band I think his popularity would have matched his ability.

#219120 by t-Roy and The Smoking Section
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:01 pm
Andy Summer, Mike Campbell, Brent Rowan, Manuel James, Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson, Jeff Haley, jcm, jimmydanger, and that guy with the cigar box in Roanoke. ;-)

#219145 by djmarcelca
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:10 am
Chris Hayes from Huey Lewis and The News (left the band around 2001-ish)
Never got a lot of credit for his playing. But he's very very technical and pretty damn quick.

Brian Setzer. Gets respect but never thought of as a "Great Player"

Toney Springer (Wild T) of Wild T & The Spirit
Canadian Guitar player, I've met and drank with a few times


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-HGgCztacI

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