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Old 04-23-2016, 08:46 AM   #41
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Default Re: Your Top Five Underrated Guitarists

So underrated that no one has mentioned him yet,
but you old farts will all nod your heads when I say it:

Michael Bloomfield

He would have been greater than Clapton if he had just kicked the heroin.

And don't forget Roy Buchanan, Larry Carlton, Larry Coryell & Jan Akkerman.
And as a bonus #6 - Leslie West
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:55 AM   #42
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As for the validity, or lack of same, of that Rolling Stone list, one must first begin by accepting the difficulty (if not impossibility) of comprising such a subjective ranking with the appearance of objectivity. That being said, we could all partly agree and largely disagree with it. Jimi first? If not a given, at least hard to dispute. Clapton two? OK, hard to argue, though if you listen to Key To The Highway off the Layla album you'd hear he's the second-best guitarist of that song. Jeff Beck at five? Ehh, pne could quibble, but that's about right, even though it is one spot below Keith Richards. But Pete Townshend at ten and Freddy King at fifteen, while Johnny Winter and John McLaughlin are buried in the sixties? I saw all four of those guys live, and that's just dumb. No offense to Pete or Freddy, as the one was better than often given credit and the other is too sadly ignored by most. Still, I'd put the the two Johns above both of them, not fifty spots below.

Yet here is where the subjective clashes with the objective. I like what and whom I like, as do you.
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Bloomfield and Buchanan are good calls, as would be Richard Thompson.

My problem with Leslie West is a subjective one, and Jack Bruce is to blame. When promoting the first West, Bruce & Laing album, Bruce said West was "the best guitarist I ever played with." Oh really?
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Some fantastic guitarists above but even Rolling Stone missed these:

Steve Vai - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f8h...ature=youtu.be
Chriss Oliva (Savatage) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-xB6Z1Gv2Y
Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l0BLog1rQY
Chris deGarmo (Queensryche) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drxkr5bZanY
Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden and his own band) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzrzSOCAjek
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I can't help myself, had to add Don Dokken

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...4B&FORM=VRDGAR
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