Rolling Stones list of 100 guitar gods

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by howldog, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. howldog

    howldog Guest

    1. Jimi Hendrix
    2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
    3 B.B. King
    4 Eric Clapton
    5 Robert Johnson
    6 Chuck Berry
    7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
    8 Ry Cooder
    9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
    10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
    11Kirk Hammett of Metallica
    12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
    13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
    14 Jeff Beck
    15 Carlos Santana
    16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
    17 Jack White of the White Stripes
    18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
    19 Richard Thompson
    20 James Burton
    21 George Harrison
    22 Mike Bloomfield
    23 Warren Haynes
    24 The Edge of U2
    25 Freddy King
    26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
    27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
    28 Stephen Stills
    29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges
    30 Buddy Guy
    31 Dick Dale
    32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
    33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
    35 John Fahey
    36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
    37 Bo Diddley
    38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
    39 Brian May of Qeen
    40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
    41 Clarence White of the Byrds
    42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson
    43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
    44 Scotty Moore
    45 Frank Zappa
    46 Les Paul
    47 T-Bone Walker
    48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
    49 John McLaughlin
    50 Pete Townshend
    51 Paul Kossoff of Free
    52 Lou Reed
    53 Mickey Baker
    54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
    55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
    56 Tom Verlaine of Television
    57 Roy Buchanan
    58 Dickey Betts
    59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
    61 Ike Turner
    62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
    63 Danny Gatton
    64 Mick Ronson
    65 Hubert Sumlin
    66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
    67 Link Wray
    68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
    69 Steve Howe of Yes
    70 Eddie Van Halen
    71 Lightnin' Hopkins
    72 Joni Mitchell
    73 Trey Anastasio of Phish
    74 Johnny Winter
    75 Adam Jones of Tool
    76 Ali Farka Toure
    77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
    78 Robbie Robertson of the Band
    79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
    80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
    81 Derek Trucks
    82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
    83 Neil Young
    84 Eddie Cochran
    85 Randy Rhoads
    86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
    87 Joan Jett
    88 Dave Davies of the Kinks
    89 D. Boon of the Minutemen
    90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
    91 Robby Krieger of the Doors
    92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
    94 Bert Jansch
    95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
    96 Angus Young of AC/DC
    97 Robert Randolph
    98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
    99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
    100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden
  2. No Brian Setzer?
  3. howldog

    howldog Guest

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:22:14 -0500, Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.comNOSPAM>
    wrote:


    >>12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

    >
    > This one caused the list to have zero credibility.



    that one always causes "serious guitar players" to start itching
    uncontrollably.

    it depends on your definition of "great", and Rolling stone has always
    placed "kewlness" and "cultural impact" and lyrics, over instrumental
    chops. Half this list is people that are "kewl".

    They obviously werent basing this list out of sheer playing ability.



    >>26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave

    >
    > LOL!



    actually he at least is somewhat innovative, all the noises he makes
    and stuff.


    >
    >>29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges

    >
    > LOL!




    i thought it was James Williamson who was Iggy's early guitar
    player... he was pretty good actually... was he not in the Stooges?



    >
    >>33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth

    >
    > LOL!
    >
    >>52 Lou Reed

    >
    > LOL!
    >
    >>59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead

    >
    > LOL!



    noo yawk art snobs. velvet underground syndrome. "we're too kewl to be
    bothered with actually learning how to play".

    I dont get Radiohead. I havent heard a single thing, and altho granted
    maybe i have just heard the "wrong things".. that impressed me, in the
    least. Certainly NOTHING in guitar dept.... why not just say "Johnny
    Marr" and get it over with? at least he knew how to construct artful
    noise and it sounded..... cohesive and interesting



    >>70 Eddie Van Halen

    >
    > #70, eh?



    RS doesnt like what they perceive as "arena rock". Neil Schon didnt
    make the list either, i assume because of Journey.



    >>75 Adam Jones of Tool

    >
    > LOL!
    >
    >>83 Neil Young

    >
    > LOL!



    that surprised me only because RS loves him, i thought he'd be in the
    top twenty.


    >
    >>86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath

    >
    > LOL!



    we know you dont like him. lots and lots of heavy metal guys consider
    him a huge influence.



    >
    >>87 Joan Jett

    >
    > ROTFLMAO!!!
    >
    > I noticed that Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Steve Vai, Joe
    >Satriani, Yngwie, and all the other shredders weren't included here.
    >Neither was the entire classical guitar community or the jazz guitar
    >community.



    NO ARTSY LYRICS

    NOT KEWL
  4. howldog wrote:

    (re - RS ragazine, a ragazine that ain't even fit to roll a joint on
    anymore, geetar player list)

    >94 Bert Jansch


    I can't believe this guy is on it. He actually deserves to be.
    But where's John Renbourne? Pentangle roolz.

    Texas PEte
  5. howldog

    howldog Guest

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 16:37:28 GMT, "Navin R. Johnson"
    <mwp5160removetoemail@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >No Brian Setzer?



    NOT KEWL ENOUGH

    apparently neither was Chet Atkins.
  6. Steve

    Steve Guest

  7. Steve

    Steve Guest

  8. Les Cargill

    Les Cargill Guest

    howldog wrote:
    >
    > On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 16:37:28 GMT, "Navin R. Johnson"
    > <mwp5160removetoemail@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > >No Brian Setzer?

    >
    > NOT KEWL ENOUGH
    >
    > apparently neither was Chet Atkins.


    And they got Roy Buchanan at # 57. Feh.

    --
    Les Cargill
  9. Atlas

    Atlas Guest

    x-no-archive: yes

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 11:36:02 -0400, howldog
    <howldogAINTNOSPAMAGNET@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana


    This one caused the list to have zero credibility.

    >17 Jack White of the White Stripes


    LOL!

    >26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave


    LOL!

    >29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges


    LOL!

    >33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth


    LOL!

    >52 Lou Reed


    LOL!

    >59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead


    LOL!

    >70 Eddie Van Halen


    #70, eh?

    >75 Adam Jones of Tool


    LOL!

    >83 Neil Young


    LOL!

    >86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath


    LOL!

    >87 Joan Jett


    ROTFLMAO!!!

    I noticed that Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Steve Vai, Joe
    Satriani, Yngwie, and all the other shredders weren't included here.
    Neither was the entire classical guitar community or the jazz guitar
    community.




    Atlas

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  10. NJD

    NJD Guest

  11. Odin

    Odin Guest

    I'm bored (surprise) so I'm gonna offer my unsolicited
    opinions on this list one by one. First, I'll assume that
    by "guitar god" they are implying that the person was a
    major influence on music and other guitarists, NOT that the
    person was an outstanding guitarist. That the only
    explanation for most of the people on the list, because most
    of them aren't outstanding and many of them are Polfus level
    players.



    > 1. Jimi Hendrix


    OK. Not my pick, but I can't fault their reasoning.

    > 2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band


    Number two? Not even close.

    > 3 B.B. King


    OK.

    > 4 Eric Clapton


    OK

    > 5 Robert Johnson


    This is a joke, right?

    > 6 Chuck Berry


    OK

    > 7 Stevie Ray Vaughan


    OK

    > 8 Ry Cooder


    Kinda "underground" unless you're a player.

    > 9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin


    OK

    > 10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones


    OK

    > 11Kirk Hammett of Metallica


    Not even close. James Hetfield wrote and played all of the
    riffs, Hammett was a weak replacement for Dave Mustaine and
    he's a mediocre metal player at best. Hetfield deserves the
    recognition for the "Metallica guitar sound".

    > 12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana


    Make it stop. This turd couldn't even tune his guitar, let
    alone play it.

    > 13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead


    The horror. I hate the Dead.

    > 14 Jeff Beck


    OK

    > 15 Carlos Santana


    Ignoring everything he's done in the past decade...OK

    > 16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones


    Nope.

    > 17 Jack White of the White Stripes


    I take it this guy is related to someone at Rolling Stone to
    have made this list.

    > 18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers


    And this guy has naked pics of the editor.

    > 19 Richard Thompson


    Number 19, I don't think so.

    > 20 James Burton


    OK

    > 21 George Harrison


    OK

    > 22 Mike Bloomfield


    Maybe not so high on the list.

    > 23 Warren Haynes


    I love him, but I don't know about #23.

    > 24 The Edge of U2


    Get the fuck outta here.

    > 25 Freddy King


    OK. He's no "The Edge", but he did play guitar, right?

    > 26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave


    OK, I get it, that *was* a joke. Now I'm laughing.

    > 27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits


    OK

    > 28 Stephen Stills


    OK

    > 29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges


    Try again

    > 30 Buddy Guy


    Hmmm....

    > 31 Dick Dale


    OK

    > 32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service


    Alright, stop fucking around.

    > 33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth


    I said stop fucking around, this is getting old. Get
    serious.

    > 35 John Fahey


    Last warning.

    > 36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's


    Thank you.

    > 37 Bo Diddley


    Pretty guitar godlike stuff he played, yessir.

    > 38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac


    Hmmm....

    > 39 Brian May of Qeen


    OK

    > 40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival


    I just changed my idea of what a guitar god is.

    > 41 Clarence White of the Byrds


    OK. And Lowell George, too.

    > 42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson


    Yawn.

    > 43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic


    Why not Eddie Haskell while we're at it?

    > 44 Scotty Moore


    OK

    > 45 Frank Zappa


    OK

    > 46 Les Paul


    OK

    > 47 T-Bone Walker


    OK

    > 48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith


    OK

    > 49 John McLaughlin


    OK

    > 50 Pete Townshend


    Well, I guess so.

    > 51 Paul Kossoff of Free


    Nope.

    > 52 Lou Reed


    Hey, you're doing that thing again, knock it off.

    > 53 Mickey Baker


    Who?


    > 54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane


    Let's focus here people, stop messing around.

    > 55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple


    OK

    > 56 Tom Verlaine of Television


    What the fuck is this.

    > 57 Roy Buchanan


    OK

    > 58 Dickey Betts


    OK

    > 59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead


    Whoever did this should be kicked in the balls. Except this
    list must have been made by a woman.

    > 61 Ike Turner


    Hmmm....


    > 62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band


    That's it, I give up on this list.

    > 63 Danny Gatton


    OK

    > 64 Mick Ronson


    Hmmm....I don't think so.

    > 65 Hubert Sumlin


    Not really.

    > 66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour


    No.

    > 67 Link Wray


    OK

    > 68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape


    This list was made from drawing names from a hat, right?

    > 69 Steve Howe of Yes


    Uh-uh.

    > 70 Eddie Van Halen


    Yes, number 70. I mean, there's no way I would place Eddie
    Van Halen above guitar gods like Kurt Cobain, Jack White,
    John Frusciante, The Edge, Ron Asheton, John Cipollina, Tom
    Morello, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, John Fahey, Lou Reed,
    Mickey Baker, Tom Verlaine, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien,
    Zoot Horn Rollo, or Jerry Miller.......but I guess ol' Eddie
    deserves a plce somewhere on the list. I think I issed the
    joke somewhere.

    > 71 Lightnin' Hopkins


    Hmmm...

    > 72 Joni Mitchell


    That's guitar goddess. Not really.

    > 73 Trey Anastasio of Phish


    Noisemaker.

    > 74 Johnny Winter


    OK

    > 75 Adam Jones of Tool
    > 76 Ali Farka Toure
    > 77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat


    Stop, stop and stop.

    > 78 Robbie Robertson of the Band


    Hmmmm...

    > 79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
    > 80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids


    That settles it, this list was made by a geeky girl.

    > 81 Derek Trucks


    OK

    > 82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
    > 83 Neil Young
    > 84 Eddie Cochran
    > 85 Randy Rhoads
    > 86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath


    How did these guys make this list, they were all influential
    guitarists?

    > 87 Joan Jett


    OK, I can see that sort of.

    > 88 Dave Davies of the Kinks


    One riff a guitar god does not make.

    > 89 D. Boon of the Minutemen


    No

    > 90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper


    No

    > 91 Robby Krieger of the Doors


    Get real.

    > 92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5


    This is getting worse by the minute.

    > 94 Bert Jansch


    Why not Burt Reynolds?

    > 95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine


    He's certainly better than, say, Angus Young, right? Not.

    > 96 Angus Young of AC/DC


    OK

    > 97 Robert Randolph
    > 98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
    > 99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
    > 100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden


    A fitting end to this joke of a list.

    What a fucking joke.
  12. howldog

    howldog Guest

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 18:13:53 GMT, Teddy Salad
    <toneguru_uk@see-sig.invalid> wrote:


    >> that one always causes "serious guitar players" to start itching
    >> uncontrollably.

    >
    > Pass me the Gold Bond powder, willya?



    sure, Danelectro makes a new vibrator simulator, The Gold Bond, that
    will cure your ass of that.


    >> it depends on your definition of "great", and Rolling stone has always
    >> placed "kewlness" and "cultural impact" and lyrics, over instrumental
    >> chops. Half this list is people that are "kewl".
    >>
    >> They obviously werent basing this list out of sheer playing ability.

    >



    > Then just what in the *fuck* _were_ they basing it on?


    "and Rolling stone has always placed "kewlness" and "cultural impact"
    and lyrics, over instrumental chops. Half this list is people that are
    "kewl".



    > Cobain may have had cultural impact but his guitar playing had little
    >or nothing to do with that. He could have been playing the kazoo.



    the pre-Cobain-Besmirched-Simulated kazoos were better.


    >
    > How the hell do you make a list of the top 100 guitar players and not
    >factor in playing ability?



    "and Rolling stone has always placed "kewlness" and "cultural impact"
    and lyrics, over instrumental chops. Half this list is people that are
    "kewl".



    >> >>87 Joan Jett

    >
    > You know, if that guy had boobs he'd look just like a chick.
    >



    you hate women that threaten you.
  13. howldog

    howldog Guest

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 17:41:17 GMT, NJD <njd@NIXSPAAMcultv.com> wrote:

    >I'm amazed that you seem to know who they all are. I've never heard of
    >half of them. I guess I really am over the hill.



    this one i dont know:

    97 Robert Randolph

    maybe its the guy below.. sounds like something rolling stone would
    drool over.


    http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/randolph_robert/bio.jhtml


    this bio is so full of shit it'll make your eyes brown.... but there
    it is. maybe he's onto something.
  14. Teddy Salad

    Teddy Salad Guest

    howldog wrote:

    > On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:22:14 -0500, Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.comNOSPAM>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    > >>12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

    > >
    > > This one caused the list to have zero credibility.

    >
    >
    > that one always causes "serious guitar players" to start itching
    > uncontrollably.


    Pass me the Gold Bond powder, willya?

    > it depends on your definition of "great", and Rolling stone has always
    > placed "kewlness" and "cultural impact" and lyrics, over instrumental
    > chops. Half this list is people that are "kewl".
    >
    > They obviously werent basing this list out of sheer playing ability.


    Then just what in the *fuck* _were_ they basing it on?

    Cobain may have had cultural impact but his guitar playing had little
    or nothing to do with that. He could have been playing the kazoo.

    How the hell do you make a list of the top 100 guitar players and not
    factor in playing ability?


    > >>87 Joan Jett


    You know, if that guy had boobs he'd look just like a chick.

    ts

    --
    toneguru_uk-at-yahoo-dot-com
  15. Bruce Morgen

    Bruce Morgen Guest

    howldog <howldogAINTNOSPAMMAGNET@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 18:13:53 GMT, Teddy Salad
    ><toneguru_uk@see-sig.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>> that one always causes "serious guitar players" to start itching
    >>> uncontrollably.

    >>
    >> Pass me the Gold Bond powder, willya?

    >
    >
    >sure, Danelectro makes a new vibrator simulator, The Gold Bond, that
    >will cure your ass of that.
    >
    >
    >>> it depends on your definition of "great", and Rolling stone has always
    >>> placed "kewlness" and "cultural impact" and lyrics, over instrumental
    >>> chops. Half this list is people that are "kewl".
    >>>
    >>> They obviously werent basing this list out of sheer playing ability.

    >>

    >
    >
    >> Then just what in the *fuck* _were_ they basing it on?

    >
    >"and Rolling stone has always placed "kewlness" and "cultural impact"
    >and lyrics, over instrumental chops. Half this list is people that are
    >"kewl".
    >
    >
    >
    >> Cobain may have had cultural impact but his guitar playing had little
    >>or nothing to do with that. He could have been playing the kazoo.

    >
    >
    >the pre-Cobain-Besmirched-Simulated kazoos were better.
    >
    >
    >>
    >> How the hell do you make a list of the top 100 guitar players and not
    >>factor in playing ability?

    >
    >
    >"and Rolling stone has always placed "kewlness" and "cultural impact"
    >and lyrics, over instrumental chops. Half this list is people that are
    >"kewl".
    >
    >
    >
    >>> >>87 Joan Jett

    >>
    >> You know, if that guy had boobs he'd look just like a chick.
    >>

    >
    >
    >you hate women that threaten you.
    >

    Having shared an airport
    lounge with her, I'd say
    she's not particularly
    attractive, even with
    lots of makeup on -- not
    outright mannish, mind
    you, but not pleasant to
    look at. She is, however,
    quite a bit prettier than
    Roy Buchanan ever was. :)

    That said, does anyone
    seriously see her as a
    guitarist? Songwriter,
    sure, archtypical rocker
    chick public image, yes,
    but guitar god(ess)? They
    can't possibly be serious!
  16. Nil

    Nil Guest

    On 28 Aug 2003, howldog <howldogAINTNOSPAMAGNET@yahoo.com> wrote in
    news:q98skvoomgc78o7imqj14lhmoulsr85hqa@4ax.com:

    > 1. Jimi Hendrix
    > 2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
    > 3 B.B. King
    > 4 Eric Clapton
    > 5 Robert Johnson
    > 6 Chuck Berry
    > 7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
    > 8 Ry Cooder
    > 9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
    > 10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones


    etc.

    Does it say anywhere that this is a ranked list, or not? I have fewer
    issues with it if it's just a list of 100 great players with no attempt
    to say who's "better".
  17. howldog

    howldog Guest

    On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 14:01:09 -0600, "ryanm"
    <ryanm@fatchicksinpartyhats.com> wrote:


    >
    > Wow, I haven't seen a more inaccurate list since VH1 did the top 100
    >greatest female vocalists of all time.
    >



    I agree. How you and Odin beat out 'Refrah Franklin will always shock
    and confuse me.
  18. Bruce Morgen

    Bruce Morgen Guest

    howldog <howldogAINTNOSPAMMAGNET@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 14:36:36 -0400, Bruce Morgen <editor@juno.com>
    >wrote:
    >
    >
    >>That said, does anyone
    >>seriously see her as a
    >>guitarist? Songwriter,
    >>sure, archtypical rocker
    >>chick public image, yes,
    >>but guitar god(ess)? They
    >>can't possibly be serious!

    >
    >
    >"and Rolling stone has always placed "kewlness" and "cultural impact"
    >and lyrics, over instrumental chops. Half this list is people that are
    >"kewl"
    >
    >sounds like, via your description, she fits Rolling Stone's apparent
    >criteria.
    >
    >I wonder if she was the "politically correct token chick". If so, why
    >her, and not Bonnie Raitt?
    >

    ...or some other female
    who's actually known for
    her guitar playing? I
    wonder why those models
    in the Robert Palmer
    videos were left out,
    weren't most of them
    holding guitars?
    Shoot, there must be
    teenage camp counselors
    strumming "Kumbaya" who
    are at least as
    proficient as Joan
    Jett!

    Even if it's all about
    cultural impact,
    shouldn't be at least
    guitar-related cultural
    impact?
  19. Darryl

    Darryl Guest

    "howldog" <howldogAINTNOSPAMMAGNET@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:apbskv02n4ff4qe09d4ld7c6ul83mgc0fg@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:22:14 -0500, Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.comNOSPAM>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >>29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges

    > >
    > > LOL!

    >
    >
    >
    > i thought it was James Williamson who was Iggy's early guitar
    > player... he was pretty good actually... was he not in the Stooges?
    >


    If I recall correctly, it was Asheton on guitar for the first album and Fun
    House, and then Williamson played guitar on Raw Power. I think Asheton moved
    to bass for that one.

    Darryl
  20. NJD

    NJD Guest

    In article <vksk6p6ah0bede@corp.supernews.com>,
    ryanm@fatchicksinpartyhats.com says...
    > > 13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
    > > 14 Jeff Beck
    > >

    > Yawn...


    You think Jeff Beck is a yawner? Yikes! I live in a different world.

    Best concert I ever saw by far.

    > > 15 Carlos Santana
    > >

    > Uuhhh... no. The cool thing about Santana wasn't the guitars (and note
    > past tense, he's not cool anymore), it was the 4/4 rock played over a 7/8
    > latin beat that was cool.


    He was a great player IMHO. I really love his tone and playing though
    he seems like a cosmic fruit loop in every other respect.

    > > 63 Danny Gatton
    > >

    > 63?!?!?!


    Especially on this list. One of my favs.

    > Wow, I haven't seen a more inaccurate list since VH1 did the top 100
    > greatest female vocalists of all time.


    It would be far less controversial if it were more accurately labeled as
    our favorite guitarists or our readers' favorites. Of course, they're
    trying to be provocative to sell issues. I wonder how many people will
    buy the magazine just to see how stupid the list of "best" players is
    and how ironic is that?

    "Best of" lists are really quite ridiculous when applied to anything in
    the arts. At least when speculating on the best -- oh, I don't know --
    boxer of all time could be reasonably debated based on various stats.
    But even then it's pretty damned silly.

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