Rolling Stones list of 100 guitar gods

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

  1. ryanm

    ryanm Guest

    "Jdavyd Williams" <jsw2f@virginia.edu> wrote in message
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    >
    > personally, i cant stand them.
    >

    Me either. They grate on my nerves worse than the Smashing Pumpkins did,
    and for all the same reasons. Irritating, lame, repetitive riffs, utterly no
    evidence of skill in their execution, obnoxious, nasal singer who can't stay
    on pitch, etc.

    ryanm
  2. Les Cargill

    Les Cargill Guest

    howldog wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 13:59:18 -0400, "Jdavyd Williams"
    > <jsw2f@virginia.edu> wrote:
    >
    > >i can agree... but i dont see or hear anything special in his guitar
    > >playing.

    >
    > me neither. they were hands down, my least favorite act on Saturday
    > Night Live in quite some time.
    >


    When was the Pistols, anyway? '76? Great Rock and Roll Swindle...

    > I havent heard a great deal of things out of the white stripes, but
    > what l have heard, didnt impress me at all, for any reason.
    >


    Dunno. The guy gets a different sort of sound. There's only
    two of 'em so nobody can get fired.

    > its all subjective, you like them, groovy.......



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    Les Cargill
  3. Les Cargill

    Les Cargill Guest

    Atlas wrote:
    >
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:59:24 GMT, Les Cargill
    > <lcargill@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
    >
    > >For Rolling Stone? Sure. Why not? Rolling Stone - "We're almost
    > >as irrelevant as PARADE Magazine!"

    >
    > Rolling Stone has always been irrelevant. Perhaps THE biggest
    > waste of ink & paper of all time.
    >


    I found out about Bob Marley from 'em, mon. They not total Babylon. They
    be on the righteous waeve now ond agaein.

    > Now that being said, and with all due respect to their
    > irrelevancy, they created a list of "guitar GODS". And with the
    > abundance of guitar players in the world (past & present), they very
    > easily could've had some "better" selections there.
    >


    My point is that it's not all that important.

    > Perhaps it's an issue that the person assigned to creation of
    > that list isn't a guitarist, and doesn't know the first thing about
    > guitar. - Kinda like Michael Molenda (sp?) - Editor in Chief of
    > Guitar Player. ;)
    >


    He has an interview on Charlie Rose. Explains much. He's kinda like
    a person who collects things and makes shadow boxes out of 'em.

    > >God knows they do a report on the top posters at Spencers in
    > >lieu of the closing stock prices on MSNBC these days.

    >
    > Damn skippy! Might be a less dismal report.
    >


    Might be worse.

    > >No fair volunteering for a subculture and then complaining
    > >about being marginalized.

    >
    > Why does it have to be a subculture?


    I don't know. We have stars on thars.

    > Who makes these kinds of
    > decisions?


    They do. The Man.

    > In my world - it's the "kewl" schlock that's the
    > subculture..whereas Steve Morse remains as American as baseball,
    > hotdogs, apple pie and chevrolet.
    >


    Meet Andy Warhol. Andy, this is Atlas. Atlas, Andy. No, that's not
    his hair, it's a wig.

    > >Of course, when Poison was
    > >on MTV, it was all so much better... :)

    >
    > Nah. C.C. DeVille sucked on guitar too.


    His interviews are more fun than decent people need, though. He's like a
    hair metal Joe Walsh.

    >
    > Atlas
    >
    > --
    > http://www.geocities.com/cbpdoc/DiscHerniation_Main.html



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    Les Cargill
  4. Dan Stanley

    Dan Stanley Guest

    > >> > 97 Robert Randolph
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> He was at Jazzfest this year. The man can play.

    > >
    > > Yeah, but don't you think you need to have more on your resume before
    > > you get called a "guitar god", and stuck in the top 100 of any list?
    > > Let's see where he is and what he's done after this brief burst of
    > > initial notoriety. I wish him well, but why do I get the feeling that
    > > if this was '88 the Jeff Healy would be on the list? He's a great
    > > player, still is, but....
    > >
    > > Dan
    > >

    > Well, that's not Randolph's (nor Healy's) fault. They do what they
    > do. The rest make lists.


    True enough. No insult meant to Randolph or Healy, of course.

    Dan
  5. Atlas

    Atlas Guest

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    On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:59:24 GMT, Les Cargill
    <lcargill@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

    >For Rolling Stone? Sure. Why not? Rolling Stone - "We're almost
    >as irrelevant as PARADE Magazine!"


    Rolling Stone has always been irrelevant. Perhaps THE biggest
    waste of ink & paper of all time.

    Now that being said, and with all due respect to their
    irrelevancy, they created a list of "guitar GODS". And with the
    abundance of guitar players in the world (past & present), they very
    easily could've had some "better" selections there.

    Perhaps it's an issue that the person assigned to creation of
    that list isn't a guitarist, and doesn't know the first thing about
    guitar. - Kinda like Michael Molenda (sp?) - Editor in Chief of
    Guitar Player. ;)

    >God knows they do a report on the top posters at Spencers in
    >lieu of the closing stock prices on MSNBC these days.


    Damn skippy! Might be a less dismal report.

    >No fair volunteering for a subculture and then complaining
    >about being marginalized.


    Why does it have to be a subculture? Who makes these kinds of
    decisions? In my world - it's the "kewl" schlock that's the
    subculture..whereas Steve Morse remains as American as baseball,
    hotdogs, apple pie and chevrolet.

    >Of course, when Poison was
    >on MTV, it was all so much better... :)


    Nah. C.C. DeVille sucked on guitar too.



    Atlas

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  6. Dan Stanley

    Dan Stanley Guest

    "Robert Barker" <rwbarker@spambegonecox.net> wrote in message
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    > "Robb Scott" <robbscott@comcast.net.REMOVE> wrote in message
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    > > In article <bflukv8aknatsb193q6ct8tihnh75nf9ra@4ax.com>,
    > > Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.comNOSPAM> wrote:
    > >
    > > > >Or Adrian Belew.
    > > >
    > > > Or Junior Brown. (Who is WAY cool, and can play the
    > > > guit-steel like a mofo).

    > >
    > > Agreed.
    > >
    > > No Dimeola, either. I personally tired of him fairly quickly, but he's
    > > unquestionably a monster, and a big influence on a lotta players...
    > >
    > > /-/-/-/-|-\-\-\-\
    > > The One True Robb
    > > \-\-\-\-|-/-/-/-/

    > And no Teeny Hodges??? Wassup wid' dat?? No John McLaughlin?
    > Bah....Humbucker...;+)


    No Larry Carlton, either. Now THERE'S a guy who had a hyoooge influence,
    even if he was pretty much an unknown to all but us guitar-heads. He belongs
    in it, for sure.

    Dan
  7. Dan Stanley

    Dan Stanley Guest

    "howldog" <howldogAINTNOSPAMMAGNET@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 08:33:15 -0500, Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.comNOSPAM>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >x-no-archive: yes
    > >
    > >On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 10:02:02 GMT, Robb Scott
    > ><robbscott@comcast.net.REMOVE> wrote:
    > >
    > >>Or Adrian Belew.

    > >
    > > Or Junior Brown. (Who is WAY cool, and can play the
    > >guit-steel like a mofo).

    >
    >
    > only one southern rock player (altho they did give him the number two
    > spot)..


    Dickey is there too, way high...in the seveties or something.

    > and very little of the whole country rock category, in
    > general..... noo yawk snobs at work.


    NY/LA...does Rolling Stone have anything to do w/ San Francisco anymore?

    > you could spend all day long chastising them for their obvious
    > omissions of amazing guitar players.


    Yes. Lets!

    > a list of "musicians" from rolling stone is about as useful as tits on
    > a bull.


    Your point being?

    Dan
  8. JMK

    JMK Guest

    Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.comNOSPAM> wrote in
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    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:59:24 GMT, Les Cargill
    > <lcargill@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
    >
    >>For Rolling Stone? Sure. Why not? Rolling Stone - "We're almost
    >>as irrelevant as PARADE Magazine!"

    >
    > Rolling Stone has always been irrelevant. Perhaps THE biggest
    > waste of ink & paper of all time.
    >
    >


    (buzzer sounding).

    It was an excellent, provocative magazine in the mid to late
    70s. Started blowing it around 1982 or 3.

    JMK
  9. JMK

    JMK Guest

    "Dan Stanley" <vze2bjcf@verizon.net> wrote in
    news:ltR3b.1586$zL5.164@nwrdny02.gnilink.net:

    >> >> > 97 Robert Randolph
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> He was at Jazzfest this year. The man can play.
    >> >
    >> > Yeah, but don't you think you need to have more on your resume before
    >> > you get called a "guitar god", and stuck in the top 100 of any list?
    >> > Let's see where he is and what he's done after this brief burst of
    >> > initial notoriety. I wish him well, but why do I get the feeling that
    >> > if this was '88 the Jeff Healy would be on the list? He's a great
    >> > player, still is, but....
    >> >
    >> > Dan
    >> >

    >> Well, that's not Randolph's (nor Healy's) fault. They do what they
    >> do. The rest make lists.

    >
    > True enough. No insult meant to Randolph or Healy, of course.
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    >


    Of course.

    Well, I was more addressing Howlie's querstion about Randolph,
    and averring that I had seen with my own two eyes how Randolph
    could rip/tear/destroy that there pedal steel geetar. Yes, he
    is more or less in the "flavor of the month" category as far as
    RS is concerned (as were Gatton and Buchanan at one time or another),
    and he may be a little young/new to be a "guitar god." But I would
    guess he doesn't care.

    JMK
  10. Odin

    Odin Guest

    "JMK" <nope@nope.sorry.so.sorry> wrote in message

    > >>For Rolling Stone? Sure. Why not? Rolling Stone - "We're almost
    > >>as irrelevant as PARADE Magazine!"

    > >
    > > Rolling Stone has always been irrelevant. Perhaps THE biggest
    > > waste of ink & paper of all time.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > (buzzer sounding).
    >
    > It was an excellent, provocative magazine in the mid to late
    > 70s. Started blowing it around 1982 or 3.


    Kinda like Saturday Night Live.
  11. Les Cargill

    Les Cargill Guest

    Odin wrote:
    >
    > "JMK" <nope@nope.sorry.so.sorry> wrote in message
    >
    > > >>For Rolling Stone? Sure. Why not? Rolling Stone - "We're almost
    > > >>as irrelevant as PARADE Magazine!"
    > > >
    > > > Rolling Stone has always been irrelevant. Perhaps THE biggest
    > > > waste of ink & paper of all time.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > (buzzer sounding).
    > >
    > > It was an excellent, provocative magazine in the mid to late
    > > 70s. Started blowing it around 1982 or 3.

    >
    > Kinda like Saturday Night Live.


    It's all run by a big Eastern syndicate, you know.

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    Les Cargill
  12. Odin

    Odin Guest

    "Les Cargill" <lcargill@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message

    > > > > Rolling Stone has always been irrelevant. Perhaps THE biggest
    > > > > waste of ink & paper of all time.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > (buzzer sounding).
    > > >
    > > > It was an excellent, provocative magazine in the mid to late
    > > > 70s. Started blowing it around 1982 or 3.

    > >
    > > Kinda like Saturday Night Live.

    >
    > It's all run by a big Eastern syndicate, you know.


    Gay Jewish black nazi liberal yankees.
  13. "howldog" <howldogAINTNOSPAMMAGNET@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 13:22:27 GMT, "Robert Barker"
    > <rwbarker@spambegonecox.net> wrote:
    >
    > >Or Adrian Belew.
    > >> >

    > >Or Junior Brown.
    > > No Dimeola, either.

    >
    > > But no Johnny Smith, or Duane Eddy?

    >
    >
    > fuck all those hack losers, WHERE IS MEL BAY?
    >

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...That got a good laugh outta me, on a semi-dreary Saturday
    morning. Thanks, Howlie. Mel *could* play, though. OK, I know, you knew
    that. ;+)
  14. "Pete Kerezman" <petekerez@aol.com> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 13:22:27 GMT, "Robert Barker"
    > <rwbarker@spambegonecox.net> wrote:
    >
    > >Oops....McLaughlin IS there...at # 49....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...Morons. But

    no
    > >Johnny Smith, or Duane Eddy?...How stupid are these people?

    Nevermind...;+)
    > >

    >
    > No Danny Kalb either. How could they leave him off?
    >
    > Texas Pete


    Beats me. But any 'Guitar Gods' list that doesn't include Dan Hicks ain't
    worth the air it's written on, IMO.
  15. Nil

    Nil Guest

    "Dan Stanley" <vze2bjcf@verizon.net> wrote in
    news:%Vx3b.7272$Xw6.3970@nwrdny03.gnilink.net:

    > Yup. Almost all of Wolf's great Chess sides have Sumlin. Just get the
    > "Howlin' Wolf Box" from Chess.


    Thanks! The Wolf box is now on the seach list I carry in my wallet.
  16. "Dan Stanley" <vze2bjcf@verizon.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Robert Barker" <rwbarker@spambegonecox.net> wrote in message
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    > > "Robb Scott" <robbscott@comcast.net.REMOVE> wrote in message
    > > news:robbscott-75185B.09095529082003@netnews.attbi.com...
    > > > In article <bflukv8aknatsb193q6ct8tihnh75nf9ra@4ax.com>,
    > > > Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.comNOSPAM> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > >Or Adrian Belew.
    > > > >
    > > > > Or Junior Brown. (Who is WAY cool, and can play the
    > > > > guit-steel like a mofo).
    > > >
    > > > Agreed.
    > > >
    > > > No Dimeola, either. I personally tired of him fairly quickly, but he's
    > > > unquestionably a monster, and a big influence on a lotta players...
    > > >
    > > > /-/-/-/-|-\-\-\-\
    > > > The One True Robb
    > > > \-\-\-\-|-/-/-/-/

    > > And no Teeny Hodges??? Wassup wid' dat?? No John McLaughlin?
    > > Bah....Humbucker...;+)

    >
    > No Larry Carlton, either. Now THERE'S a guy who had a hyoooge influence,
    > even if he was pretty much an unknown to all but us guitar-heads. He

    belongs
    > in it, for sure.
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >

    Yeah...what's velly interesting is that RS itself called his solo on Kid
    Charlemagne 'posslibly the greatest rock guitar solo EVAH!!!' Or some such
    nonsense. It was good, though. How was it for you? Heh ;+)
  17. On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 12:11:39 -0400, howldog
    <howldogAINTNOSPAMMAGNET@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >theres that great old London Sessions Howlin Wolf thing, and they left
    >the tape rolling, where he's trying to explain to Clapton, where the
    >"kick" is on a certain song... and the poor guy is just hopelessly
    >confused


    Lemme guess - was it "Smokestack Lightning?"

    Texas Pete
  18. On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:38:33 -0500, Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.comNOSPAM>
    wrote:

    > Rolling Stone has always been irrelevant. Perhaps THE biggest
    >waste of ink & paper of all time.


    Rolling Stone began as a nice little thirty-five cent newsprint
    music tabloid. It was good. Creem stepped into those shoes when RS
    went mainstream. I wish I'd been able to save some a those back
    issues. Trust me, they were relevant.

    Texas Pete
  19. Dan Stanley

    Dan Stanley Guest

    "Nil" <rednoise0@lycos.com> wrote in message
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    > "Dan Stanley" <vze2bjcf@verizon.net> wrote in
    > news:%Vx3b.7272$Xw6.3970@nwrdny03.gnilink.net:
    >
    > > Yup. Almost all of Wolf's great Chess sides have Sumlin. Just get the
    > > "Howlin' Wolf Box" from Chess.

    >
    > Thanks! The Wolf box is now on the seach list I carry in my wallet.


    Well, since yer making a list, add the Muddy box, the Bo Diddley box, and
    the Chuck Berry box!
  20. Dan Stanley

    Dan Stanley Guest

    "Pete Kerezman" <petekerez@aol.com> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:38:33 -0500, Atlas <c1sublux@hotmail.comNOSPAM>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Rolling Stone has always been irrelevant. Perhaps THE biggest
    > >waste of ink & paper of all time.

    >
    > Rolling Stone began as a nice little thirty-five cent newsprint
    > music tabloid. It was good. Creem stepped into those shoes when RS
    > went mainstream. I wish I'd been able to save some a those back
    > issues. Trust me, they were relevant.
    >
    > Texas Pete


    Boy Howdy!
    http://www.creemmedia.com/

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