Underrated Guitarists

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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby johnorlitta » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:23 pm

I think Robin Trower classifies here. Twice Removed From Yesterday and Bridge of Sighs are two of my favorite albums of his.
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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby johnorlitta » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:23 pm

I think Robin Trower classifies here. Twice Removed From Yesterday and Bridge of Sighs are two of my favorite albums of his.
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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby dixiefix » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:51 am

dixiefix wrote:
dixiefix wrote:and i never (recently on Utube seeing him) heard anyone ever mentioned ERIC STEWART of 10 CC be mentioned as a quite innovative and progressive guitar player /imo , though 10cc was pretty mainstream in the 70's
I'll get a link as proof lateron


the last part are ERIC STEWART on leadguitar, else on keyboard and leadvox
Live 1982 I'm Mandy, Fly Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Jb9m1N ... re=related

10cc "Feel The Benefit" Wembley Arena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEdgTaL7 ... re=related

....ofcourse it's live there you can hear how good or ><sloppy one is ....

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''......heard anyone ever mentioned ERIC STEWART of 10 CC as a quite a innovative and ..''

''....the last part on each is ERIC STEWART on .....''
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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby Elpowerkapo » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:28 pm

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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby Fedaykin » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:50 pm

Smoot Hawley is totally awesome, except you have to pay high tariffs to download his music.

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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby saltpeanuts » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:53 pm

Obviously Jan Akkerman from Focus, as I don't think I've seen mention of him in 5 pages of this thread. The guy was doing neoclassical shredding in 1973. Amazed that I only heard of him 2 years back or so, and I've been following shredders since the early 80's. Here's a link to his playing.

http://youtu.be/RFDW9b_ejfI

Also, Steve Rothery from Marillion. Amazing soaring tasteful Gilmour-esque solos and great songwriting.

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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby johnorlitta » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:16 pm

Damn, how could I have forgotten Jan Akkerman. He's still making music too.
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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby Fedaykin » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:53 am

Focus was a real powerhouse of progressive rock. Akkerman is up there with Uli Roth as a neo-classical pioneer. Glad he's being discussed here.

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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby dixiefix » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:23 pm

:idea: another prog.rock genius was the ''inventor'' of tapping mr Steve Hackett 8)

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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby Doobie » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:03 pm

Call me crazy but, I always thought Gary Richrath was always underrated. Back On The Road, 157 Riverside Ave...dude had it but, couldn't always use it during those REO songs.

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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby Doobie » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:16 pm

mrmetal wrote:I agree with you about John5. He does some pretty off the wall stuff - amazing guitar player, but for some reason, you never hear his name come up when you start talking about Guitar Heroes.


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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby guitarninja » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:04 pm

how 'bout:
Mel Galley
Steve Lukather
J.Geils
Bruce Kulick
Rick Neilson
Jerry Cantrell
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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby Fedaykin » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:41 pm

Doobie wrote:Call me crazy but, I always thought Gary Richrath was always underrated. Back On The Road, 157 Riverside Ave...dude had it but, couldn't always use it during those REO songs.


Another great one! Yes, Richrath is great, and it is unfortunate that he is overlooked. He was a very solid rock guitarist. Another one is Rick Neilson. I've heard him seriously shred. Very well rounded player. Mel Galley (rip) played with Whitesnake in the early days and he's terrific. Also, Bernie Marsden, whom I recently saw on the cover of one of the big guitar mags. But back to Richrath. He is like Neail Schon. He played in a bad that had so much commercial success that his greatness has often been overlooked. I never liked Bon Jovi either but I saw them with my uncle back in '89 and Richie is an absolute top flight kick ass player. So far as the 90s go, Cantrell is a very good player and a nice guy. My mom knows him. He's one of the only players from the 90s who stood out. I also like Kim Thayil of Soundgarden. That is one great band. Thayil has a very serious Iommi influence, and plays a Guild SG style guitar. He's forged his own style and I dig it too. And let's not forget Thin Lizzy. Every player they had was great. I think Black Rose is one of the greatest guitar albums ever. Gary and Scott tore that album up. I would have loved to have seen that tour. You can see great concert footage they did in Sydney by the opera house in '79. Gary Moore (rip) kicks major ass on a Les Paul Jr. Also, Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown. I saw them at the Country Club in Reseda in '87. Great, great player.

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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby johnorlitta » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:29 pm

How about the original lead guitarist for KISS, Ace Frehley?
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Re: Underrated Guitarists

Postby Doobie » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:41 am

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