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Thread: SPIN's 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

  1. #21
    My Bloody Valentine is the worst band ever.

  2. #22
    OMG, Vernon Reid of Living Colour is on that list. They stink.

    I saw them open for the Stones in 91 and play Xmas jam a few years ago and they were terrible both times.
    Last edited by ChrisL68; 05-04-2012 at 11:28 AM.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Medlin View Post
    My Bloody Valentine is the worst band ever.
    You spelled "Queen" wrong.

  4. #24
    Its too bad too - the discussion of the best guitarists is always a good one. Instead of this hipster bullshit, we could be arguing Hendrix vs. Page vs. Clapton, etc.

  5. #25
    I am not a big metal fan either, but Dave Mustaine blows away every metal guitarist on that list. The chord progressions that guy plays are just not natural.

    Its funny because I saw a youtube with him and Dave Navarro (#80) showing him this chord progression that Mustaine invented, and Navarro was just shaking his head.
    Last edited by ChrisL68; 05-04-2012 at 11:29 AM.

  6. #26
    Looks like SPIN made the all too common mistake of confusing "best" with "favorite."

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL68 View Post
    I am not a big metal fan either, but Dave Mustaine blows away every metal guitarist on that list. The chord progressions that guy plays are just not natural.

    Its funny because I saw a youtube with him and Dave Navarro (#80) showing him this chord progression that Mustaine invented, and Navarro was just shaking his head.
    spider chord

  8. #28
    I am going to assume that maybe 2 people ariound here have ever heard of John Fahey. He absolutely belongs on a top 10 list of greatest guitarists.

    godeacs

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Marquee Moon View Post
    I am going to assume that maybe 2 people ariound here have ever heard of John Fahey. He absolutely belongs on a top 10 list of greatest guitarists.
    Lesser-known but similar to Townes Van Zandt, especially in lifestyle. I don't know if I'd put him in top-10 but Fahey was great. His live stuff was always much better than studio.

  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Karma View Post
    Maybe he posted it to be mocked.
    No, he posted it because Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd were on it.

  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by TR1982 View Post
    No, he posted it because Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd were on it.
    among others:

    godeacs

  12. #32
    Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo @ #97 is a flat out crime. The dude is seriously underrated and can flat out wail on a guitar.



  13. #33
    Andy Gill belongs on the list (and is on it):

    godeacs

  14. #34
    A lot of my favorite artists on this list (glad to see Nels Cline get love, but I don't think they use the word "somnambulent" correctly), but there's no way they belong in a discussion of "greatest," especially the following:

    Annie Clark (St. Vincent) - I am batshit crazy about St. Vincent, check out their version of Big Black at Bowery Ballroom (LOL at Steve Albini being ranked so highly and they specifically call out Kerosene, a great tune, but again, not so complex), but as awesome/sexy/punk as she is, she's nowhere near technically gifted enough to be here.
    Syd Barrett - great songwriter, at least in my opinion, but i don't even consider his guitar playing all that revolutionary. pretty standard psych/experimental stuff.
    PJ Harvey - utterly brilliant, maverick musician, but WTF? as it suggests, she's a minimalist. not a ton of impressive technical stuff going on, and her voice is the real instrument.

    Then their #1 choice? They are clearly just vying for cred with this list, but they kinda disrespect a lot of the greatest, most influential guitarists by just handpicking some lo-fi and underground legends.

  15. #35
    Bad list, but it's clear they weren't going for conventional. At least they had the sense to put Moore and Ranaldo as a tandem. Thurston gets the credit all too often, but I think Ranaldo is the better player (and it's his sig guitar that I have and not Thurston's). Same with Moon's favorite Television tandem.

    Oh, and I love St. Vincent's stuff, but yeah, Townie, she's more of an effects player than a technically gifted player. I dig her style, though. There's a lot to be said about making the guitar a canvas rather than just an instrument.

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