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Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by Electric Bison, Aug 30, 2009.
Rory Gallagher. Man that guy could play!
Graham Whitford (son of Brad Whitford of Aerosmith)
I know this an old thread, but some of these posters should go back and look up the definition of under rated. Slash under rated?! Jeff Beck under rated?! John Sykes under rated?! Maybe under appreciated, but hardly under rated. About 90% of the names given are actually very highly rated by musicians and are maybe just lesser known than the Pages of the world. And if we are talking about the unwashed masses, who cares if they know who Allan Holdsworth is? They are too busy listening to their new Adele download... just sayin
Alvin Youngblood Hart
That's a very strange comparison of musical styles and intentions.
Also, I'm not sure that the personal hygiene of the masses, whoever they hell they are, is much different to that of the people who know who Allan Holdsworth is - if 'knowing who Allan Holdsworth is' characterises those who shouldn't be considered part of the masses, unwashed or otherwise.
Mick Ronson. The greatest spider of them all.
+1 for Andy McCoy and Nasty Suicide of Hanoi Rocks. Andy is an insanely bitchin' guitarist as far as I'm concerned, and an amazing songwriter.
Johnny Thunders never really gets the credit he deserves, and is remembered as an epic junkie instead of an awesome guitar player.
Buddy Holly doesn't get a lot of attention these days, but hes an influence on every rock n' roll guitarist, along with Eddie Cochran.
Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, and Andy McCoy are the reasons I picked up the guitar.
I also think Johnny Ramone deserves a bit more credit, no insane solos, but no-one plays quite like he did.
Just found this interesting thread... thanks for resurrecting it.
Looking through the many pages, I see that others have listed almost everyone I would count as under-rated.
The only name I can think of to add to the list is Butch Walker. Great songwriter and performer, but he can also play.
I AGREE!!!!!! Felder is the one person I was going to name. He's not going to blow your mind apart with crazy, dirty, all over the place choppy slop rock but he's a technical virtuoso and smooth as silk
Oh, btw, my login name eaglefreak....go figure lol
Brian MacLeod (Headpins)
Mike Simpson (As Yet Untitled)
James Honeyman-Scott (Pretenders)
Too many to list...
Rick Emmett of Triumph.
I definitely agree with all that have been mentioned, especially Buckethead. His album electric years is amazing. But another guitarist I don't hear mentioned very often is Eddie Hazel. He has some amazing stuff, most notably, Maggotbrain.
Prince is pretty good when he wants to be. He has some Jazz chops.
Got to mention the duo of Barry Bailey and JR Cobb. Atlanta Rhythm Section. They were amazing together. Never got the credit due IMO
The young guy strikes again.....
Richard Bennett who now tours with Mark Knopfler, toured with Neiil Diamond for many years, is a fine guitarist ( his brother Bermuda Schwartz plays drums for Weird Al). Dan Peek was an incredible guitarist, he could make a 12 string sing.
Here is Bennett playing in a country classic, be sure and have some Kleenex handy:
Brian Hughes a tasty jazz guitarist from Canada. Check out Brian's chops: