Recent content by rullian

  1. R

    Underated Guitarists in Hair Metal

    +1. These two were great. Too bad they don't get along now. One thing I never quite figured out is why Ozzy picked Brad to tour with him after Randy died. Brad is a great player but Jeff was more along the same lines as Randy. Jeff's lead on Don't Tell Me You Love Me has some strong similarities...
  2. R

    For the Bonamassa Fans

    I understand the issues about Joe's image makeover- from the sunglasses to the suits - it can come across as a bit douchie. But, man, I really don't care although I'm a jeans and black shirt kind of guy. He is in show business after all. And I'm too busy being humbled by his playing to focus...
  3. R

    Patty Griffin....

    Saw Patti Griffin a few years ago and her voice is huge live.
  4. R

    Underated Guitarists in Hair Metal

    Some of these names I haven't heard in a while. I've always thought the lead to Rock You Like A Hurricane was a classic 80s style lead break; the harmonies, scale runs and tapping-it's all there. There's a movie about Jason Becker called "I'm Still Here" I think. I've only seen previews and...
  5. R

    Steve Clark Fans

    I wanna say Hamer but, honestly, man - I don't remember. I was young, had hair and was probably distracted by any number of things (ahem). I associate Willis with an explorer-shaped Hamer. In fact, he was one of the reasons why my first guitar was an explorer shape. I associate Steve Clark with...
  6. R

    For the Bonamassa Fans

    Seen him twice live. And watched tons of videos and interviews. Dude is not only a great player, he seems like a cool person as well.
  7. R

    Underated Guitarists in Hair Metal

    Been thinking about this thread and remembered a little known guitar player named Ronnie Garvin from a Florida band called Stranger. The guy was killer-very hard rock and blues oriented with a killer tone. Sadly he committed suicide and was buried with his Strat. I saw them twice and he blew me...
  8. R

    Steve Clark Fans

    Doh! I meant Vivian Campbell. :laugh2: I combined Adrian Vandenberg with Vivian Campbell - which would make a damn good guitarist now that I think about it. I also saw Def Leppard open for Blackfoot. :dude: Pete Willis was right in front of me. Dude was great. Blackfoot was killer too. Never...
  9. R

    Steve Clark Fans

    You've nailed it. I lost interest quickly after Hysteria. Even though Phil is probably technically better than either Steve or Pete, the combination of the original two was magic. It was a perfect duo-and had they continued, would be right up there with Tipton/Downing, Murray/Smith etc. I like...
  10. R

    John Paul Jones.....

    JPJ really shines on the Celebration Day DVD. I always knew he was great but didn't fully appreciate what he brought to Zep till I watched that concert. I'm still hoping for a tour naive guy that I am.
  11. R

    Maybe I'm a Fender guy ?

    When I play my LP, I swear I'm a Les Paul guy. But then I pick up my PRS and think, I'm really a PRS guy. Then the singer will call out Pride and Joy or something that screams for a Strat and I think, man-I'm really a Strat guy. I'm kinda slutty that way. Can't give my heart and soul to just one...
  12. R

    Guilty pleasures thread

    I dig 80s era radio-friendly stadium rock like REO (High Infidelity still sounds great), Journey, Boston etc. I also LOVE Foghat (my friends love giving me a hard time about that one) and The Propellerheads (I don't think there's a single real guitar on Deck, Drums and Rock and Roll). Madonna's...
  13. R

    Steve Clark Fans

    I totally get where you're coming from since I loved Pyromania as well. I just have a soft spot for High And Dry. I remember enjoying On Through The Night but High And Dry was the perfect combination of melody and rock for me - without getting too far into the pop end. Pyromania made them huge...
  14. R

    Underated Guitarists in Hair Metal

    I always thought Jake E Lee, Ronnie Le Tekro and Warren De Martini were underrated. But the one guy no one hardly ever mentions is Akira Takasaki of Loudness. He shredded with a lot of melody-kind of like a hybrid of EVH and Glen Tipton. And judging by the pictures I remember seeing, Loudness...
  15. R

    Steve Clark Fans

    Steve Clark is so underrated it's depressing. Pete Willis too. High And Dry is full of tasty guitar work and great rock tunes as well. I love how they used complementary chords like on Mirror Mirror or High And Dry. And the riffs were killer. I much preferred the High And Dry sound over the pop...


Latest Threads



Top