Underrated Guitarists

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Underrated Guitarists
« on: November 26, 2020, 05:46:08 AM »
We all know who the lauded axemen and women are.....but what about the brilliant but less lauded players?

Suggest away!

I am going to start with this Gentleman...yes they are a well known band, but always felt his playing is hugely underrated and he is of course the bands front man/singer too - making his playing as lead guitarist even more impressive.

Watch this for a good scaled down and raw example of his talents.

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Re: Underrated Guitarists
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2020, 06:34:22 AM »

Maybe not super underrated but Rush is the only band I can think of where people can name the bassist and drummer before they can name the guitar player. La Villa Strangiato is peak Alex Lifeson, one of the best guitar solos Ive ever heard.
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Re: Underrated Guitarists
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2020, 02:49:54 PM »
Dessner brothers from The National.

Johnny Greenwood from Radiohead

Neil Young !
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Re: Underrated Guitarists
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2020, 03:32:18 PM »
Will Sergeant.

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2020, 10:15:44 PM »
Tom Verlaine was always regarded as Television's resident guitar mastermind. He wasn't - Richard Lloyd was. My 2nd fave guitar solo ever, only topped by Robert Fripp's utter insanity on Eno's "Baby's On Fire."

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Re: Underrated Guitarists
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 10:20:57 PM »
Chris Rea.  If you like bluesy guitar.


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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2020, 01:10:54 PM »
If Chris Whitley is remembered at all these days (he died at least a decade ago), it's for his amazing voice; Carlos Santana once described Dionne Warwick as the first singer he ever heard where he couldn't tell if she was black or white from her voice, and Whitley was the male equivalent of that to me. He was, however, also an incredible - if very idiomatic - guitarist as well. I wasn't at this show, but I was in the front row the first time I saw him perform it.

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Re: Underrated Guitarists
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2020, 07:47:28 PM »
Ill give a shout to Peter Buck. Underrated really fits in his case.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2020, 08:03:45 PM »
Dare I say Mark Knopfler? I know he's in a "famous" band, but has he gotten the recognition he deserves? In my opinion, no...
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2020, 08:08:33 PM »
Dare I say Mark Knopfler? I know he's in a "famous" band, but has he gotten the recognition he deserves? In my opinion, no...

Beautiful player.

He wrote Private Dancer for Tina Turner doncha know?  And apparently she was very hot for him but, alas for her, nothing doing. 

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2020, 08:11:25 PM »
Dare I say Mark Knopfler? I know he's in a "famous" band, but has he gotten the recognition he deserves? In my opinion, no...

Beautiful player.

He wrote Private Dancer for Tina Turner doncha know?  And apparently she was very hot for him but, alas for her, nothing doing.
He is a beautiful player, to be sure. I didn't know he wrote Private Dancer...very cool. I wonder why he didn't partake of those great legs of hers? hmmmmmmmm
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2020, 08:18:44 PM »
Dare I say Mark Knopfler? I know he's in a "famous" band, but has he gotten the recognition he deserves? In my opinion, no...

Beautiful player.

He wrote Private Dancer for Tina Turner doncha know?  And apparently she was very hot for him but, alas for her, nothing doing.
He is a beautiful player, to be sure. I didn't know he wrote Private Dancer...very cool. I wonder why he didn't partake of those great legs of hers? hmmmmmmmm

Maybe David Bowie did. ;)



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Re: Underrated Guitarists
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2020, 08:39:23 PM »
Good shouts to Peter Buck and Mark Knopfler in particular.  I'll add Lindsey Buckingham.
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