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Favourite Guitar Players

jonathancrane
11-26-2008, 12:05 PM
First is the guitar player, then the song who best summarizes his art, and after the album who includes that song

Peter Hammill - Meurglys III (VdGG: "World Record")
Richard Thompson - Shoot out the lights (Shoot out the lights)
Eric Clapton - Crossroads (Cream: "Wheels of fire")
Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower (Electric Ladyland)
Jimmy Page - In my time of dying (Physical graffiti)
Robert Fripp - Baby's on fire (Brian Eno: "Here come the warm jets")
Eddie Hazel - Maggot brain (Funkadelic: "Maggot brain")
Peter Green - Supernatural (John Mayall: "A hard road")
Neil Young - I'm the ocean (Mirrorball)
Ritchie Blackmore - Highway Star (Deep Purple: "Machine Head")

Post your favourites (if you want...)

Gamblore
11-26-2008, 12:21 PM
Jimmy Page's guitar solo on Stairway to Heaven

Sunset of Age
11-26-2008, 12:24 PM
First is the guitar player, then the song who best summarizes his art, and after the album who includes that song

Peter Hammill - Meurglys III (VdGG: "World Record")
Richard Thompson - Shoot out the lights (Shoot out the lights)
Eric Clapton - Crossroads (Cream: "Wheels of fire")
Jimmy Hendrix - All along the watchtower (Electric Ladyland)
Jimmy Page - In my time of dying (Physical graffiti)
Robert Fripp - Baby's on fire (Brian Eno: "Here come the warm jets")
Eddie Hazel - Maggot brain (Funkadelic: "Maggot brain")
Peter Green - Supernatural (John Mayall: "A hard road")
Neil Young - I'm the ocean (Mirrorball)
Ritchie Blackmore - Highway Star (Deep Purple: "Machine Head")

Post your favourites (if you want...)

Great idea! :yeah:

I'll need some time to dig up mine but all these are surely worth mentioning. Eddie Hazel's is one of my long-time personal favourites. Absolutely FANTASTIC! :worship:

Crazy Girl
11-26-2008, 03:07 PM
Woody Ghutrie, had a very-very personal way to play his guitar.......

Yves.
11-26-2008, 03:16 PM
What about Stevie Ray Vaughan?

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Iván
11-26-2008, 03:22 PM
Slash

He rips it up in sweet child of mine (GUNS AND ROSES)

He wasnt just a showman, he truly was the real deal no matter how mainstream he was.

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Dougie
11-26-2008, 07:50 PM
Slash is definitely one of the best, and there are too many songs to choose the best from. Maybe I´d pick November Rain or Nightrain as my personal favorites.

Eric Clapton -Layla

Eddie Van Halen - Ain´t talking ´bout love

And some Whitesnake stuff:

John Sykes - Still of the night

Those are a few that come to mind!

ryan23
11-26-2008, 08:13 PM
Yep with Ivan on the Slash one, some great work on the use your illusion albums

A couple more of my fav would be John Squire from Stone Roses and Ritchie Blackmore

Sunset of Age
11-26-2008, 10:11 PM
Some great contributions from you folks already! :yeah:

I'll have to do quite a bit of research from my 300 Gigabits of music to be able to make out a top ten (obviously I have failed here), but here are two major guitar solo's that immediately popped to mind:

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Steve Howe (Yes) - "Sound Chaser" from their Relayer-album - the vid is from a Yes show in 1975, so the sound is not quite optimal ;).
Erratic, pagan, a complete pandemonium on a Fender Telecaster, here. Starts around the 3:00-minute mark. Not for the faint-hearted. :)

For the Keyboard Freaks out there: an equally frantic solo by Pat Moraz follows thereafter. Now that one isn't for the faint-hearted either. :p


And, for contrast (I like contrasting styles! :D) - the fellow who uploaded this song had to cut it into two parts, as the song is 15 minutes long! (like Genuine ProgLovers Love It :p)

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and, continued -

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Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) - "Even Less" from Porcupine Tree's *his* Stupid Dream-album. The full extended recording, sadly enough their record company doesn't allow amateure live recordings to be shown on YouTube (mine have been removed just three weeks ago! :mad:), so the studio recording here - but that solo is just amazing (most of it in part 2, of course)...

Eclectic, melancholic, passionate, Floydian... in one word - BRILLIANT! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Hope ya like it! :D

GlennMirnyi
11-26-2008, 10:52 PM
Al Di Meola
Steve Howe
David Gilmour
Robert Fripp
Martin Barre
Eric Clapton
Ritchie Blackmore
Gary Moore
Tony Iommi

So many to mention...

GlennMirnyi
11-26-2008, 10:54 PM
Alan Holdsworth.

Gamblore
11-26-2008, 11:38 PM
There's no doubt about it, Slash is a legend guitar player.

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GlennMirnyi
11-26-2008, 11:41 PM
Slash is just a kid compared to some of the guys mentioned here.

Sunset of Age
11-26-2008, 11:44 PM
Slash is just a kid compared to some of the guys mentioned here.

Yup. But he has done quite a good job with Velvet Revolver as well. He's no fluke. ;)

GlennMirnyi
11-26-2008, 11:48 PM
He's no fluke, but he plays mainstream shit.

A guitarist is what he plays.

He can be Yngwie Malmsteen, but if he plays punk rock, he's crap.

Sunset of Age
11-26-2008, 11:52 PM
He's no fluke, but he plays mainstream shit.

A guitarist is what he plays.

He can be Yngwie Malmsteen, but if he plays punk rock, he's crap.

:lol: - I understand you, here. :p

Yngwie Malmsteen... :haha: - yes, I know, he's a good guitarist, but oh man, that fellow's ego, not to say his pure clichee attitude towards playing the guitar - no more than the 'Poor Man's Ritchie Blackmore' - :help: :lol: :bolt:

GlennMirnyi
11-26-2008, 11:55 PM
Malmsteen has made good music.

For about 2-3 years.

Then he fell into obscurity and guitar masturbation.

Sunset of Age
11-26-2008, 11:58 PM
Malmsteen has made good music.

For about 2-3 years.

Then he fell into obscurity and guitar masturbation.

Spot on. His - or rather, Johan Yngve Lannerbäck's Rising Force-album is GREAT. But thereafter... just Guitar Masturbation, as you said. Fantastic guitarplaying, but eh... where are the SONGS? :p

FairWeatherFan
11-27-2008, 12:18 AM
Mick Taylor (his guitar solo on the Get Yer Ya Ya's Out version of Sympathy for the Devil is my favourite of all time), Robert Fripp, Eric Clapton, Steve Hackett.

scarecrows
11-27-2008, 06:09 AM
Fripp

and Prince

Yves.
11-27-2008, 10:31 AM
Harry Saksioni? I don't know if I wright it correctly. He's Dutch.

What about Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird?

m9m9m9m9m9
11-27-2008, 11:22 AM
Allan Holdsworth for sure ..his technique and musicanship is just unparallel

other guitarist that i enjoy:

Greg Howe
Shawn Lane
Robert Fripp
Michael Romeo
Jason Becker
David Gilmour
Paul Gilbert
Jphnny Greenwood etc

Johnny Greenwood may look a little out of place with those guitar legends.but I really enjoy Radiohead's music. :)

jonathancrane
11-27-2008, 11:46 AM
One of the greats
Frank Zappa - Watermelon In Easter Hay (live in barcelona 1988)

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Henry Chinaski
11-27-2008, 02:12 PM
Jeff Irwin - Will Haven

Luke Jaeger - Sleep Terror

Tom Morello - ratm

NyGeL
11-27-2008, 05:19 PM
some people to mention (really good play and improvisation):

Joe Pass
Pat Methany
Django Reinhardt
Wes Montgomery (with his "one finger" style)
George Benson
Romero Lubambo
Baden Powell
etc.

gambit84
11-27-2008, 07:08 PM
Eric Clapton!

Pfloyd
11-27-2008, 07:14 PM
David Gilmour
Jimmy Page

GhostUnholy
11-28-2008, 01:16 AM
At a certain point they can all play each other's stuff, but my personal favorites are:

Jason Becker (listen to the expression in Altitudes)
John Mclaughlin (check out the live performance of cherokee on youtube)
Greg Howe
Shawn Lane (jesus christ reincarnate)
Muhammed Suicmez (from necrophagist)
Mikael Akerfeldt (for his writing and soul, not his technique)
RON JARZOMBEK (blotted science, spiral architect, gordian knot)
Peter Lake (theory in practice, this man's solos will blow you away)

And waaaay too man others to name.

GhostUnholy
11-28-2008, 01:17 AM
And I agree with Glenn, Slash puts out some shit music.
One of the most overrated guitar players of all time.

ryan23
11-28-2008, 02:27 AM
And I agree with Glenn, Slash puts out some shit music.
One of the most overrated guitar players of all time.

Maybe solo stuff, but with guns n roses he was great, especially use your illusion 2

Arkulari
11-28-2008, 04:32 AM
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
Janick Gers (Iron Maiden)
Brian May (Queen)
Luca Turilli (Rhapsody)
Emppu Vuorinen (Nightwish)
Michael Weikath (Helloween)
Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall)
Olavi Mikkonen (Amon Amarth)
Thomas Andersen (Autumn Leaves)
Frederik O'Carroll (Panzerchrist)

FedFan_2007
11-28-2008, 07:43 AM
Matt Bellamy(Muse)

GlennMirnyi
11-28-2008, 10:20 AM
At a certain point they can all play each other's stuff, but my personal favorites are:

Jason Becker (listen to the expression in Altitudes)
John Mclaughlin (check out the live performance of cherokee on youtube)
Greg Howe
Shawn Lane (jesus christ reincarnate)
Muhammed Suicmez (from necrophagist)
Mikael Akerfeldt (for his writing and soul, not his technique)
RON JARZOMBEK (blotted science, spiral architect, gordian knot)
Peter Lake (theory in practice, this man's solos will blow you away)

And waaaay too man others to name.

Since you've mentioned Jason Becker, Marty Friedman.

fast_clay
11-28-2008, 01:32 PM
eric clapton...

favourite guitarist of mine is jerry cantrell... never heard the blues so dark n heavy...

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Nathaliia
11-28-2008, 03:24 PM
Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom :D

And, as commercial as it sounds, Santana

Richard_from_Cal
11-28-2008, 10:06 PM
Leo Kottke, edging out Eric Clapton:

Leo Kottke: Hear the Wind Howl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Ee6YFuKuA)
Eric Clapton: Blues Power (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfR47JZZZuM)


...granted they're very different styles...

Smasher
11-28-2008, 10:52 PM
Great thread :D My ten favourites in no particular order and yes, I like the blues :music:

Stevie Ray Vaughan (greatest ever in my books :worship:)
Jimi Hendrix
Rory Gallagher
Buddy Guy
Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton (this video alone is stunning, http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rkm9OiYvmPc )
Tommy Emmanuel (genious with an acoustic)
John Mayer (he is a damn good guitar player, believe it or not :p)
Derek Trucks (one of the greatest slide players)
Joe Bonamassa

jonathancrane
11-28-2008, 11:15 PM
Richard Thompson covering The Who

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GlennMirnyi
11-28-2008, 11:52 PM
Did anyone mention Jeff Beck?

fast_clay
11-28-2008, 11:56 PM
Maybe solo stuff, but with guns n roses he was great, especially use your illusion 2

slash rey should have called it quits after gnr and done the after dinner speech circuit...

fast_clay
11-29-2008, 12:27 AM
Did anyone mention Jeff Beck?

Jeff Beck is extremely noteworthy...

ryan23
11-29-2008, 01:10 AM
slash rey should have called it quits after gnr and done the after dinner speech circuit...

Velvet revolver are good, i really like Slash but like its already been said in this thread he does at times do to many of that dick waving over the top stuff, to much of a good thing, sometimes we dont wanna hear 10 minutes of complete guitare wanking, at times short and sweet can be better, hence why i really like John Squire especially first Stone Roses album so new and different at the time,paved the way for bands like oasis

Henry Chinaski
11-29-2008, 01:49 AM
wouldn't call him a favourite really but andy mckee is phenomenal and unlike anything I've ever heard.
he basically uses his acoustic as a guitar and a drum simultaneously:

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Yves.
11-29-2008, 01:51 AM
Great thread :D My ten favourites in no particular order and yes, I like the blues :music:

Stevie Ray Vaughan (greatest ever in my books :worship:)
Jimi Hendrix
Rory Gallagher
Buddy Guy
Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton (this video alone is stunning, http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rkm9OiYvmPc )
Tommy Emmanuel (genious with an acoustic)
John Mayer (he is a damn good guitar player, believe it or not :p)
Derek Trucks (one of the greatest slide players)
Joe Bonamassa

:yeah:

GlennMirnyi
11-29-2008, 01:51 AM
Ah, this is common. I'll find you a guy that does this and is a monster.

GlennMirnyi
11-29-2008, 02:03 AM
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Henry Chinaski
11-29-2008, 02:10 AM
he's a badass player but that just hurt my head to be honest.

GlennMirnyi
11-29-2008, 02:14 AM
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Yamandu Costa playing Nuages by Django Reinhardt.

First one was him playing Taquito Militar.

GlennMirnyi
11-29-2008, 02:18 AM
Now another monster:

Armandinho da Bahia, also known as Armandinho Macedo. He plays what's called the Guitarra da Bahia, but it's an electic mandolin.

If anyone likes this, I can send you an album of him demolishing everything - it's from the 70s in the Montreaux Jazz Festival.

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GlennMirnyi
11-29-2008, 02:21 AM
From that album I told you:

Eleanor Rigby by A Cor Do Som (a jazz fusion brazilian band):

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GlennMirnyi
11-29-2008, 02:25 AM
Armandinho playing Maurice Ravel's Bolero:

Amazing stuff:

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ryan23
11-29-2008, 02:42 AM
Jesus Glenn sorry m8 but theres certain songs/artists that shouldnt be touched and the Beatles is one, sounds like a tacky keyboard in the middle not a guitar

GlennMirnyi
11-29-2008, 02:47 AM
Man, that's jazz fusion for you.

Taking the theme and putting improv on it is great stuff.

If you think it's a keyboard, it's because it's such a clean sound, the guy's just amazing. ;)

No song is untouchable. :)

ryan23
11-29-2008, 03:06 AM
Must be just me-apologies! :)

GlennMirnyi
11-29-2008, 03:19 AM
Nah, you're entitled to your own taste, mate. ;)


Last post for the night:

Paco de Lucia, the only decent Spaniard to have ever lived! :p

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Rio Ancho! :worship:

5000 vcash to the first to answer this question right: which kind/style of flamenco is this?

jonathancrane
11-29-2008, 08:05 AM
Nah, you're entitled to your own taste, mate. ;)


Last post for the night:

Paco de Lucia, the only decent Spaniard to have ever lived! :p

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Rio Ancho! :worship:

5000 vcash to the first to answer this question right: which kind/style of flamenco is this?

Rumba!

GlennMirnyi
11-29-2008, 10:45 AM
Spaniards don't count.

I'm kidding.

When I come back from French I'll send you the vcash. :p

jonathancrane
11-29-2008, 10:57 AM
:yeah:

jonathancrane
11-30-2008, 02:56 PM
Eddie Hazel - Maggot Brain :worship:

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Ivanatis
11-30-2008, 04:10 PM
Carlos Santana

scarecrows
11-30-2008, 04:30 PM
Eddie Hazel - Maggot Brain :worship:

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he was told to "play like your momma just died", and so he did

federernadalfan
12-01-2008, 02:50 AM
eddie van halen

Richard_from_Cal
12-01-2008, 09:55 PM
Never mentioned

George Harrison
Mark Knopfler,
Gary Moore,
Carlos Santana, or
Boz Scaggs.

(...last concert I went to was Mr. Santana, here in Tucson...)

Sunset of Age
12-02-2008, 12:36 AM
Eddie Hazel - Maggot Brain :worship:

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FANTASTIC. A true, very underrated classic. Thanks for posting!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:
There are people around who think that Afro-Americans aren't able to make Pure Prog. This alone should make them think again. If not- check out George Clinton's work... :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
12-02-2008, 02:27 AM
That's not prog.

Are you crazy, Karin?

Sunset of Age
12-02-2008, 02:43 AM
That's not prog.

Are you crazy, Karin?

ACC contest is *OVER* by now Gu. No need to do any further campaigning! :p'

Just LISTEN to that - it's bloddy FANTASTIC. :worship:

GlennMirnyi
12-02-2008, 02:49 AM
Could you stop with the campaigning deal? If you've got something to say, say it.

That's not prog. Simple

Fusion is a million times better than that and it's not prog. Doesn't make it bad.

Sunset of Age
12-02-2008, 04:10 AM
Could you stop with the campaigning deal? If you've got something to say, say it.

I have. You might have missed my "Follow the Leader!" :rocker2:-post. :angel:
And that's ALL I'd liked to contribute for that truly gastly ACC-contest this year. ;)

jonathancrane
12-02-2008, 12:16 PM
One of the greatest rock songs ever (and one of the greatest guitar solo too)

Neil Young: Like a hurricane :bowdown:

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jonathancrane
12-04-2008, 09:23 PM
A great riff and a beautiful solo. (Eddie) Van Halen - Ain't talkin' 'bout love

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jonathancrane
12-04-2008, 09:32 PM
Same song, but recorded live in concert (Montreal 1984). These guys knew how to give a good show

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scarecrows
12-04-2008, 10:58 PM
Prince on George Harrison tribute show
While my guitar gently weeps

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Smasher
12-04-2008, 11:08 PM
Brilliant instrumental version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qakFIecBU

Voo de Mar
12-04-2008, 11:11 PM
I love Mark Knoplfer's guitar in "Sultans of Swing" from "Alchemy" :)

Smasher
12-04-2008, 11:12 PM
Jeff Healey deserves to be mentioned here. A shame he past away this year, he was one of a kind :sad:

scarecrows
12-04-2008, 11:15 PM
Brilliant instrumental version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qakFIecBU

this was the first version that made him famous
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ibVnqxs5S-I&feature=related

Smasher
12-04-2008, 11:20 PM
this was the first version that made him famous
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ibVnqxs5S-I&feature=related

Yeah, that video pretty much launched his career. Jake Shimabukuro is his name :cool: He really knows how to play an ukulele, I have few bootlegs from his concerts :p

Voo de Mar
12-04-2008, 11:23 PM
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:music: I really love to hear it but it's so awful to watch, they are so old-fashioned and their motion :lol: :o

oz_boz
12-05-2008, 12:14 PM
Many great picks (nice pun eh), some still not mentioned yet:

Pierre Bensusan (folk) and Andres Segovia (classical GOAT) just have to be mentioned in a thread like this. A couple great old jazz cats: Tal Farlow, (John McL:s main influence in the beginning) and Charlie Christian. Delta blues master with the slide: Robert Johnson. Fusion: Larry Carlton, Bill Frisell.

Personal favs who may not be huge guitar heros or particularly technical: Joni Mitchell, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Jose Gonzalez (Swedish indie guy of later years)

Since the ukulele was mentioned I think Dobro extraordinaire Jerry Douglas fits in too.

Nathaliia
12-05-2008, 12:22 PM
wow, had no idea Jose Gonzalez was Swedish

people learn all life and die stupid

«Ivan»
12-05-2008, 12:26 PM
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Richard_from_Cal
12-05-2008, 06:46 PM
I KNOW I haven't mentioned Al Stewart, or his musical accomplices: Peter White, (??) et cetera...

Or Django Reinhardt...inspired Peter Frampton, he did :D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpmOTGungnA)

Did I mention Joe Satriani?...or Carlos Santana??...

Funtwo!!!...:) :rocker:

[How did you get in ahead of me Chooper???]<<--stupid comment, never mind. I just coincidentally posted two names which were the same as yours.

scarecrows
12-05-2008, 06:55 PM
wow, had no idea Jose Gonzalez was Swedish

people learn all life and die stupid

strange, I remember mentioning him to Santi in your thread, Swedish with argentinian origin

Nathaliia
12-05-2008, 07:01 PM
strange, I remember mentioning him to Santi in your thread, Swedish with argentinian origin
When Santi posted in my thread there was like 1000 posts a day and despite I boast I read them all, might not always be true.

Richard_from_Cal
12-05-2008, 07:03 PM
Harry Saksioni? I don't know if I wright it correctly. He's Dutch.

What about Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird?

Reminds me that Hughie Thomasson of The Outlaws is dead. :awww: Green Grass & High Tides (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=R82OM5tzcrk) <<--:crazy:

jonathancrane
12-06-2008, 02:50 PM
Dedicated to scarecrows
Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) - Just

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jonathancrane
12-06-2008, 02:57 PM
What about Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird?

Yeah, a great one

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scarecrows
12-06-2008, 03:11 PM
Dedicated to scarecrows
Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) - Just

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there's a lot better than that he's done
he's a very good guitar player but playing 20 other instruments like he does has probably limited his skills


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jonathancrane
12-06-2008, 04:05 PM
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) - Comfortably Numb

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Sunset of Age
12-07-2008, 04:36 AM
One of the greatest rock songs ever (and one of the greatest guitar solo too)

Neil Young: Like a hurricane :bowdown:

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Fantastic, indeed. I saw Neil perform live for some 15 times now, and he always 'delivers', however wobbly and inaccurate his performance is at times - it always conveys TRUE EMOTION. :worship:

jonathancrane
12-08-2008, 05:52 PM
Some prog master ;)
Steve Howe (Yes): Starship Trooper

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fast_clay
12-10-2008, 05:47 PM
I dunno if anyone else on the boards was affected by the grunge era so much... no matter what i've run into since, I seem to always head back to the early 90's to get my deeper kicks...

here... Chris Cornell... arguably at the peak of his powers, singer, songwriter and guitarist... a period in time where i found rock broke commercial shackles and became beautifully honest... where did it all go wrong...?

edit: Song - Seasons
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jonathancrane
12-13-2008, 01:28 PM
Not a big fan of grunge, but i respect a good guitarrist like Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

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oz_boz
12-13-2008, 01:52 PM
wow, had no idea Jose Gonzalez was Swedish

people learn all life and die stupid

Well, it's not like you should be able to tell from his name :lol: from Gothenburg btw, parents from Argentina

Any Polish ones you should know about? The only Polish musicians I know are Chopin and Penderecki :scratch:

smitty8
12-14-2008, 04:25 AM
Keith Urban :rocker:

shotgun
12-14-2008, 04:35 AM
Best guitar player out of the grunge bands was Jerry Cantrell IMO. He actually came from a hard rock/heavy metal background and this showed especially on the earlier works by AIC.

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Sunset of Age
12-14-2008, 04:37 AM
Best guitar player out of the grunge bands was Jerry Cantrell IMO. He actually came from a hard rock/heavy metal background and this showed especially on the earlier works by AIC.

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Fantastic. I cherish all of the albums he's been taking part of. :worship: :worship: :worship:

Thanks for posting!

fast_clay
12-14-2008, 05:10 AM
Best guitar player out of the grunge bands was Jerry Cantrell IMO. He actually came from a hard rock/heavy metal background and this showed especially on the earlier works by AIC.



favourite guitarist of mine is jerry cantrell... never heard the blues so dark n heavy...


i hear you about the early aic stuff man...

here at 3:00 i would say he's really making it talk... tho, never over the top for me cos he sticks true to a bluesy foundation... 12 bars all the way through this... :worship:

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but... perhaps the spookiest rock riff i have heard exists in this track, the studio version does it better justice IMO, yet, this here unplugged version is favoured cos it comes free with a classic smacked up layne f*** up... the cd never included it... video did though...

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'what's my motivation here...' :lol: :worship:

shotgun
12-14-2008, 05:28 AM
:lol: I hadn't seen your post earlier in this thread mate.

AIC's self-titled album is a very dark one. Lots of distortion effects on Staley's voice as well. I quite like this unplugged version of Sludge Factory though.

Dirt is still my favourite record from them.

fast_clay
12-14-2008, 05:43 AM
heh heh... yeah... funnily enuff a chick in my class at school gave me Dirt cos she found it too depressing...:lol: is how i first gave them a decent listen... and, to be honest, it wasn't my cup of tea for a good while... the unplugged album was on high rotation for a number of years tho and converted a few mates with it as well...

Arkulari
12-14-2008, 07:24 AM
Karin, please tell me your avatar is a manip! :haha: :haha:
or either it has to be one of Roger's dorkiest moments EVER :lol:

Cantrell is awesome, but grunge isn't really my thing (even if I do like Chris Cornell solo and in Audioslave :03: )

the Cardboard Vampyres was actually kinda cool

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anyone into Brian May?

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how many other rock stars have a PhD on physics? :lol: this guy is awesome :cool:

jonathancrane
12-14-2008, 05:28 PM
Ritchie Blackmore :worship: Deep Pruple - Highway Star

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jonathancrane
12-17-2008, 12:04 PM
The best thing that has come out of Australia since Rod Laver (although most of them were born is Sssshhcotland, another magic land)

Angus & Malcolm Young: AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie


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Bibberz
12-28-2008, 05:12 AM
Legend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Goffeney

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Sunset of Age
12-28-2008, 05:32 AM
Very magical:

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Space Is Deep, indeed. :angel:

jonathancrane
12-28-2008, 11:30 PM
Eddie Van Halen - Eruption
Fabulous live version (almost 11 minutes long)recorded in 1983

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FedFan_2007
12-28-2008, 11:42 PM
How do I embed a youtube video?

jonathancrane
12-28-2008, 11:59 PM
Here:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=113436

FedFan_2007
12-29-2008, 12:18 AM
Here:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=113436

I tried the <youtube> tag and it didn't work.

jonathancrane
12-29-2008, 12:29 AM
I tried the <youtube> tag and it didn't work.

e.g. this is the video you want to embed:
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=fLmHDs54pVQ&feature=related

you need to type:

[youtube] the part in bold [/you tube] (the last youtube without gap)

FedFan_2007
12-29-2008, 12:31 AM
jonathancrane - thanks.

Matt Bellamy - Invincible
2007 Wembley Stadium

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jonathancrane
12-29-2008, 05:17 PM
Chuck Berry - Maybellene
Fantastic performance

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jonathancrane
12-29-2008, 07:48 PM
Paul Kossoff
Free - All Right Now

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jonathancrane
12-29-2008, 08:11 PM
Ron Asheton
The Stooges - TV Eye + 1970 (live in Cincinnati)
Amazing how intense they could be on stage

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Jarvig
02-04-2009, 09:45 PM
For me a great guitarist master some of the below elements:
- have made contributions over a long period and in many, many songs
- high technical skills
- innovative
- can play melodic solos
- play killer riffs
- can create a lot of feelings in the playing
- play for the music/singing in the song and not just to show off

My top looks like this
1. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
2. Slash (Guns N Roses)
3. John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
4. Jeff Beck (mostly solo)
5. Marty Friedman (Megadeth and solo)
6. Brian May (Queen)
7. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
8. Kirk Hammett/James Hetfield (Metallica)
9. Neil Young (solo)
10. Stivie Ray Vaughan (solo)
11. Joe Satriani (solo)
12. Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
13. Tony McAlpine (solo)
14. Jimi Hendrix (solo)
15. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
16. Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple and Rainbow)
17. Mathias Jabbs (Scorpions)
18. Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche)
19. Randy Roads (Ozzy Osbourne)
20. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
21. Buckethead (solo and Guns N Roses)
22. Gary Moore (solo)
23. Eric Clapton (Cream, Derek and the Dominos and solo)
24. Steve Vai (solo)

Highest level technical (rock) guitarists ever (in random order)
- Tony Emamnuel
- Steve Vai
- Jeson Becker
- Tony MacAlpine
- Rusty Cooley
- Paul Gilbert
- John Petrucci
- Michael Romeo
- Buckethead
- Michael Angelo Batio
- Joe Satriani
- Greg Howe
- Marty Friedman

FedFan_2007
02-04-2009, 09:47 PM
Given a few more years to have the "longevity" requirements satisfied, add Matt Bellamy to your list.

Pfloyd
02-04-2009, 10:15 PM
I forgot to add George Harrison.

Sure, there are more talented guitar players, but he is such a classic musician he deserves many mentions.

fast_clay
02-23-2009, 04:12 AM
incredible...

John Butler - Ocean
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ShotmaKer
10-09-2009, 02:16 PM
So many of them out there, might well only post my top 10 : SRV (nid), Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, BB King, David Gilmour, Brian May, Steve Lukather.

Purple Rainbow
10-09-2009, 02:34 PM
Rory Gallagher, Jan Akkerman and Steve Morse.

ShotmaKer
10-09-2009, 02:37 PM
Rory Gallagher, Jan Akkerman and Steve Morse.

:worship:

Top 10 materials too.

ShotmaKer
10-09-2009, 02:39 PM
Oh and Larry Carlton, how could I forget about Mr 335.

Purple Rainbow
10-09-2009, 02:50 PM
:worship:

Top 10 materials too.

Thank you! :)

Sapeod
10-09-2009, 04:58 PM
Buckethead is a brilliant guitarist.

GlennMirnyi
10-09-2009, 06:18 PM
Has the word brilliant become a synonym for crap?

Carlita
10-09-2009, 06:32 PM
Steve Rothery:worship::worship::worship:

Aziz Ibrahim :worship::worship::worship:

Echoes
10-09-2009, 07:15 PM
No one matches Gilmour's on his soli. I just love his bends. Knopfler's bends on his slower songs are also great + The solo from Sultans of Swing.

I have a soft spot for Mick Taylor's performances on Sway and Dead Flowers.

No mention so far of Tim Renwick.

And the best pedal steel guitar ever: Paul Franklin. :yeah:

ShotmaKer
10-09-2009, 07:20 PM
Echoes, you're spot on. David Gilmour's live soli are heavenly, and I barely can think of anyone else with such a presence on stage. Do you happen to play the guitar too ?

Echoes
10-09-2009, 08:11 PM
I play the guitar but very modestly. :sad:

ShotmaKer
10-09-2009, 08:55 PM
Good to know :)

Sapeod
10-09-2009, 09:03 PM
Has the word brilliant become a synonym for crap?
you are a brilliant poster.

in other words, yes.

Brick Top
10-09-2009, 11:09 PM
Tony Lommi
Ritchie Blackmore
J.Page
Dimebag Darrell(Pantera)
Jeff Hanneman/Kerry King(Slayer)
Dave Mustaine(Megadeth)
Scott Ian(Anthrax)
Andreas Kisser(Sepultura)
etc

Sunset of Age
10-09-2009, 11:24 PM
Tony Lommi
Ritchie Blackmore
J.Page
Dimebag Darrell(Pantera)
Jeff Hanneman/Kerry King(Slayer)
Dave Mustaine(Megadeth)
Scott Ian(Anthrax)
Andreas Kisser(Sepultura)
etc

Quite well all among the BEST in Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, indeed. :yeah:

As for mine... too many to mention, and quite a few have been mentioned already. Still, a selection:

The 'oldies':
Steve Hacket, Steve Howe, David Gilmour, Richie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Alex Lifeson, Robert Fripp, Trevor Rabin, Jan Akkerman, and of course, Mr. Jimmy Page. :worship:

The 'youngsters':
Steven Wilson, Danny Cavanagh, Piotr Grudzinski (okay, all of them are Gilmour-fanboys, but well... :lol:).

shotgun
10-09-2009, 11:52 PM
The Dutch pisshead, Eddie van Halen.

ShotmaKer
10-10-2009, 07:34 AM
Something funny about EVH. Joe Walsh once said something like "Albert King could blow Eddie Van Halen away with his amp on stand by" :lol:

Fensler
10-10-2009, 08:20 AM
Here's an improvisation by the late Shawn Lane - one of my favorites.

(Watch as he builds, varies the tempo, and really picks up speed around the three-minute mark. His playing style was notably fast, while still elegant and nuanced.)

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And as an aside, because Lane's size/weight is often a topic of discussion...

Lane had psoriasis his whole life and also suffered from psoriatic arthritis from the age of about 13. This did not impair his playing but caused difficulty walking, and required treatment with steroids which seriously affected Shawn's weight so much that he weighed over 300 pounds in the years before his death (though Shawn was slim in his youth).

ShotmaKer
10-10-2009, 10:23 AM
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Shawn Lane (RIP) is sometimes just described as a freak fast shredder but the people who call him that need to get a clue. The dude was seriously underrated if you ask me, he's a true guitar hero. Here's a video of him playing some jazzed up blues, I liked him the most in these styles. Oh and his solo covers of Hendrix are among the best out there.

Pixie
10-11-2009, 12:06 AM
When it comes to guitarists I don't look that much after the technical part.

When it comes to pop-folk I'm searching for the plus thing that spices up the songs like Elliott Smith used to do with some rich fingerpicking or open-tuning. For soul or funk, the rythmic part is very important and I appreciate when the guitar only gives some colors to the songs. This is something that could be more used by pop-rock music bands BTW, I sometimes regret the overuse of common chords played the same way than the bass. I keep in mind Dave Navarro's work who mixes up interesting solos and good atmospheres. "Three days " from Jane's Addiction is a good example.
As about hard-rock or metal in general good riffs or atmospheres often generate inspired solos so I take it as a whole.

scarecrows
10-11-2009, 07:15 PM
J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

murrayfan NOT!
10-14-2009, 07:44 PM
not sure if anyone has mentioned carlos santana especially black magic woman

dabeast
11-10-2009, 07:57 AM
Tom Morello, surprisingly I only started liking him after RATM, his work in Audioslave really got me. Solos are outta this world!

Angus Young, guy's a total legend, just the passion and unique way he plays, alot of the chords in AC/DC are repetitious, but dammit that dude was electric to watch on stage.

Johnny Greenwood, Eric Clapton and Slash are right up there.

Henry Chinaski
11-13-2009, 04:41 AM
Tom Morello, surprisingly I only started liking him after RATM, his work in Audioslave really got me. Solos are outta this world!
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I agree that TM is awesome but this is surely the most ass-backwards post I've seen in the history of internet discussion. honestly can't get my head around it. beyond baffled.

dabeast
11-13-2009, 10:18 AM
Nope, I was never into RATM's style of music, they're a great band and Audioslave isn't one tenth the band they are, or had one tenth the impact, but I greatly preferred what he did in Audioslave. I'm biased.

GhostUnholy
11-14-2009, 07:13 AM
Buckethead is a brilliant guitarist.

Has the word brilliant become a synonym for crap?

:haha:

Apparently tennis isn't the only thing Ditherless is a complete idiot about.

momo_momo
11-15-2009, 05:41 PM
Jimi Hendrix. Totally revolutionized guitar playing, took it to a higher level. Everyone owes something from this guy.

I could spend a month listening to Little Wing and not feel bored. Or watch Woodstock a million times, high on crack.

:rolls:

Echoes
11-15-2009, 11:40 PM
Never liked Hendrix. Too hard and too much saturation. I'd say he's somewhat overrated.

ShotmaKer
11-16-2009, 10:30 AM
Hendrix is not overrated. I'd say he might be overhyped but that's another matter. Some of the hype is definitely deserved though. But that's a shame youngsters keep calling him the goat of guitar when they only know a couple of his tunes, so that's where I concur with you. Definitely one of the best ever though, no questions about it. You should try listening to some of the many great ballads on which he only used slight distortion, definitely not hard - Little Wing being one, Angel, Castles Made of Sand, The Wind Cries Mary, Bold as Love... just to name a few.

Echoes
11-16-2009, 05:14 PM
From the list I only know The Wind Cries Mary. But you're right, his best works are definitely his ballads. ;)

Tommy_Vercetti
11-16-2009, 06:06 PM
Hendrix is just a politically correct icon in the same vein as Che Guevara. Ignorance fuels his legend. The guy was no better or worse than most of the musicians playing then.

momo_momo
11-16-2009, 06:38 PM
Hendrix is not overrated. I'd say he might be overhyped but that's another matter. Some of the hype is definitely deserved though. But that's a shame youngsters keep calling him the goat of guitar when they only know a couple of his tunes, so that's where I concur with you. Definitely one of the best ever though, no questions about it. You should try listening to some of the many great ballads on which he only used slight distortion, definitely not hard - Little Wing being one, Angel, Castles Made of Sand, The Wind Cries Mary, Bold as Love... just to name a few.

:) I see you're a fan too with the Electric Ladyland under your av! I agree. He deserves the hype.

As a testament to that, ever since Jimi died, Bob Dylan performs Jimi's version of All Along the Watchtower instead of his own. Not many people know that the guy plays a right-handed guitar, re-stringed so he can use it in the left, and made his own effects...he's not in any way, overrated.

We're on the same page, I love the soft ones, the ones special to me - Bold as Love and Castles made of Sand.

Voodoo Child Slight Return was great, but got burnt already with the number of guitarists who covered it.

The music scene is hilarious nowadays. IMO Rock has died. I just listen to 70-90s albums for my listening pleasure.

ShotmaKer
11-16-2009, 06:39 PM
Hendrix is just a politically correct icon in the same vein as Che Guevara. Ignorance fuels his legend. The guy was no better or worse than most of the musicians playing then.


Now that's bullshit. Like I said, the sad part of the story is youngsters worship him whereas they know horse shit about his work. But saying that the dude was nothing special is pure bullcrap!

GhostUnholy
11-17-2009, 01:16 AM
Hendrix is not overrated

No, Hendrix is definitely overrated. I have a lot of respect for him an he was very influential in rock both for his guitar playing and his experimentation in the studio, but people have taken electric guitar playing sooooo much further. In my view gets a place amongst the greats for his historical significance, not because his playing was really that great when viewed through the lens of today's music. Not nearly as overrated as someone like Slash, but still very overrated.

Action Jackson
11-17-2009, 09:17 AM
Vernon Reid.

ShotmaKer
11-17-2009, 09:54 AM
No, Hendrix is definitely overrated. I have a lot of respect for him an he was very influential in rock both for his guitar playing and his experimentation in the studio, but people have taken electric guitar playing sooooo much further. In my view gets a place amongst the greats for his historical significance, not because his playing was really that great when viewed through the lens of today's music. Not nearly as overrated as someone like Slash, but still very overrated.

Wrong. Slash is waaaay overrated, that I concur with. But Hendrix is NOT overrated. I guess it depends on what you call overrated in the first place. May be there are more people worshiping him blindly than say any other well known guitarist, and that might give one the feeling that he is overrated. But yes, the dude was worth most the hype he was given. I did not see him play live, but if you did a little research and red a decent biography, you would know that he was respected by his pairs talent-wise and used to blow some of the back then solid references away when playing on the same stage. And when you say that people have taken electric guitar playing so much further, of course they did but explain to me how is that relevant when Jimi died at 27 and look what he achieved when his professional career spanned less than a decade. You're kidding yourself if you think Jimi did not influence the greatest musicians that played during and after him.

Tommy_Vercetti
11-18-2009, 01:25 AM
Now that's bullshit. Like I said, the sad part of the story is youngsters worship him whereas they know horse shit about his work. But saying that the dude was nothing special is pure bullcrap!

I should have been more specific. I meant that he was not that different than most of the great guitar players of his era. His legend as the greatest guitar player ever is just nonsense. As you said, people that have never even heard him are often his most vocal supporters. He's routinely placed on the top lists simply because someone has to be.

It's hard for him to not be overrated.

ShotmaKer
11-18-2009, 10:03 AM
Fair enough. My point is you wanna talk about overrated, then look at Slash. Jimi MIGHT be overrated depending on the definition one uses, but so is any other guitar player. Bottom line is saying that he is overrated when one knows donkey crap about his work is even worse if you ask me. Matter fact, Jimi hardly ever ends up at the top spot in guitar heroes ranking with a modicum of credibility. He on the other hand always ends up in say the top 5 or so. As for him not being anything different than the back then great guitar players, as I already said, we, today, have more room to manoeuvre for judging their respective careers. I'm not saying by any means that I rate Jimi as THE best ever -- but from the words of Clapton, he was a GENIUS and definitely a threat for him and Cream - keep in mind Clapton was considered to be in his God-period and Cream was right at its peak when Jimi joined Cream on stage for the first time.

tufani
11-18-2009, 11:16 AM
Daron Malakian

dabeast
12-12-2009, 09:38 AM
damn, forgot about Frusciante. That guy comes up with some pretty fine riffs. And not a bad back-up vocalist either.

Echoes
01-26-2010, 09:03 PM
There was an article in French in La Libre Belgique about the great Django Reinhardt this weekend, to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday.

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4286/djangoreinhardt.jpg
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3073/photo194r.jpg

I leave it as links, on purpose.

jonathancrane
12-11-2011, 09:12 PM
Richard Thompson - Can´t Win (Live 1988)

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From 4'30"
:worship::worship::worship:

Johnny Groove
12-11-2011, 09:55 PM
Admittedly, I don't listen to rock as much as you guys do, and come nowhere near Karin's 300 GB of music :tape:

But, I've always thought the final 30 seconds of Bark at the Moon by Ozzy was the best guitar solo I've ever heard personally.

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This guy does a pretty good solo.

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This guy rips it up too.

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asmazif
12-11-2011, 09:58 PM
John Fahey slays all.

Naudio Spanlatine
12-11-2011, 10:00 PM
two names, Jimi Hendrix and Santana:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Sunset of Age
12-11-2011, 11:21 PM
Admittedly, I don't listen to rock as much as you guys do, and come nowhere near Karin's 300 GB of music :tape:

:spit: :p Hey, I've been a avid collectioner since 1975... :D

But, I've always thought the final 30 seconds of Bark at the Moon by Ozzy was the best guitar solo I've ever heard personally.

Ah, Jakey! Great bluesy player, too bad it looks like he's gone into retirement, I haven't heard anything new from him since 2008 or something.

Quite amazing how Mr. Osbourne, while obviously a 'limited musical talent' himself, always managed to get top notch guitar players to join his band.
Randy Rhoads, Jake E. Lee, Zakk Wylde, just to name a few, and now that Greek fellow Gus G. - quite an impressive list. :worship:

Here's one of my favourites strutting it out:

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From the 3:40 mark onwards. Hell yeah! :rocker2: :worship:

And apparently, some fan shows a good sense of humour:

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gaitare
12-11-2011, 11:32 PM
definitely not one of the soulless supertechnical guitar masturbators

Mister Plum
12-12-2011, 02:24 PM
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