Author Topic: Favourite guitarists  (Read 10765 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Cyril of New York

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 35
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2009, 07:40:27 PM »
No mention of Neal Schon on this list?

Come on people. When this guy was 16 he had offers to play with Clapton and Santana, and is regarded as one of the greatest by his contemporaries. People may dismiss his work with Journey as the band was often criticized as being too conventional (though many forget that their first three albums were very guitar indulgent) But his solo efforts--most of them entirely instrumental--reveal an artist who is second to none at expressing passion through their playing. You really hear, and feel the love, and even the pauses between notes are practically notes in themselves. No other player I have ever heard has a style so melodic, that so closely mimics the human voice. And while he has never tried to impress people with flash and burn speed, anyone with any knowledge of his work will tell you that he can easily match ANY player in that regard. 

I would have to say though, that his best work is on Beyond the Thunder, and Electric World. Judging from what I've seen on this thread however, most of those posting would probably be more into Pirahna Blues, or Journey's first three albums.

Offline ChristusDominus

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 936
  • Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2009, 08:57:52 PM »
Michael Schenker was my favorite back in my High School days  ::)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2009, 09:00:19 PM by ChristusDominus »
There is no more evident sign that anyone is a saint and of the number of the elect, than to see him leading a good life and at the same time a prey to desolation, suffering, and trials. - Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Offline Tamara

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,209
  • +Pray for Orthodox Unity+
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #47 on: June 27, 2009, 09:29:01 PM »
Dick Dale who also happens to be a Lebanese-American

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xymVxcLQVT8&feature=related

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,782
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2009, 10:34:52 PM »
No mention of Neal Schon on this list?

Come on people. When this guy was 16 he had offers to play with Clapton and Santana, and is regarded as one of the greatest by his contemporaries. People may dismiss his work with Journey as the band was often criticized as being too conventional (though many forget that their first three albums were very guitar indulgent) But his solo efforts--most of them entirely instrumental--reveal an artist who is second to none at expressing passion through their playing. You really hear, and feel the love, and even the pauses between notes are practically notes in themselves. No other player I have ever heard has a style so melodic, that so closely mimics the human voice. And while he has never tried to impress people with flash and burn speed, anyone with any knowledge of his work will tell you that he can easily match ANY player in that regard. 

I would have to say though, that his best work is on Beyond the Thunder, and Electric World. Judging from what I've seen on this thread however, most of those posting would probably be more into Pirahna Blues, or Journey's first three albums.

Yeah, Neal Schon actually played with Santana for a little while prior to Journey. Journey's keyboard player also played with Santana, I think it was Greg Rollie.

Selam
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
Selam, +GMK+

Offline lanceg100

  • "Allah and His Logos and His Spirit are One God." - Theodore Abu-Qurrah
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • "The world will be saved by beauty." - Dostoevsky
    • An Orthodox Christian in a Postmodern World
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2009, 06:36:18 PM »
The best...

Bruce Cockburn
Phil Keaggy
Eric Clapton

The Rest in no particular order...

George Harrison
Pete Townshend
Keith Richards
Bonnie Raitt
The Edge
John Michael Talbot
Mark Knopfler
« Last Edit: July 29, 2009, 06:38:52 PM by lanceg100 »
"Orthodoxy does not persuade or try to compel; it charms and it attracts." - Fr. Sergius Bulgakov

Offline username!

  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,081
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2009, 08:11:27 PM »
Well, Dave Matthews of course.  Who else can incorporate poetry and sweet guitar rhythms like that?  Just a personal favourite.  Not all would agree, but hey you asked.

Offline 88Devin12

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 5,144
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Antioch
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2009, 10:17:27 PM »
1) Zakk Wylde
2) Slash
3) Jimi Hendrix
4) Gene Simmons (but I don't really care about his Bass playing)

I know, not too creative of a list but they still rock!

Some good songs/solos by Zakk Wylde:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA0kx9ZbOzI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYMupc564zE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQWCH9ffY3k
« Last Edit: July 29, 2009, 10:30:23 PM by 88Devin12 »

Offline John Larocque

  • Catholic
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 530
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2009, 11:22:05 PM »
Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, older Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, the Maiden guitarists. And yes, Neal Schon is underrated.

Offline sonoftundra

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 13
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #53 on: July 30, 2009, 02:20:47 AM »
Twangy, finger hurtin' fun:

Jimmy Bryant/Speedy West
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M_XES449-M

Scotty Moore (with some singer hitting the mic for a count in)


Roy Buchanan:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5_kkK8Y2Ts

Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni8KBhnebwE

Danny Gatton/Buddy Emmons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD5Tc2TDCmM

Danny again, shot using GitCam


Albert Lee:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGU63KqXuZk

Rockpile:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_-eV8fHl40

the Hellecasters:
[/img]]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mAGWhntn7Q[/img][/img]


Peace - Andrew

"Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." Philo

Offline Catherine

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 453
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #54 on: July 30, 2009, 03:40:12 PM »
David Gilmour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wtiNzci1Wc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1moiym6-Nk

Gary Moore

 Parisienne Walkways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyTHJ40pasM

Still got the Blues:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O_YMLDvvnw

Mark Knopfler. .there are so many to choose from. .

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,761
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2009, 10:06:23 PM »
Certainly I can't speak regarding the best guitarists, but the following are my favorites to listen to:

Dave Mustaine - Megadeth
Hinds/Kelliher - Mastodon
Weatherman/Keenan - Corrosion of Conformity
Marty Friedman - Megadeth/Solo
Hetfield/Hammet - Metallica
Lenaire/Mendez - Tourniquet
Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath

Honorable Mention:
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull for Aqualung
Schenker/Jabs of Scorpions for Lovedrive and Blackout
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin for Led Zeppelin IV
Broderick Gray's solo album Metal Machine
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

Offline TinaG

  • I am not a pessimist - I'm just grimly realistic!
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 870
  • If only my family were this normal !
    • Cometh at Midnight Blog
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2009, 11:23:58 PM »
The new Carlos Santana of our time:    Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys.  Amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NGAJLcxUJg
On the spiritual path somewhere between the Simpsons and St. Theophan the Recluse, but I still can't see the Springfield city limits sign yet.

Offline ChristusDominus

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 936
  • Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2009, 04:38:40 AM »
I was going to ask if anyone had mentioned Michael Schenker before. It just so happens that I did just that a while back. My memory isn't what it used to be. But if youse guys (instead of y'all) don't mind, I'll post another video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwuUV5YNNJg
« Last Edit: November 04, 2009, 04:44:01 AM by ChristusDominus »
There is no more evident sign that anyone is a saint and of the number of the elect, than to see him leading a good life and at the same time a prey to desolation, suffering, and trials. - Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Offline BrotherAidan

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,568
  • OC.net
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2009, 03:01:07 AM »
1 Wes Montgomery
2 Kenny Burrell
3 pre-Breezin' George Benson
4 Peter Bernstein
5 Anthony Wilson
6 Tuck Andress
7 Joshua Breakstone
8 Bruce Cockburn
9 alot of different classical guitarists
10 the Windham Hill guitarists such Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman, et al and others in that genre
11 jazz guitarists in general

Offline Jetavan

  • Argumentum ad australopithecum
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 6,580
  • Barlaam and Josaphat
    • The Mystical Theology
Re: Favourite guitarists
« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2012, 01:28:34 PM »
While the new posthumous album from Jimi Hendrix doesn't come out until March 5, 2013, his former sound manager, Eddie Kramer, is teasing a single now.

In the video (available above starting on Wednesday morning), Kramer teases a track on the album, titled "Somewhere." Just in the first five seconds, the track is distinctly Hendrix.
If you will, you can become all flame.
Extra caritatem nulla salus.
In order to become whole, take the "I" out of "holiness".
सर्वभूतहित
Ἄνω σχῶμεν τὰς καρδίας
"Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is." -- Mohandas Gandhi
Y dduw bo'r diolch.