RE: TOP TEN guitarists: the problem is...
Posted by: Steve, Denmark ()
Date: August 18, 2000 07:03AM

..."top" in which respect? ´Cause for sure some of the greatest songwriters of the genre are not soloists in the same technical league of Yngwie and co. - yet many technically awesome players wouldn´t know a decent riff if it leaped out of the flight case dressed up as a gnome and screamed Hey, dude, classic rock song here...

I favour brilliant soloists that can write great songs - with a couple of exceptions...

...and I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow!!!

1. Yngwie J. Malmsteen. No argument about his position in my poll. I simply believe he is the best lead guitarist in the world and song-for-song is the most consistantly good songwriter I can think of. Sadly he has an ego to match but then again when you´re that good, perhaps you´re entitled to it!
2. George Bellas. One of the best of the new generation - writes a mean tune too. John Q, shame on you for missing him off your list...! Only kidding!
3. Richie Blackmore. Moody and often unpredictable, originator of neoclassical metal. On form few can equal him for style, technique, taste and feeling. Off form...you don´t want to know!!!
4. Ronnie Montrose. Have I missed something, or did everyone else forget the best player from the US of A during the 70´s? Get out Montrose and Gamma 2 NOW and see why he should be everyone´s top ten... can´t wait for Gamma 4.
5. Tony Iommi. Master of the classic riff. Underrated lead player too.
6. Chris Impelliteri. Fastest guitarist on the power metal circuit. Great harmonics and writes (and rewrites!) a mean riff.
7. Rob Johnson. A controversial choice perhaps, in light of those I´ve left bubbling under (Sykes, Norum, V. Burns): but he has phenomenal technique and in Magnitude 9, demonstrates challenging songwriting skills. I await the next Mag 9 album with interest.
8. George Lynch pre-1997. Then, one of the few non-European guitarists that didn´t just develop into a speed freak post-Yngwie without understanding the meaning of the word "melody". Now, a shadow of his former life...
9. Vivian Campbell. Outstanding with Dio. Sublime with Shadow King. Lost with Riverdogs and wasted with Leppard...
10. Gary Moore. Before he got those ol´blooze, probably the fastest and most technically "together" of the old generation of metal guitarists.



SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 148 KAOS FAN 08/17/2000 03:22PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 90 Rob 08/17/2000 04:26PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 97 Nicky 08/17/2000 04:53PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 105 Sven 08/17/2000 06:01PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 101John Q08/18/2000 05:40AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 128Maz Tabaytur08/17/2000 04:50PM
RE: TOP TEN METAL...SLAV SIMANIC? 106 KAOS FAN 08/17/2000 05:06PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 104 Tom Krupa 08/17/2000 10:20PM
I hate these things... 103Peter M. Bietenholz08/18/2000 12:11AM
RE: I hate these things... 102 Carl 08/18/2000 02:30AM
Well...Ten guitarists anyway!! 107Surfpunk08/18/2000 06:40AM
The Best and the Worse!! 92 Pablo - Spain 08/19/2000 09:33AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 94 Frank 08/18/2000 02:52AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 95 JoeMo 08/18/2000 03:13AM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 108 Carl 08/18/2000 07:08AM
Why the exclusion of Eddie Van Halen? 97Peter M. Bietenholz08/18/2000 04:47PM
RE: Why the exclusion of Eddie Van Halen? 108 Frank 08/18/2000 09:40PM
Eddie Van Halen - I gotta say... 108Steve, Denmark08/18/2000 11:21PM
It comes down to originality 106 F.O.R.D. 08/20/2000 06:09PM
RE:Guitarists: Leaders & Followers 100 Lil Al 08/19/2000 03:22AM
RE: TOP TEN guitarist...SWEDEN RULES! 102 Vince Viani 08/18/2000 04:16AM
RE: TOP TEN guitarists: the problem is...95Steve, Denmark08/18/2000 07:03AM
RE: TOP TEN guitarists: the problem is... 113 Carl 08/18/2000 07:13AM
RE: TOP TEN guitarists: the problem is... 98 Vince Viani 08/18/2000 07:37AM
RE: TOP TEN guitarists: the problem is... 90 Carl 08/18/2000 03:29PM
His solos sound the same? 101Steve, Denmark08/18/2000 11:15PM
RE: His solos sound the same? 83 Vince Viani 08/19/2000 03:31AM
RE: Eddie Van Halen - I gotta say... 106 Alex siedler 08/19/2000 12:38AM
Um, no one mentioned... 85 Rogue 08/18/2000 03:37PM
RE: TOP TEN MELODIC ROCK/METAL GUITARISTS 88 Danimal 08/18/2000 03:42PM
Add Vinnie Moore and MacAlpine! 96 APB 08/20/2000 01:38PM
RE: It comes down to originality 98 Brian 08/31/2000 06:56AM


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