Let's settle this once and for all: Who's the greatest lead guitarist of all time?

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  1. Cantona7

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    He’s got a very different style to a lot of those mentioned, but Johnny Greenwood needs to be in the mix.
     
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    Im gonna throw Steve Stevens and Mark Knopfler in here.
     
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    Yeah, like I mentioned, he was almost a scientist, a chemist of music, you just picture him surrounded by beakers of sound trying to make something react. Eat That Question, and any song where someone goes nuts on an organ ("House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals is a personal favorite), is high on my list. When they are doing it right I can feel every key pulling on my heartstrings, snapping the sound into my consciousness. I love when someone hears Zappa and doesn't like it, and then I'll play some other Zappa, usually something more instrumental, and they'll get right into the groove and ask who it is. Surprise! Same dude. I wish more musicians didn't give a fuck in the proper fashion, I feel there are less scientists and more engineers.
     
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    lol
     
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    Why is that funny? He’s more innovative than Eric Clapton
     
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  7. Jimmy Jazz

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    no, he isnt.
     
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    Lol he most certainly is. Calptons great but he’s a blue style guitarist. Morello can do more with the guitar
     
  9. Jimmy Jazz

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    no, most of clapton's music is not blues. Morello makes noises with his guitar like people have been doing since the 60s. There is nothing innovative about doing that in the 90's.
     
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    I disagree with this post. Morello does more with the guitar and Clapton is most certainly a blues guitarist.

    He even stated jokingly all he did was copy B.B. KING
     
  11. Jimmy Jazz

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    most of Clapton's critically acclaimed music is not blues. B.B. King is blues, and he doesnt sound anything like most of cream, or blind faith or derek and the dominos. Clapton can say he inflluenced Hendrix. Morello can claim nothing of the kind.
     
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    I’ve never met anyone in all my life who said this. Even Clapton himself said he’s a blues guitarist. Guess hes wrong about himself and you’re right
     
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    yeah this blues.....right.
     
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    Even on wiki he’s listed as a rock blues guitarist and said it himself. Does that mean he can’t play rock guitar? No. But his background is blues.

    Clapton became a singer song writer as time went on. Jeff Beck is much better than Clapton as well.
     
  15. Jimmy Jazz

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    There you go a "rock blues guitarist." Which encapsulates psychedelia hard rock and the various types of music he played. So no, he is not just a blues guitarist.
     
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    Dude are you stupid or something. He said he’s a blues guitarist himself. Lol

    He’s been a blues/rock guitarist his entire life. I don’t even know what you’re denying here. It’s like denying Michael Jordan was a basketball player because he played some golf and baseball
     
  17. Jimmy Jazz

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    blues is not rock. any old blues guitarist will tell you that. any blues fan will tell you cream is not real blues music.
     
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    Lol okay bud. Have it your way. Every music publication is wrong and you’re right I guess.

    He himself is a self proclaimed blues guitarist. He mixed that style together with other things but his roots are blues.
     
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    you said it yourself he's a rock blues guitarist. If you had said that initially it wouldve been fair, but you tried to say he was just a blues guitarist like Muddy Waters or bb king who never played anything but blues music.
     
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    He introduced British kids to some type of American blues style guitar playing.

    Just admit you’re wrong and his roots are blues.
     

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