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Guitarists: who is the worst?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Flippant, May 13, 2014.

  1. Flippant

    Flippant silly twonk

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    Not talking about technically sound players whose music you simply don't like.

    I'm talking "My boo got talent", and among successful guitarists, a guy like Mick Mars.

    Mars is an excellent example because his playing never advanced much past rudimentary.
     
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    I remember reading an article some time ago on Pitchfork.com that had the top 25 worst guitar solos and Neal Schon from Journey had 7 on the list... they really didn't like him...
     
  3. Flippant

    Flippant silly twonk

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    I'm not a huge fan, but his solos don't stand out as lousy to my ears, and like it or not (I don't) his sound influenced a lot of players.
     
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    Plenty of guitarists make it big without being particularly good players. Popularity doesn't really require it at all; some of us just think good guitar playing is a requirement for a (ostensibly rock) band to be good.
     
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    Any Steve Vaiesque uberwank. Anyone can buy a metronome and sit in front of it for 6 hours a day. Not everyone makes great music.
     
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    Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Bathwater Let me clean you with my love

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    Dude from Blink 182.
     
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    Hate to say it, but Kurt Cobain.

    I love Nirvana but he is definitely not one of the top 100 guitarists of all time (as per Rolling Stone). Even novice guitar players shouldn't have much trouble playing his stuff.
     
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    Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Delonge?
    What's bad about him? Granted, hes not exceptionally good, I'm just curious what's inherently bad about him
     
  10. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    So, are you talking famous but technically deficient? Most early punk guitarists would fall into this category, but who cares? I think a better question is who records shitty solos regardless of how skilled they are technically. As such, I'm going to say Eddie Van Halen. Amazing technical chops, bascially no musicality whatsoever. His solos often sound like they're in a different key than the rest of the band, and he has no sense of rhythm or melody. He basically just fretboard-craps every chance he gets. I find him hard to listen to, which is too bad because I really like most of Van Halen's songs until it gets to the solo.
     
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    Bathwater Let me clean you with my love

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    Don't get me wrong, I like his music. Dude Ranch was one of my favorite albums growing up. But technically, everything I've ever heard him play was something you could learn your first year. All powerchords and short one note riffs. As a primary guitarist for a band, IMO, you should be able to do more than that. I feel his lack of versatility was a big reason why a lot of their shit sounds the same.
     
  12. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Ah, i see where you're coming from.
     
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    screw pitchfork. they are just a bunch of hipsters.
     
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    Da Speeit Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Their apology articles are the best.
     
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    Flippant silly twonk

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    Good point, same with any kind of artist, be it painting or acting.
     
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    Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

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    I've heard Noodle, from Offspring, is pretty horrible when trying to play live. Emphasis on the word trying.
     
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    Flippant silly twonk

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    +1

    Seen as genius by hoi polloi, but meh.
     
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    for over hyping bands? i havent read them in a long time. people used to say their word was bond about 10 years ago.
     
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    Lil Wayne is pretty bad
     
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