This is a bit more complex compared to the bassist post I did before. There seem to be more of ’em and the variety is greater.
So I’m going to kind of categorize a bit. Of course this list is all to do with those who’ve affected me. Who else matters ey? 🙂
- Jimi Hendrix – Not to mention him would be like a Christian saying he hasn’t really heard of Jesus and doesn’t think much of him.
- Jimmy Page – Dirty and groovy
- Ritchie Blackmore – ok Smoke on the Water might be overrated but didn’t every guitar student from the 70s to 90s try it out at least once?
- Van Halen – Hugely innovative and accessible
- Steve Vai – Absolutely mad, wierd, exciting fun
- Joe Satriani – Great tunes, marvelous ability to tell very different stories
- Slash – Well I did actually learn a few of his solos note for note. Fat and tuneful.
- Paul Gilbert – faaaaasssssstand tuneful
- Nuno Bettencourt – faaasssst and incredibly intelligent
THE OTHERS, THE REAL HEROES
- The Edge – That wall of sound famously parodied by Bill Bailey
- Alex Lifeson – An unsung other within the band Rush
- John Frusciante – The ridiculously talented guitarist who makes RHCP really fruity
- Kim Thayil – The one who hated guitar solos. What chops, what tuning!