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Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by juks, Sep 25, 2021.
Jesse Ed Davis
The Like a Rock solo is by Rick Vito, isn’t it?
Martin Belmont, the other lead guitarist from the Rumour, is no slouch either.
Geezer gets bagged again! You’re absolutely correct!
Ahhh… maybe I need a nap!
Refreshing. It’s a real, shame that we lost him so early.
Richrath was excellent.
The few minutes I spent talking to him make for a great memory. He left the impression of a very down to earth, humble man.
I could go on for days. Even Hendrix was blown away by him.
I’ll second the comments on Bernie Torme and Tommy Bolin.
The sound Bernie got was so exciting, always on the edge of falling into a chasm of feedback but great control. He played with the view that rather than the guitar making the noise he put in it, the guitar would scream and holler until he stopped the noises he didn’t want.
And Tommy’s Teaser album taught me there were other places to play on the neck that wasn’t pentatonic. I still play that album a lot.
I would go with the other Deep Purple guitar player, Richie Blackmore. To me, he was the first to bring the classical riffs into rock, or heavy metal they called it at the time. See the solo in Highway Star. Tommy Iommi also was a first for me hearing blues in heavy metal. So I give both of them credit as innovators in rock history. Although neither would be underrated. I think everyone acknowledges them.
But Bob Mould of Husker Du, Sugar and solo fame is very underrated. Curt Corbain was to have said Bob was his influence. Before he starts playing, he explains who Bob Mould is as he refers to himself in the 3rd person. His chording a melody line and harmonizing is amazing, and how he just nonchalantly throws in brilliant lead licks.
Both Gary Moore and Snowy White come to mind
I do it myself too.
Danny Kortchmar is very fine as well.
I had read Danny Kirwan, who did well as sideman to Peter Green.
But you may keep my "Like" even if I don't know who's Kortchmar...
Not the best showcase of his talent, but kind of cool how he follows the cue from Dylan at the end to fade out on the 7th.
BUT….. Francis Rossi.
edit. Just as i left this page i read that Alan Lancaster, Rossis long time band mate, Quo’s bassist has died at 72.
I have one of his guitars - purchased from him. He is an absolute gentleman and yes, he is frighteningly good.
Scotty Vollmer R.I.P., SJ punk royalty. Ya hadda be there He was even cool to me, annoying 14 year old that i was.
This guy really was something!
wow! I am nothing compare to the mentioned names. thank you, that means a lot to me.
Maybe he’s not that under rated, but his musical innovations are often overshadowed by the brilliance of his brother’s song writing.
However, he’s written a few beauties himself.
Chris Story is my vote!
When I was 19 circa 06-07ish I was shredding in metal bands around town. One weekend we made our way up to LA to open for a band from the Bay area. The band was All Shall Perish and the guitar player blew me away.
I'm no longer into that type of music at all but I still remember Chris fondly as I asked him to show me some of the sweeping stuff he was doing. We proceeded to ignore everyone and nerd out for the next hour and a half where he showed me how to clean up and extend my sweeping lines with legato, how to tighten up my rhythm and multi-finger/multi-string tapping licks.
What a classy dude. Skip ahead to 5 minutes to watch the solo.
His guitar playing might be underrated but his slacks aren't!
Johnny Hickman has a very underrated body of work across all the Cracker albums.
Chris Buck is an amazing guitarist that isn't known anywhere as widely as I think he should be.