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Jim Tones
Jim Tones
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Edited Feb 13, 2008, 19:53
Re: underrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 17:27
Too many to mention really, but here's a few (IMHO) ...

MICK RONSON

A man who could make your heart twist inside out!
Good example- the playing on "Time" from Bowie's 'Aladdin Sane'.
He was also a very talented arranger and multi-instrumentalist.

PAUL LEARY

He was the icing on the Butthole cake.
I love the way he would sometimes do a blistering 'parody' of a typical 'rock guitar' solo in a completely different key and make it sound marvellous.
Everything he did with BS was excellent, especially the first four albums.

CHARLES BULLEN

Exraordinary twanger with This Heat
'Post Punk' well before the term was coined.
A perfect example of 'Angular'

PETER BANKS

The original guitarist with Yes

TED FALCONI

The unsung guitar presence with Flipper

GRAHAM COXON

Yes! Graham Coxon
Very clever guitarist indeed.

SACHA DISTEL

I'm with Clarky on this one, a great player as much as he was a grand crooner!

FRED FRITH

'Underrated' in the grand scheme of things.
I like the fact that he could always give the muso folk a run for their money and can also push the envelope with the avant-garde folks.

MICKEY JONES

As some have mentioned, together with Deke Leonard, they could tread the boards together doing the dual blues-tinged stuff, but could always stray into the psyche/experimental zone, especially in the early Man days.
It's very sad that he's now too ill to play onstage.

JOHN McGEOCH

In particular, his playing on The Banshees' "JuJu" album.

CHRIS SPEDDING

He played marvellous skewed lines with Ian Carr's Nucleus, recorded with Gilbert O'Sullivan (!), strutted in a leather jacket on Top Of The Pops, was a shadowy figure on the early british 'punk' scene...to name just a small amount of his activities.

KEITH LEVENE

The sound he had when he was with PiL, influenced so many other 'post-punk' guitarists that came later on.

ROBERT FRIPP

Ok, not 'underrated' as such, but forget about the sustain-o-rama that he's known for and get to hear the track "Suite Number 1" on the album 'The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp' from 1968-
He's only 21 on this recording and he sounds like a seasoned old cocktail-lounge lizard!

ADRIAN LEGG

Enjoy his playing for what it is - Genius!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsv44uiRzOY
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