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keith a
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Re: underrated guitarists
Feb 13, 2008, 17:52
postyesterdayman wrote:

Captain Sensible - (The Damned)...in my mind this guy should be mentioned in the same breath as any of the other classic guitar 'heroes'. He could, and still can, just kick some fucking ass on the guitar. The best example of his playing is still on the record 'Machine Gun Etiquette' especially on tracks like 'Plan 9 Channel 7' and 'Antipope'. Pretty great solo on what I think is his last recorded track with the band, 'Dead Beat Dance,' from the 'Return of the Living Dead' soundtrack).

Absolutely. There's loads of guitarists I could nominate here, but the Captain is the ultimate in under-rated. It seems if you make pained expressions whilst playing your solo you get recognised as a great guitarist, but if you pull a funny face whilst wearing a red beret nobody sees beyond that and takes you remotely seriously.

Shame. The Capt is a great guitarist. And a very decent songwriter, too.
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