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Re: underrated guitarists
Feb 15, 2008, 15:40
Ooo, where to start ?

The 70's and P-Funk's a good a place as any, Eddie Hazel gets all the kudos but Gary Shider and Glen Goins ( superb singer too ) deserve to be much better known.

Richard Lloyd - Takes an undeserved backseat to Verlaine when Television get mentioned.

Steffe Sharpstrings - Like Steve Hillage but even more ecstatic.

Keith Levene - Things were never the same after i saw him on the OGWT !

Charlie Whitney - Seemingly almost forgotten Family man.

Zal Cleminson - Great playing in a multitude of styles on the SAHB LP's.

Michael Rother - No flash solos, just improvised taste and economy.

John Martyn - Primarily known as a singer / songwriter but his guitar playing is equally astonishing.

The next two aren't underrated as such, they just deserve to be much better known....

Richard Quine - Voidoids / Lou Reed guitarist par excellence.

Pete Cosey - Unfortunately not many recordings of this genius exist, 75% of the ones i'm lucky enough to have were recorded on one day ( Feb1st 1975 ) with Miles Davis . Talk about leaving you wanting more !

That's just the tip of the iceberg.... ah, Deke Leonard should be on the list too !
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