Worst guitarists in famous bands.

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hunter.kane

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This is simply a fun discussion, Just share your opinion, I personally think Noel Gallagher was nothing special, which I don't love Oasis anyway

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This is simply a fun discussion, Just share your opinion, I personally think Noel Gallagher was nothing special, which I don't love Oasis anyway

snojones

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Elvis the Pelvis!

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Elvis the Pelvis!

hunter.kane

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Originally Posted by: snojones

Elvis the Pelvis!

I agree.[/p]

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Originally Posted by: snojones

Elvis the Pelvis!

I agree.[/p]

William MG

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mmm... not so sure about that, besides what a negative thread, yikes!

Is this how we make ourselves feel better about our own shortcomings? Keep practicing guys, take the high road.

Anyway, still the King with me and still a very cool icon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HBDTHIXYn8

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

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mmm... not so sure about that, besides what a negative thread, yikes!

Is this how we make ourselves feel better about our own shortcomings? Keep practicing guys, take the high road.

Anyway, still the King with me and still a very cool icon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HBDTHIXYn8

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

snojones

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William, I didn't mean to denegrate your hero. However i was commeting on guitar skill. Elvis was a world class singer and preformer. However, Elvis mostly used his guitar and some cowboy chords as a prop and a dance partner on stage. I don't think I have even seen any film of Elvis preforming where his guitar was even miked!!! I think that shows that even Elvis knew his guitar was, mostly, a prop.

My intention was to make a light humorous comment about guitar players who really wern't. I did not mean to dis him as a preformer, of which he was world class. Wiithout him, none of us would be wroking so hard to learn the instrument he made popular. Elvis led the way to every guitar hero I have ever admired. He just was not much of one live... that is why he had such a hot back up gourp.

I kind of think of him as being a lot like my Iconclastic musical hero... Mick Jagger, who also plays some guitar in live preformances. Preformances that would probably be less cluttered, and more powerful if he stuck to singing and dancing. Mick is no Paul (as in Les, not McCartney), or Page, or Beck, or Allman, or Bonomasa, or Dimeola, or Django. He is a preformer who dabbles with the guitar, but whos music sounds less cluttered when he leaves the chops to the guitar monsters in his band. Much like Elvis. I would be devisated if his vast musical foot print were to suddenly vanish from the earth! But if I never heard him play guitar again that would be fine by me.

Elvis = A towering Cultural Iconclast who led the way for us all, for sure.... But towering guitar slinger?!... not so much. William I suspect that you know enough about great guitarists that you know this as well.

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William, I didn't mean to denegrate your hero. However i was commeting on guitar skill. Elvis was a world class singer and preformer. However, Elvis mostly used his guitar and some cowboy chords as a prop and a dance partner on stage. I don't think I have even seen any film of Elvis preforming where his guitar was even miked!!! I think that shows that even Elvis knew his guitar was, mostly, a prop.

My intention was to make a light humorous comment about guitar players who really wern't. I did not mean to dis him as a preformer, of which he was world class. Wiithout him, none of us would be wroking so hard to learn the instrument he made popular. Elvis led the way to every guitar hero I have ever admired. He just was not much of one live... that is why he had such a hot back up gourp.

I kind of think of him as being a lot like my Iconclastic musical hero... Mick Jagger, who also plays some guitar in live preformances. Preformances that would probably be less cluttered, and more powerful if he stuck to singing and dancing. Mick is no Paul (as in Les, not McCartney), or Page, or Beck, or Allman, or Bonomasa, or Dimeola, or Django. He is a preformer who dabbles with the guitar, but whos music sounds less cluttered when he leaves the chops to the guitar monsters in his band. Much like Elvis. I would be devisated if his vast musical foot print were to suddenly vanish from the earth! But if I never heard him play guitar again that would be fine by me.

Elvis = A towering Cultural Iconclast who led the way for us all, for sure.... But towering guitar slinger?!... not so much. William I suspect that you know enough about great guitarists that you know this as well.

William MG

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It's all good Sno. Many of our icons had the benefit of others. But the magic, I'm not so sure

1 of my favorite videos is the BBC'S Chuck Berry broadcast. Total respect to the band, but to be honest, it's really all about Chuck.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

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It's all good Sno. Many of our icons had the benefit of others. But the magic, I'm not so sure

1 of my favorite videos is the BBC'S Chuck Berry broadcast. Total respect to the band, but to be honest, it's really all about Chuck.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

john of MT

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Originally Posted by: William

mmm... not so sure about that, besides what a negative thread, yikes!

Is this how we make ourselves feel better about our own shortcomings? Keep practicing guys, take the high road....

Yup.

"It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that's what it amounts to. I haven't found any shortcuts, and I've been looking for a long time."
-- Chet Atkins

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Originally Posted by: William

mmm... not so sure about that, besides what a negative thread, yikes!

Is this how we make ourselves feel better about our own shortcomings? Keep practicing guys, take the high road....

Yup.

"It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that's what it amounts to. I haven't found any shortcuts, and I've been looking for a long time."
-- Chet Atkins

jarnac.chambers

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Interesting interview on yourtube with george throrogood talking about watching Mick Jagger playing some of the best acoustic blues he's ever seen in some backroom. Who would've known. Keith probably wont let him...

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Interesting interview on yourtube with george throrogood talking about watching Mick Jagger playing some of the best acoustic blues he's ever seen in some backroom. Who would've known. Keith probably wont let him...

hunter.kane

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I really didn't mean to be negative, I'm sorry to anyone who felt attacked by this thread. Please forgive me, I simply wanted to make a fun discussion.

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I really didn't mean to be negative, I'm sorry to anyone who felt attacked by this thread. Please forgive me, I simply wanted to make a fun discussion.

moosehockey18

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Originally Posted by: hunter.kane

I really didn't mean to be negative, I'm sorry to anyone who felt attacked by this thread. Please forgive me, I simply wanted to make a fun discussion.

No need to apologize. C`mon everyone, have we all become so sensitive these days that we`ve forgotten how to have a little fun ? Not to mention that even these " bad " guitarists are way better than we are anyway. Life`s too short, laugh a little.

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Originally Posted by: hunter.kane

I really didn't mean to be negative, I'm sorry to anyone who felt attacked by this thread. Please forgive me, I simply wanted to make a fun discussion.

No need to apologize. C`mon everyone, have we all become so sensitive these days that we`ve forgotten how to have a little fun ? Not to mention that even these " bad " guitarists are way better than we are anyway. Life`s too short, laugh a little.