Your favorite guitarist and why!?

Discussion in 'Music genres, Bands and Artists' started by DuaneAllman, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. #1 DuaneAllman, Aug 7, 2011
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    This is a fun discussion, please, for the sake of music, don't turn this into a THIS GUY IS BETTER THAN THIS GUY thread.

    My favorite guitar player?
    Duane Allman

    Ever since Duane picked up a guitar during his adolescence, it has been said he ate, breathed, and slept guitar. Literally, slept. Band members stated in his biography "Skydog" that Duane often fell asleep with his guitar around his neck, woke up in the morning, hit the head, made some coffee, and chatted with other people, all while strumming his six string.

    This was a man completely dedicated and in love with his line of work, and he would have never wanted it any differently.

    The other lead guitar player of the band, Dickey Betts, was once asked by Rolling Stone "what is the most REAL part of being up on stage?" To which Dickey replied "this one time, when Duane took off on his solo for Blue Sky, I thought to myself, no one should be that good." By the time Duane died, in my opinion might I say, Duane and Dickey completely fed off eachother's energy. They were both on the same wavelength, exchanging solos and just creating masterpieces.

    Tragically, Duane was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971, as well as bassist Berry Oakley almost a year later near the same intersection. Imagine what the guitar world could of been like today if Duane was still alive. He accomplished so much by the age of 24.

    I've personally listened to every one of the Allman Brothers' songs, live and studio, and have come to the conclusion that 'Blue Sky' is my favorite song -- of all time. There are only a 3 live recordings of Duane playing his famous lick from Blue Sky, but this recording (The Allman Brothers Band Live @ S.U.N.Y at STONYBROOK College in NYstate) is by far the best recording of the song live. Case and point:

    Blue Sky (Duanes Solo only, the full song can also be found on youtube, duane takes the first solo): [ame][/ame]

    Statesboro Blues Live at the Filmore East (another amazing performance by Duane): [ame][/ame]

    And yes, I typed all of that. Music is a really big part of my life, and writing all of that was nothing short of a pleasure and privilege.

    tl;dr Discuss your favorite guitar players and why, but don't argue who is the best, because there IS NO BEST!
  2. Duane Allman is a fucking God.

  3. like+rep for you sir. :D

    He was just... insane.
  4. Anyone?! hahaha, don't feel bad if you saw I wrote all of that with no responses, I posted it on another forum tooooo
  5. #5 long time flying, Aug 7, 2011
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    My favorite guitar player?
    Peter Green

    Peter has the best phrasing I've heard of the whole blues/rock style. In the early days he hung around John Mayall and the Blues Breakers studio, hassling them to replace Eric Clapton for him. When he finally left he was proclaimed "The Green God" and was better than Clapton.

    He formed the original Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, the gritty blues band, with a big influence of some Elmore James. Completely filled with emotion, B.B. King said he's the only white player to make him sweat.

    In 1969 he had more record sales than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined. Too sensitive of a person, all the hype and a heap of LSD had him on the edge, and he was soon kicked out of the band, but not before leaving a few spooky tracks.

    His jazz-rock album 'The End of The Game' declares him king of the wah-wah, forget Hendrix, though it does remind of him at some spots. A great jam album for getting stoned too. Rumors are they took a bit of LSD and jammed for six hours, taking the best parts and making an album of it.

    This solo is just unbearable on a bad day.
    [ame=]‪I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living/ All Over Again‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    Great song, one of the best.
  6. #6 DuaneAllman, Aug 7, 2011
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    Thank you for your input! I actually highly value and respect your feedback.. and I couldnt agree more, there is certainly an amazing amount of talent going on right there.

    edit: this is my 2nd time listening to the first video you listed... how amazing. I can't believe I've never heard this before!
  7. Yeah man Peter Green is amazing, he doesn't get the respect he deserves. I recommend listening to some of his other songs, he has a lot of good ones.
  8. I think I might just do that! I've been clicking a bunch of "related videos" and have really been digging what I've heard so far.. you guys just opened up a new chapter of music to me!
  9. probably Jerry Garcia, with Duane Allman at a very close second

    His versatility, the feelings and emotions he put in his playing, his uncanny improv prowess, outstanding banjo, acoustic guitar and lap steel player, his all around badassery

    [ame=]‪Grateful Dead-"Alligator" Live 8/5/67‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]‪Grateful Dead Best Jam Live 72‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
  10. I'm surprised nobody said Hendrix yet.
    [ame=]‪Lynyrd Skynyrd-Free bird‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
  11. Steve lukather, hendrix. why?
    [ame=]‪Hush now by Jimi Hendrix‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=]‪Steve Lukather - Star Licks Video Intro Theme‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
  12. In case you ever wondered why the first Captain Beyond album is dedicated to Duane? This is a great interview where poor Bobby Caldwell is pestered by a fanboy but still manages to function answers all....

    Audio Interview Drummer Bobby Caldwell Captain Beyond | Rock Choice

    and my favorite guitarist is Rory Gallagher

    [ame=]‪Rory Gallagher : A Million Miles Away‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
  13. Today it's Frank Zappa

    [ame=]‪Frank Zappa - Watermelon in Easter Hay (HQ)‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=]‪Frank Zappa - Muffin Man guitar solo (1977)‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    tomorrow it may be someone else :cool:
  14. Joe Satriani hands down. Why? Well besides being the man who taught Steve Vai and Kirk Hammet how to play, he has released several instrumental albums that will just skull fuck you with pure epicness.

    [ame=]‪Joe Satriani - Secret Prayer (HQ)‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=]‪Joe Satriani - Circles‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    He uses his guitar as his vocals. And his solos are just physically impossible for most people.:eek:
  15. Another one for the guitarists :)

    [ame=]‪Django Reinhardt - Limehouse Blues‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
  16. Mines would have to be jimi hendrix and eddie hazel from the funkadelic/parliment group

    Jimi is great hands down obviously. But my man eddie hazel can mind fuck u with his solos. Man what the world would be like it eddie was still around
  17. [ame=]‪Eddie Hazel live 1979‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
  18. Here's a good ol' example of Duane Allman. Many people don't know it is actually him who played this song and wrote it.

    [ame=]‪Layla - Derek and the Dominos‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]

    And anybody who skips the piano and guitar part at the end is a disgrace to music.:mad:
  19. #19 Saca La, Aug 7, 2011
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  20. Mine, easy. John frusciante

    The man was no doubt a junkie for years, like on the verge of death. A total mess. While this doesn't make him good, he really did bring music from his alternative fucked up dimension to planet earth for my listening pleasure. His solos are amazing, and not to mention his vocal are so unique. Listening to his solo albums is like a journey for senses that I didn't know I had. literally it's an adventure for the mind. With his act cleaned up now too his material is unbelievable. He's strongly influenced by Hendrix and when you see this man play I don't know where the emotion gets created but it flies out of his fingers and straight into his wood and strings. His work with the chili peppers is obviously their best work. Just.... I could go on forever

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