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Johnny Ramone.

 

No noodling, just unbelievably fast downstrokes / no nonsense. Didn't like playing solos too.

 

Have to separate the man from the guitarist though. Was a bit of a knob as a person by all accounts. 

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I don't know anyone who can play with anything like the sheer musicality and touch of Peter Green.  Plenty of shredders out there, in fact they're in just about every pub band these days.  Nothing more tedious than listening to technicians.  

 

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Marc Bolan - not a technical guitarist in any way shape or form, but man his guitar sounded like no-one else.

Johnny Marr - the first non-macho guitar hero.

Bernard Butler - another one with just making a guitar sound and feel different.

 

 

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Most of mine have already been mentioned but here's some that haven't.

 

Duane Allman,

Ritchie Blackmore,

Michael Schenker,

Stevie Ray Vaughan,

Mark Knopfler,

 

To name but a few. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Harry's Lad said:

Most of mine have already been mentioned but here's some that haven't.

 

Duane Allman,

Ritchie Blackmore,

Michael Schenker,

Stevie Ray Vaughan,

Mark Knopfler,

 

To name but a few. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knopfler rep 

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13 minutes ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Charlie Burchill, Lyndsey Buckingham, Joe Walsh.

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Joe Walsh rep.

 

He's another one who doesn't play fast runs or anything but every note sounds like his life depends on it...

 

 

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17 minutes ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Charlie Burchill, Lyndsey Buckingham, Joe Walsh.

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I’m going to see Simple Minds at the Echo Arena next Saturday. I’ve read that they’re on for 2 1/2 hours so hopefully get to hear a few tracks from their older stuff which I prefer.

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3 minutes ago, Vincent Vega said:

I’m going to see Simple Minds at the Echo Arena next Saturday. I’ve read that they’re on for 2 1/2 hours so hopefully get to hear a few tracks from their older stuff which I prefer.

Me and Mrs are too has been cancelled twice hasn’t it, going to see Shalamar in May too haha.

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3 minutes ago, Vincent Vega said:

I’m going to see Simple Minds at the Echo Arena next Saturday. I’ve read that they’re on for 2 1/2 hours so hopefully get to hear a few tracks from their older stuff which I prefer.

81-82 Simple Minds were fantastic.

Sons and Fascination, Sister Feelings Call and New Gold Dream were great albums.

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2 minutes ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Me and Mrs are too has been cancelled twice hasn’t it, going to see Shalamar in May too haha.

Yes mate, I was made up when it got switched from a Tuesday night in August (which was also my mam’s birthday) to a Saturday in April.
 

Going to head to town early to watch our game in the unmentionable, and then head over to the Arena about 7ish.

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Loads of great shouts in here, but thought I'd put a few niche, personal faves in as well.

 

Chris Cheney - Living End (incredible player, especially live)

Joby Ford - The Bronx (main songwriter, so many great no-bullshit riffs mixing RnR, hardcore and punk across six GREAT albums)

Brian Baker - Minor Threat, Dag Nasty and Bad Religion is a hell of a resume. Still a mad fucker as well. Dag Nasty saw his best guitar work. 

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2 hours ago, Red_or_Dead said:

Marc Bolan - not a technical guitarist in any way shape or form, but man his guitar sounded like no-one else.

Johnny Marr - the first non-macho guitar hero.

Bernard Butler - another one with just making a guitar sound and feel different.

 

 

three good shouts.  I love Marr and Butler's guitar work, and you're right about Bolan's little licks.

 

I'm not sure the likes of Peter Green or Wilco Johnson were particularly macho though

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Jan Akkerman and Fripp are both heroes, though for different reason.  Can't wait to see the King Crimson doc - it sounds as though its going to have several moments of hilarity

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2 hours ago, Red_or_Dead said:

Johnny Marr - the first non-macho guitar hero.

 

Rosetta's got that title I think.

 

 

 

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Kin 'ell.

The OP says hero - since folks are posting a half a dozen fellas I will add another.

 

jeff-skunk-baxter_un-rock-n-roll-jobs_66

 

 

There is an great interview where he is asked about his career. The gist of it (paraphrased)

"I played bass for Hendrix when I was in highschool at a gig, got in Holy Modal Rounders, was Tommy Tedesco's protege in LA, did Carly Simons debut on pedal steel. After that I started Steely Dan, then joined a band called the Doobie Brothers. Later on I became a missile defense consultant for the US Government."

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