Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Careful With that Axe, David.

Last week we discussed our favorite rock drummers.
So today lets move to our favorite rock guitarists.
This will be be fun as there are so many great guitar players over several genres. So lets debate. Here are my favorites:

1. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd (Best guitar solos ever).
2. Jimi Hendrix - (The God of riffs!)

3. Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin (His Holiness rocks).
4. Eric Clapton - (Slowhand can do it all).
5. Eddie Van Halen - (He changed hard rock forever).

- The Mountain Cat

42 comments:

Doc said...

Oh good grief... David Gilmour?

Well it is your list....

Mine:
1. Eric Johnson (hands down the best)
2. Jimi Hendrix (And the wind cried Jimi...)
3. Pete Townshend (Who?... yeah The Who)
4. Mark Knopfler (please try to pay attention)
5. Richie Sambora (my guilty pleasure)

Lu' said...

Stevie Ray Vaughn is #1
Johnny Winter is #2

The Mountain Cat said...

Oh good grief... Eric Johnson?

Well it is your list....

My other favorites are:
- Dimebag Darrell of Pantera
- Zakk Wylde of Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society.
- Joe Satriani.
- The Edge of U2.
- Pete Townshend of The Who.
- Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.

Doc said...

"Hi, I'm Joe"

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc, Where's Thorogood?

Matt-Man said...

Most Unique: Mark Knopfler.

Cheers!!

Doc said...

Freakin Georgie Boy ROCKS hard as ANYONE... but just because you rock doesn't mean that you are a fantastic guitar player... I love John Fogarty too but they are not a multi chord players... LOL!

The Mountain Cat said...

Worst guitar players:

- Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit (rythm guitar anyway)
- Marc Bolan of T. Rex
- Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and the Dead 27 Club.
- Bille Joe Armstrong of Green Day
- The guitarists for Good Charlotte, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Sum 41, New Found Glory, and the entire genre of Emo rockers. More like Elmo rock.

Doc said...

Ooooooh I can't forget my buddy Peter Mayer... the guitar that gives Jimmy Buffett that Bufett sound. And he is a super nice guy too!

The Mountain Cat said...

Oh also on my list of least favorite guitarists is JOHN MAYER!!!! In fact he should be #1. I've just tried to block him out of my head. AAGGHH!!!!

As American as Apple Pie said...

Can we do singers next week? I'm really bad at musicians names.

Bina said...

I don't know the first thing about this. I listen to the music, know names of bands, but not people!

Please, don't judge.

Doc said...

LOL @ Apple

We don't judge Bina baby... We are all about fun. What bands do you like or think they have the best guitar music in them?

The Mountain Cat said...

AAAAP, I'll eventually do singers, bassists, pianists and oboeists.

Doc said...

Georgie T would make the singer list... "Yackity-Yackity-Yackity-Yack all the time!"

I will go ahead and tell you that Apple loves Steve Perry.

As American as Apple Pie said...

Journey rocks! Are we limited to men or are we equal opportunity? Pat Benetar has got some pipes. I also love Def Leopard, AC/DC, Gun-n-Roses, Aerosmith and Stryper.

Oh, the drummer for Casting Crowns is awesome.

As American as Apple Pie said...

Pretty much any guitarist that can make his fingers do lots of chords really fast get me excited about what else he could do with those fingers. ;p

Leighann said...

Believe it or not I am not going to go with Joe Perry (Aerosmith) as my answer this time around. Although I think Joe is fantastic he doesn't hold a candle to Eddie Van Halen.

Lu' said...

This is going to make me sound old, but when I saw Van Halen the thing I remember most about them was they were very very loud and this was like 26 years ago. I'm not saying they aren't goo, not at all. They rock.

Lu' said...

I'm not saying they aren't goo

Hard to speak when you are gumming it.

Leighann said...

Lu, go to youtube and search for "Van Halen -- Respect the Wind" You'll dig that, guarantee!

Leighann said...

Here's a link so you don't have to search....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYP83fGdoN4&feature=related

Doc said...

I saw Van Halen once (with Mt. Cat) and they were pretty durn good... Each member had like a 10 minute solo on stage by themself... Pretty cool stuff!

Miss Merry Sunshine said...

Doc stoled my answer...Mark Knopfler...just bought those tickets last night!! I hope row O is close...

Also, the late Michael Houser from WSP :)

Jay said...

Carlos Santana
Jeff Beck
Chet Atkins

Doc said...

Row O is actually row Zero... it's in front of the 1st row !!!




(do you think she is believing it?)

The Mountain Cat said...

Nigel Tufnel is a Rock God!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Slash, how can you not have Slash on here?
Angus Young?
Hendrix of course.
Pete Townshend, Gene Simmons, and the kid from Extreme, Nuno Bettencourt.

WNG said...

That was evil, Doc...

I'm just going to ditto Jay, because he got most of mine down first. Carlos and Clapton...sigh...

Karen said...

Jeff Beck. Hands down. The best. In my opinion.

Miss Merry Sunshine said...

Meanie!! I almost did believe it, lol!

PAT said...

MARK FARNER ????
RANDY BACHMAN ?????

The Mountain Cat said...

Pat, We cannot include guitarists you've had sex with. LOL

pat said...

Vin your father reads this blog...
lol.........

Micky-T said...

Jimmy Page is a family hero!
But all these guys are so good at what they do, there can't be a "best", it's all about how they make you feel. Like Eric Clapton, my God the guy is a.........I don't have the word!

The Mountain Cat said...

Pat,

I know but I didn't sleep with Mark Farner nor Randy Bachman so my dad won't care.

The AbsolutGator said...

Hopefully I'm not repeating any, but here are some I didn't see yet:
Angus Young
Ted Nugent
Slash
Kirk Hammett
Joe Walsh
Vernon Reid
Dave Mustain
Peter Frampton
Prince
Alex Lifeson

BTW, I saw VH in concert a few months ago and Eddie was f'n amazing. You could of heard a pin drop during his 12 minute solo. Impressive!

Sitting in Silence said...

Hands down...it's gotta be Clapton...of course this has nothing to do with the fact that the man is a complete SPUNK A RUNI !.....mmmmmmmmmmm.mmmmmm

Lesley said...

Relaxed: Cat Stevens
or
Carlos Santana

Harder .. Angus
or Slash
or Jimmy.

Lol @ SIS...

Lesley said...

Also Jimmy Page..

Phfrankie Bondo said...

Carlos Santana, dude...Carlos Santana..

Miss Merry Sunshine said...

OH Derek Trucks!!!! Awesome!