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Favorite 80's guitarist?

Discussion in '80's Music' started by tomcat, Sep 18, 2008.

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    Joey Santiago (The Pixies)
    Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)
    Billy Zoom (X)
    The Edge (U2)
     
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    I have to agree with you there. They were much more medolic than Sykes. Have you heard this rare mix of "Look at me Now"? It's an alternative mix with more backing vocals in the chorus than the album version. It's an interesting listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upn6KBoTvpM
     
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    Two guitarists that come to mind right away are Neal Schon of Journey and Gary Richrath of REO Speedwagon. Both fantastic guitarists in my book.
     
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    I used to love Sonic Youth back in the day, but are you serious?
    Great guitar playing is of course not only a matter of technical prowess but mostly about creating memorable riffs (hence Slash > Buckethead). I've never met a person who thought that Thurston had either quality. Interesting opinion though.

    When it comes to the 80s, I'd say that Eddie van Halen brings the best mixture of technique and memorable riffs/solos. Slash deserves mentioning because everyone knows his sound even though he never was a great player.

    Edit: I thought the title was "best" not "favourite". In that regard Thurston Moore is obviously a much more legit choice.
     
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    I think i'm going to name the NOT so obvious ones.

    Rob Beach ~ Winger
    C.C Deville ~ poison
    Vernon Reid ~ Living color
    Tracii Guns ~ L.A Guns
    Oz fox ~ Stryper
    Warren De.Martini ~ Ratt
    Vito Bratta ~ White Lion
    Carlos Cavazo ~ Quiet Riot
    Mick Mars ~ Motley Crue
     
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