Discussion in '80's Music' started by tomcat, Sep 18, 2008.
Favorite 80s Guitarist? I think I actually changed the way I play the instrument after having played for over 20 years due to Paul Gilbert and watching him perform live. So, he's probably my favorite although I have a very long list of guitarists I revere in general.
Some fantastic guitar on Departure,Escape,Frontiers and Raised On Radio.
Add to that some great playing with Jan Hammer and HSAS.
Hate to toss the name out, but for me EVH wins this one. I like everything about his playing..created interesting solos and wasn't afraid to experiment with different sounds. In his videos he looked like he was having a good time, and this I found appealing...isn't playing rock music supposed to be fun? Growing up in the mid 80's no-one made my group of friends want to learn guitar more than Eddie, and for that he gets the top spot.
John Sykes and Adrian Vandenberg.
John Sykes, Viv Campbell and Jake E Lee ,, brilliant.
....which reminds me of the great record he did with another fine and truly original player , the guy who i looked up to and even got to know a bit , Lonnie Mack . i have saw him play many times and he is one of a kind . he is a hellova blues singer too ...chickenpickin!!
as far as rock goes, probably Eddie Van Halen or Joe Satriani.
Eddies the God, honorable mentions to Randy Rhoads, Jake E Lee, Schenker, Neil Schon and Mick Marrs....only joking!
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