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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by late2guitar, May 15, 2017.
I've got a couple...Dave Mason and Steven Stills!
Adding Kim Mitchell
Not to cause conflict, but both of these guys were highly rated (deservedly so) in there genre and their time.
Made me think of John Sykes. Awesome guitarist in the hard rock/metal vein.
Derek St. Holmes
Roy I can see because for many in the gen pop he was "that guy on Hee Haw".
It's tough to define "under rated" and everyone has their own spin. Is is someone who had chops but never really had a venue to showcase them? Is it a lack of "fame" or recognition?
I see Mike Stern on the list and I think he's the poster boy for a debate on this. He has something like 15 albums. On one hand the vast majority of the music listening public has never heard of him. On the other hand, do they let you make 15 albums if you're under rated? Hmmm....
If you have him, you can't forget Charlie Sexton.
I agree with Mick Mars, the solo in kickstart my heart with the talk box is amazing. I think angus young overshadowed everyone in ACDC. Whats funny is their oldest brother was actually popular in America before they were even big.
I think Tony Iommi is very underrated. Black Sabbath is huge but Ozzy is what everyone talks about.
Right. Like Duane Allman.
"Who?" "The Allman Brothers?"
Then when you explain the body of work and the influence then people know. Interestingly, that still doesn't mean they will listen.
Relatedly: When I used to ride my Vespas with other scooterists or go to rallies, of course there was a huge Mod contingent talking about Northern Soul (STILL hate that term!)
People couldn't understand why I wasn't Mod, why I didn't like Quadrophenia (sucks) or a lot of the music. Then they'd scoff at me for the Allman Brothers... who.. you know Duane played on some of that Arthur Conley they just spun. That Jaimoe was Otis Redding's touring drummer.. That the AAB road manager was Otis Redding's manager, pulled him from the lake and ID'd the body.
So true, all the context.
Mike Stern, good stuff right there.
Fellow Squier fan: Jack Pearson
I was gonna say SS also.
Elliot Randall and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are no slackers.
Duane never gets enough credit for Layla
I have come to love his music.
Don Rich from the Buckaroo's
Walter Becker, Denny Diaz, Jeff Baxter, Larry Carlton, Elliot Randall... These guys are responsible for most of the guitar work for Steely Dan thru the years not to mention their solo works individually with other bands and projects etc!
Not flashy, but..