tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post2207166829362471976..comments2007-10-04T07:30:28.364+01:00Comments on Bad Librarianship Now!: Mark's Top Ten, er, Four, okay, Ten, Most Over-Rat...Mark Kardwellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671mark@badlibrarianship.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-38810486967169270772007-10-04T07:30:00.000+01:002007-10-04T07:30:00.000+01:00<i>"wonderful tonight is for people who don't like...<I>"wonderful tonight is for people who don't like music unless it's been in the top 40!"</I><BR/><BR/>That statement is exactly seven words too long.RABhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01714171897239398438noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-41048012424840995452007-10-03T23:17:00.000+01:002007-10-03T23:17:00.000+01:00Yeah, Clapton could have made the list. He was reg...Yeah, Clapton could have made the list. He was regarded as a revolution at the time, but what was he doing really? A decent impression of Freddie and BB King - so that's hardly revolutionary. His last great album was LAYLA AND OTHER LOVE SONGS, and since then he's been alternating between stagnation and coasting.Markhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-43385875769852147602007-10-03T22:25:00.000+01:002007-10-03T22:25:00.000+01:00certainly agree that santana should be on the list...certainly agree that santana should be on the list. i can't say i know much of his earlier output, but everything he's done in the last twenty years or so SOUNDS THE BLEEDING SAME.<BR/><BR/>vai and satch. wankers. as is that malmstink.<BR/><BR/>i wouldn't necessarily agree with slash in the list though. the man helped bring back guitar rock at a time when music was bollocks generally, and he's first on the list (of pluckers of that genre) because of that, but is he really rated as a great guitarist?<BR/><BR/>he's sloppy and he's got attitude. i'd probably rate him alongside the likes of ashton and page for those two factors. his output has been dodgy - my copies of the illusion albums were lost in my last house move (i miss them in that i'd like to hear them again, but they were very patchy... they'd probably have had a brilliant single album of the ilk of their first if they'd have let somebody with an ounce of wit select the best 60 minutes worth of material from the set) - so i wouldn't actually write off the illusion material. i've a soft spot for november rain, even though i detest theatrical rock with every bone in my punk rock body.<BR/><BR/>writing off slash just because he was one of the first successful retro-in-a-'seventies-style pluckers would be like writing off cobain for being on of the first (from success eyes of the top 40 viewing public) slacker/grungers or mascis for being the same one grunge generation earlier. or mould for the same one grunge generation even earlier.<BR/><BR/>now, if you want my list of over-rated guitarists, it would include (in no particular order) - hendrix (he just shook things up); clapton (i mean wtf has he actually done since layla? wonderful tonight is for people who don't like music unless it's been in the top 40!); mclaughlin (probably sounds alright if your stoned, but then again so would the dead and any other hippies).geoffnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-2843963709096790872007-10-03T20:51:00.000+01:002007-10-03T20:51:00.000+01:00Heh heh heh! Finally, I get the sweet-natured Ig t...Heh heh heh! Finally, I get the sweet-natured Ig to utilize his inner darkness!<BR/><BR/>And yeah, I love The Stones, and Keef is The Human Riff, but his work always sounded better when he'd got Mick Taylor there to act as his top gear.Markhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-52447447343628486612007-10-03T20:13:00.000+01:002007-10-03T20:13:00.000+01:00Pure genius!<br><br>My vote for most overrated: Jo...Pure genius!<BR/><BR/>My vote for most overrated: Joe Perry of Aerosmith. Sometimes I wonder if the band just runs some kind of generic guitar sound loop from the back and Joe just runs around faking it. I think he uses flashy Les Pauls and big box Gibsons to compensate for the lack of any imagination in his playing. I mean, just about any regular dude you find at a guitar store can play like Joe, most probably better. I hope his barbecue sauce, which I haven't tried, is better than his guitar playing...<BR/><BR/>I can't believe I just said that! I need to stay away from this blog... I'm sorry Joe, you still are a good guitar player!<BR/><BR/>IGIGhttp://www.igblog.wordpress.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-49983279059752656772007-10-03T19:36:00.000+01:002007-10-03T19:36:00.000+01:00I'd put Keith Richards on that list...<br>as a "tu...I'd put Keith Richards on that list...<BR/>as a "tune creator" on the guitar, he's pretty good.. he came up with some of the greatest riffs ever... <BR/><BR/>but when it comes to sheer "playing skills"... ugh! His solos STINK! They always seem to just... peter out, half way through.Chris Westonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11985544401929303121noreply@blogger.com