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Guitar Battle: Brian May vs Pete Townshend vs Jimmy Page

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Poll: May vs Townshend vs Page (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these guitarists is the daddy?

  1. Brian May (15 votes [44.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 44.12%

  2. Pete Townshend (5 votes [14.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.71%

  3. Jimmy Page (14 votes [41.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

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#21 bathory

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 12:40 AM

zep rules!

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 12:41 AM

I don't have photoshop. can anyone make me a picture of the queen logo that says queef?

#23 treeduck

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 12:57 AM

At least Page has 2 votes now. I'll take credit for that one.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 02:14 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 19 September 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Jimmy is looking down in the dumps in last place here.
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Posted 19 September 2020 - 02:54 AM

View PostLorraine, on 18 September 2020 - 10:19 PM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 18 September 2020 - 08:11 PM, said:

My preferred band rankings:

Led Zeppelin
The Who
Queen

My preferred guitarist rankings:

Brian May
Jimmy Page
Pete Townshend

Brian May is too diverse and comes up with the best solos, though his guitar tone does grate on my ears after several songs. But solo after solo is perfect for the song. Page would have been my choice, but his arrogance and stubbornness regarding his plagiarism is too much not to ignore.
Speaking of plagiarism, yesterday I was in the store and a song came on. I thought to myself "My goodness!!!  They're playing something from Tommy!!!!!"  Turns out it was a song by Elton John that I never heard before so I can't tell you the name.  It  wasn't anything from his Bernie T. days, that's for sure.  During the middle of the song, it reminded me of yet another song by another band but I don't remember which one.  I did think to myself Doesn't anyone sue anymore like in the old days?

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 04:16 AM

Jimmy Page

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 04:22 AM

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View PostYYZumbi, on 18 September 2020 - 06:49 PM, said:

I see Brian May, I don't even have to think.... He is the god of all guitar players.

My thoughts exactly. The only competition for him in my book is Alex Lifeson.

I love Lifeson. But he comes nowhere close to Brian in my Opinion. Brian is one of a kind!

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 06:44 AM

Brian May.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 07:56 AM

James Patrick Page. I know he was often sloppy and missed a ton of notes, but there was just something positively feral about the energy he brought to that band. That mix of the blues and heavy music and the bizarre, pure rock and roll.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 08:05 AM

What treeduck should REALLY be doing is checking out my interviews with Steve Morse and John Petrucci.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 08:22 AM

Jimmy, but mainly because he looked pretty cool with that low-hanging Les Paul.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 08:24 AM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 19 September 2020 - 08:05 AM, said:

What treeduck should REALLY be doing is checking out my interviews with Steve Morse and John Petrucci.
Dare I ask, how is Steve?  The tendonitis/hand troubles, has that relented? He`s definitely one of my favourite musicians and I`d like to think he`s as good a guy as he always seems.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 08:32 AM

View PostIbanezJem, on 19 September 2020 - 08:24 AM, said:

View PostRod in Toronto, on 19 September 2020 - 08:05 AM, said:

What treeduck should REALLY be doing is checking out my interviews with Steve Morse and John Petrucci.
Dare I ask, how is Steve?  The tendonitis/hand troubles, has that relented? He`s definitely one of my favourite musicians and I`d like to think he`s as good a guy as he always seems.

Find out here: https://www.sonicper...th-morse-steve/

I think he'll be the first to retire from Deep Purple, even though he's the youngest guy in the band.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 08:55 AM

My least favorite band of the 3 is Queen.  But I think May is clearly the best guitarist of the 3.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:24 AM

View Posttoymaker, on 18 September 2020 - 07:00 PM, said:

Page is an innovator and an inspiration, and I love a lot of his riffs and solos, in spite of the occasional looseness in the playing.  But he could never quite seem to pull it off live - he looked cool as hell, but the playing suffered a bit.
Once Page got off the smack his live playing got a lot tighter. I saw Zep in '77 and while he was good he was as you intimated, a bit sloppy. I saw Page and Plant in '98 and he was tight as a drumhead. The difference was remarkable. If you can find some video from the '98 tour I think you'll be appreciative.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:50 AM

May is probably the most talented player, but Page crushes everyone when it comes to creating music.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:52 AM

View Postzepphead, on 19 September 2020 - 02:14 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 19 September 2020 - 12:38 AM, said:

Jimmy is looking down in the dumps in last place here.
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Gat damn right!!!

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 09:57 AM

Jimmy jumped into 2nd place I see.  :)

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 10:59 AM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 19 September 2020 - 08:05 AM, said:

What treeduck should REALLY be doing is checking out my interviews with Steve Morse and John Petrucci.
Don't worry I have the pages right in front of me.

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 10:59 AM

Page is happier now with 7 votes.





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