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#21 Tony R

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:54 AM

John Petrucci, fantastic technique but no feel or soul. Just beats out Satriani.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:56 AM

Kirk Hammett. Absolutely dreadful, but has achieved mega guitar god status.

Other worthy contenders for me are Jimmy Page (after all this time, still can't bend in tune or do clean slurs :smash: ) ,the Edge & Cobain, who both just plain reek.

JMO, all the best to people who like these guys, no offence meant at all.

Oh, Slash is massively overrated too.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:02 AM

View PostTurbine Freight, on 12 May 2013 - 02:56 AM, said:

Kirk Hammett. Absolutely dreadful, but has achieved mega guitar god status.

Other worthy contenders for me are Jimmy Page (after all this time, still can't bend in tune or do clean slurs :smash: ) ,the Edge & Cobain, who both just plain reek.

JMO, all the best to people who like these guys, no offence meant at all.

Oh, Slash is massively overrated too.

I agree on Hammet, Slash, The Edge and Cobain, all worthy contenders.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:09 AM

View PostHemispheresserehpsimeH, on 11 May 2013 - 09:45 PM, said:

You're all wrong. It's Kurt Cobain.

Has Kurt been named a great guitarist somewhere?  I must have missed this

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:07 AM

In terms of notoriety holdsworth is way underrated for what he is doing, mans a genius.

But to answer the op 's post, Eric Clapton gets my vote ...old slow hand?

Hammet too, a lot of his solos have the same shape - sound the same?

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:07 AM

I disagree about Cobain only because I haven't seen that many praises about his guitar skills. Usually people overly praise his songwriting.
I think Slash is the overrated king...Welcome to the Jungle; f**k the jungle!!!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:09 AM

View PostAncient Ways, on 12 May 2013 - 06:09 AM, said:

View PostHemispheresserehpsimeH, on 11 May 2013 - 09:45 PM, said:

You're all wrong. It's Kurt Cobain.

Has Kurt been named a great guitarist somewhere?  I must have missed this

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I know he was featured in guitar mags , but I don't think anyone ever claimed he was a great player. Although I do believe he inspired young guys of that generation to pick up the guitar and just go for it.. He really was responsible for making guitar chops passé .

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:12 AM

Oh and my vote goes to Slash. Solid blues based hard rock player, but not all that inspiring. I think it's his image and look that gets him all the attention.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:29 AM

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All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

:guitar: :hi: :NP: :madra: :smoke:
Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!

You're joking right? :16ton:
I'll bet you own a synth-axe. I'd rather listen to guitarists who've been influenced by Holdsworth that Holdsworth himself. Maybe I'm jaded by the experience of seeing him live...reminded me of a hamster on a wheel...leg's are a moving fast, but ultimately going nowhere.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 11 May 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 May 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

:guitar: :hi: :NP: :madra: :smoke:
Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!

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View PostSteevo, on 11 May 2013 - 07:24 PM, said:

^ That smells of bait, but if you say so :eh:  

Yeah probably EC, regardless of the God tag.
Not bait sir...the guy is a brilliant music mind who has produced nothing for me...and ive tried to like his music.

Cool.  I was just waiting for TD to rip shit that's all :lol:

Nuge had a decent sound (once) but he's really not my thing.  Is he thought of as an excellent player? :unsure:

Wait for it, wait for it ....  :hi: TD :hi:

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View PostTombstone Mountain, on 11 May 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 May 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

:guitar: :hi: :NP: :madra: :smoke:
Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!

You're joking right? :16ton:

I knew that would definitely get a response from him. :lol:  Holdsworth is remarkable.

Of the players mentioned earlier, there's one with which I disagree.   Jimmy Page was an extremely skilled studio player and he created one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever.  He interpreted the blues with his own flavour even though he "borrowed" a great many riffs.  Hardly unique in music though.

I think the most overrated is Yngwie Malmsteen. :o  Technically, very talented but completely lacking in feel.  I'm in the Ritchie Blackmore (*the* greatest, imo :guitar: ) camp.

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GW: What do you think of Yngwie Malmsteen? He's often credited you as an influence.

BLACKMORE: He's always been very nice to me, and I always get on very well with him. I don't understand him, though - his playing, what he wears. His movements are also a bit creepy. Normally you say, "Well, the guy's just an idiot." But, when you hear him play you think, "That guy's no idiot. He knows what he's doing." He's got to calm down. He's not Paganini - though he thinks he is. When Yngwie can break all of his strings but one, and play the same piece on one string, then I'll be impressed.  In three or four years, we'll probably hear some good stuff from him.

I'm sure there are plenty who will disagree with me.  Just my personal opinion, of course.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 12 May 2013 - 01:14 AM, said:

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 11 May 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 May 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

:guitar: :hi: :NP: :madra: :smoke:
Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!

You're joking right? :16ton:
I'll bet you own a synth-axe. I'd rather listen to guitarists who've been influenced by Holdsworth that Holdsworth himself. Maybe I'm jaded by the experience of seeing him live...reminded me of a hamster on a wheel...leg's are a moving fast, but ultimately going nowhere.

I'll have to disqualify your comments based on suspicion of insanity! :nya nya: :guitar:

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 12 May 2013 - 12:01 PM, said:

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View PostTombstone Mountain, on 11 May 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 May 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

:guitar: :hi: :NP: :madra: :smoke:
Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!

You're joking right? :16ton:
I'll bet you own a synth-axe. I'd rather listen to guitarists who've been influenced by Holdsworth that Holdsworth himself. Maybe I'm jaded by the experienceof seeing him live...reminded me of a hamster on a wheel...leg's are a moving fast, but ultimately going nowhere.

I'll have to disqualify your comments based on suspicion of insanity! :nya nya: :guitar:
ok where's the soul? Not saying he can't play...he's just over rated. Not my cup of tea though i've tried and tried to enjoy his music.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 11 May 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

:guitar: :hi: :NP: :madra: :smoke:
Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!

You're joking right? :16ton:
I'll bet you own a synth-axe. I'd rather listen to guitarists who've been influenced by Holdsworth that Holdsworth himself. Maybe I'm jaded by the experience of seeing him live...reminded me of a hamster on a wheel...leg's are a moving fast, but ultimately going nowhere.

I'll have to disqualify your comments based on suspicion of insanity! :nya nya: :guitar:

That was too funny, I almost spit me coffee out...damn, that was funny.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

Yngwie does absolutely nothing for me.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

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View PostTombstone Mountain, on 11 May 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 May 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

:guitar: :hi: :NP: :madra: :smoke:
Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!

You're joking right? :16ton:
I'll bet you own a synth-axe. I'd rather listen to guitarists who've been influenced by Holdsworth that Holdsworth himself. Maybe I'm jaded by the experienceof seeing him live...reminded me of a hamster on a wheel...leg's are a moving fast, but ultimately going nowhere.

I'll have to disqualify your comments based on suspicion of insanity! :nya nya: :guitar:
ok where's the soul? Not saying he can't play...he's just over rated. Not my cup of tea though i've tried and tried to enjoy his music.

:hi: :yay: :smoke:

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

Sammy Hagar, he is definately overrated

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

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All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

:guitar: :hi: :NP: :madra: :smoke:
Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!

You're joking right? :16ton:
I'll bet you own a synth-axe. I'd rather listen to guitarists who've been influenced by Holdsworth that Holdsworth himself. Maybe I'm jaded by the experienceof seeing him live...reminded me of a hamster on a wheel...leg's are a moving fast, but ultimately going nowhere.

I'll have to disqualify your comments based on suspicion of insanity! :nya nya: :guitar:
ok where's the soul? Not saying he can't play...he's just over rated. Not my cup of tea though i've tried and tried to enjoy his music.
I d say with holdsworth its his musical approach to playing he guitar. He can shred sweep etc...fast, but
what makes him 'holdsworth' is his phrasing voicing and progressions. Musically there is no one else like him, you'll be glad to hear :lol:

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

View PostTurbine Freight, on 12 May 2013 - 02:56 AM, said:

Kirk Hammett. Absolutely dreadful, but has achieved mega guitar god status.

Other worthy contenders for me are Jimmy Page (after all this time, still can't bend in tune or do clean slurs :smash: ) ,the Edge & Cobain, who both just plain reek.

JMO, all the best to people who like these guys, no offence meant at all.

Oh, Slash is massively overrated too.
Sorry but I disagree with both your nominations

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:34 PM

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View PostTombstone Mountain, on 12 May 2013 - 12:19 PM, said:

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View PostTombstone Mountain, on 11 May 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 May 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

:guitar: :hi: :NP: :madra: :smoke:
Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!

You're joking right? :16ton:
I'll bet you own a synth-axe. I'd rather listen to guitarists who've been influenced by Holdsworth that Holdsworth himself. Maybe I'm jaded by the experienceof seeing him live...reminded me of a hamster on a wheel...leg's are a moving fast, but ultimately going nowhere.

I'll have to disqualify your comments based on suspicion of insanity! :nya nya: :guitar:
ok where's the soul? Not saying he can't play...he's just over rated. Not my cup of tea though i've tried and tried to enjoy his music.
I d say with holdsworth its his musical approach to playing he guitar. He can shred sweep etc...fast, but
what makes him 'holdsworth' is his phrasing voicing and progressions. Musically there is no one else like him, you'll be glad to hear :lol:
please point out three songs by this man that I can listen and smell what yer steppin' in...please help me see what i'm missing.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

View PostTombstone Mountain, on 11 May 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 11 May 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

All nominations will go in a poll and we'll see who the true overrated guitar bastard in rock is! :madra:
My nomination is for Ted Nugent who, between political rants, seems to be living under an illusion that he's viewed as some kind of guitar hero for the masses. And he does seem to have some kind of good guitar playing reputation with some people, which I can't really understand how he achieved.The reason I nominate him, firstly his tone which is awful, he's always calling people soulless but it's his tone that's the most soulless of all. His chops are terrible too, if guitar playing is a language Ted's guitar speaks gibberish, just like he does in English. His songwriting and riffs are also really, really weak as well. I think there's one album that's not bad, the first one from back in 1975, and a couple of songs after that, everything else is forgettable bullshit for the most part.

Ok that's my nomination, who's your nomination for most overrated guitarist in rock?

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Rock music? Gotta expand that...take out all the references in your rant to Sweaty Teddy and insert the name Allan Holdsworth (especially soul-less). Buckethead has produced nothing memorable. Nugent has something these guitarists lack...feel!!! Give me feel anyday over someone wanking on a guitar without a groove. Virtuosity is impressive but incredibly boring without feel. Holdsworth wins!!!
I was thinking along the same lines when I first read the initial post.  Ted has plenty of songs that, while easy to play, have memorable hoks that people want to hear again and again.  Super-technical guitarists frequently strike me as soulless, as you say it.  A collection of difficult to play notes for sure, but nothing I really care to hear twice.  It makes me think of a concert I once saw with Satriani followed by Steve Miller.  Everyone cover band play Steve Miller, and they do, because they are songs people want to hear.  Satriani, while technically brilliant, has produced little in the way of enduring music.  Which is why at the concert I referenced the crowd yawned through his set and came alive once Steve Miller started to play.





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