... love warren zevon ... been able to catch a couple of his tunes on sirius deep tracks ... too back i didn't know anything besides werewolves in london or lawyers guns and money while he was still around ... R.I.P.
... a guy who i keep hearing songs by and saying ... WOW, that's awesome ... who the heck is that ... then go and check and find it is ...
- Guitarist Martin Barre from Jethro Tull. Of course Ian Anderson essentially is Tull but Barre has been there most of the journey and has been terrific most of the time.
- Justin Hayward from the Moody Blues because most of the bands good songs are from him (too go along with some good stuff outside the Moody blues). He has that rare combination of being a great songwriter, great singer and good guitar player.
- George Harrison for his solo work. (All Things Must Pass = brilliance)
Robin Trower I can't put down as underrated. great and got acclaim as well.
... i personally heard much more about BTO, harry chapin, thin lizzie and warren zevon (whom i all enjoy) than i ever did about trower ... maybe i just happened to miss him ... anyway, happy to have found him now ...
Gets almost no mainstream respect (usually mocked actually), yet kept "Roots Rock" alive, and was directly responsible for their very own genre of popular music (Jam Bands).
Sure he gets alot od respect, but not nearly enough for his talent. When Jack White and Joni Mitchell (wtf?) routinely are listed as "better guitarist" than David Gilmour, there is something seriously wrong.