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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
    I've never even heard of him or his group believe it or not but I like that style of music. Can you recommend one Cd of his that I should get?
    I own Gold, which includes the brilliant, "When the Stars Go Blue". The Coors also did a great cover of it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT0cndgd1kM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKTlsabYEj0

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;3653505]The Greatful Dead.

    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).



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwbQN5_8Mys

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    -Rob Thomas (earlier on) & Dave Matthews in terms of just their song writing abilities.

    -Overall musicians, I think John Frusciante, Simon & Garfunkle, Jack Johnson, Free Energy (as a band), Elton John (in america it's like people don't even know who he is!), better than ezra (band)....

    just to name a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RageATL View Post
    Ryan Adams. Dude is ridiculous. He is so prolific, he has tons of unreleased music and entire shelved albums. His demos are better than 90% of "finished" music today:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLGrm...eature=related
    Crap! I left him off...he's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwichjetfan View Post
    & Dave Matthews in terms of just their song writing abilities.
    Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    The Greatful Dead.

    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).
    Grateful Dead was my first favorite American band. Blew my mind as a teenager...maybe it's where I grew up, but Greenwich High from 2000-2004 was huge into the Dead. I don't really see them as underrated.

    David Gilmour.

    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.

    For example: http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyl...-reveals-0528/
    1) David Gilmour is not at all underrated. Everyone knows of all his brilliance.
    2) I know Pink Floyd is your band, so I understand why you still maintain he's underrated, because he's just too good to ever receive enough accolades in your eyes. I guess that's why I have John Frusciante as underrated as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revi$_I$l@nd View Post
    Ugh.
    Thanks for proving my point.

    Go and listen to stuff that he doesn't release for radio play. His mainstream stuff actually blows, so I can understand why he's so underrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwichjetfan View Post
    1) David Gilmour is not at all underrated. Everyone knows of all his brilliance.
    2) I know Pink Floyd is your band, so I understand why you still maintain he's underrated, because he's just too good to ever receive enough accolades in your eyes. I guess that's why I have John Frusciante as underrated as well.
    I'm sorry, but when the likes of Jack White, Kurt Cobain, Joni Mitchell and similar are considered better "Guitarists" than Gilmour.....there is indeed a problem of under-rating recognition.

    Gilmour absolutely belongs in the Pantheon of G.O.A.T., right next to the Claptons, Pages and Becks. The fact that in many surverys/pollings he often ranks far belong, losing to players not even considered great guitarists at all (Cobain ffs? Joni "are you f'ing kidding me" Mitchell!?!?!) is an abomination of disrespect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    I'm sorry, but when the likes of Jack White, Kurt Cobain, Joni Mitchell and similar are considered better "Guitarists" than Gilmour.....there is indeed a problem of under-rating recognition.
    Where have you ever seen these polls? I've never heard of anyone saying that these guys are better guitarists than Gilmour.

    Methinks maybe you're looking for something to underrate him. I think everyone realizes he's one of the greatest.

    And how do you leave Hendrix, Santana, and Frusciante off a list of GOAT guitarists?

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    Warren Haynes. Not sure if there is a better guitarist/singer/song writer post 1980. Allman Bros, Gov't Mule, the Dead and Phil & Friends is a pretty cool resume.

    Here's a clip for Warfish.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx9_Ouy7KZg

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    Mick Taylor of the Stones.


    Here are three great examples of his work:

    If you like the blues and hell, even if you don't, listen to this version of the Robert Johnson classic "Love In Vain" live from Fort Worth June 24, 1972. If you just want to hear the solo, pick it up around the 2:20 mark.
    (Sorry only audio, no video. The Stones are releasing the classic Stones concert film DVD Ladies & Gentlemen on blu-ray this fall. It's been in theaters but never officially available on VHS or DVD. I've had it for years on boot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDb5iXrWzZI

    Here is an audio clip of his solo on "Can't You Here Me Knocking" from the album Sticky Fingers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5xUK...eature=related

    Here is an audio clip of his solo on "Time Waits For No One" from the album It's Only Rock & Roll.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9aV92n_st4

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    underated because he used to be in Men at Work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe3RqgnXaT4

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennedy fried Toon View Post
    Thin Lizzie. Unbelievably tight performing live.

    THe Cowboy song.



    Quote Originally Posted by lamont_jordan_rules View Post

    ROBIN TROWER - formerly of Procol Harum



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    - Justin Hayward from the Moody Blues


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    Iron & Wine (Sam Beam)

    All the brilliance and talent of a Bob Dylan, in a era that has no time for Bob Dylan types.
    Just had the cover of From such great heights on a loop last week.

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    Mick Taylor of the Stones.




    Here's a guy you either love or hate...he grew on me over time.

    If you have 9 minutes to waste, watch the way he segues into Danny Boy at the end of this....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os_GXKrnNxI

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    Bruce Cockburn

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    Here is a name many have not heard but Albert Lee was once described by Eric Clapton as the greatest guitarist in the world. He played with everyone from Buddy Holly to Eric Clapton.

    I saw him at BB Kings about a month ago and he's still great.

    Here is a video of Country Boy. Note Clapton in the audience. If you want to see some kick a$$ guitar pickin', jump in at the 1:30 mark.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGU63KqXuZk

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    THe Cowboy song.




















    Here's a guy you either love or hate...he grew on me over time.

    If you have 9 minutes to waste, watch the way he segues into Danny Boy at the end of this....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os_GXKrnNxI
    No doubt....I always wanted him to join the band. Nothing takes the place of a real piano. He and Branford always made shows special, 5th row center all week, smokin'.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HcGdhrst18

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamont_jordan_rules View Post
    ... 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 ...






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    For me, as an addicted guitarist, Robin Trower has been in my thoughts for many years. Very under-rated touch and feel, and his source of amps was unique back in the day (even though the Hendrix comparisons made Trower seem like a copy-cat). I think his solo on "The Fool and Me" from Bridge of Sighs is absolutely gut-wrenching. And that tension building chord solo on "A Little Bit of Sympathy" is outstanding. A true guitar hero; he's seen in the bigger clubs like Bottom Line these days.

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    I always felt like the band Marillion were vastly underrated as musicians. They never really caught on here in the US, probably due to their lead singer/song writer Fish's tendency to write longer songs and concept albums which didn't fit the radio media's idea of hit songs. But they really were awesome musicians. They are still around, but Fish left the band and they are no longer the same.

    Other vastly underrated guys are the King Crimson guys - Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, and Adrian Belew.

    And journeyman Chester Thompson is probably the best drummer in the world that no one ever talks about.

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