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John Mclaughlin VS Robert Fripp

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    Posted: January 25 2012 at 13:39
If you had asked me 4 days ago who was my favorite guitar player I would have said "Robert Fripp" but 3 days ago I've heard the album "Birds of Fire" (+++some other compositions)... and now I'm not so sure...
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McLaughlin.

By far and at every conceivable level, much better.
 
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Fripp is the King
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You can't compare these two like for like... sorry.... both equally brilliant and totally different. Love them both.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 15:29
These are both guitarists that I've never honestly cared for, but I've listened to both extensively over the past few years. I have to vote Fripp because I really enjoy his ambient work with Eno, which I think is way more interesting that McLaughlin's gnarly indo-jazz guitar-based fusion foolery.
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Robert, (against anyone)
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Originally posted by ninestonesclose

You can't compare these two like for like... sorry.... both equally brilliant and totally different. Love them both.

I was kind of thinking the same thing.  Perhaps we could contrast them.  Perhaps they should do an album together.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 16:27
Technically speaking McLaughlin. I'm not considering the composing skill.
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I like McLaughlin's earlier stuff with Miles, but really don't care for his fusion/corn playing.  Fripp I've liked a lot of what he has done, but the only stuff that is really remarkable IMO is the ambient things he has done


Originally posted by colorofmoney91

. I have to vote Fripp because I really enjoy his ambient work with Eno, which I think is way more interesting that McLaughlin's gnarly indo-jazz guitar-based fusion foolery.

yeah basically this


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Post Options Post Options   Quote progprogprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 17:27
Originally posted by octopus-4

Technically speaking McLaughlin. I'm not considering the composing skill.
I assume he meant technically (as I choose McLaughlin too), but if composing were the case then the poll made no sense.


Edited by progprogprog - January 25 2012 at 17:28
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McLaughlin is technically much better, but I much prefer the types of music Fripp plays
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Originally posted by colorofmoney91

These are both guitarists that I've never honestly cared for, but I've listened to both extensively over the past few years. I have to vote Fripp because I really enjoy his ambient work with Eno, which I think is way more interesting that McLaughlin's gnarly indo-jazz guitar-based fusion foolery.
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As Robert himself has said before, McLaughlin expresses so much emotion in every riff, every strum, whereas RF has worked so hard to get out his mind and infuse even an ounce of emotion into his playing. don't get me wrong: I revere Robert Fripp and the astounding contributions he has made to music. I just find, at day's end, I get more enjoyment and value from the emotion coming through JM's playing. 
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Originally posted by tamijo

Robert, (against anyone)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 22:01
Both are in my top 10 for guitar players but I'm of course going to with Fripp on this one. I just enjoy his style and sound better.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slaughternalia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2012 at 22:34
Mclaughin as a guitar player. Fripp has better compositions methinks tho
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Fripp has done some superb subtle work, unique sounds and some powerful stuff as well. But John has mindblowed my mind more times, either with Lifetime, Davis, The Orchetra or solo.

That, of course, if speaking solely as guitarists and not composers.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2012 at 01:26
Originally posted by progprogprog

Originally posted by octopus-4

Technically speaking McLaughlin. I'm not considering the composing skill.
I assume he meant technically (as I choose McLaughlin too), but if composing were the case then the poll made no sense.
you assumed correctly
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Fripp has admitted he was so heavily influenced by the Mahavishnu Orchestra to the point that he stopped listening to them so as not to become seduced by the sound. 
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