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Poll Question: Fav Prog Guitarist based on PA Top 100 albums?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iamathousandapples Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2013 at 22:44
Rothery
Hackett
Rodriguez-Lopez


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Howe and Hackett equally---but when I think of Howe and the versatility of his style I voted for him today. His playing on Starship Trooper, opening of CTTE, funky guitar on Siberian, Steel guitar on AYAI, His work on side 3 of Tales or his moving closing on Ritual, or his original work on all of Fragile, or his crazy playing on Gates or solo on Sound Chaser and To Be Over---or his opening on Awaken--etc---his playing is so dynamic and original and moving (without playing the blues)  had to vote for him--Frippe is okay and original too but overrated and monotonous. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2013 at 23:16
Voted *other*. R.M. Točak
 
 
 
Those two instrumental tracks ( engl. "Maht Desert" and Talisman) are from 1981 LP which should be Točak's solo album but the record company was insisted that the album have to be released as Smak aswell. Anyway, this amazing fusion soundscape proves that I wasn't voted *other* because of nationalism LOL
 
 
p.s. I'm surpised that Barre get only two votes since now because Barre is one of the greatest prog guitarists who made that Jethro Tull's success possible nothing less than Anderson; actually, the whole British Progressive Rock movement owes him a lot.
 
 
 
 
 


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The lead guitar - my favourite instrument I guess. For me it has to be Petrucci as I believe that he is the best of the bunch when it comes down to ability and technicality. I love Gilmour and Latimer for their touch and soaring leads (Rothery is not one of the choices but I would think that he should be).  
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

When I saw Fripp was the first choice I didn't even look at the rest of the list Wink

LOL  Yeah, me too!!  


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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

The one I really don't rate is Robert Fripp. Once you've seen his fast cross picking technique once, there's not much else to enjoy.

Oh dear god.


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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

The one I really don't rate is Robert Fripp. Once you've seen his fast cross picking technique once, there's not much else to enjoy.

Oh dear god.


Yeah, meet Hercules.

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Totally just noticed that Jon Preston Bouda from Discipline is sadly missing too. I'd definitely give him a shout-out. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2013 at 01:14
I have voted for Gilmour but I haven't seen Latimer in the list. He would have been my vote.
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Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

p.s. I'm surpised that Barre get only two votes since now because Barre is one of the greatest prog guitarists who made that Jethro Tull's success possible nothing less than Anderson; actually, the whole British Progressive Rock movement owes him a lot.

^ this.  If it wasn't for Fripp my vote would have gone for Martin.  He could play hard rock (Aqualung, Locomotive Breath) crazy prog (Back Door Angels, TAAB) heavy blues and everything in between.  I saw Tull several times from the "Too Old to Rock and Roll" to the "Crest of a Knave" tours and Martin was always the star of the show to me Wink
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

p.s. I'm surpised that Barre get only two votes since now because Barre is one of the greatest prog guitarists who made that Jethro Tull's success possible nothing less than Anderson; actually, the whole British Progressive Rock movement owes him a lot.

^ this.  If it wasn't for Fripp my vote would have gone for Martin.  He could play hard rock (Aqualung, Locomotive Breath) crazy prog (Back Door Angels, TAAB) heavy blues and everything in between.  I saw Tull several times from the "Too Old to Rock and Roll" to the "Crest of a Knave" tours and Martin was always the star of the show to me Wink

Jethro Tull's Belgrade concert 1975 was the first rock concert I'v ever attended. I was 11 yrs old; thanks to older guys from the block who took me there. Well, I remember Barre's heavy riffs more than Anderson's flute.


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Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

The one I really don't rate is Robert Fripp. Once you've seen his fast cross picking technique once, there's not much else to enjoy.

Oh dear god.


Yeah, meet Hercules.

You guys need a chill pill. Hercules has his own opinions 

Thank you. 

These guys (Nogbad and Triceratopsoil, amongst others) and their intolerance for any opinion which does not coincide with theirs, have undoubtedly contributed to some long-time members of this site leaving for other prog sites.

Since I joined 5 or so years ago, a lot of people I know personally and who broadly (but by no means exactly) share my views on prog, have gone to progressive ears and other sites where there is more civility and less abuse.

I may join them, because I'm sick of the pathetic "if you don't like what I like, I'm going to attempt to ridicule you" approach. Diversity of opinion is good. If we all liked the same, the world would be a very boring place. I simply say what I think and I won't resort to personal abuse; if you don't like it, that's not my problem.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2013 at 07:11
David Gilmour off this list.
Could just as well have voted for John Weinzierl, Manuel Göttsching, Michio Kurihara and Reine Fiske thoughBig smile
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Apologies if you took offense Hercules, I always viewed our back and forth as good natured. I'm used to everyone hating my music taste so maybe have a higher tolerance for differing opinions. I'm certainly in the minority as an avanthead on this site.

I stand by my comment that if you think Fripp is a cross pick one trick pony you are missing the huge depth of his sound. What the hell it's only one opinion.
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Apologies if you took offense Hercules, I always viewed our back and forth as good natured. I'm used to everyone hating my music taste so maybe have a higher tolerance for differing opinions. I'm certainly in the minority as an avanthead on this site.

I stand by my comment that if you think Fripp is a cross pick one trick pony you are missing the huge depth of his sound. What the hell it's only one opinion.

To be fair, I absolutely shouldn't have included you in that post as I agree that, whilst we have very different musical tastes, you have always been civil even when we vehemently disagree. I apologise unreservedly.

Unfortunately, triceratopsoil and I have "history". I had hoped it had ended as (I thought) that we had agreed that we would ignore each other, but clearly not.
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1. Steve Howe
2. David Gilmour
3. Alex Lifeson
4. Steve Hackett
5. Robert Fripp

after that, NO EXCEPTIONS (besides Frank Zappa)
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When Gilmour is good, he is just heavenly. The next group (Fripp, Howe & Hackett) are just not as essential......
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Such a difficult question! Gilmour has excellent tones and a great style, Robert Fripp goes to the extremes of heavy jazz-rock, Steve Howe is easily the greatest at psychedelic guitar and all have unique acoustic styles... I don't really think Hackett is quite in the same league as these (even though he employs great techniques like tapping), and I'm probably going to go with Steve Howe. Also like to mention Lifeson, he did a great job fusing heavy blues-based rock with the much more complex progressive styles Smile
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:



I stand by my comment that if you think Fripp is a cross pick one trick pony you are missing the huge depth of his sound. What the hell it's only one opinion.


That's all I was saying as well, but I know how that guy responds to anybody who disagrees with him.  Somewhat ironically.
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