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Rocker4500
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Join date: Oct 2005
725 IQ
#1
Heres mine -

Kelly Jones - Stereophonics
Noel Gallagher - Oasis
Matthew Followill - Kings of Leon
sorry but I can't remember his name - The Strokes (lead guitarist)
Gem Archer - Oasis

I know theres loads more so please prove my list to be wrong.
Glen_Hansard
Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
Join date: Mar 2005
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#2
^Nick Valensi is the lead guitarist in the Strokes

Matthew Bellamy - Muse
Peter Buck - REM
Johnny Greenwood - Radiohead
Nick Valensi - The Strokes
Jack White - The White Stripes
Peter Buck - REM

EDIT: Sorry, that's 6
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Ciaran6576
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Join date: Sep 2005
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#3
Hmmm...I don't have a lot of opinion on this as I don't think a band needs a stellar guitarist to be great, but here are 5 of the best off the top of my head...not really in order (after all, this is art not science):

Doug Martsch
Ted Leo
Jack White
Johnny Greenwood
Billy Corgan

Hmm, yeah, that seems about right...came out better than I thought.
Ciaran6576
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#4
Actually, I just realized I should have put somebody from the Wrens in there, but I wouldn't know which one because they're both so good. Please see them in concert if you have a chance!
fiona23
Anyone Can Play Guitar...
Join date: Jul 2005
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#5
johnny greenwood
graham coxon
matt bellamy
jack white
matthew followhill
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starálfur
coast to coast
Join date: May 2004
341 IQ
#6
issac brock (modest mouse)
elliott smith
johnny greenwood (radiohead)
ed o brien (radiohead)
johnsi (sigur ros)
You got a Deathwish, Johnny Truant?
sponj
UG Monkey
Join date: Jun 2004
1,243 IQ
#7
thurston moore/lee ranaldo/kim gordon/jim o rourke
J mascis
the guy from the new pornographers
Issac brock
nick valensi
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Zevious Zoquis
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2005
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#9
Richard Lloyd -- Television
Joey Santiago -- The Pixies
Bob Mould -- Husker Du
Bill Nelson -- Be Bop Deluxe
Bob Stinson -- The Replacements
adyhendrixc
Working Class Hero
Join date: Mar 2004
106 IQ
#10
Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
Jack White
Kelly Jones (Stereophonics)

That's all I can b arsed thinkin about for the momenr
HendrixEdge
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Join date: Jan 2005
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#11
John Squire
Bernard Butler
James Dean Bradfield
Johnny Marr
Peter Buck

Well I guess you could say that they're rather obvious and unimaginative choices.
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bettyswollox
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Join date: Oct 2004
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#14
Jonny Greenwood
Matt Bellamy
Kelly Jones
Graham Coxon
Noel Gallagher

Well thats just my opinion.
Abe
Come Here and Say That...
Join date: Apr 2003
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#15
YES! I'm the first person to write

Crispian Mills - Kula Shaker

..but I don't know why that's something to celebrate.

So...

Noel Gallagher - Oasis
Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins
Graham Coxon - Blur
Matt Bellamy - Muse
Crispian Mills - Kula Shaker

I'd also like to say Jonny Greenwood and Jack White too, because they're great.

Ah ****, John Squire too.
deano_strat
Dean Glover
Join date: Oct 2003
286 IQ
#16
Noel Gallagher? hahahaha

in descending order:-

1. John Squire
2. Johnny Marr
3. Graham Coxon
4. Jonny Greenwood
5. Nick McCabe

that my friends is the final 5... no matter what ANYONE SAYS
bettyswollox
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Join date: Oct 2004
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#17
Quote by deano_strat
Noel Gallagher? hahahaha

in descending order:-

1. John Squire
2. Johnny Marr
3. Graham Coxon
4. Jonny Greenwood
5. Nick McCabe

that my friends is the final 5... no matter what ANYONE SAYS



Why is Noel Gallagher such a funny choice to you? Still can't argue with greenwood and coxon, i would have put squire there but it says five.
Rocker4500
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Join date: Oct 2005
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#18
Quote by deano_strat
Noel Gallagher? hahahaha

in descending order:-

1. John Squire
2. Johnny Marr
3. Graham Coxon
4. Jonny Greenwood
5. Nick McCabe

that my friends is the final 5... no matter what ANYONE SAYS



What's wrong with Noel? He aint the best, but still a very talented songwriter.
thomyorke_123
no I don't
Join date: Nov 2004
43 IQ
#21
(No order)
Johnny Greenwood
Matt Belamy
Guitarist from Bloc Party
Johnny Marr
Jack White
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HarmlessLilF*ck
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Join date: Jun 2003
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#23
J Mascis
Mike McCready
Thurston Moore
Johnny Greenwood
Johnny Marr

Honourable mentions: Jeff Buckley, John Squire
War... it's fantastic!
deano_strat
Dean Glover
Join date: Oct 2003
286 IQ
#25
you put

McCabe, Coxon, Greenwood, Marr and Squire in a room with Noel - they'll all just out play him till he ends up startin a fight with someone... Noel Gallagher can only play the minor pentatonic scale... thats almost all oasis guitar solos are based around... u cant put noel gallagher in a list with those other five... it's just wrong
Tombe
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Join date: Sep 2004
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#27
Glad to see Greenwood and Marr getting a lot of mentions. Mine are...


Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
Peter Buck (REM)
Ant Theaker/Mike Hibbert (Hope of the States)
Graham Coxon (Blur)
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Abe
Come Here and Say That...
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#28
Quote by deano_strat
u cant put noel gallagher in a list with those other five... it's just wrong


I can....and choose to

Someone mentioned Jeff Buckley, and I'd like to add him to my list, which makes about 7 or 8 so far

He's fantastic.
thomyorke_123
no I don't
Join date: Nov 2004
43 IQ
#29
Quote by bettyswollox
^^^Is that russel (the white guy) Or Kele (lead singer, black guy)



The white guy, it only struck me how good he was when i saw them

I have completely forgotten Carl Barat
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slinks
Bastard in a Basket
Join date: May 2005
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#30
1) J. Mascis
2) Thurston Moore
3) Johnny Marr
4) Graham Coxon
5) Isaac Brock

Honorable Mention: Buckley, Greenwood
Alarming Carrot
Registered User
Join date: Sep 2005
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#31
My top 5 current guitarists(that is to say that are somewhat new)

1. Matthew Friederberger from the Fiery Furnaces - he has a nice, fresh sound that I really enjoy plus the solo on Inspector Blanchflower is one of the best ever.
2. M. Ward - i'm a little partial to folk guitarists so I really like this guy.
3. Jeff Tweedy - i really like his rhythms, very catchy and it looked like he was outplaying Cline when I went to see them in concert.
4. Win Butler - another good guitarist that doesn't have to play ridiculously complicated leads, he just plays original stuff.
5. the guy from Les Savy Fav - unconventional and badass; sounds a little like the guitars of Fugazi.
chris4
Hippie Band Lover
Join date: Oct 2005
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#32
Mine:
1.Rogers Stevens-Blind Melon
2.Christopher Thorn-Blind Melon
3.Dave Keuning-Killers
4.Noel Gallagher-Oasis
5.Johnny Greenwood=Radiohead
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Iluvpowerchords
Flau-BEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR
Join date: Jan 2005
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#33
Anyone who doesn't list J Mascis is crazy.

Dinosaur Jr. are amazing.

To finish the list

2:Ted Leo
3:Isaac Brock
4:Johnny Greenwood
5:Larry LaLonde
Last edited by Iluvpowerchords at Dec 9, 2005,
IThinkNot
Ug's Optimist
Join date: Aug 2004
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#34
Quote by Iluvpowerchords
Anyone who doesn't list J Mascis is crazy.

Dinosaur Jr. are amazing.

To finish the list

2:Ted Leo
3:Isaac Brock
4:Johnny Greenwood
5:Larry LaLonde



Just saw them play last weekend. He's still amazing now. Haha, but he looked kind of like an indian chieftain with this long grey hair and shirt with an bald eagle on it.
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Iluvpowerchords
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#35
Quote by IThinkNot
Just saw them play last weekend. He's still amazing now. Haha, but he looked kind of like an indian chieftain with this long grey hair and shirt with an bald eagle on it.




The mental image I get from that is hilarious.
pumpkins_rule
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#36
Johnny Marr was a phenominal rythym player. And Squire put more good hooks into The Stone Roses' S/T then all the hooks (ripped off of course) in all 8 LZ albums combined. Noel Gallagher is really good too. I don't really mind that all Oasis solos sound the same. Anyone who writes the guitar parts to Acquiesce and Headshrinker is awseome in my book. So I guess my list would look like this:

1.Johnny Marr
2.Noel Gallagher
3.John Squire
4.Billy Corgan/James Iha
5.Thurston Moore/Lee Ranaldo
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goathair_3
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#37
Nick Valensi is not the lead guitarist for the Strokes since they don't have a strictly "lead" guitarist. They trade off lead lines, though I do think Nick is more talented than Albert.

My top 5 "indie" guitarists:
1. Marr
2. Greenwood
3. Joey Santiago - Pixies
4. Jack White
5. Jerry Harrison - Talking Heads
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Rocker4500
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#38
Quote by deano_strat
you put

McCabe, Coxon, Greenwood, Marr and Squire in a room with Noel - they'll all just out play him till he ends up startin a fight with someone... Noel Gallagher can only play the minor pentatonic scale... thats almost all oasis guitar solos are based around... u cant put noel gallagher in a list with those other five... it's just wrong



The amount of scales you use does not affect your status as a good/crap guitarist. It's what you do with them. Also, being a good guitarist isn't all about amazing solos, it can also be about clever riffs, and songwriting. The latter being a field in which Noel could do far better than your 5 listed guitarists. He uses some damn clever chord progressions.
Jammer39
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#39
Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Johnsi (Sigur Ros)
Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
Elliott Smith
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deano_strat
Dean Glover
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#40
Quote by Rocker4500
The amount of scales you use does not affect your status as a good/crap guitarist. It's what you do with them. Also, being a good guitarist isn't all about amazing solos, it can also be about clever riffs, and songwriting. The latter being a field in which Noel could do far better than your 5 listed guitarists. He uses some damn clever chord progressions.


in the words of Vicky Pollard "OH MY GOD I SOOOOOOO CANT BELEIVE U JUST SAID THAT"

so let me understand you are trying to Say Noel Gallagher can write songs better than John Squire? you must be having a laugh - even noel's finest hour The Masterplan probably the best lyrics he's wrote... or Morning Glory - doesn't compare to Made of Stone, Waterfall, Mersey Paradise, even I Wanna Be Adored

and were you insinuating that Noel gallagher can come up with better riffs than Graham Coxon???????????

or he can use his guitar more inventively than JONNY GREEWOOD or NICK MCCABE???

Noel Gallagher has said himself he wanted to Johnny Marr so i'll leave that...