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jon3782001
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Read the Title, do you agree?

For starters, he has music covering almost every genre imaginable, his technical ability is astonishing, he can play from slow soulful ballads all the way up to frightening shred like speed. Oh yeah, he can play the blues like hell.......

His tone is amazing, with a classic les paul to marshall set up that he typically uses. He has had a successful career with Thin Lizzy and an astonishing Solo career, making you wonder how such songs as 'Cold Day in Hell' Didnt make number 1, or even Pariseanne Walkways, both very different but very good, emotional and full of passion.

He can't be too bad considering he went on tour with BB King and plays with the sheer passion and manipulative skill that Hendrix would play with. Was hendrix underated? Sure as hell he wasnt. Was BB King? No! Gary Moore should be up there with page, Brian MAy, Hendrix etc. I personally dont think there is a 'best guitarist' ever but there can always be a favourite.

Anyone under 20 doesnt seem to have heard of him (im 15 but its not the point). I onlly found out about him when I asked my guitar teacher to teach me some good les paul stuff, he recommended gun's n roses, I said Franz Ferdinand (doh!), and he said na sod indie, stick some of this **** on. He lent me the Still got the Blues album and I've been in love ever since. I just cant get the sustain on that Parisseane note!!!

Gary Moore, is technically astounding and obivously understands music, particularly blues, in an interview, he said there is so much you can tug out of a melody if you use chords correctly (also said by Graham Coxon), and you can hear that in his solos, in such songs as Walking by Myself and Pariseanne walkways, each note is thought about, almost as Gilmour does, almost as hendrix does, but these were specialised guitarists. Moore is an all rounder who ranges from Fusion (walking by My self) to Bluesy ballads (Still got the blues, pariseanne walkways).

Yet all of these go unoticed, few people have heard of him, but many have heard his music and think it's someone else, PAriseanne walkways for example is thought of (in my town anyway) as being by Lynyrd Skynrd (nooooo). Only classic rock fans over 30 and guitarists have usually heard of him, but you see no praise for him whatso ever, not in music mags or VH1 or anything.

Do you agree?

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#2
gd thread, i agree he is underatted, i have the greatest hits and walkways albums, there is a good range of styles on these CD's, though i think you have emphasized his versatility a little too much. I was reccommened Gary Moore by my Auntie (lol) when i told her i was learning guitar. Dam i love the loner, empty rooms, still got the blues, generally the slower songs, altho also like wild frontier a lot. But yeah, i generally agree with you, and im only 16 so its not just oldies who like him!
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wahay! nice to some one who is younger also, lol - i do think i emphasized his versitilty too much, but that was just to prove the point!

thanks for the reply and keep em coming

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#4
I've got his 'Still Got The Blues' and 'Blues For Greeny' albums. While they're both pretty good, and he's a pretty decent player, his voice really annoys me. He's a great player though, but his best work was probably with Thin Lizzy.
I saw him with B.B. King in April, and he can play with a lot of emotion and power, his voice is much better live. However, as good as he is, he's not at the same level as Gilmour, Hendrix or King. Much better than Page though, I'll agree with you there.

He's certainly an underrated player - although there are better people who are more underrated - and he is pretty good, but I do think you're seriously blowing him quite a way out of proportion.

He lost a lot of my respect anyways a month or so ago anyway, because Parisienne Walkway is - apparently - a direct note-for-note rip-off of a song called (I think) Blue Bossa.
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#5
I've watched some of his videos, and I must admit that he is very, very talented.

I'm not sure if his is THE most underrated guitarist, but he's definetly ONE OF the most underrated guitarists.
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^No, Buck Dharma is the most underrated.

Just kidding, Gary Moore is pretty good.
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#8
most underrated guitarist EVER?

hell no the most underrated guitarists ever are the ones who you probably never heard of.

at least gary is well known in europe. well there're heaps of guitarists who are better than him and yet are unknown. who knows
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Sorry, but I am reading these "most underrated" threads and do not get it - underrated by WHO? Some teenage girls who listens to "Spice Girls" or boys who think that 50cent and Afroman are great?
I love Garry Moore's playing and always did. As well as Brian May, David Gilmore and heaps of others that are usually mentioned in this type of threads.
Please excuse me, but "underrated" just describes the size of the cave which "the raters" lives in. Period.
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yes he is one of my major influences and he is one of the most underrated guitarists both from technical and creativity sides.
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Sorry, but I am reading these "most underrated" threads and do not get it - underrated by WHO? Some teenage girls who listens to "Spice Girls" or boys who think that 50cent and Afroman are great?
I love Garry Moore's playing and always did. As well as Brian May, David Gilmore and heaps of others that are usually mentioned in this type of threads.
Please excuse me, but "underrated" just describes the size of the cave which "the raters" lives in. Period.


Well said.
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My guitar teacher had me learn his solo in "Too Tired"
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#14
Definitely not the MOST underrated, (I personally think Alvin Lee doesn't get as much credit as he deserves.) but definitely deserves much more recognition.
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When someone gets a thread saying that they are underrated, they are no longer the most underrated.
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When someone gets a thread saying that they are underrated, they are no longer the most underrated.


Good point, but I'm just pointing out that he's a famous guitarist that hasn't obtained the recognition he deserves
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not the MOST underrated, but he barely gets any credit, and he's written a hell of a lot of good songs.
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He gets a whole lot more credit than other guitarists who I feel are much more deserving of it, so I don't think he'd have the right to complain.
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Quote by alex_haeni
not the MOST underrated, but he barely gets any credit, and he's written a hell of a lot of good songs.



I disagree. I think his tunes are utter ****. The guy can play but I don't think he can write a song to save his life.
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He is not mentioned as often as you could think. He is sometimes forgotten when other great guitarists are mentioned like Page, Hendrix, Gilmour (you get the point) and he has written some really good songs.
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#23
I personally think Roy Buchanan is the most underrated guitarist, but Gary Moore also doesn't get as much credit as he deserves. Some of the best musicians get the least attention. It's sad, but that's just the way things go.
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good points.....
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I'm gonna say Lenny Breau is more underrated. You all seem to think quite highly of Gary Moore and I'll bet few if any of you even know who Lenny Breau is.
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#26
Gary Moore is a genius

I'm gonna say Lenny Breau is more underrated. You all seem to think quite highly of Gary Moore and I'll bet few if any of you even know who Lenny Breau is.


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Quote by Neon Knight
Gary Moore is a genius



wasnt he murdered?

Yeah, back in the 80s.
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Quote by jon3782001
lol :P


Not that there's anything funny about one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time being murdered, but you know.
jon3782001
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#30
not the point, just the why someone though gary moore was murdered, anyhow, back to why hes so underated!
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Quote by Billy Badass
I disagree. I think his tunes are utter ****. The guy can play but I don't think he can write a song to save his life.


brave to say! but everyone thinks differently ddont they?
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Hes good, an he has great stuff, but only a few of his songs actually show what he can do to its full extent.
as an extra thing does anyone else think the tone of his stuff sound a bit vai-esque?
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I think he's good I wouldn't call him the most underrated guitarist ever though
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jon3782001
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Vai-esque? I suppose, the high gain shred kinda sounds like him
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IS memory pain a song?
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anyone else got any views on this point?
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There are 2 things I can say, but they have already been said and thus I agree with them. Here, let me remind you:

Quote by LongBow
Sorry, but I am reading these "most underrated" threads and do not get it - underrated by WHO? Some teenage girls who listens to "Spice Girls" or boys who think that 50cent and Afroman are great?
I love Garry Moore's playing and always did. As well as Brian May, David Gilmore and heaps of others that are usually mentioned in this type of threads.
Please excuse me, but "underrated" just describes the size of the cave which "the raters" lives in. Period.


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He gets a whole lot more credit than other guitarists who I feel are much more deserving of it, so I don't think he'd have the right to complain.


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Quote by Resiliance
He gets a whole lot more credit than other guitarists who I feel are much more deserving of it, so I don't think he'd have the right to complain.


Your talking about me, right? I'm so fricken' under-rated, I've played three 'concerts' in my bedroom and nobody's heard of me! Wtf!
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#40
I'm 13 and I love his stuff. My dad got me into him a while back.