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Guitar players of the 80's

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  1. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    That was a nice blast from the past. There wasn't one person in that video that I wasn't familiar with.
     
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    Jeff Beck released one of the great guitar albums of the 80's - Guitar Shop

    No mention. Otherwise pretty cool trip down memory lane. :shred:
     
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    He also didn't mention KK Downing, Glenn Tipton, Dave Murray, or Adrian Smith. They were HUGE in the eighties.
     
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    by far the best decade for guitar players.
     
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    hey ricksdisconnected, show us the clip for 1990-1999 if you have it.
    What about the one for 2000-2009?

    This clip you posted is basically the guitar world saying bye byes.
     
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    FWIW: My personal favorites from this '80-'89 group are Vivian Campbell, Zakk Wylde, George Lynch, Kirk Hammett & Brad Gillis. IMHO they all had the technical skills but also had great phrasing and style. Dave Murry and Adrian Smith are definitely missing from this group.

    I discovered Doug Aldrich later but I really like his style as well.

    Some of these guys I'd have to put in the 70's group...(Brad Whitford, Joe Perry, Angus Young, EVH, Michael Schenker, KK/GT...)

    Huge fan of Vivian Campbell. Always liked his style.
     
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    well hell, lets see if your right shall we
     
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    Vito Bratta rules them all. Lol. One of my guitar heroes.
     
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    yep same here. hes damn good.
    self proclaimed Eddy clone. i think he added a lil spice that Ed didnt.
     
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    shows you can take a heavy influence, use it, but put enough twist on it and its your own.
     
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    Although my favorite guitarist predate the 80's I think the 80's were the last major advancement/achievement in electric guitar technique.

    Eddie and a lot of other 80s guitarist peaked what I think can be achieved on guitar and still remain musically pleasant to the ears... Like nothing today wows me or seems all that more advance than what guys were doing in the early 80s. It's like it goes Chuck Berry 50s guitar revolution then Hendrix revolution then it continued to advanced little by little until Eddie's revolution then progressed a little more before peaking imho.

    If that makes sense.
     
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    I clicked the video and saw how long it was and gave up but I did skip around and watch a little- I got the impression it was not 80s guitarists so much as 80s metal guitarists.
    Was Prince in it?
    Seems like lots of worthy players were left out but that's the nature of this type of list.

    There were some seriously Spinal Tap moments in the few clips I watched though. Good for a chuckle anyhow!
     
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    No Kee Marcello?
     
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    Imo, guitarists from the 1980's were dexterity showoffs.

    They were technical finger fumblers who were excellent technicians and, in many instances, lacked taste and feel.

    Look at me, my fingers are flying and my tapping is top shelf.

    PAlease!!!!!!!!!!

    In my opinion, the noteworthy players didn't need to wow us in one song............they did it over their career.
     
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    Shout out to Joe Satriani. I enjoyed his music and his playing. He appears to be a really humble and nice guy as well.

    Saw him live at the "Experience Hendrix" show in '04 at the Warfield in SF with Eric Gales, Buddy Guy, Neal Schon, Jerry Cantrell, Carlos Santana, Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell....really, really great show.

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