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How come the best two rock guitarists ever were called James (or shorten versions of it)

Discussion in 'Personal' started by les25paul, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Although oddly my best mate Jimi Riddle who plays a blinding set in my local isn't as well known as the other.:confused:
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  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    What is the aural equivalent of beer-goggles?
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  3. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    OK Jimmy Paige, what about Eric C, Brian M, Joe S, Steve V, Paco de Lucia, so many more!
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I think he means Jimi Hendrix?
  5. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    James Zappa :D
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  6. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    OOPS I've forgotten him, :oops: I meant Jimi BeGoode :D
  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    B-ear plugs?
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  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  9. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    James Williamson

    Didn't waste time showing off, just got on with it

  10. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I could make a list of around 20 who could legitimately be considered but even then I'd probably leave out valid contenders.
    It would be a matter of opinion, debate and even heated argument in the end
  11. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

  12. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Johnny Marr of the Smiths - genius!
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  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I think it's ridiculous to think in terms of the best guitarist. You can only say who you liked and why, or who was the most influential. Sometimes it isn't the notes that get played that have the greatest impact in a guitar solo as the gaps between them. In other words, the bits when the guitarist isn't actually guitaring.
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  14. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Or (preferably for me) even the lack of a solo altogether...
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  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Was Joe Walsh ever called James?
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  16. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Did Prince substitute his squiggle for James?
  17. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    The great Eric (James) Clapton?
  18. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    John Ramone?
    Bobby Fripp?
    Sterl Morrison?
  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Steve Hackett - listen to his guitar solo at the end of Supper's Ready in the Genesis Revisited gig at Earls court and tell me that's not magnificent.

    Steve Rothery - in Marillion so nobody has ever heard of him - I saw him in a small venue the other week - amazing.

    Steve Winwood - better known for his keyboard work but a terrific guitarist nonetheless.

    So my thesis is that the best guitarists are actually called Steve.

    ....and I forgot Steve Morse.
  20. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    In case anyone's interested but missed it, John Williams at the BBC is on iPlayer and well worth a watch. You do have to put up with a bit of Julian Bream but he only serves to make Williams sound even better than he does already!
    I know he's not technically rock but thought I'd use the tenuous link of Sky to flag this up:)
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