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Best alternative guitarist

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Posted on 30 Jul 2009 11:56:38 BDT
T. LEWIS says:
Phew, it took a long while for someone to mention Wilko!! And what do we mean by alternative, anyway?
What about Rory Gallagher, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Brain James, Bob "Derwood" Andrews - Generation X (listen to the "solo" on Youth Youth Youth from the first album), Frank Zappa, Wayne Kramer and far too many others to mention

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2009 22:12:09 BDT
Yep John McGeogh.One must never underestimate his influence on the "contemporary" side of rock music.
Rest In Peace John

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2009 21:12:56 BDT
G. Daniels says:
Ah hem.
It's common knowledge that Gedge wrote all the parts and Grapper just did as he was told - one of the reasons why he left the band, Gedge wanted someone new to 'add' something to the band.

Posted on 5 Aug 2009 12:19:06 BDT
thomas12321 says:
Vini Reilly.

Posted on 6 Aug 2009 23:21:51 BDT
iot1 says:
Robin Simon (Systems of Romance - Ultravox), Andy Gill, Any guitarist from Devo, Keith Levene (Metal Box - Genius) John McGeoch & Bill Nelson.

Posted on 8 Aug 2009 16:59:23 BDT
Nick says:
greg sage

Posted on 9 Aug 2009 23:04:09 BDT
K. Knell says:
Helios Creed from the band Chrome - weirded-outrock textures and sci-fi sonics! And Snakefinger of course - alternative in every way! Dylan Carson from Earth - from sludgeslow feedback heavy riffing to minimal and tremelo his guitar is the defining voice of the band...

Posted on 9 Aug 2009 23:37:16 BDT
I can't help but have a soft spot for Pulp's Mark Webber. Nice bloke to boot.

Posted on 10 Aug 2009 02:08:33 BDT
A. Foss says:
Well if your gonna start bringin James Dean Bradfield & anyone from Suede into it then the winner IS Steve Cradock of OCS & also mainly lead guitarist in Wellers band past & present. This guy is well on his way to bein a legend - nuff said now!

Posted on 17 Aug 2009 20:12:18 BDT
You can't forget Syd Barrett if we're talking about alternative guitarist who revolutionised the way we think and play our guitars.. And we wouldn't have these grand and bloated guitarist without the likes of Buddy Holly and Les Paul..

Posted on 19 Aug 2009 19:23:23 BDT
Graeme says:
I'm Going to Throw in Matthew Bellamy - Muse
and Brian May - Queen

Probs being biased as there two of my Fav Bands :P

Posted on 22 Aug 2009 11:24:33 BDT
Bug DeLug says:
Jonny Greenwood and Graham Coxon.

Posted on 26 Aug 2009 00:14:32 BDT
Marr is brilliant. I agree that McGeoch is vastly underrated. Geordie of Killing Joke. Truly unique. Just listen to Dregs, Follow The Leaders or The Pandys Are Coming. Savage, sublime, brutal, bloody and brilliant. And the Joke remain a truly great live band...

Posted on 30 Aug 2009 20:17:09 BDT
Personally mine are Stephen Malkmus from Pavement, Coxon and Tom Morrello.
Also Elliott Smith is pretty great actually.

Posted on 31 Aug 2009 01:01:08 BDT
rob slevin says:
Stuart Adamson - R.I.P.

Posted on 2 Sep 2009 10:41:30 BDT
I. Forrest says:
Damn people. Didn;t this start as an ALTERNATIVE guitarist list? Half the entries here are from the likes of Muse, The Maincs, The Cure...even Greenday!! All bands we see in the charts regularly!
I know everyone's view of alternative is different but if you wanna hear some guitarists that won;t appear in the charts, have a listen to Antonio Forcione,Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai

Posted on 2 Sep 2009 10:43:16 BDT
I. Forrest says:
Woops, i just realised this was an indie duscussion! Oh well, my comment is still relevant.

Posted on 2 Sep 2009 20:53:18 BDT
Matthew Bellamy, Matthew Bellamy, Matthew Bellamy

Posted on 4 Sep 2009 23:26:42 BDT
I agree with most views, but don't add soft rock to the discussion. But then pigeon holing music is a splippery slope, where's Hendrix? Jack White? Nick Zinner? BTW, I love the Wedding Present and seen them often enough, but David Gedge is not the best, he just has a style of playing like his life depends on it. If you need to include unique style then Will Reid and Thurston Moore / Lee Ranaldo, Joey Santiago and Zoot Horn Rollo while we're at it. subjective subject?

Posted on 7 Sep 2009 10:42:21 BDT
Drachensturm says:
I've forgotten the name of the guitarist in Melt-Banana, but i've never heard anyone play stuff that crazy, but so coherently.

Posted on 7 Sep 2009 23:43:20 BDT
R. stainer says:
Alternative to what?

Posted on 11 Sep 2009 18:35:03 BDT
Chris says:
Rob Marshall - Exit Calm

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2009 21:40:47 BDT
Mark Taylor says:
John Squire

Jack White

Posted on 13 Sep 2009 08:31:07 BDT
Onceabanshee says:
John McGeoch gets my vote (by a mile).

Posted on 13 Sep 2009 19:06:19 BDT
The incalculable matthew bellamy who is not just guitar, but piano and vocals, and not just rock, but any genre that takes his fancy!!
Live energy is also incalculable tbph
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