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Initial post: 29 Aug 2008 17:05:40 BDT
L. A. Ward says:
Surely it's Mr Johnny Marr? But there's something to be said for Jonny Greenwood, for Graham Coxon, even Bernard Summer... so who's the best? Ever?

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2008 13:20:54 BDT
Ted Maul says:
Andy Gill.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2008 14:07:55 BDT
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T. Coleman says:
Ron Asheton

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2008 22:34:06 BDT
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Geordie - BOSS of the gitter-sound

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2008 18:41:54 BDT
hahahahaha. really? no. I do like the stooges, but quite honestly he is not a "talented" guitarist, like robert fripp.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2008 00:02:15 BDT
Stephen Song says:
They're all good but my nod goes to John McGeogh of Magazine/Banshees who probably influenced all of the above (Marr, Coxon, Greenwood) with his highly original and technically superb dramatic post-punk licks.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Sep 2008 20:01:54 BDT
Ted Maul says:
John McGeoch? good call man.Also: Keith Levine (Metal Box is GODLIKE!!!)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Sep 2008 21:10:00 BDT
luke says:
KEITH SCOTT...bryan adams guitarist...look him up on youtube

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2008 11:16:16 BDT
Shelvy says:
Robert smith of the cure

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2008 12:50:20 BDT
Ian Smith says:
Mark Ribot - if you doubt me, try Tom Waits' "Rain Dogs"

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2008 02:51:37 BDT
R. McDowall says:
Joe Santiago of the Pixies

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2008 17:00:13 BDT
its kevin sheilds my bloody valentine and primal scream

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2008 13:25:41 BDT
N. petrovic says:
J Mascis - Dinosaur Jr, Kevin Shields - MBV, Bob Mould - Husker Du, Gregg Ginn - Black Flag, There are loads......

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2008 21:31:04 BDT
David Gedge is without question the best british "indie" swordsmith but of all time its Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. He is truly peerless.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2008 23:12:07 BDT
I'm showing my age now but Charlie Whitney from Family was pretty awesome, especially when combined with Chappo's raw vocals. The pair weren't so good as Streetwalkers but hey, every dog has its day!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2008 14:06:55 BDT
Winston says:
it's J Mascis without a shadow of doubt

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2008 17:56:15 BDT
robin guthrie end of discussion next ?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2008 19:23:12 BDT
Number Six says:
Got to agree with John McGeogh and J Mascis, along with Tom Verlaine and Richard LLoyd

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2008 19:50:24 BDT
It's impossible to pick just one!

Old school - Johnny Marr, Bob Mould, Tom Verlaine, J Mascis, Thurston Moore, Andy Gill - all valid choices. For punk you only really need Johnny Thunders... - BTW - whoever criticised Ron Asheton earlier obviously never heard the FUNHOUSE album. There may not be guitar solos all over it but that album has influenced many of the other names mentioned here and is still being ripped off by many bands today.

A few names I'm surprised have not yet been mentioned - James Dean Bradfield (Manics), Poison Ivy (The Cramps - proof that girls can be just as good!), Kristin Hersh (as previous), John Perry (The Only Ones), and my owne favourite... Bernard Butler (early Suede/ McAlmont & Butler).

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2008 20:25:36 BDT
martin smile says:
Everyone seems to have missed Vini Reilly, and david gedge might be good with words and a tune but it was grapper that laid the guitar groundwork on those early, seminal releases. But really it's got to be between Johnny Marr, Kevin Shields, J Mascis, will sergeant, david roback, kurt ralske and vini. oh yeah and thurston moore. really there's loads, and we could all be all night, which might not be a bad thing ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2008 21:18:31 GMT
R. Hull says:
I can't believe that no one has mentioned John Squire of the Stone Roses - for shame!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2008 10:19:11 GMT
A. Mee says:
Robin Guthrie, John McGeoch, Kevin Shields. If I had to pick just one it would be Guthrie, though. He proved that imagination and creativity are more important than technique.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Nov 2008 19:39:33 GMT
Paul M says:
Johnny Marr, John Squire [ I Am The Resurrection, 'nuff said].

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2008 14:34:13 GMT
Ro says:
J Mascis for sure! My fave certainly, but also up there is Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo and John Squire!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2008 21:03:33 GMT
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