100 BEST guitarists ???
- Hey! Did you read the new Rolling Stone magazine? (I wouldn't admit
it either!) Well, I stole a copy from the newsstand because it has
Hendrix on the cover. They list their picks for top 100 guitarists in
rock history. Jimi was picked #1...I got no beef with that. But the
rest of the list is BULL! Joni Mitchell and Joan Jett are in there!
Wait a damn second! Where is Lips? Joan F###king Jett is better than
Lips on guitar? Now I've heard it all! Let me go and drink a case of
beer right now because I GIVE UP! Angus Young was rated lower than
them too! Ok, I know, I know. Lists are like assholes:everybody has
one. Why am I so worked up about this? Example: Pete Townshend-#50.
Kurt Cobain-#12. Kurt wrote some good songs(a lot) but he did nothing
on the guitar and anybody knows that! Rolling Stone has zero
credibility. It lost all credibility actually a long, long time ago.
So who really cares? Not me. I'm gonna practice my F chord! Maybe
next year I will make the list.
- What a shame!
By a curious coincidence, I stole a copy too!! How a magazine that is
supposed to represent music can be so irrealist, giving a rank to
guitarists this way? I mean, they even don't define the criteria that
will justify such a choice. It seems, when we look at the "Top
guitarist", that more they had a short life...more they were good!
Number 2: Duane Allman, playing blues slide guitar and number 1: Jimi
Hendrix (I know Hendrix was great!). The fact is that they died so
young, after few years playing guitar and recording, that we don't
even know how they would have played TODAY!! Blackmore, Iommi, Page,
Angus Young, Eddie Van Halen survived all kind of excess and they are
still holding a guitar and PLAYING! On "12": Kurt Cobain...what the
heck ? Jimmy Page in on "9", jeez! What is that monkey on
number "11"? Kirk Hammett...Come on! Hammett's talent is near
Look at that:
"87": Joan Jett.
"86": TONY IOMMI
"85": RANDY RHOADS.
I think it's a big marketing plan, cos they knew that people that
have got a minimum of knowledge in music would react to this and buy
the magazine just to check the Top HUNDRED. It's a whole joke! To
make a serious and honest top hundred, they had to define what they
based their choices on or to let the people vote. For me, this
magazine is better at presenting ads of all kind than writing some
I plan to learn guitar, cos I want to be in the top hundred in 2
years! Tell me I'm too old, cos for them: closer I am to death,
better I am!!!