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Rolling Stone rating of top Guitarists
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4 January 2012
mr. Sun king coming together
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It's the fact that Rolling Stone has always been big on Lennon over McCartney. Isn't Imagine at 100 something on the albums list, with Band On The Run (The equivalent) at 430 ish?

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5 January 2012
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I think Rolling Stone just puts out stuff like this to get a buzz because the magazine seems pretty much dead nowadays, I can't remember the last time that something came out which caused even a bit of a stir. I do remember hearing about the last guitar list they came out with and they probably figured that they should pretty much do the same thing but switch a few guys and maybe add a guy like John to try and get people talking. Saying that John is the 55th greatest guitar player of all time is laughable just like saying that George is the 11th best. Both guys could really play, I'm not denying that for a second and I love both of their styles, but like Von said, there have been an awful lot of good players.

Anyway, I'm quite disappointed that my favorite player Leo Nocentelli didn't make the list (Leo could play circles around George and John btw) but the point of music is to enjoy each individual style, not to sit on the holy throne of Rolling Stone Magazine and pretend to have an actual ranking system for these guys. I like to read when a musician describes another musicians style, which they do a pretty nice job of, but the actual rankings mean absolutely nothing. Who declared that it was undeniable that Hendrix and Clapton were the top two guitar players of all time is beyond me, but Rolling Stone has an agenda and they know they have to stick to their myths, just like the myth of Sgt. Pepper being indisputably the number one album of all time and Like a Rolling Stone being the greatest song ever and so on and so on. It's a bit of a joke and I don't know anyone who actually listens to their own music that really believes in what these guys put out there.

I can't say that I blame them, you have to try and keep up with the internet, but stunts like these make it difficult for me to really care about that magazine.

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5 January 2012
Von Bontee
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OK, can I just...

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5 January 2012
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

It's the fact that Rolling Stone has always been big on Lennon over McCartney. Isn't Imagine at 100 something on the albums list, with Band On The Run (The equivalent) at 430 ish?

That's because Imagine is good and Band On The Run isn't.

George is more listenable than a lot of guitarists even if he isn't strictly as good. Not on the same level as someone like Hendrix who is better technically and just as listenable, but deserving of a place like that.

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Ooh, a debate on which album is superior; BOTR or Imagine? (Going way off topic)


I think BOTR is a far better album when you listen to in chronilogical order of Pauls music. Ram was progress for Paul but then there were the 2 mixed bags of Wild Life (i do love the album by the way and get a real joy from most of it, mainly because it is more raw and unkempt than most of Pauls releases) and Red Rose Speedway, both having some great moments but as a whole are not amazing. BOTR was Paul finally hitting a creative high where all the tracks had strong lyrics and were musically polished, a far more consistant effort than his previous work (tho on a personal note i detest Jet). (Ram isnt quite wings but also isnt quite a Paul solo album as members of wings are on it, somewhere in the middle and can you take Paul solo and wings in the same breathe? Well i can and am here, i might not elsewhere).

As for imagine, its a strong album but i cant help feeling that its given more acclaim than it deserves, mainly because of the song Imagine (for some reason its a song that people feel they have to like). However Gimmie Some Truth and I Dont want To Be A Soldier havent aged well, in my opinion. And yes for the hundredth time i will repeat that Yoko has stuffed Imagine (the song) down my throat so many times that i am trully sick to death of the song, and truth be told ive never had it in the top 3 songs on that album. Anyway for me John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is Johns best album by a country mile.

So overall i would go for BOTR as a better album between the 2 but neither are their artists best releases. (Theres probably a lot of contradiction in there so i apologise.)

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6 January 2012
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I like the album Imagine and Band On The Run, but to say that Imagine is a better album is crazy talk. Band On The Run is a great album and Imagine is a very good album

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