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Maybe get something off your chest? Maybe end up in a fight?

I'll start.

I like Jane's Addiction. A lot. I can still listen to their albums - they're killer. But "Jane Says" is a lame song. Don't ever need to hear it again.
 

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Not sure is this is considered controversial but

stevie ray vaughan is the greatest guitar player of all time
 

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I was never that into metal (hardly at all really) but I have always liked hard rock . . . I'm sure the line between the two is often blurry. But I definitely used to enjoy Headbangers Ball on MTV. That was just a fun show to watch. So was Yo! MTV Raps.
I'm kind of the same way, I like melodic music, much of the metal genre doesn't really have that....but their are a few bands that are considered metal that I like....Kings X probably being my favorite....
 

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Not sure is this is considered controversial but

stevie ray vaughan is the greatest guitar player of all time
I actually knew a girl who turned down a ride on that helicopter.

And as far as "the greatest" I suspect that Mr. William Frederick Gibbons would quietly smile about that.
 
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So y'all are gonna go with two white guys from Texas doing Jimi Hendrix impressions?

:hihi:
 

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Hot takes...

80's Rush > 70's Rush
Blues > Jazz
APC > Tool
Going to the dentist > Going to a gigantic music festival, especially in the summer
The sound of the dentist's drill > AC/DC
 

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So y'all are gonna go with two white guys from Texas doing Jimi Hendrix impressions?

:hihi:
While I appreciate and respect the work of the Gibbons Bros and SRV, I'd have to put Brian Setzer ahead of them. I'm sure the Vai, Satriani, Malmstein and Di Meola supporters will chime in, but some of the work that Setzer did with the BSO was just amazing.

(and the Beatles are still overrated)
 

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While I appreciate and respect the work of the Gibbons Bros and SRV, I'd have to put Brian Setzer ahead of them. I'm sure the Vai, Satriani, Malmstein and Di Meola supporters will chime in, but some of the work that Setzer did with the BSO was just amazing.

(and the Beatles are still overrated)
Ah, the old who is the best guitar player ruse, always unsatisfying....I think because we all have our own definition of "best" in the 1st place....

My definition of best is a combination of technical ability/style and the ability to play multiple different genres of music well....

So yeah, DiMeola, Steve Morse, Paco de Lucia (wait, he doesn't play multiple genres well, I already broke my own rule of best....see...unsatisfying), oh and Derek Trucks, Duane Allman, the aforementioned SRV, Hendrix, David Gilmore....so many favorites.....
 

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Hot takes...

80's Rush > 70's Rush


Blues > Jazz
Rush take = obviously

Blues v Jazz is an interesting apples v orange take
bc of blues’ structure and ‘simplicity’ it requires style and emotion to be impactful
The huge umbrella that hangs over jazz allows for some god awful music
But the best jazz is really some of the best music ever written
 

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So y'all are gonna go with two white guys from Texas doing Jimi Hendrix impressions?

:hihi:
Hendrix picked a young Billy Gibbons to open for him on tour. And Billy's had almost 50 years of practice since then. So yes, for today. If nothing else, he's never mentioned in these arguments as much as he should be because the Top isn't for everyone.

But if someone wants to say Jimi was the best ever, I got no beef.

Look, "best ever" is a matter of taste and opinion, you have to throw in virtuosos like Satriani and Mahavishnu John McGlocklin, and guys like Vauhgn, and there's always Clapton, and meanwhile Duane Allman, who made Layla, etc. etc.

I put Vaughn in the virtuoso category -- a fine instrumentalist and technician, with more than his share of flair, but for me, pas mal, mais n'est-ce pa la guerre.

There's a guy I left out who might have the highest overall score in "technical ability," "playing flair," and "cohesive rock/pop/anthem song writing", and that would be Carlos Santana, but that's just part of the fun.
 

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