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Post by sabrjay on Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:02 pm

I really do need to stop looking at pop culture lists of "greatest ever". I just read a list a where George Mikan wasn't even on the list of top 10 Lakers of all-time. WTF? The guy only revolutionized the game and was the reason for some major rules changes.

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Re: Greatest ever

Post by ullmandds on Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:52 am

I think it was rolling stone that recently voted the best guitarist of all time...hendrix! No contest in my opinion...atleast they got that right!


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Re: Greatest ever

Post by TheBig6 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:53 am

1.Hendrix
2. Stevie Ray Vaughn
All the rest
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Re: Greatest ever

Post by ullmandds on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:46 pm

I'll agree...with this caveat:

1. HENDRIX





2. Vaugn

3. all the rest

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Post by pariah1107 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:44 pm

I'll add Eddie Van Halen (3).
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Post by sabrjay on Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:08 pm

I read an interesting article about that RS list. They noted that in 2000 Van Halen was ranked 87th (I think, but it was barely on the list). Now he is top 5. The guess is that since he is going on tour soon that they wanted to be in his good graces since there was apparently some bad blood there. So much for a reasonable objective list.

You have to have Glen Beck in the top 5. Maybe Buckethead. Hendrix is a no brainer like Ruth is a for baseball's best ever.

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Post by pariah1107 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:20 pm

"Glen" Beck? Do you mean Jeff Beck?

I used to drive by Hendrix's grave every day and would typically stop by once or twice a week to um... roll some cigarettes. It used to be a flat headstone, very understated, now they have a beautiful gazebo and monument at Greenwood Cemetery in Renton. Highly recommend stopping by it if you are ever in the area (short trip from Seattle).

Lists of the Greatest Ever are soo subjective. The Mikan snub is atrocious. What ten players were taken before him? Please do not say Kurt Rambis.


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Re: Greatest ever

Post by cccc on Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:33 pm

where does slash rank in the discussion? all others are before my time...maybe clapton also?
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Re: Greatest ever

Post by nolemmings on Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:35 pm

I'd have to put EC and Carlos at or near the top. The Yardbirds had some serious talent on the guitar--Clapton, Beck and Page.

Duane Allman could play. Neil Young's Like a Hurricane is classic.
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Re: Greatest ever

Post by fisherboy7 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:16 pm

I agree with pretty much all of the names being mentioned here. Hendrix is unmatched as a guitar player, an otherworldly creative talent. The diversity and volume of material he recorded in his short life is astounding. Paige, a personal favorite, was an amazing song writer and riff maker, but had a tendency to be sloppy, especially as a hardcore drug addict in the late 70's and 80's. Clapton, Allman, SRV, absolutely. Slash is worthy of consideration, but IMO G&R library is only two quality albums deep, and he didn't do anything too special outside of G&R.

A few names I'd add to the discussion:

Django Reinhardt
Carlos Santana
David Gilmour
Brian May
Marty Friedman
Randy Rhodes
Chuck Berry
BB King
James Hetfield



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Re: Greatest ever

Post by pariah1107 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:19 am

A very complete list. For those surf guitar enthusiasts I'd like to add Dick Dale, and Gabba-Gabba-Hey to all punk fans out there as Dee Dee Ramone would say, "it doesn't matter if it's three chords, as long as it's the best three chords!"

"Three times is repetitious, four times is hypnotic" - Hendrix
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Re: Greatest ever

Post by sabrjay on Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:15 am

Ty covered the two I as going to add.

Yeah, I meant Jeff Beck. Had just finished up a discussion about factually challenged at FoxNews(cough) so I sadly had Glen on the brain.

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