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Friday, December 17, 2010

top tweny guitar players

1. billy karren
2. christina billotte
3. elisa ambrogio
4. jo johnson
5. raven mahon
6. greg sage
7. jimi hendrix
8. billy childish
9. holly golightly
10. mick collins
11. dan kroha
13. julie cafritz
14. kim gordon
15. erin smith
16. kathi wilcox
17. jessica espeleta
18. bernard sumner
19. ana da silva
20. tara jane o'neil


Tobi Vail said...

oh! I forgot viv albertine!

Tobi Vail said...

shit. and poison ivy. and bill henderson. ok the list will just keep going.

21. viv albeterine
22. poison ivy
23. the big kahuna

Mark said...

I nominate Greg Ginn...

whatwewantisfree said...

steve cropper!

Tobi Vail said...

24. greg ginn
25. steve cropper
26. joni mitchell

Tobi Vail said...

27. lydia lunch
28. bo diddley

Tobi Vail said...

29. mary timony
30. lauren K newman
31. natasha reich

Tobi Vail said...

32. richie valens
33. graham coxon

Tobi Vail said...

is it weird that I know 22 out of 33 of my favorite guitar players?

malacaligrafia said...

I am very biased, but my vote is for Lidia Damunt..ha

kerrry said...

carrie brownstein!

Richard said...

Robert Quine?
Carrie Brownstein?
Ron Asheton?

Tobi Vail said...

34. Lydia Damunt
35. Maurice Deebank
36. Martin Bramah
37. David Feck

Sean said...

While I'm totally fond of the "one note guitar solo" and love a single amazing sounding note more than 100 iffy ones, Tara Key from Antietam gave me a pleasure headache with her abilities. So many solos and notes and sneaky chords that all at once made me want to burn my guitar in admiration, and practice for two years straight.

Binarymutant said...

Fifi should be on this list.

Lenora said...

haha!! billy karren totally at the top!!

carrie browntein, corin tucker,tobi vail...

elDave said...

Greg Sage Vs Billy Karren