|06-21-2008, 01:44 PM||#81 (permalink)|
Way Out There
Join Date: Jan 2007
The RS bias is on full display, over emphasis old blues, and ancient rock n rollers and R&B acts, as well as some current trendies at the expense of excluding hard rock and metal. I like the rockibilly and surf selections, but if you're going to include **** Dale and Link Wray, who were the shredders of their era, why not Satriani and Vai? Below is a little swapping around:
1) Megadeth - Hanger 18 / Chuck Berry - "Johnny B. Goode" Megadeth, the mother of all guitar bands, and this is the mother of all guitar songs.
6) UFO - Rock Bottom / Van Halen - "Eruption" This isn't a song.
9) The Allman Brothers Band - "Whipping Post" / "The Allman Brothers Band - "Statesboro Blues" Fillmore East version of "Whipping Post" is the definitive Bros.
14) Lou Reed - The Blue Mask / Born To Run - "Bruce Springsteen" Great tune, but this is not a guitar song, just ask Clarence Clemmons.
17) Black Sabbath - "Supernaut" / Black Sabbath - "Black Sabbath" I admit it..I'm a "Supernaut" junkie.
18) The Clash - Complete Control / Ramones - "Blitzkrieg Bop" Mick Jones was the greatest punk 6 stringer
19) Mountain - Mississippi Queen / Prince And The Revolution - "Purple Rain" How much did WB pay for this plug? Nice looking guitar, though. Leslie West was the fattest guitar player...sound wise.
20) Ted Nugent - Stranglehold / The Impressions - "People Get Ready" Give me a break Let's try some Nugent, instead.
26) Robin Trower - Too Rolling Stoned / B.B. King - "How Blue Can You Get?" I hate to do this, but the English were better blues rocker.
28) Echo and the Bunneymen - With a Hip / U2 - "Where The Streets Have No Name" Good song, but this is an anthem! Will Sargent played tense and psychedelic.
30) BOC - Godzilla / Bill Haley And His Comets - "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" Good to know for history class, but Buck Dharma would eat Haley's guitarist for breakfast and crap him out in 5 minutes.
31) Queen - Stone Cold Fever / Queen - "Keep Yourself Alive" Thrash before it existed.
35) The Stooges - Loose / The Stooges - "1969" Too tentative. The Stooges really let loose on Fun House.
44) Faith no More - War Pigs / sleater-Kinney - "Dig Me Out" I know it's a cover, but what a cover!
45) Band of Gypsies - Power of Love / The Beatles - "I Saw Her Standing There" Three Beatle songs, and three Jimi songs. I'm breaking the tie.
60) Janes Addiction - Pigs in Zen / Funkadelic - "Maggot Brain" Eddie Hazel was good, but when David Navarro caught fire, as he does here, he torches the house down.
61) Montrose - Rock Candy / Sam And Dave - "Soul Man". A choice only the RS editorial board could understand. Ronnie Montrose, vastly under-rated
62) Foghat - I Just Want to Make Love to You / Albert King - "Born Under A Bad Sign" What can I say, I like the English boogie blues better.
65) Yes - Siberian Khatru / The Police - "Message In A Bottle" Not as substantial as Steve Howes work.
68) Bad Company - Deal With the Preacher / B.B. King - "The Thrill Is Gone" Need I explain. Mick Ralphs, classy and knew when to move in for the kill.
69) Boris - Rattlesnake / Pink Floyd - "Money" What were these guys smoking. No dosing off when Boris plays.
71) Deep Purple - "Smoke on the Water" / The Strokes - "Take It Or Leave It" The reason why I didn't include this earlier is because I assumed it was in the list? If I didn't want to be so iconclastic, I'd go with "Highway Star".
72) Motorhead - Ace of Spades / Weezer - "Say It Ain't So" This stomps Weezer.
78) Black Label Society - All For You / Buddy Guy - "Stone Crazy" Another old blues guys, this time replaced by a southern fried doom guy. 2nd fattest sound next to Leslie West.
80) Gang of Four - To Hell w/ Poverty / Steely Dan - "Kid Charlemagne" I don't recall this being a guitar song?
81) Michael Jackson - "Beat It" I wanted to get rid of this but thanks to Eddie, it's catchy.
84) Melvins - Revolve / John Mayer - "Gravity" RS pandering to a new generation of subscribers. Man these new kids are sooo un-hip.
85) Hot Tuna - Funky #7 / Phish - "You Enjoy Myself" Ahh, Trey...if you want to know what jamming is all about you should have been listening to Jorma and not so much Jerry.
87) King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man / King Crimson - "Red" Not adventerous enough...KC by the numbers. 21 st was the beginning of Metal, but RS doesn't want you to know that since they don't cover it.
89) Scorpions - Speedy's Coming / Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock N' Roll" Classic Scorps. Speed metal, before it existed.
92) Kiss - "Strutter"/ Mick Jagger - "Memo From Turner" The snobs at RS thought on this..."Pick an alleged guitar song few people have heard from a famous singer. People will think we're brilliant, right?" Not really. "Performance" was a great movie but this song sucks! Another stretch, by RS leads to my replacement, KISS ( Keep It Simple, Stupid)
94) Aerosmith - Nobody's Fault / Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing" Rolling Stones (the band) rip-off
97) QOTSA - Song For the Deaf / Queens Of The Stoneage - No One Knows" How could they choose this over that?
98) Red Hot Chilli Peppers - If You Have to Ask / Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Under The Bridge" Futher proof RS don't know what the fook they talkin about.
99) Velvet Underground - Sister Ray / My Mourning Jacket - "Run Thru" How could you not include Sister Ray?
Bonus Track: The Cult - Love Removal Machine
Last edited by almauro; 06-21-2008 at 06:50 PM.
|06-23-2008, 04:40 AM||#84 (permalink)|
Way Out There
Join Date: Jan 2007
|06-23-2008, 02:56 PM||#85 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Where the buffalo roam.
I'm sorry almauro but your list is worse than Rolling Stones, it's obviously based entirely on personal preference, RS at least tried to be objective.
I mean Megadeth number one? Snubbing Curtis Mayfield..... for Ted Nugent?
|06-23-2008, 03:07 PM||#86 (permalink)|
Ba and Be.
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
To be fair his list is personal and not something collected from critics at a magazine. This does'nt mean his list is neccessarily worse or better. It's personal but when a major magazine gives us a list then I think it is completely fair to tear it apart a little. All these sort of lists will never satisfy all and they certainly do not satisfy me. Film lists, guitarist lists etc-hate them all. MY lists are all that matter to me. I will certainly look at lists and maybe find a hidden gem but I personally think that 95% of critics are idiots.
“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”