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Re: (TV) Sweet's picks for guitar, guitarists make a difference

Hey Andrew,

I agree it would be a better world if Sweet had made those choices(and more
appropriate, since he has used 2 out of 3 on his own records - not to
disparage the ones he did choose, of course, they're great to be sure),  but
I'm just curious, you'd put Lloyd on top of Quine and Verlaine? I think
Lloyd's a great player, no doubt, but I would argue he has not had as
profound an impact on lead guitar as either Verlaine or Quine. I love his
playing (been listening to "Alchemy" and Sweet's "Altered Beast" all day
today in fact-great stuff), but when I hear Tom or Quine, to me they sound
like almost noone else. What do you think?
Some guitarists I think made a big difference (no hierarchy intended):
Ron Asheton and James Williamson (I know the first Stooges has got that
incredible groove/feel, but those outtakes pre-Raw Power - I Got A Right,
Scene Of The Crime, Sick Of You, et al.- are incredible! Like the classic
Yardbirds/Stones meets Funhouse.)

>From: AndrewMFC@aol.com
>To: tv@obbard.com
>Subject: (TV) The List and previous threads
>Date: Fri, Jan 28, 2000, 11:54 AM

> Matthew Sweet was a panelist on last night's episode of "The List" on VH-1,
> hosted by Johnny CanIBuyaVowel of Goo Goo Muck or some such band and joined
> by three other panelists I'd never heard of.  The topic:  Greatest Lead
> Guitarist.
> Sweet's choices:
> 3) Peter Green
> 2) James Burton
> 1) Jimi Hendrix
> Fair enough.  But I laid awake last night fantasizing about how much better a
> world this would be if he'd said
> 3)Robert Quine
> 2)Tom Verlaine
> 1) Richard Lloyd
> As for other pending matters
> 1) Ian Curtis was a protean figure in my musical development and I shan't
> hear anything negative about the man.  New Dawn Fades still gives me chills.
> 2) Good covers?  How about Galaxie 500 - Isn't it a Pity?, Swans-Love Will
> Tear Us Apart; Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower, and possibly my
> all-time favorite:  Replacements - Black Diamond?
> 3)  Is this beginning to read like a Larry King article?
> I think I need more coffee...
> Andrew
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