Great Guitarists

10 03 2010

As a fantastically untalented person, I am a great admirer of people who can play instruments, especially the guitar.  This is why BBC 6 Music’s Axe Factor caught my attention.  The underfire station has come up with an amazing list to find the best guitarist of the last 30 years, including Tom Morello of RATM, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan), Matt Bellamy (Muse) Jack White (The white stripes and the worst Bond soundtrack ever) Slash (Gn’R) Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Graham Coxon (Blur) J Mascis (Dinosaur Jnr.), as well as a host of really underrated artists like Richard Hawley and Robin Hitchcock. 

My vote was a toss up between Omar Rodriguez Lopez (At the Drive in and the Mars Volta) who is technically outstanding and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead).  In the end, it just came down to the fact that Radiohead are my favourite band, and Greenwood got my vote.   
The Axefactor
On another note, 6 Music is the best radio station going, and the BBC would be mad to close it.  You should complete the BBC trust survey in order to voice your concern that the BBC wants to close this great station that costs between £6-10million a year to run and keep making absolute crap like Hole in the Wall, or paying the director general £600,000 a year, or come to think of it paying Chris Moyles.



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