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post #106 of 119
I am the greatest session guitarist of my generation
post #107 of 119
music is not a competition. unless youre a hipster.
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post #109 of 119
I prefer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez to John Frusciante.
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Anyone whos disses John or the Chili Peppers obviously doesnt know what music is and what it emboddies. Music is about expressing yourself how you want and not giving a damn wether the sound you made was cool. First of all if you think frusciante sucks, check on youtube Dont Forget Me live at la cigale. another John doesnt play the most flashy or hardest parts he can think of, he plays parts he knows that will benefit the song. To be frank, the Red Hot Chili Peppers embdy what music and art is. They dont care if the music they make isnt cool or nobody else likes it, they are doing what they want, not what you want. John is the best guitarist of his generation. His guitar riffs are so advanced and hard yet simple. I dare you to find a guitarist who can play a better an more melodic and harmonic guitar solo than Frusciante. John is an extremely diverse guitar player wether it is playing the funkiest shit you have ever hear, the most beautiful and melodic thing you have heard, or even genius acoustic chord progressions like he creates in is solo work. So i suggest you listen t more chili peppers and Johns solo work before you jump to the statement of no. Because once you do, you will realize he is untouchable.

post #111 of 119
Thanks for reviving this thread to clear this up. We can all sleep better now. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #112 of 119
Petrucci is my vote
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Petrucci is my vote

i haven't heard stuff from him as of late, but what I recall was his technical skill, which was very high. I didn't hear much soul in the music, but perhaps that has changed.
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Originally Posted by Drumspanker View Post

Anyone whos disses John or the Chili Peppers obviously doesnt know what music is and what it emboddies. Music is about expressing yourself how you want and not giving a damn wether the sound you made was cool. First of all if you think frusciante sucks, check on youtube Dont Forget Me live at la cigale. another John doesnt play the most flashy or hardest parts he can think of, he plays parts he knows that will benefit the song. To be frank, the Red Hot Chili Peppers embdy what music and art is. They dont care if the music they make isnt cool or nobody else likes it, they are doing what they want, not what you want. John is the best guitarist of his generation. His guitar riffs are so advanced and hard yet simple. I dare you to find a guitarist who can play a better an more melodic and harmonic guitar solo than Frusciante. John is an extremely diverse guitar player wether it is playing the funkiest shit you have ever hear, the most beautiful and melodic thing you have heard, or even genius acoustic chord progressions like he creates in is solo work. So i suggest you listen t more chili peppers and Johns solo work before you jump to the statement of no. Because once you do, you will realize he is untouchable.

Thanks for weighing in on this, Drumspanker. No one can break down the quality of a guitarist's work quite like a, uh, drummer.
post #115 of 119
I am of the opinion that he is not only technically skilled but also plays with incredible emotion. Dream theater was the first concert I've ever went to and I might be biased but that's what I felt when I saw him live and when I listen I their music
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I am of the opinion that he is not only technically skilled but also plays with incredible emotion. Dream theater was the first concert I've ever went to and I might be biased but that's what I felt when I saw him live and when I listen I their music

My old guitar teacher knows Petrucci (well, he says he does, I haven't confirmed it), I agree he's quite skilled but I can't listen to more than about 6 minutes of Dream Theater without wondering if I left the iron on.
post #117 of 119
John Frusciante WAS one of the greatest guitarists of his generation....but his recent turn to this synth-pop/electronic stuff with little no guitar is just sad. I'm such a fan that I'll listen to whatever the guy does, and I actually enjoy his new music on its own, but for him to essentially turn his back on the instrument where he excels the most depresses me.

There's nothing wrong with being a guitar GOD.
post #118 of 119
He does write catchy songs, I thought Empyrean was good music for ironing shirts. Funny enough, the tune that got me hooked was Ah Yom, which was a bonus track.
post #119 of 119
i don't have the Empyrean for some reason. But I do have a copy of Smile from the Streets you Hold from way back in the day (one could probably just pirate a copy online these days). And I have Shadows Collide with People in acoustic, which sounds great.
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