Is John Frusciante the best guitarist of his generation?

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  1. origenesprit

    origenesprit Senior member

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    Well if we're going to limit ourselves to a generational analysis of guitarists I would rank the following from best to worst: - Johnny Greenwood & Derek Trucks (completely different styles though) - John Mayer (but I'm not a fan of his work anymore + he's overrated + is very limited to blues music) - John Frusciante Is there anyone else that could be added to the list? This is based on level of formal education and what they can churn out in both the composing process and what they are able to do live. Below is footage of Trucks, Mayer and Frusciante playing for a Rolling Stones cover shoot; Frusciante can't even keep up with the other two.
    This is a good list, but Jack White is up there. I mean, the guy can keep up with Page (or at least much better than The Edge can).
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    Roy Senior member

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    What about John Petrucci?
     


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    oh shit. i just came in here to post john petrucci. been listening to them forever.

    and +1 on tommy emmanuel. one of my favorite guitarists
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    What about John Petrucci?

    My guitar teacher tells me he's friends with John Petrucci and reveres his work, both from a playing and compositional perspective.
     


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    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    I can't stand the fucking Chili Peppers (this may be a generational/reverse nostalgia thing more then anything else) but I love Frusciante.
     


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    I can't stand the fucking Chili Peppers (this may be a generational/reverse nostalgia thing more then anything else) but I love Frusciante.

    Hate RHCP, but love Frusciante? That's....odd.


    <-----big fan of both.
     


  7. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    Hate RHCP, but love Frusciante? That's....odd. <-----big fan of both.
    Umm he has a rich body of solo work? Also it's entirely possible to like one element of a group and not the others....
     


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    Umm he has a rich body of solo work? Also it's entirely possible to like one element of a group and not the others....

    No, I get it...I've just never heard anyone express such a distaste for one and appreciation for the other. The fact that you feel that way isn't odd...just the infrequency with which I hear it is.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    oddly enough, I have all of Frusciante's solo albums except for the latest
     


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    Alex Lifeson is a perfect example of a guitarist who may not be the ultimate speed shredder but writes guitar parts that always seem perfect for the song in every way.
     


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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Hate Petrucci, hate Dream Theater.



    Personally i find Ben Weinman's playing pretty great.
     


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    J. Mascis. Johnny Greenwood. And fuck it, Johnny Marr &gt; fuckhead wankers like John Mayer. I'm sorry, playing ridiculous wanky guitar solos doesn't make you a great guitarist.
     


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    J. Mascis. Johnny Greenwood. And fuck it, Johnny Marr > fuckhead wankers like John Mayer. I'm sorry, playing ridiculous wanky guitar solos doesn't make you a great guitarist.

    It doesn't?
     


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    Hate Petrucci, hate Dream Theater.



    Personally i find Ben Weinman's playing pretty great.


    Are your going by early Dream Theater or recent Dream Theater? My teacher convinced me to get their latest one, which I think was far inferior to Awake. Awake was pretty damn good IMHO.
     


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