Friday, October 29, 2010

Greatest musicians of all time

OK, I guess this really is, predominantly, a music blog. But hey, it's what I know! So today, I am gonna break down who I consider the greatest musicians of rock, and the song that best demonstrates that skill, in my opinion.

Guitarists:
1) Eric Clapton (Yardbirds, Cream, Derek and the Dominoes, Blind Faith, solo): "White Room"
2) B.B. King: "The Thrill is Gone"
3) Jeff Beck (Yardbirds): "A Day in the Life"
4) Jimi Hendrix: "All Along the Watchtower"
5) David Gilmour (Pink Floyd): "Comfortably Numb"
6) Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave): "Like a Stone"
7) Chuck Berry: "Rock and Roll Music"
8) Pete Townshend (The Who): "Won't Get Fooled Again"
9) Slash (Guns n Roses, Velvet Revolver): "November Rain"
10) Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers, Derek and the Dominoes): "Layla"

Drummers:
1) Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Asia): "Karn Evil 9: Second Impression"
2) Keith Moon (The Who): "Baba O'Riley"
3) Ginger Baker (Cream): "Sunshine of your Love"
4) John Bonham (Led Zeppelin): "When the Levee Breaks"
5) Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters): "In Bloom"
6) Nick Mason (Pink Floyd): "Time"
7) Stewart Copeland (The Police): "Everything she Does is Magic"
8) Tre Cool (Green Day): "Basket Case"
9) Zach Starkey (The Who, Oasis): "The Shock of the Lightning"
10) Phil Collins (Genesis, solo): "Turn it on Again"

Bassists:
1) John Entwhistle (The Who): "My Generation"
2) Jack Bruce (Cream): "Tales of Brave Ulysses"
3) Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings): "Come Together"
4) John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin): "Hey Hey What Can I Do?"
5) Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers): "Can't Stop"
6) Roger Waters (Pink Floyd): "Money"
7) John Deacon (Queen): "Fat Bottomed Girls"
8) Adam Clayton (U2): "Bullet the Blue Sky"
9) Sting (The Police): "Every Breath you Take"
10): Paul McGuigan (Oasis): "Live Forever"

Keyboards:
1) Elton John: "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding"
2) Jerry Lee Lewis: "Great Balls of Fire"
3) Little Richard: "Good Golly Miss Molly"
4) Billy Joel: "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant"
5) Ray Charles: "Georgia on my Mind"
6) Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings): "Maybe I'm Amazed"
7) John Lennon (The Beatles, Plastic Ono Band): "Imagine"
8) Freddie Mercury (Queen): "Somebody to Love"
9) Fats Domino: "Blueberry Hill"
10) Leon Russell: "Stranger in a Strange Land"

Songwriters: (It's a tie at the top)
1) John Lennon: "A Day in the Life"
1) Paul McCartney: ""Hey Jude"
2) Bob Dylan: "The Hurricane"
3) Pete Townshend: "Won't Get Fooled Again"
4) Roger Waters: "Wish you were Here"
5) Neil Young: "The Needle and the Damage Done"
6) George Harrison: "Here Comes the Sun"
7) Noel Gallagher: "Falling Down"
8) Paul Simon: "Sounds of Silence"
9) Kurt Cobain: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
10) Bono: "Pride (In the Name of Love)"


1 comment:

  1. Guigsy as 10th best bassist? Really? There's a decent chance Noel played the Live Forever bass part, he recorded a fair bit of bass throughout Oasis' history. http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/story/gallagher-i-miss-bonehead-and-mcguigan

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