Andy Summers contemporary? ie. 80s non-metal/hard rock/blues/jazz guitarist

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  1. d3nzi0

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    Just want to know any other guitarists of note from the late 70s to the early 80s that are NOT of the hard rock (so not EVH), blues (no SRV either), metal (sorry hair metal guys) or jazz (umm, Benson =))

    Basically after guys like Andy Summers, Robert Smith, even Mick Jones from the Clash, who thrived in the era of synth-dominated music and even early rap.
     
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    Jamie West-Oram from The Fixx comes to mind.
     
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    Oh yeah of course Johnny Marr!!
     
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    Joey Santiago
    James Honeyman-Scott
    Andy Gill
     
  7. NashSG

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    They started in the late 70s, but I'd think Elliot Easton from the Cars and the Television guitarists Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd would fit here too.

    You also have the the obvious one in The Edge.
     
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    Mike Campbell from the Tom Petty of the Heartbreakers would be another of those late 70s into the 80s guitarists that would fit here too.
     
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    The Edge is an unforgivable omission...
     
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    Adrian Belew would be another one.
     
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    The following come to mind fairly quick.

    David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel)
    Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
    Elliot Easton (The Cars)
    Robert Smith (The Cure)
    Porl Thompson (The Cure)
    Peter Buck (REM)
    John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs)
    Ricky Wilson (B-52's, he died in 1985 and was the master of the band in my opinion)
    Bernard Sumner (Joy Division)
    The Edge
    Adrian Belew
    Trevor Rabin
     
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    Is is Johnny Marr (as someone previously mentioned). I'd also chime in with Mark Knopfler, as I'm ashamed no one has mentioned his name yet.
     
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    You sir get major points for breaking out John Ashton. The Psychedelic Furs are a more recent discovery for me, but I'm of the thought that this band is criminally overlooked.
     
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    David Rhodes doesn't get mentioned nearly enough. Played for the song so well he's barely noticed.
     
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    Mark Knopfler, wow I can't believe I forgot him. Huge stamp on the late 70s and 80s. :agree

    peace
     
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    I think a vast majority of these players are, as mattleo said, played for the song - which is why I have such a huge admiration to their ilk.
     
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    Btw Andy's book is a great read. He was one of the first people Hendrix met when he got London.
     
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    I think Norman Westberg might qualify.



     
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    Too cool, I have been listening to a bunch of Swans music lately. I just love "My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky" CD.

    peace
     
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    D. Boon of Minutemen - probably my biggest influence as a guitar player
    Rowland S. Howard from The Birthday Party
    Thurston and Lee from Sonic Youth
    Greg Ginn from Black Flag
    Prince definitely qualifies.
     

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