Does anyone else realize how bad guitar music has become?

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  1. Oriondk

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    I don’t need guitar in the music to like it. I don’t really feel the need to search out new music either, though if I hear something I like I’ll buy it. There’s a few artists, old and new, that I’ve discovered from posts on TGP.
    What is surprising to me, with all the talk of the crappy pop music on the radio is how many people are paying to see older acts live. You’d think you’d see more pop acts on these lists. It seems, if all these pop artists are so great, more would be topping these lists. maybe the pop radio play lists have it all wrong.
    Btw, I would’ve loved to see Pink live.


    TOP 10 GLOBAL TOURS OF 2019

    1. P!nk - $215.2 million
    2. Elton John - $212 million
    3. Ed Sheeran - $211.7 million
    4. Metallica - $179 million
    5. The Rolling Stones - $177.8 million
    6. BTS - $170.3 million
    7. Bon Jovi - $134.2 million
    8. Ariana Grande - $118.3 million
    9. Michael Bublé - $115.8 million
    10. Fleetwood Mac - $112.2 million

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    1. The Rolling Stones - $177.8 million
    2. Elton John - $157.4 million
    3. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - $97 million
    4. P!nk - $87.9 million
    5. Ariana Grande - $82.6 million
    6. Jonas Brothers - $81.7 million
    7. KISS - $81.6 million
    8. Fleetwood Mac - $77.5 million
    9. Garth Brooks - $76.1 million
    10. Justin Timberlake - $75.6 million
     
  2. Stx

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    I know this sounds like another thread, but as much as I really love the great surf music, here is how my top 5 looks:
    1.Wipeout
    2.Pipeline
    3.Walk Don't Run
    .....
    What are the others in the same class? Ever?
    I'd really like to have more.
    (I can't even come up with five huge surf records.)
     
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    I would Nick Zjohnson is s beast, but really, like most of the serious metal shredders, he’s a sweet guy.
     
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    TGP member @Jazrok appears in a few vids with that band
     
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    I would Nick Zjohnson is s beast, but really, like most of the serious metal shredders, he’s a sweet guy.
     
  7. rockdoctor42

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    I have no clue what you're on about. Guitar music has never been better. Metal hasn't stopped pushing the boundaries for the past 20 years, guys like Ichita Niko and Manuel Gardner Fernades are finding new ways to use the instrument, there's a whole new style of upbeat melodic prog being spearheaded by bands like Polyphia, and there's an absolute profusion of underground artists releasing really interesting stuff (I could list names for hours).

    Just because rock 'n roll has been dead for decades doesn't mean the guitar is.
     
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    Born in 1950, so I was happening when Hendrix happened. Ever since then, every other guitar player who’s come along at best gets a “He’s pretty good, too” from me. There’s just no comparison to that aural atomic bomb experienced for the first time.
     
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    I think the bigger problem is so many people are simply no good at listening to music, as evidenced by this thread
     
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    This would get 'em up live for sure.
     
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    Most of us are on the old side now and rock was attitude being young and thinking we could do most anything. I’m 65 this year and still play and like gear
    But I tend to listen to and play stuff that is comfortable to me. Back in the 60’s &
    70’s the music & guitar was fresh and new with sounds & a handful of great players and bands that you could count on your fingers. Now days there are thousands of players, just look at YouTube for one. We had our turn it’s up to the younger people now to carry on and come up with new stuff. Heck there are still a lot remakes out there from newer bands , well because some of the music is just timeless and a good song is a good song. Anyway I do find some good unknown to artist on the net.
    Now get off my lawn!
     
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    Not bad, but not up front and center, the guitar Gods time has passed. Popular trends evolve.
     
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    Guitar based album.
     
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    Thanks, I had never heard of Yvette Young!
     
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    I was (and still am) a big fan of 2000's era indie rock. Early releases by Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire have some fantastic guitar work in them.

    And Brian Jonestown Massacre is still absolutely killing it. Anton Newcombe is a God among Gods.
     
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    Man I disagree so much, they groove super hard, and it’s Definately a little out there. Also Tim’s riffs are super melodic.

    Tim is a deusche for sure, but dude can play for real.

    To each their own I guess.
     
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    Another thread about how music sucks in this era.

    The era where fantastic music from every corner of the globe in every imaginable subgenre is available instantly in your pocket.
     
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