Lesser deified 80s guitarists

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    Not a huge fan of the band but I do love their guitar playing, and their sound was insanely good.
     
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    LOVE Whitecross!
     
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    You are not alone man. I couldn't listen to Live and Loud after a while because I thought Zak was WAY too heavy with the harmonics on the classic tunes that Tony, Randy and Jake played on.
     
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    I always liked Ross “The Boss” Friedman’s playing with The Dictators which I presume continued throughout the 80’s with Manowar.

    Chris Hayes from Huey Lewis and the News has a great ear for melodic solos. I always admired his playing too.
     
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    I only really discovered Dr. Know a year and a 1/2 ago when I saw the Bad Brains documentary:
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    it was such a good documentary. I just wish Dr. Know somehow was more known and had greater success, the level at which he plays, he deserves it!
     
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    Dave Meniketti

    Always gets credit for his voice but isn't given nearly enough credit for his lead & rhythm guitar playing.
     
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    Yep, I've been stalking the Edwards 130 series Sykes models. :dude
     
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    Awesome, first time I've heard much of them beyond sound clips! :beer
     
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    I've been a Tracii Guns fan from the very beginning. Great blend of EVH and RR styles with classic bluesy sleazy playing, too. I think he's actually gotten more comfortable and better with that style over the years.





    Their new LA Guns song is fuggin' awesome, too. :eeks



    I like Paul Gilbert and Billy Duffy and Dr. Know, too. I grew up going to Bad Brains punks shows in DC.
     
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    Another guitarist we here mostly respect, but ignored by the wider public: Vernon Reid.
     
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    Michael Lee Firkins was the first guy that came to mind! I've been listening to him recently and man what a talent! And his version of Sanford and Son is freakin' awesome.



    And Blues is one of my favorite players ever. I wish he still did some instrumental stuff, just so good.

    Two guys I've been studying recently along with Michael Wilton. The godfathers of modern prog metal.

    Sloppy and so damn cool with a severely wicked sense of riffery and groove. Not the most technically gifted but he was the heart and soul of the Leps. They haven't been the same since he left us.

    I knew about Dann from his work with White Heart. I had buddies who were deep in the Christian rock scene of the 80's and they swore by this guy so I had to check it out. No surprise that when Giant released their first album we were first in line. There are players that make it look easy and then there's Dann who makes it look like breathing.


    Gonna add Hank Shermann and Michael Denner. Influential and brilliant proto black metal guitar work as well as being a blue print for thrash in the latter 80's.
     
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    Wolf Hoffman.
    Very underrated player that is rarely mentioned. Super tight rhythms and tasty melodic solos and guitar tone to die for.

    Andy Laroque & Mike Wead.
    One of the best guitar teams in metal.
    They've been in King Diamonds band for a long time but they have also worked with bands like Death, Illwill, Memento Mori, Abstrakt Algebra and Bible Black to mention a few.
     
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    i agree

     
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    amir derakh and chris hager of rough cutt with honborable mention for drummer dave alford

     
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    vivian campbell playing for the great Ronnie James Dio

     
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    My favourites are the pair Hank Shermann and Michael Denner, who both played rhythm and lead on the early Mercyful Fate albums from the early to mid 1980s. They were part of the pioneering of black metal, but I love their punk vibe in the riffs which you didn't here with bands in that genre, or how the band evolved after they left.
     
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    Someone mentioned Shotgun Messiah.. Their 1st album is some of the best shred form the 80's
    This instrumental checks all the boxes for me. Harry K was a monster player
     
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    This x1,000
    Frank Hannon and Tommy Skeoch never seemed to get the credit due for being a great guitar tandem. Unfortunately, always got lumped in with the hair bands, when they were more t-shirt and jeans, with long hair and kind of a 70's vibe.
    They used to call them mess & finesse; Tommy was the sloppy, crazy player and Frank the technical perfectionist.
    Frank still kicks it out today with Dave Rude as the #2 guitarist.
     

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