The Edge is not on the White Page
April 7, 2011 1:27 PM Subscribe
Who would you see as a seminal guitar player in the early to mid eighties? Totally frivolous question!
posted by gijsvs to Society & Culture (62 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
So, some friends and I recently, belatedly, watched the documentary It Might Get Loud
. It depicts guitarists from three generations, Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White, while they talk about their instrument and how they became musicians. Man, if the electric guitar has ever meant anything to you, go and watch it. But I digress.
All of us felt that The Edge really isn't that good a guitar player, and he admits that much in the docu, seminal though his sound may have been. But we couldn't come up with a good replacement, so here's where you guys come in: which other guitar player shaped the sound of the mid-eighties and could have been in that movie?