|Deniz Tek and Radio Birdman|
Australian Guitar magazine has compiled a comprehensive list of the 50 greatest guitar players in Australia history in the issue on sale Wednesday 16 May.
The magazine pooled a crack team of guitar-playin’ guitar-player lovers: Peter Hodgson, Andrew P Street and Craig White (plus a little input from the Australian Guitar editorial team) to put together what is believed to be the first ever comprehensive list of the 50 finest players.
Angus Young (AC/DC)
Ian Moss (Cold Chisel)
Chris Cheney (The Living End)
Rick Brewster (The Angels)
Slava Grigoryan (Slava Grigoryan)
Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman, The Visitors) Deniz Tek #7
Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil)
Lobby Loyde (Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs)
Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool)
The top 50 lists features players from genres ranging from classical and funk to metal core, rock, blues and roots. “We’ve not assigned ourselves to one genre, or started checking passports or whether people know their Mixolydian scales or not - basically, if you’re a unique guitar player that spent a good stretch of your time Down Under, pushed the envelope and inspired others to do so, there’s every chance you’re on this list.
We’re not ranking the first 40, simply because we’d prefer to bask in the glory of their work than try and compare apples and oranges. That said, we will give you a definitive top ten of the greats, you at least deserve that,” says Australian Guitar magazine editor Lachlan Marks.
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