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(@wes-inman)
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Well, I don't know if he is the greatest ever, but he's up near the top.

RANDY BACHMAN

Now, everybody's heard American Woman with the Guess Who, and hits like You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet with Bachman Turner Overdrive. But Randy's recordings do not really tell the story of how great he really is. But here is a video of Randy performing with the Guess Who in 2005. Man, he pulls out all the stops, even playing with drumsticks. Randy can hang with the best Metal guitarists no problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSKiZ13hCO8

Not bad for an old Classic Rock guy eh? :D

Anyway, I didn't post this to argue about who the best Canadian guitarist is. I just wanted people to see this great video. Man, Randy has the crowd jumpin'.

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(@kingpatzer)
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Randy is amazing, but the greatest Canadian guitarist ever was Lenny Breau. Of course, since they played together as kids, if we can't have Lenny, we'll take Randy :)

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Hey Wes, I saw Bachman do this LIVE and IN PERSON! I just love when the guess who get's some credit, cause they're one of my favorite bands, and so under-appreciated. Bachman is truly an amazing guitarist. One of those guys who, when I watch him, I can't even attempt to follow his playing. I saw the guess who in 2003, and Bachman was in his best form. It was amazing. He played a lead on the end of the song Glamor Boy which literally made everyone cry, and absolutely let loose on American Woman. He is truly one of the best canadian guitarists ever!


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(@anonymous)
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My favourite Canadian guitarist:

http://www.silk-matricide.net/morgan/media/nasolooutro.php


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(@minus_human)
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Here i thought this post was all about Avril Lavigne

Minus Human

And all the things you said to me
I need your arms to welcome me
But a cold stone's all I see

Let my heart go


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(@slejhamer)
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Here i thought this post was all about Avril Lavigne

LOL - I just choked on my granola bar!

I thought it was about another Canadian with the same initials - Alex Lifeson.

Breau was born in Maine, btw.

Hey, how does Bachman get that amazing sustain? Compressor?

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Breau was born in Maine, btw.

Did Breau end up in Canada or did Randy end up in the USA then?

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(@gnease)
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My favorite Bachman piece is BTO's Blue Collar -- a surprise genre-bender from that band.

Impulse purchased a re-issued Guess Who hits CD recently. Always loved that stuff as well.

-=tension & release=-


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Breau was born in Maine, btw.

Did Breau end up in Canada or did Randy end up in the USA then?

Breau to Canada, iirc.

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."


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Anyone remember another Canadian - Neil Young?? Although he made a ton of acoustic songs, he could still rock that Les Paul!

He's one of my favorite players, I think he is very underrated. He may not be technically great, he can create a mood to match any song he does. Just listen to "Down by the River" or "Cortez the Killer" --the dog


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Anyone remember another Canadian - Neil Young?? Although he made a ton of acoustic songs, he could still rock that Les Paul!

Great song writter, but I'm not all that impressed with his guitar skills

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(@uno-pulgar)
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I thought it was about another Canadian with the same initials - Alex Lifeson.

I thought it was about Rick Emmet, Triumph~ The other Canadian power trio

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(@waltaja)
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Wasn't Frank Marino from Canada?

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Good stuff Wes, sorry I've only just caught this thread.. It looks like hes had a few lessons from my all time favourite guitarist "Buddy Guy" he's been playing with drum sticks just about forever. I like the change over after the string goes boink!
Thanks for the link.

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=686668


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(@the-dali)
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Wait a minute, isn't Alex Lifeson from Canada? For the love of Pete people, think!!

-=- Steve

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