:: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 ::

Most underrated guitarist ever: number 3
A couple of my Musical Chairs compadres (Michele and Tesco) have already written splendid homages to the talents of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour (here and here), so I won't go on and on here about this dude's abilities. Tesco and Michele put it much more eloquently than I.

Anyone who's listened to much of Pink Floyd's three classic albums -- Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall or Wish You Were Here -- is well acquainted with Gilmour's blues-inspired style. While his solos tend to meander at times, they convey a surreal, otherworldly sensation unlike any other. Gilmour's style is as original in its own way as Santana's or Hendrix's, and when he's on his game -- such as with his solos in "Have a Cigar" and "Comfortably Numb" -- there is no guitarist who can translate notes into pure musical poetry as well as Gilmour. And the genius of Gilmour and Roger Waters made Dark Side of the Moon, released in 1973, the Sgt. Pepper's of the prog rock generation.

Pink Floyd - Have A Cigar (mp3)

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