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TyOconner
Troy Fan
NOLA
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10013 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


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Eddie Van Halen [40]
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) [8]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [28]
Brian May (Queen) [30]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [40]






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anchoo99
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Mar 2012
110 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [40]
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) [8]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [30]
Brian May (Queen) [30]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [38]






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3xlsugrad
North Carolina Fan
Member since Feb 2012
11037 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [40]
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) [8]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [28]
Brian May (Queen) [30]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [40]






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anchoo99
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Mar 2012
110 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [40]
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) [8]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [30]
Brian May (Queen) [30]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [38]






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3xlsugrad
North Carolina Fan
Member since Feb 2012
11037 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [40]
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) [8]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [28]
Brian May (Queen) [30]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [40]






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CocoLoco
New Orleans Saints Fan
30° 12' N 92° 0' W
Member since Jan 2012
12196 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [40]
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) [6]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [30]
Brian May (Queen) [30]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [40]






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tigerpimpbot
LA-Monroe Fan
The 561
Member since Nov 2011
26176 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


quote:

Eddie Van Halen [40]
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) [4]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [32]
Brian May (Queen) [30]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [40]








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3xlsugrad
North Carolina Fan
Member since Feb 2012
11037 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [40]
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) [4]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [30]
Brian May (Queen) [30]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [42]






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TyOconner
Troy Fan
NOLA
Member since Nov 2009
10013 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


quote:

Eddie Van Halen [40]
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne) [2]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [30]
Brian May (Queen) [32]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [42]






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Drummin Fool
LSU Fan
Yo momma knows where I'm at!
Member since Jun 2010
1097 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [40]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [32]
Brian May (Queen) [32]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [42]






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GatorsGators
Florida Fan
RIP Harvey
Member since Oct 2012
5390 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


quote:

Eddie Van Halen [40]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [32]
Brian May (Queen) [34]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [40]







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anchoo99
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Mar 2012
110 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [40]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [34]
Brian May (Queen) [34]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [38]






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Carson123987
LSU Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
34409 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


if i had to make a list of things that would never happen, lifeson in the lead for 80s guitarist game would be #1.

just give it to EVH already. should come down to him and SRV






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LuckySo-n-So
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re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


quote:

Eddie Van Halen [42]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [32]
Brian May (Queen) [34]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [38]






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CocoLoco
New Orleans Saints Fan
30° 12' N 92° 0' W
Member since Jan 2012
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re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


It should be SRV, and this shouldn't even be close.





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anchoo99
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Mar 2012
110 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [40]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [34]
Brian May (Queen) [34]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [38]






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TyOconner
Troy Fan
NOLA
Member since Nov 2009
10013 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Like I said before, I think its hard to vote based on just guitar skills alone. Satriani was a better technical player than lifeson for damn sure but he got bumped early. I agree though that SRV and EVH are pretty much the two best from the eighties, at least for people who came from bands that achieved widespread notariety.





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TyOconner
Troy Fan
NOLA
Member since Nov 2009
10013 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [42]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [34]
Brian May (Queen) [34]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [36]

Now that I'm looking at it and thinking about it a little more, Rush did have some very technical and coordinated riffs. The four guitar players listed above are some of the best time for damn sure.






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Drummin Fool
LSU Fan
Yo momma knows where I'm at!
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re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


I always felt Alex Lifeson was a bit underrated. He is not one of the first players people think of when they think of guitarists from the eighties. People usually think of "shredders" with sick technical abilities, but Lifeson, in looking at his body of work, is one of the most well-rounded of all of the guitarists of his time.





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Drummin Fool
LSU Fan
Yo momma knows where I'm at!
Member since Jun 2010
1097 posts

re: Guitarists in the 80's Game


Eddie Van Halen [42]
Stevie Ray Vaughan [36]
Brian May (Queen) [32]
Alex Lifeson (Rush) [36]






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