"The Spaghetti Incident?"

Set lists and a little bit of Rock

Wednesday, 25 October 2006

Testing

So I was listening to the old ipod and the D4 s 'Party' came on. I love the spirit of the sone - I love to party with the north shore b'arches as much as anyone (yes, I know diff song..) but I thought the guitaring was crap.

So as I wandered by KFC witht he stale smells of dead chickens killed before their time I asked myself, "Who is NZ's best guitarist?"

And so I pondered.

My initial thought was Neil Finn. He's an older rocker. We know he can write melodies but can he play guitar like he is trying to tame a drunken lion? No. He's damn good but I'll put him in the songwriter catergory. Same for Dave Dobbyn. I'm loyal but I don't believe gods and rock mix. Unless you are Creed.

So what about that dude from The Datsuns, Phil Datsun who can wail like a mother fucker from hell? Yes and bless, he wants to be Jimmy Page but his front man lets him down. Don't get me wrong though, Datsuns make rock dangerous.

James Reid from the Feelers? Apart from his penchant for MC Hammer covers in between songs the man did write 'Venus' and the fact he played ACDC's 'Back in Black' (Come Back Chris Cairns, all is forgiven)one rocking New Years Eve in Napier means he gets an auditon for NZ's best guitarist.

One of Wellington's favourite sons from Shihad perhaps? John Toogood or Phil Knight each play a mean axe. Toogood may in fact be a lil crazy and therefore is dsqualified. Therefore its gotta be Phil. Despite various terrible haircuts he's in the band that practically rewrote the national anthem with 'Home Again'. And because of that riff he gets the nod. Phil Knight is NZ's best guitarist.

Oh course this musing has ony picked a few contemporary artists. If any one says I missed out Shane Carter they can piss off.


hmmm I wrote this post months ago and never published it - I think it went on Jimmy Jangles but whatever ....

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