In pop culture, lists are everything. They lend a sense of order to an otherwise orderless world. From film and literature to music, critics and readers alike love to put things in tidy rows. It is with this in mind that Popdose presents Listmania, a weekly series counting down the staff’s favorite things.
It all started with a discussion around the Popdose water cooler. The LA Times piece on the 50 Greatest Guitarists Ever was the catalyst, setting the staff on a quest to parlay the chatter into a concise list. Over 200 guitarists were submitted and voted on, and over the course of the last month we counted them down, from Wes Montgomery to Jimi Hendrix. In the course of that month, we’ve heard your agreements and objections –the objections coming louder than agreements.
Rising above the din was the laundry list of guitarists that we overlooked, or just plain got wrong –though I’ve had a hard time grasping that one. So as a epilogue to the Listmania: Top 50 Guitarists, I give you the rest of the list, in alphabetical (by first name) order. These are the 150+ that didn’t get enough votes but were on at least one contributor’s list. You will see many of the names that were mentioned as “missing,” and a few that I’m certain don’t even belong in the top 500.
Next week, we take a look at 10 movies that are guaranteed to kick your ass.
Just in case you missed the previous installments of the series, here are a few handy links.
Those were the best, here is the rest:
Blind Willie McTell
Fred “Sonic” Smith
Matt Guitar Murphy
|Smokin’ Joe Kubek