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From the Dept. of “Who the hell cares?”

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The infamous Rolling Stone, a publication that seems to be as irritatingly immortal as the band of the same-ish name, has released yet another boring and predictable list categorizing some aspect of music. In this case, it’s what Rolling Stone tells us are the 100 greatest guitar songs of all time!

Is anyone surprised at this point that Jimi Hendrix is somehow name dropped in one of Rolling Stone’s lists? Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Sex Tapes of All Time” list coming out next month will probably have Hendrix at the top.

So what are some below-the-fold songs with great guitars? Here are 5 songs that randomly came to mind! Maybe not the best 5, but then we’d be kidding ourselves if we thought for a second that Johnny B. Goode could ever be topped.

#5. City of Caterpillar – Driving Spain Up a Wall

#4. Glenn Branca solo

#3. Radiohead – Anyone Can Play Guitar

#2. Fugazi – Target (“It’s cold outside and my hands are dry / Skin is cracked and I realize / That I hate the sound of guitars / A thousand grudging young millionaires / Forcing silence sucking sound)

#1. There is no greatest guitar song.

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Written by M

May 31, 2008 at 2:38 am

Posted in Lists

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  1. hahahaha great work man!

    I enjoyed reading this quite a bit.

    I should also listen to Fugazi, this is my first introduction to them 🙂

    rippingcorpse

    May 31, 2008 at 3:07 am

  2. So I just read through the list, and I can’t help but wonder what the hell these people were smoking when they wrote it.

    Johnny B. Goode is the greatest guitar song of all time? That’s like saying that the Praying Mantis is the greatest feline creature on earth.

    I hate how they completely left off Paul Gilbert, Dream Theater, and other very successful mainstream artists as well as completely overlooking the obviously better guitar songs from the list.

    Paul K

    May 31, 2008 at 12:24 am

  3. Great article man.

    Jacob

    May 31, 2008 at 1:26 am

  4. As much as I don’t like most of Dream Theater’s songs, they still deserve a spot on the list.

    rippingcorpse

    May 31, 2008 at 2:05 am


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