I haven’t heard all of the guitarists on that list, but those I’ve heard really deserve a place on the list.
I’ve noticed J in two other top 100 guitarists, one of them in a guitar mag in 1993, I think it was Total Guitar. They wrote that he has influenbced a great deal of people incluidng those Pearl Jam people. They actually wrote that Pearl Jam hadn’t existed if it hadn’t been for J. Those are strong words, but it really points at a important point when it comes to these kind of top 100 lists. You can be as good technically as you want, but that’s not what’s important. As a guitarists you have to be innovative. I know J said he just played what other guitarists played. Maybe he did, but he managed to make it his own. He created a own sound.
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