Best Sisters Guitarist Of All Time

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Best Sisters Guitarist Of All Time

Ben Gunn
4
4%
Gary Marx
26
27%
That Guitarist
35
36%
Andreas Bruhn
3
3%
Tim Brecheno
1
1%
Adam Pearson
16
17%
Chris Sheehan
2
2%
Mike Varjak
1
1%
Chris Catalyst
5
5%
Ben Christo
3
3%
 
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OK - I'm running out of idea now. :lol:

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Wayne.

(credit where it's due)
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LouLou wrote:Wayne.

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Yep, me too.

Hard to rate guitarists who have never recorded a single song with the band. :wink:
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Got to be Wayne really hasn't it?
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How are we defining "best"?

Virtuoso musicianship? Contribution to the Sisters' sound? Amp that goes up to 11? Largest number of strings on their guitar?

I'm voting for Gary Marx, because everything I love from 1981 to 1985 - from the frantic Teachers/Adrenochrome demo to FaLaA - has got his mark on it. Rhythm guitar may not be perceived as being as sexy as lead guitar, but it shapes the overall sound so much.

That said, I'm very much liking the sound that Messrs Christo and Catalyst create together. Give me that on a studio recording and I might change my mind.
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lazarus corporation wrote:How are we defining "best"?

Virtuoso musicianship? Contribution to the Sisters' sound? Amp that goes up to 11? Largest number of strings on their guitar?

I'm voting for Gary Marx, because everything I love from 1981 to 1985 - from the frantic Teachers/Adrenochrome demo to FaLaA - has got his mark on it. Rhythm guitar may not be perceived as being as sexy as lead guitar, but it shapes the overall sound so much.

That said, I'm very much liking the sound that Messrs Christo and Catalyst create together. Give me that on a studio recording and I might change my mind.
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Gary defined The Sisters' sound in original.
Wayne jumped in later (which he did quite well, but ....).
Another option were clearly Adam, because he's written Top Nite Out, for example, and because he was what he was - a reliable relieve to The Sisters!
Especially Chris but also Ben are the best thing to happen to The Sisters more recently ... a studio recording ... oh hell, yeah ...
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Gazza, no questions, no competition. :notworthy:

But shouldn't Von also be on the list?
Hom_Corleone wrote:OK - I'm running out of idea now. :lol:
Best video needs to be done; I'd do it but you're the poll man round here these days. :D
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Hussey, being a best guitarist than Adam, Marx or Catalyst? WUT

Maybe a better composer than the other, who knows, but not the best sisters guitarist.
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As soon as we're talking about the best guitarist,Pearson wins it all.His style fits me the most,he might not be the greatest virtuoso amongst them but his sound and performance are unmatched.He has this dessolated deserted and post-apocalyptic guitar sound.I went too far :) but it is true
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My vote goes to Mr Person
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Thanks gents. I was starting to feel lonely as the only supporter of Mr. Whammy.
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Pearson.

I got idea - best tee, best single/album cover. best haircut of :von:
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Wayne.
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Hom_Corleone wrote:OK - I'm running out of idea now. :lol:
B sides?
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Pista wrote:
Hom_Corleone wrote:OK - I'm running out of idea now. :lol:
B sides?
Best Von ad lib to the crowd (clowns and non - clowns)
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ribbons69 wrote:
Pista wrote:
Hom_Corleone wrote:OK - I'm running out of idea now. :lol:
B sides?
Best Von ad lib to the crowd (clowns and non - clowns)
Best "Best Sisters..." Poll?
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Hom_Corleone wrote:OK - I'm running out of idea now. :lol:

Fill yer boots. ;D
there must be also a poll for von's remarks in concerts :D
my favourite is "we are the light at the end of your sorry little tunnel" :innocent:
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I think I have to go with "This is from our next album on Cleopatra called Butt Fuck Parlour Time. I DON'T THINK SO! You probably do. Well, you couldn't be more wrong."

It hits all the right notes: disdain for goths, the (no) new record blues, vaguely abusive, both humorous and obscure, etc...
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Hom_Corleone wrote:OK - I'm running out of idea now. :lol:

Fill yer boots. ;D
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Or. as Haircut 100 might say 'Favourite shirt' :lol:
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Wayne, followed by Gary Marx
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Currently in a minority of one, I voted for Ben Gunn :oops: - he fleshed the sound out, brought some much needed new ideas and left his mark on all the classics from Alice to ToL - the classic Sisters sound.
Kudos too to Chris who has breathed fresh life into the band this millennium.
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The legendary Mr Whammy. Hands down. :D
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