The DREAM TEAMS
ANDREW P STREET SIZES UP THE GREATEST GUITAR DUOS IN HISTORY FOR OUR ULTIMATE DREAM TEAM TOP TEN... WHICH, IN TRUE ROCK’N’ROLL FASHION, GOES ALL THE WAY UP TO 11.
It’s hard to parse out the unique chemistry of a great guitarist team. Is it how they play together? How great they are on their own? When they know when to shut up and when to take it up a notch? Is it whether they look cool in the band photos? Ultimately, it’s pretty much all of those factors, plus dozens more. And that’s what makes lists like this such a subjective process. There are bound to be favourites missed out here – hell, here are some of mine: Black Francis and Joey Santiago! Ray and Dave Davies! Noel Gallagher and Bonehead! Miki Beryni and Emma Anderson! Marty Wilson-Piper and Peter Koppes! Justine Frischmann and Donna Matthews! Joe Strummer and Mick Jones! Johnny Marr and... More Johnny Marr! But this list was an attempt to cover a bunch of different eras, genres and styles. And in tribute to one of the all-time great double lead guitar partnerships – that of Nigel Tufnel and David St Hubbins – this list goes up to eleven.