The Edge is the 38th best guitarist of all-time. At least according to Rolling Stone‘s latest survey of a couple dozen guitarists and music industry folks. (full list of survey takers here)
Daniel Lanois writes a nice, short essay about The Edge that ends with this:
There’s a breakdown about two-thirds of the way through “Mysterious Ways,” before the song goes into symphonics, that, for me, is up there with the greatest James Brown guitar parts or one of the greatest horn lines played by Tower of Power. It’s not really a riff – it’s a moment. It brings me to tears whenever I hear it.
Use the links above to see the full Lanois essay and/or browse the entire Top 100. If you’re curious, here’s what Edge’s entry looks like in the print magazine.
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