Jesus, you could really swap Page out for any of the British Invasion guys, Harrison, Richards, Dude From the Who… [/quote]
I’d have to vehemently disagree and state that Jimmy Page could play circles around everyone you mentioned. There is a discussion to be had between Page, Clapton, and Hendrix but you can not “swap” out Jimmy Page for anyone. [/quote]
Fair enough about Page. (If I was to argue, which I won’t, you’re right, it would be that Richards would have been famous in a power trio if he had wanted it, IMO.)
But neither him nor Clapton touch Jimi. Jimi is the Jesus Christ of Rock Guitar.
That said, even though in real life Clapton is a god as well, I feel he’s over-rated commercially. I’m sorta a douchebag hipster about it, but I’m not a big Clapton fan. Shit I’d put Garcia over him, and loath the Dead.