I’m a child of the ’80s.
Although I became a fan of all sorts of music in the ’70s, I became a guitar player in earnest in the early-’80s.
Today’s Unsung Guitar Hero was one of my favorite players as an up-and-coming guitarist, and I spent many hours learning the parts to the hit songs on which he played.
He’s responsible for the signature guitar tracks on TWO of the iconic songs of the 80s – songs that became signatures for TWO different artists – yet he is almost completely unknown to the average music fan.
He is, according to AllMusic, “one of the finest yet underrated guitarists of the early-’80s, arena rock/MTV genre.” However, I’d venture a guess that most guitarists only know him by association – as the husband of one of rock’s greatest female vocalists, Pat Benatar. Continue reading “Unsung Guitar Hero: Neil Giraldo” »