In the February 1990 issue, the editorial staff at Guitar World assembled a list of their picks for the best guitar records of the eighties.
Fifty-one albums (Steve Morse's High Tension Wires and Yngwie Malmsteen's Trilogy tied for 50th) and one honorable mention (This Is Spinal Tap) made the cut.
The collection was an amalgamation of rock, metal, blues, jazz and alternative albums. And while some of the albums failed to retain their popularity over the years, others have remained classic staples that continue to make their way into the hands of younger audiences as time goes on.
The 1990-era editors, of course, ranked these records. Before we reveal what they chose as No. 1 -- assuming you don't happen to have a copy of that issue lying around -- take a look at the list and vote for your favorite album. We'll reveal the editors' rankings next week and see if they knew what they were talking about back then -- or were way out in left field.
Personally, I'm going to go with ...