one of my favorites . . .
one of my favorites . . .
Maybe not the most technically difficult solo, but I've always liked Pink Floyds Time.
Judging a piece of music (even if it is a solo section) on technicality is like trying to dance to architecture.
Music is about what fits nicely in your ear.
No one mentioned Eddie Van Halen on Michael Jackson's "Beat It".
Maybe not the most epic. But i love the one in Sympathy for the Devil
Ice cream man - van halen
the ocean - led zep
bold as love - hendrix
The Lung by Dinosaur Jr.
I was thinking Freak Scene.
Eric Clapton's solo on Roger Water's Sexual Revolution (Pros and Cons of Hitchiking) is very nice.
Also, just about every Carlos Santana solo is great.
A Pros and Cons mention? That should be +1,000,000 MGoPoints.
What an underrated album, one that Kurt Loder in an infamous Rolling Stone review, gave one star to, calling it "faintly hideous," and "completely devoid of melody." What a tool.
My choice for my favorite solo? David Gilmour's solo on the title track to Pink Floyd's The Final Cut. Just beautiful. Gets me every time. Side note: Loder gave 5 stars to that particular album. Go figure.
Dude, Eddie Hazel was a fucking genius. Michael Hampton, his replacement is also one hell of a guitarist. I love his work on the ten minute version of "One Nation Under A Groove". He supposedly landed the gig in P-funk by replaying the Maggot Brain solo note for note at the tender age of 16. I think it's kind of heartbreaking that a lot of brothas now look at the guitar as a "whiteboy" instrument, when we have a rich history of accomplished guitarists.
all computers and drum machines and making beats? I ran into Vernon Reid at the Eventide booth at NAMM last week, what a crazy genius..is the BRC still active?
You got to go to NAMM? Lucky.
How does the new Eventide Space sound in person? The demos I heard sounded pretty decent. Maybe not $600 decent, but pretty close.
....in fact, with Vernon Reid there everyone was tied up in talking with him, myself included. I have always admired him musically, but he also turned out to be very friendly, funny, crazy-imaginative, and very talkative! NAMM is the best and worst place to check out gear, everything is there (Pakistani bagpipes???), but it is so freakin' loud that it is hard to listen to anything critically, even if ear fatigue doesn't get to you first. I go around wearing earplugs, and only remove them when I need to- helps prevent the after NAMM head buzz from all the noise. But if you haven't been to NAMM and are into music, you have got to go at least once, absolutely.
Danny Gatton on Robert Gordon/Danny Gatton's "Drivin' Wheel" on "The Humbler" (Really, any Gatton solo on that album)
Amos Garrett on Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis" (dopey song, great solo) and Bobby Charles' gorgeous "Tennessee Blues"
Gotta agree with the guy who said Roy Buchanan "I'm Evil"
SRV and Lonnie Mack dueling solos on "Double Whammy" and Lonnie alone on "Stop" (produced by SRV)
Robbie Robertson on "Going, Going, Gone" on Dylan's "Planet Waves"
Growing up, my first love was the blues. I've moved on to other things since, but this remains one of my favorite songs ever.
Offseason guitar OT is way better than offseason recruiting angst.
Edward Van Halen.
in on rock band playing Foreplay and Longtime......two words which don't really go together.
jay masics on "said the people"
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Nels Cline and Jeff Tweedy on "At Least That's What You Said"
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or "Impossible Germany"
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Your avatar = Your YouTube embedding skills
hey...make fun of my youtube embedding skills just dont 'mess with my avatar...i like it.
No, your avatar rules. It just also happens to describe your embedding skills =P
ah well. ty then. Yours as well. I'm not thoroughly familiar with GY:BE but what I've heard I've been very impressed by..
Excellent thread for flushing out all the predictable and banal choices. I'm just surprised Peter King hasn't popped in to slobber all over the Boss or U2 -- and no love at all for Mr. Obvious, Clapton?
I'd go with Stephen Malkmus's break in "Embassy Row," a beauty of eighth-note linearity, or Ken Bethea's in "Bel Air," which uses the tune's main riff as a jumping off point for some sweet pop-twang sizzling, Bethea's specialty. It's hard to beat Andy Summer's four-bar solo in "Driven to Tears," the best anti-solo of all-time.
You're like the guy that shows up at the party and stands in the corner with your arms crossed, right?
"Hi, I'm joining the 'favorite guitar solos' thread so I can let you all know how trite guitar solos are."
I think you took a wrong turn at Albuquerque and ended up here instead of http://www.pitchforkmedia.com.
Sure. Since then? Nah.....
Plenty of love for Clapton, "White Room" has been mentioned, I'd add Crossroads and his solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
Knopler - "Brothers in Arms" love the phrasing and attack, the notes float.
Gilmour on "The Fletcher Memorial Home" and "The Final Cut."
You've gone and destroyed the internet.
I tried to fix it and the site denied me. I guess i forgot how to post videos.
I love the opening of Hotel California and anything by Carlos Santana.
I have zero Prince in my library, but I came across this.
(If my link fails, just search youtube for "prince guitar solo".)
Prince doesn't appear until about 3/4 of the way through it. It's a pretty good cover up until then, when "the artist" steals the stage and shreds the classic "While my Guitar Gently Weeps".
I fail the internet. Here's a link.
But I absolutely LOVE that sampled guitar riff.
Metallica/CLiff Burton Anestesia Pulling Teeth
Neil Schon- Journey: Anytime/ Feeling That Way
EVH- Van Halen: 5150 album
Tom Scholz- Boston: Take A Chance With Rock N Roll
Ben Weinman- Dillinger Escape Plan: any solo he creates
Jimmy Page- Led Zeppelin: Black Dog, Live from How The West Was Won
Rush (Alex Lifeson) - La Villa Strangiato
Ween (Dean Ween) - A Tear for Eddie (Live at Stubbs)
Allman Brothers Band (Duane Allman & Dickey Betts) - Whippin' Post (Live at Fillmore East) & In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (Live at Fillmore East)
I like solos that are filled with emotion.
David Gilmour's solo from the PULSE version of Comfortably Numb!
Saw him do it live in 1994 with 90,000+ people at a certain stadium in Columbus, Ohio...
Huge outdoor venue, and the most amazing, pristine sound I have ever heard at any concert ever. Incredible feat.