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Best guitar solo of all time?

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  1. deanym

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    Any thoughts on the best guitar solo of all time?

    Mine:-

    Song Falling Away
    Album In This Life
    Band Mordred
     
  2. huwg

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    I've always liked :-
    Pink Floyd - comfortably numb (album version)
    Dire Straits - Telegraph road (Alchemy live version)

    hate:-
    freebird
    hotel california
     
  3. MarkE19

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    :thumbsup:

    :eek:

    Stark Ravin' Love - Jim Steinman
    Album: Bad For Good

    Mark.
     
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    Matt Freeman of Rancid (who sadly now has lung cancer) - the bass solo half way through Maxwell Murders. I've seen him do it live and he actually got through it twice in the same amount of time. :)
     
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    Eruption by Eddie Van Halen must be included
     
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    Slash from Guns 'N' Roses pulls out a number of corkers, particularly during 'November Rain' on UUI1, and 'Estranged' on UUI2 :devil:
     
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    Killing Time from this Mordred album is excellent.

    "Play with me" by Extreme features some great examples of Nunos guitaring prowess.
     
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    not that original i know but most Hendrix songs have awesome solos and guitar play. If you dont find yourself playing air guitar to at least one Hendrix song then ill eat my hat! (if i had one!)
     
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    Comfortably Numb - second solo!

    any one who says otherwise will be taken outside and soundly thrashed!! :D :D :D :D

    Not really - but i do like it.

    Gary
     
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    Come On Part 3 - by Stevie Ray Vaughan! It just makes me wanna give up.

    EVH - Eruption (a massive influence)

    Also alot of stuff that Vito Bratta (remember White Lion?) did was excellent!
     
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    There are so many but I would start with
    Popular music
    Hotel California Eagles or Joe to be precise
    Stairway to Heaven Led Zep
    Less popular
    Come dancing Jeff Beck album Blow by Blow
    Little Wing Jimi album In the west
    sorry I ment Cause we ended as lovers Jeff Beck
     
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    Most of the above esp. Comfortably Numb and also most of Frank Zappa's :thumbsup: I'd also like to nominate

    Burn - Deep Purple/Richie B
    Free As A Bird - Beatles/George H
    Golden Brown - Stranglers/Hugh C
     
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    Anything that Jeff Beck plays on Roger Waters' Amused To Death album springs to mind.
     
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    Damn that was my choice. Monster.

    Gary Moore on 'parisienne days' - esp the live version
    Jimmy Paige - Whole Lotta Love, When the Levee Breaks, (and pretty much anything by the Zep)
    Angus Young on Let There be Rock (esp. Live versions)
    Michael Schenker - Armed and Ready
    Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
    Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain way

    Too many to remember
     
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    thats more like it
     
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    In no order:

    Gary Moore: Still got the blues for you
    Thin Lizzy: Still in love with you and/or Whiskey in the jar
    Joe Satriani: Surfing with the alien
    Steve Vai: For the love of God
    Eric Clapton: Crossroads (Live w/ Cream)/ Little wing (Live Eric Clapton & friend in concert)
    Mark Knopfler: Sultans of swing (live - nelson mandela concert)
    Buddy Guy: Too broke to spend the night
    Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb
    Jeff Beck: Where were you
    Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Chile
    Stevie Ray Vaughn: Texas Flood
    BB King: Thrill is gone
    Freddie King: Goin' Down
    Johnny Winter: Memory Pain
    Led Zepplin: You shook me

    If you can play all this stuff then Blues-Rock is alive and well! Could have had a whole thread on Clapton stuff though :clap:
     
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    ive never been a fan of speed guitar solos, but i wont turn them off....

    Gilmour - pretty much anything, Solo2 in Comfortably Numb is a great piece, Time is another, and all of Darkside of the moon....

    Hendix - hey Joe(unusual i know)
    Santana, most of his
    Peter Green(fleetwood mac for the youngsters in the audience) - Black magic woman, man of the world
    Gary moore - Still got the blues
    Led Zepplin - stairway to heaven(and other cliches including the Eagles, but hey, they are good)

    cant think of anything more contempary at the moment
     
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    My favourite Jimmy Page (Led Zep) solo would be the half time section in Heartbreaker.
    An air-guitar classic!
     
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    At this moment I am mostly listening to Deep Purple, Made in japan whilst trying to do some work (sad I know at this time of night).

    Ritchie Blackmore - a stupid, arrogant sunofabitch, but listening to him on Sweet Child in time, God he was good!!

    The rest of the album aint bad either :thumbsup:

    You forgot 'Oh Well'. That track is historic with some totally mental guitar work.

    Uh oh... just got to the next track on Made in Japan... "Nuh, nuh, nuh...nuh, nuh, nuh, nuuuh...nuh, nuh, nuh, ...nuh, nuh, nuh, nuuuuh", (c'mon sing it) Smooooke on the water.

    CL
     
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    Another fav of mine:

    Something Wicked This Way comes by The Enid - Classic :thumbsup:

    and Chris, you're not the only one working at this stupid time of night :(
    But at least listening to DSOTM loud does help to keep me awake on these long night shifts :boring:

    Mark.
     
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    i'm sure if i think i can come up with all sorts of magnificent solos, but right now, just before i go to bed, i'm loving James Hetfield's lyrical little solo on Metallica's Nothing Else Matters. oh, the harmony lead in Master Of Puppets is a beauty too.
     
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    Randy Rhoads: Mr. Crowley (Ozzy Osboure, Diary of a Madman)
    Elliot Easton: Just What I Needed (The Cars, The Cars - blink and you'll miss it)
    Dave Murray & Adrian Smith: Prodigal Son (Iron Maiden, Killers)
    Mark Knopfler: Tunnel of Love (Dire Straits, Making Movies)
     
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    Jimmy Page - The Rover, short and sweet but it just sounds right :)
     
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    Just about any of Larry Calton's Steely Dan solos

    Phil
     
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    Glad someone mentioned Prince, but Purple Rain :eek:

    It's good but there must be 100 better Prince guitar solos than Purple rain, especially when you start listening to his live stuff. Even from the Purple Rain album, I would say that the end of Let's Go Crazy and Computer Blue both have better guitar solos than Purple Rain.

    All IMHO of course. :)
     
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    Listen to Watermelon in easter hay by Frank Zappa.
     
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    [SIZE=3]Just about any of Larry Calton's Steely Dan solos[/SIZE]
    Phil, did Calton play on Bhodisatva? That's a favourite of mine.

    I used to love the blues-rock stuff when I was younger but don't listen to it as much now.
    Back then the longer solos did it for me ( Jimmy Page, Hendrix, Eric Clapton ) now I find what ever suits the song/track is more important than time. Short and sweet, intense or just plain quirky are all good enough for me.

    Favourites would include:

    Frank Zappa - Black Napkins (Zoot Allures),really an instrumental - does it count?
    Bill Nelson (Be Bop De Luxe) - Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape(Live in the Air Age)
    Zoot Horn Rollo (Capt. Beefheart) - Long Necked Bottles (Clear Spot)
    Chas Jankl (Ian Dury) - My Old Man (New Boots & Panties)
    Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze) - Another Nail In My Heart
    Robert Fripp (King Crimson) - 21st Century Schizoid Man (In the Court of the Crimson King)
     
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    Eruption - Edward Van Halen (already mentioned several times but worth mentioning again)

    and

    Brighton Rock - Brian May
     
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    Do you mean guitar solo where the guitar is solo - i.e. a single guitar piece with no accompaniment by other instruments/vocals?
    Or do you mean a lead break where there is an instrumental piece played with the guitar taking the lead and accompanied by other instruments/vocals ?
     

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