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What is your favorite guitar solo(s) that you can listen to over and over again? Mines would be John Mayer's slow dancing in a burning room live in LA. Every time he rips into that solo I get chills on the side of my face.
This, but almost any Steely Dan solo is pretty awesome. the guitar breaks in My Old School, por ejemplo...
Originally Posted by ddewerd
I've always been partial to Ian Hunter's intro to Sweet Jane for Lou Reed
this...pretty amazing interplay between those two: Steve Hunter (not Ian) and Dick Wagner
Zoot Allures and Black Napkins by Frank Zappa. Watermelon in Easter Hay and Deathless Horsie are pretty special, too.
"I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player" - Frank Zappa to Steve Vai, during Vai's audition
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For great tone and solo structure it would be Lindsey Buckingham on "Frozen Love" from the 1973 album, Buckingham Nicks. For sheer Harrison cool, "She's a Woman." For outstanding blues rock phrasing, "Outside Woman Blues" off Cream's Disraeli Gears. For twang deluxe, Brent Mason on AJ's "Mercury Blues."
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I like Boston, but would never consider myself a fan. I reckon Tom Scholtz is another criminally underrated guitarist. My fave solo of all time never features in any "best of"s, but I reckon it's just perfect - melodic, flash in just enough measure, and structured with a start, beginning and end. Perfection.
Not the greatest quality but a superb performance:
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