SICK Guitar Solos We Forgot About

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  1. 3-Chord-Genius

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    I remember seeing a Star Licks video back in the 80's featuring Rick Derringer and in the video he and his 3-piece band played this song... the solo he played was beyond sick. I searched all over YouTube trying to find it without success.
     
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    One of my favorite Elliot Easton solos.

     
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    As great as the long, spectacular solo at the end is, I have always loved the shorter solo earlier in the song beginning at about 1:18, with its call-and-response structure, the chugging low notes, and the great little pinch harmonic at about 1:37.
     
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    Elliot Easton's solos are so great it's hard to pick one.
     
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    Solo and play st the end. Somewhat unexpected:

     
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    Don't know if fills the requirement of a mainstream song, but David Lindley's solo on Jackson Brown Late For The Sky is unbelievably tasty note and tone wise. If you listen with a decent pair of headphones you can here some 60 cycle hum. I picture a little Fender tweed or something cranking...
     
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    See if you can guess who is on guitar here...
     
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    Love the song. Love the entire album. But that solo always makes me cringe. There must be a fine line between arrhythmic and "angular". :D

    Just my opinion, haha. I just seem to hear it that way. It's just doesn't sound musical to me.
     
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    James Marshall Hendrix.
    I had the record when I was a pup.
    Jimi’s playing on this really sounds like his Cry Of Love (album) soloing.
    Happy memories!
     
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    I couldn't decide between this one and the one from Chemistry. Heck, Lifeson has so many great solos that go unnoticed or get forgotten. Between The Wheels, and all the solos on the 2nd half of Caress Of Steel are other examples.
     
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    I'm not sure about the 'heard by millions' part, but this was about as close to the mainstream as Holdsworth ever got. Love this solo.



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    That's the one I was going to go for. I read an interview with Elliot Randall where he said that the solo (in fact his whole part on the track) was one take played on a Strat through an Ampeg SVT bass amp with no pedals. I can't imagine how loud it must have been in the studio to overdrive a 300-watt beast like that. Ouch!
     
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    This entire track is sick, not just the guitar solo.

     
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    This solo rocks...

     
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    I still remember the first time I heard this solo.

     
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    Is this one even legal to play without triggering millennials?

    I betcha more than one guy picked up a guitar as a result of this solo not to mention whole tune!

     
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