SICK Guitar Solos We Forgot About

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  1. optofonik

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    Steve Vai considered his work with PIL some of his best for many years...

    "To this day that's one of the projects I'm most proud of." ~Steve Vai*


    When the "CD" (aka, "album" and "cassette") was released it became one of my favorites straight away. It wasn't till years later that I learned that both Steve Vai and Ginger Baker were involved; I hated so-called "classic rock" (and still do for the most part) so I was more than a bit shocked. To this day I consider it one of the most amazing bits of guitar playing ever committed to a recording; right up there with the solo in "Comfortably Numb" (I might hate classic rock but I'm no idiot).


    *"John Lydon - The Sex Pistols, PIL, & Anti-Celebrity" - (Independent Music Press, 2004, pages 152,154)
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out - I would have heard this song hundreds of times and I guess I never considered that part to be a 'solo' - it is great though.
     
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    Not part of a song, but I was mesmerized with Nuno Bettencourt's Flight of the Wounded Bumble Bee.

     
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    Beck. The real one. :)
     
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    There's just something about this one... I dig the tone, and the way it builds...

    Starting at 2:35
     
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  9. Alex W

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    Another solo in the melodic, hummable, Elliot Easton vein:

     
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    Eric Gales. This solo was so crazy, I kept picturing him flinging himself around the studio, knocking over amps, and drum sets while doing it. Haha! It's a little 'off the chain'. Solo at 2:35, but there's good stuff all over this track.
     
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    Ham fisted wannabes
     
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    Brain May's solos are so good.
     
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    I've got two:

    Pretenders- Middle of the Road


    The Knack- My Sharona- Berton Averre. If you don't know, you betta ask somebody. The man can play his a55 off. Dig the lick over the drum roll at 4:03
     
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    Man, that solo IS the seventies...
     
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    Oh, one more- Sweet Little Lisa. Credited to Dave Edmunds, but it's all the guys from Rockpile, and Albert Lee just setting his guitar ON FIRE at the 2 minute mark.
     
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    Tim Renwick! He tears it up on this one -- check out the "outro," starting about 3:14:

     
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    Don't know if this one qualifies, but this lead knocks me out. I've never heard anything like it anywhere else. Check in around the 2:35 minute mark. Try not to get distracted !!!

     
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    Other than knowing he played in the Yardbirds, this is the song that turned me on to Jeff Beck.

     
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