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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by buster poser, Nov 10, 2020.
I knew this was gonna be a good list when it started off with some King's X.
Man one of my favorites. Used to be a big King's X fan back in the day. They were such a great live show as well.
Running with the Night was one of my first favorite songs as a kid. That album was the first one I ever borrowed from a friend and dubbed the cassette tape on my double cassette boom box. Great solo!
So happy to see "Happy" in there. In my Stones Top 3.
One thing that annoys me about The Edge, The Edge,The Edge,The Edge,The Edge,The Edge,The Edge...
No audio at work, does it include "Easy" by The Commodores, or "Goodbye to Love" by The Carpenters?
Bob Dylan One top many mornings
Thank heavens he included an Elliot Easton solo in there. I love how he plays.
Two of my favorite "unsung" guitar solos:
This first one from Queensryche is understated, but powerful- I always caught a lot of flak for listening to these guys back in the early '90s when grunge was the cool thing, but I love 'em (solo at ~3:35)
This next solo by Jim Mankey in Concrete Blonde is also one of my favorites- you should check them out if you've never listened to them- one of the best bands of the late 80s and early 90s. Lots of his trademark whammy bar work and bends (solo at ~2:30):
Great call on Easy. There's a Lionel song in there (#1!) no Carpenters tho.
Same, we played this one more times than I can count in HS pop group. Need to re-learn that solo as it's a flippin' great one, exactly what a solo should be to me... short, keying off the changes, beginning-middle-end phrasing.
That was really cool.
Big fan of Concrete Blonde, saw 'em live a few years ago. That track is the first I heard by them way back when. They have never stopped being great (and tremendous live)
Almost too simple to be called a guitar solo, but Steve Cropper's break in "Chinese Checkers" blew my 17 year old SRV-loving mind.
Aha! A solo can be made of anything. It just has to work. An invaluable lesson (whether I remember it all the time or not is another matter).
I hate U2 but I gotta admit New Year’s Day is both a great song and great solo.
my personal fave underrated solos...
super lyrical and great tone on this Japanese new wave classic:
everything Adrian Belew did on this record/tour is better than the rest of his career:
nirvana trying to shred is also pretty great:
but the stain solo is really well crafted:
You gotta give it up for New Years Day though. The guitar solo in that song is perfect by every definition of a great guitar solo. Also, I know its fun and easy to bag on The Edge, but the man is very very adept at getting good guitar sounds and this song is no exception.
YES. James Mankey is an absolutely criminally underrated guitar player. Criminally I tells ya’......
Yes. In have always thought that Shake it Up and Just What I Needed were perfect solos. Technically fantastic, and musically so melodic. The best.
I'm subscribed to Beato's channel, but lately he's become a sort of Dr. Oz of music related stuff for me. Becoming a little annoyed by those 'know it all' analyses, opinions on everything, long winded autobiographical notes, new video each day, promoting Beato Bible' all the time...
I think I prefer those 'Produce Like a pro' and Recording revolution' guys more. Less pretentious.
Tom Sholz solo sounds like pretty much any generic LA Session solo from the hair metal days, its just really slick and processed. In fact, Its not that far from Steve Lukather's solo later in the video.
This solo from the Edge was a pretty good sampling of his solo playing at that time and it was an effective break in the song, but I'm kinda surprised he looked there when he's talking about underrated guitar solos. I thought Edge's work on the Achtung Baby album was probably more interesting and was shrouded in much more guitar muscle than you'd think on first notice. I probably would have picked the solo from Acrobat.
Also, at the risk of committing even more heresy in one post, Keith's solo sounded like something my kid would come up with while noodling along to a song. It sounded like a placeholder that was overlooked in later overdubs. I know we are all required to revere Keef, but I don't think this one would qualify as "a moment" in his guitar catalog. FWIW.
And of all the great things that the Beatles did, mismanaging Badfinger has to be one of their greatest disasters. I really feel sorry for that band. James Taylor was smart to get away from those fools when he did.
Not Denny Laine...it was Jimmy McCullough