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Beato does Top 10 underrated guitar solos of all time

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by buster poser, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Teddyjack

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    I always enjoy Rick Beato's videos. I thought James Honeyman Scott might pop up. The solo in Kid is just brilliant.
     
  2. buster poser

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    Agree. Love the big whooshyness on End of the World. Never understood all the 'true fan' hate for that record. Banger start to finish imo
     
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    He's an innovative guitarist, no one sounds like him, and that puts him in another league. Beato was absolutely right that the guy's style gets comped badly by a lot of people (eh, maybe more like Britpop guitar style gets comped badly) but what he does with guitar effects is pretty unique.

    I'm also half surprised that he didn't throw in a Peter Buck solo or something. He's not known for his solos, but he's got a few breaks that sit very well in some R.E.M. song. Not a traditional guitar slinger at all.
     
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    I'm not sure what the point of this video is. Who is underrating these solos? :D

    Happy, Day after Day, Just What I Needed, Don't Fear The Reaper - probably some of the best know solos of all time. I've never heard anyone talk negatively about any of them.

    He needs a new title for this particular rant.
     
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    Exactly. Cropper (more than anyone, I think) showed how well simplicity--or, better, restraint--could work.
     
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    I liked that they weren’t all wheedly wheedly deedle deedle wheedly whoooo, although there was some of that in a couple.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    My Favorite underrated solo




    Also the outro solo
     
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    This guy suffers from an appalling lack of historical perspective and seems to be stuck in a 70s-90s time capsule. No Jimmy Bryant? No Wes? No Albert Lee? No Charlie Christian? No Lil' Wayne? Useless.
     
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    More Easton greatness...

     
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    He's a session guitarist talking about modern pop music (and yep, he appears to be of an age that would place him in the 70s-90s category). The stuff you are mentioning is really obscure music to the uninitiated. Guitar players would know Albert Lee or Charlie Christian, but the garden variety "music fan" would be forgiven for not knowing anything about them beyond maybe their name.

    I guess another thing, and I fall into this trap all the time, is to carefully consider his wording choice. These aren't underrated guitarists, these are underrated solos. Boston (Tom Sholz in his mom's basement, ha) is not an underrated band. But that solo is not necessarily the first thing you think of when you think "Boston."
     
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    Love his videos. Guy knows his stuff
     
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    Nothing obscure about Albert Lee or Bryant to 99% of country players and lots of fans. Christian and Wes sold millions of records in swing and pop formats---way more than Ty Tybor (whatever) could dream of. Beato's myopia is annoying.
     
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    My favorite quote ever about playing guitar is from Steve... probably been posted here a million times, but appropriate for this thread.

     
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    Guitarists and "fans" are two different crowds. These are obscure musicians in the eyes of the typical disinterested teenagers (which is a big chunk of YouTube's audience).
     
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    Two of my favourite solos but hardly underrated. The Easy solo especially. I mean, people sing along with it in their cars.
     
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    Lately I'm having a hard time finding any person, place, or thing that isn't "underrated".
     
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    A twin guitar tour de force by Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter.

    Man oh man.
    Such a wall of guitar solo goodness, starting after the 3:00 minute mark.


    :)

     
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    Rick's a hometown boy here, so I root for him, but sometimes I just don't hear it... his love for 90's grungemetal escapes me and Lukather's solo just bored me.

    The Tom Scholz solo was a perfect Scholz solo... it started off so strong and melodic, then he starts cribbing his 'More Than A Feelin'' solo (in case you forgot you were listening to Boston), and then finally gets lost in a slew of 'clever' key changes. Shoulda stopped while he was ahead.

    Elliot Easton deserves every mention he gets.
     
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    First time I saw U2 was for the war tour in a 1,500 seater.

    Achtung Baby was their pinnacle.

    It and Zooropa are heavily “Edge-directed” records .

    And I agree, if I had to pick an Edge solo, it would be End Of The World.



    solos I’ve always loved :

    Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way

    Philip Bailey - Easy Lover

    Eddie Money - Two Tickets

    my two favorite Page solos - Ten Years Gone, The Rover

    Favorite Ry Cooder solo is also my favorite guitar solo of all time (and it’s not a slide solo !)

     
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