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Greatest rock guitar solo EVER!!!

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by boneyguy, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. boneyguy

    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    I guess it's been awhile since I've heard it but this solo just makes me crazy. It instantly transports me back to being a teenager and hearing this stuff and freaking out over Frank.

    Best solo ever. (maybe one of the best at least) Miss ya Frank.:cry:

     
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    Zappa played so many great solos. :cool:

    I don't have any one favourite rock guitar solo, but this springs to mind:

     
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    i like these better

    let it be - the beatles

    highway star - deep purple

    punk rock girl - dead milkmen

    money - pink floyd

    stranglehold - ted nugent

    rumble in brighton - the stray cats

    i could have lied - red hot chili peppers
     
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    Muffin Man is great.

    That whole album is awesome.

    Sam with the showing scalp flatop is one of my fav Beefheart songs.

    Zappa was smart and funny no one in todays music has any fun.
     
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    Good ones mentioned so far...

    My absolute favorite rock solos are:

    Reelin' in the Years (Steely Dan)
    Time (Pink Floyd)
    Just What I Needed (the Cars)
    We're an American Band (Yo la Tengo)
     
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    Nice call on Zappa and Tom Verlaine.

    As far as mainstream stuff goes, though, I've always thought Elliott Randall's solo on "Reelin' in the Years" was amazing. So very well thought-out, and perfect for the song.
     
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    This wouldn't be classed as "The Greatest Rock & Roll Solo Ever"... but I really love the solo in Al Stewart's The Year of the Cat. It's so flippin' cool.
     
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    +1 Ritchie Blackmore - Highway Star. My very favorite has to be "Stop" by Joe Walsh / James Gang (studio version - "Yer Album" 1969)...... 13 minutes long!
     
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    Johnny B. Goode, best intro and best solo, both. Courtesy Chuck Berry.

    Technically, that's "rock n' roll" though, not "rock"
     
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    Love Highway Star, love Reelin' In The Years.

    My fave, though is Tom Scholz on Boston's "A Man I'll Never Be", which has everything I'd ever look for in a good solo, yet Scholz seems sadly overlooked despite the band's popularity.
     
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    On the original version the first (acoustic) part of the solo was played by Peter White, actually an award-winning smooth jazz player, while the "flippin' cool" electric part was done by Tim Renwick.

    On live shows Al Stewart usually plays the first part himself (either on a Strat or a Tele), while Peter White doubles on keyboards. Adam Yurman takes over the electric solo.

    Great song, great solo!
     
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    Google Frank Zappa and read all the achievements this guy has made! A TRUE musical genius and he really was not held to the high regard he should have been. Sad. :(
     
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    In whose eyes? The mainstream American Idol-watching public? Perhaps, but I don't know anyone in the know who doesn't give him his due credit. Not held in high regard? This has not been my experience. Critically, I believe he was quite acclaimed, even if he may not have sold as many records as his more mainstream pop peers.
     
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    Love Zappa's playing. He can take a simple one or two chord vamp and just wail away on it forever. Some of his solos are around ten minutes long, and usually I still want more at the end. At the same time, I wish he'd learned to love playing over changes a little more. He hated it, so he very rarely did it.

    Steely Dan's 'Kid Charlemagne' is an absolute belter. It amazes me that Larry Carlton put that down in two takes.

    A tune I've been playing non-stop recently is Springsteen's 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', and I love the playing on that. Really simple and straight to the point, but hugely effective.
     
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    +1 Zappa, +1 Clapton-Badge +1 Reelin in the Years
    Theme From an Imaginary Western, Leslie West-Mountain
     
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    I would have to say this one. I've been working on it and I almost have it down.
     
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    Everything mentioned thus far are excellent but my personal favorite is still Comfortably Numb...don't know what it is about it, just very haunting...
     
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