Guitar solos in songs that aren’t known for the solo but are awesome

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  1. PlainAllman

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    Here’s a couple of my favorite unknowns.


     
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    Agreed. I found myself whistling the solo anyway.
     
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    Rick Vito did alright. Wait for it at 3:55.

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    What a gift to my morning! I first heard this song in late ‘70(?): I was heavily into Hendrix, Cream, Moody Blues - and *everything* about this song crawled inside and rewired me...effing *brilliant*, every note...not just the solo
     
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    oops
     
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    Nobody's mentioned Neil Giraldo yet. His hot s**t playing is all over those Pat Benatar albums.



    He also wrote and played lead guitar on this one. Another tasty solo.



    And before there was Nickleback, this was the Canadian band everyone loved to hate. Guitarist Paul Dean was a badass though..

     
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    Lennon @ 2:25


     
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    The lead guitar on this is so bonkers that until recently I always assumed it was Neil Young, but it's probably Stills





     
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    This one always impressed me...Nuno Bettencourt ripping it up. The funk kicks into high gear around the 2:25 mark.

     
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    Neil Giraldo and Paul Dean, two unsing heroes of the 80s. Both would come up with such killer rhythm riffs for their songs. Neither one is a shredder, but totally cool in their own right.
     
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    Luxery Liner, Albert Lee (18 years old?) at: 1:02 and the outro 'bout 2:14
     
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    Jen Turner's guitar solo in "Wonder" by Natalie Merchant is excellent. The electric guitar on the whole Tigerlily album is very tasty.

     
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    Just about every Nirvana song that has a guitar solo in it. For example (solo at 3:15):

     
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    I can tell the replacements definitely nicked a bit of that intro.
     
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    That's exactly who popped into my head the minute I read this post. "Since I Held You" has a killer solo in it. He's a brilliant guitarist.
     
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    kindve like a punk dire straits esque guitar
     
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    My duo partner and I do "Wonder" as part of our set frequently. We are always in awe of the noodling in the background of the original song.
     
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    when i first heard this solo I almost thought he had a delay on it, cause his bends sounded exactly the same to my ears. Brian was such an underrated musician.
     
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    Yes he was, but Keith had the solo on this. Brian played the low tuned baritone guitar.
     
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