Songs that say "guitar" right before a guitar solo

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  1. chillman

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    You know that classic cheesy rock and roll trope. The singer vocally introduces the guitar right before a face-melter of a solo. That's the idea anyway. My band does a podcast every once in a while and I've been coming up with theme ideas for mine. Like the "trucker's key change" (shifting the key up a half step, also cheesy).

    Now I'm looking for songs that announce the guitar. Help me find some! Here's a particularly cheesy example (though I admit 90s-era Aerosmith is one of my great guilty pleasures)

    Aerosmith - What It Takes
     
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    Any good live song of course
     
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    Personally, I'm a fan of any variation on the "Guitar!" accouncement--usually the singer calling out the guitarist's name.

    Except for "Edge..play the blues..."
     
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    Hey....What's your name?
    Stay With Me - Faces

    C'mon Beck...
    All Shook Up Jeff Beck Group
     
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    Rod Stewart's cover of "Twistin' the Night Away" with smokin Ronnie Wood solo
     
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    I think Thin Lizzy's Live & Dangerous does it for the entire band at one point, (if I recall correctly).
     
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    Johnny Seaton introducing Danny Gatton's solo on "Stop Lovin' All The World Girl" from the Reaction album - "Tell 'em, Mr. Guitar!"
     
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    Doctor Feelgood
     
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    I seem to recall Steve Harley proclaiming "guitar!" right before a very tasty acoustic solo in the song 'Come Up and See Me Make Me Smile' (think that's what it's called anyway, it's a while since I heard the song)
     
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    The song "MOVE ON" from Paul Stanley's KISS solo album
     
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    Edit: Guitar solo at about 2 minutes, headstock lasers at about 3 minutes - just in case you cant stand to watch the whole thing. If these guys are just having fun (they can't be serious) then this whole video is awesome. So cheesy so many times. They make walls and doorways out of Marshall cabinets and the singer rolls around like Madonna or something, perfect 80's hair music, except 20 years late.
     
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    What It Takes - Aerosmith
    I Stole Your Love - KISS
     
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    At 1.43...
     
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    Doc Watson, who is blind, often becomes the defacto bandleader when he's playing fiddle tunes with others.
    What could be better than "Pick it, Tony," or "Play it pretty, Norman."
     
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    What about Hendrix: Redhouse . . . "That's alright, I still got my guitar . . ." (solo)
     
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    This is semi-related: One thing about Paul Simon's song, "Late in the Evening," has always bugged me. Simon sings about being underage in a bar, having learned to play some lead guitar...then he says "and it was late in the evening, and I blew that room away." And then there's an instrumental break.

    Perfect intro for a badass guitar solo, right? From a session man, if not from Simon himself. The sound of the song's narrator, a lead guitar player, blowing that room away. Instead, the song goes into a break from a Latin-style horn section. It sounds good; it fits the song...and yet, somehow -- it's all wrong.
     
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    I always liked the "make me cry!" before the solo in Pearl Jam's 'Yellow Ledbetter'

    It's at 1:47, but I really enjoy excuses to link to this vid. Fun to watch if you're familiar with the song.

     
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    I'd say "Tubular Bells" by Michael Oldfield.

    Just before the guitar comes in, Oldfield says "Guitar."

    He does that for every instrument in the song.

    Jim
     
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    When The Whips Comes Down, Stones - "Yeah go ahead, Tripper!"
     
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