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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by RobRiggs, Nov 24, 2021.
I like Boston guitar solos. And Sweet Dreams by Roy Buchanan.
Greatest? Who knows, but Lindley's solo on Late for the Sky still makes me weep.
All excellent choices. A couple I hadn’t heard before that are fantastic. Like a lot of you I try not to categorize guitar playing as good, better, best. Some people think it’s indulgent because it’s basically one big solo, but I can listen to this one anytime and it is awesome:
They’re all on these two records
Hard to rank completely, but Jimi's hat trick on All Along The Watchtower are three of them.
Coming Round by the Bevis Frond. It’s really three solos in one for about three minutes. Nothing particularly complicated or technically difficult but none of the parts step on the others the whole time. Amazing.
Animals is Floyd's most overtly angry album, albeit mainly in the lyrics. You might find something you like there. I personally love the harmonies on Dogs (3:41 and again at 14:08)
What a ridiculous premise, but fun to chime in on. Comfortably Numb is indeed fantastic, as is most of Gilmour's playing. Other favorites in no particular order:
Sultans of Swing
Shortest Straw and Sad But True (Metallica)
Hangar 18 (Megadeth)
Dreamer Deceiver and Run of the Mill (Judas Priest)
Apothecaries' Weight, Space Cadet, and Whitewater (Kyuss)
Stranger Eyes and You Might Think (The Cars)
Still of the Night (Whitesnake)
Say It Ain't So (Weezer)
Special Mention: In Too Deep by Sum 41. It's only 4 bars and it fits perfectly with the song. That dude deserves some recognition for saying something in that short of time.
My fav song from Animals is Pigs on the wing....and every other song from that brilliant album.
Luther Dickenson takes 2 incredible solos in this tune. First one is a slide solo...rivaling anything by Derek Trucks (in standard tuning btw), the 2nd, a regular solo, that really takes off for the heavens.
If it's not required to be long and bombastic, how about the outro for "Axis, Bold as Love" by what's his name... Hendrix?
PRINCE AT THE ROCK HALL INDUCTION
WITH TOM PETTY.
PLUS THE BACK STORY TO THIS SOLO.
THERE IS NOTHING ELSE.
In the rock world one that moved the needle all by itself —. Eruption . I have only heard it a couple of times but it certainly made an impact. I like cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson
Hotel California. Not even a massive Eagles fan but that solo has staying power.
Ironically I am a big Pink Floyd fan and in general love Gilmore's leads/phrasing.
I might come back with more but let's start with
- Joe Satriani: Big Bad Moon (solo: Joe Satriani)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers: Suck My Kiss (solo: John Frusciante)
- White Zombie: Super Charger Heaven ((intro)solo: Jay Yuenger)
- Voïvod: Killing Technology (solo: Piggy)
- Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb (solo: David Gilmour)
- Dream Theater: Under a Glass Moon (solo: John Petrucci)
I posted this one before and still stuck by it, Nils Lofgren's solo on Springsteen's 'youngstown', especially when played live.
Hendrix... Watchtower (1st place.... hands down) (changed the world)
Clapton... Cross Roads
Eric Johnson.... lots