Skip to comments.Best Guitar Solos
Posted on 11/21/2008 10:35:08 PM PST by spyone
There is a huge body of knowledge on this site. Would like to know your favorite guitar solos. Please list: -name of song -band -player
What site would that be?
This site...Free Republic...if you don’t know, there are about 150 guitar efficianados here..or more....just watch this thread grow over the next week. You’ll be amazed.
Anything by Stevie Ray Vaughn or Johnny Winter.
Anything by John McLaughlin.
Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
This thread has the potential for over 1,000 posts. This is a cheezy song and uncomplicated solo.... but I like it!
Autograph - Turn Up The Radio (1984)
Brian May - Queen - any
My son - fumbling his way through The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Steve Hunter, intro To “Sweet Jane” from Lou Reed’s Rock n Roll Animal
Pick one - anyone!
(I love La Villa Stranglatto - sp?)).
On the other hand, listen to a live version from their latest - Malignant Narcissim - love Getty Lee’s bass riffs.
As for players, Andres Segovia will always be the best IMO.
oh ya...love that!
Slash - Sweet Child O Mine
Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
Thanks...lost touch with Rush in 1980...so I needed specifics. I’m on an Itunes buying spree. Gimme more!
Anything by Jimmy Page... or almost anything.
What the late Reed did with a guitar was nothing short of incredible. Even Chet Atkins called him the best.
Here’s Malignant Narcissim off their live album (Snakes and Arrows Live 2007-2008). I hope Obama doesn’t ruin it by taking it for his theme song!
The DVD for this concert is coming out on Monday. It has GREAT sound. The link is from the live Snakes & Arrows album.
Roy Buchanan - “The Messiah Will Come Again”
Always been a Jeff Beck fan.....
I thought that this was a great song for Sarah Palin. (Guess who is the Snowdog and who is By-Tor!?) Too bad the story in the song ends up so much better.
By-Tor and the Snowdog
The tomb of Hades, lit by flickering torchlight
The nether world is gathered in the glare
Prince By-Tor takes the cavern to the north light
The sign of Eth is rising in the air.
By-Tor, knight of darkness,
Centurion of evil, devil’s prince.
Across the River Styx, out of the lamplight
His nemesis is waiting at the gate
The Snow Dog, ermine glowing in the damp night
Coal-black eyes shimmering with hate.
By-Tor and the Snow Dog
Square for battle, let the fray begin.
The battle’s over and the dust is clearing
Disciples of the Snow Dog sound the knell
Rejoicing echoes as the dawn is nearing
By-Tor in defeat retreats to Hell
Snow Dog is victorious
The land of the Overworld is saved again.
Chet Atkins - Yakety Axe
Mark Knopfler- Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing
crossroads, eric clapton during the cream years.
Tony Iommi - Snowblind
Jimmy Page’s 20 Greatest Led Zeppelin Guitar Solos
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, “Bodhisatva” by Steely Dan
and a bunch of instrumentals:
“Cause We’ve Ended Now as Lovers” by Jeff Beck
“People Get Ready” by Jeff Beck
“Beck’s Bolero” by Jeff Beck
“Town Without Pity” by Ronnie Montrose
“Slaughter on Tenth Avenue” by Mick Ronson
the aforementioned “Cliffs of Dover” by Eric Johnson
Into the Lungs of Hell - Megadeth - Dave Mustaine
Almost anything Clapton does.
Note the guitar solo at 4:42, simple yet powerfully soulful ... Pete Townshend knows how to wrest every note from a guitar, that is until he smashes the damn thing! /lol
Jimmy Page White Summer/Black Mountain Side
Albert Lee, he’s a picker... Country Boy is killer.
Villanova Junction (Woodstock “instrumental solo”)
Anything from ‘Hendrix in the West’ and ‘Band of Gypsys’
Hendrix said that Woodstock was the best he ever played.
After Hendrix there’s a ton of great guitar songs.
Try Cream’s ‘Crossroads’.
Anything from ‘Tightly Knit’ by Climax Blues Band.
Etc., etc., etc....
Three Days - Jane’s Addiction
There are so many to choose from, but some of my favorites are:
Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Eruption- Van Halen
Heartbreaker- Led Zeppelin
Electric: Crossroads, Eric Clapton/Cream farewell concert.
Acoustic: Just about anything by Doc Watson.
You stole mine! :)
But seriously though, nothing can match legend BB King and hot-shot Gary Moore in this clip:
Gary shows off and plays clouds and clouds of gnat notes, while BB just sits back and laughs, until his moment comes, where BB simply screams SOUL with only one or two or four notes ... gotta love thems Blues :)
Alex tears it up around 3:30. And at about 7:30 they do some impromptu stuff - rare for Rush, but very fun.
No, we are just in agreement.
My Old School—Steely Dan
One Way Out—Allman Bros
Best Guitar solo........... Jimi Hendrix.......... Red House
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