Skip to comments.The 20 Greatest Guitar Solos Of All Time (or "What I Did With My Wednesday Night")
Posted on 04/13/2011 5:38:31 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
Our Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time poll certainly caused some fierce debate amongst guitarists
and that was just in our office. Choosing the 'greatest' guitar solo is obviously subjective in the extreme. But Guitarist had other motivations too we were eager to see how many modern solos have impressed you all in the thirteen years since our last solo poll. The results were suprising. After asking for your nominations, we took the 20 most popular and asked for you vote on which your though was most deserving here and at MusicRadar. You voted in your thousands, fanbases were motivated and old favourites suffered.
OMG, they left off so many greats, how can they call this a top 20 list without....
Stevie Ray Vaughn
these are the kinds of lists that change from one day to the next, depending on how you feel that day
My personal thing is that I dig the great unknowns.
I was telling people about skynard and aerosmith long before they became household names.
There are so many musicians that simply never got the recognition they deserved.
Did somebody say Pink Floyd? Enjoy, this one is for you.
Larry Carlton’s lead-in to Steely Dan’s “Don’t Take Me Alive”
Freeborn Man...by the Outlaws...but they had three guitars going.
I’m not sure, but I’ll take a guess. Depending on what version you are listening to I’d guess its a clip from 2001 by Stanley Kubrick. Back then, there was some jabbing back and forth between PF and Kubrick over the use of PF music on soundtracks. PF felt that Kubrick overlooked them for 2001 soundtrack. Kubrick wanted to cut up “Atom Heart Mother” for use on Clockwork but Floyd refused. In reply, Kubrick prominently displayed a copy of Echoes in Clockwork, but not the music. Roger Waters later sent Kubrick a message as a backward lyric on a later album(I forget which). Don’t know if it helps but its a cool story nonetheless
Here is a very good Rick track as Syd had gone round the bend at this time. Syd wrote all the songs and was the main singer. Rick did not want to be the front man. I like the song.
Gilmour was the one who would stand up to Waters. I think post Dark Side or Wish You Were Here it was miserable to be in the band.
Watch The Live 8 videos on YouTube. Geldof got Roger to agree and they finally got Gilmour to say yes.
If you watch it, it is kind of sad. Waters is very happy with an almost “why did I break up the band.” Dave could not get off the stage fast enough. Rog talked about maybe doing more gigs (reunion) and Gilmour said no. At this point, Rick Wright’s health was going down. Sad. I think Waters regretted what he did breaking up the band but after The Wall - how could they top that?
Susie Q -CCR
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Light My Fire - Doors
Don’t Fear the Reaper was BOC’s moment. Nothing else came close. They couldn’t duplicate it live, though.
Surprised it took all the way to post 74 for that to come up. Was it in '74 that that tune came out? Right around there, any way. Good call.
There have been plenty of great guitar solo’s from Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, John McGloughlin, Al Di Meola, Frank Zappa, Duane Allman, Mark Nopfler, Edie Van Halen...
That is a great story. Had not heard that.
Echoes came out in the early 70’s though and it’s in it. Craftmore answered in #105. Now it’ll be a mystery what that meant. *sigh*
Another fan of Telegraph Road here
I myself am pretty uneducated on Fripp. I’ve certainly heard of him. I will look and see what I can find!
did someone mention Jimi? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4RTVi5dfPQ
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