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The 20 Greatest Guitar Solos Of All Time (or "What I Did With My Wednesday Night")
guitarist ^ | Tue 22 Mar 2011, 5:05 pm GMT

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.


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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

Really? Wow... That song sucked. Speaking of Poison you listen to some of the songs, Every rose has a thorn and Mother by Pink Floyd and the beginning sound awfully alike..


251 posted on 04/13/2011 8:35:14 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: crazydad

It is kind of sad. He never got over his dad’s death. How could you? He has no voice anymore. Solo stuff does suck.
You could see his joy and regret at Live 8. He missed the band. Sad.

PF post Rog had a few good songs. High Hopes which supposedly polly wrote the lyrics for. The song is all about them growing up in Oxford and growing older and regrets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c00uzdsdG-4&feature=related


252 posted on 04/13/2011 8:35:31 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: crazydad; Outlaw Woman
My pleasure. Another tidbit you might like is the fact that Roger Waters firmly believes that Andrew Loyd Webber plagarized “Echoes” for The Phantom of the Opera. IIRC Waters believes he has an actionable case, but I believe his statement (paraphrasing here) was that life is too short to spend it suing "Andrew Effin Loyd Webber"
253 posted on 04/13/2011 8:35:58 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (<=== Proudly resides in occupied Georgia)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

Not as bad as “Nothing But A Good Time” by Poison. I was 25 then and knew rock was dying...quickly.


254 posted on 04/13/2011 8:36:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: crazydad

Post 105 Craftmore said it is:

One of these days,,im going to cut you into little pieces,,,


255 posted on 04/13/2011 8:36:43 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: Frantzie

High hopes is one of the best most talented songs of the Post Waters Pink Floyd. They were a great band. And now we are down to three.


256 posted on 04/13/2011 8:38:02 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: InvisibleChurch

Eric Clapton, playing Classical Gas (originally by Mason Williams).

Go hear it for yourself on youtube - a TRUE guitar solo, not a ‘riff’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coTqEQXeVMQ


257 posted on 04/13/2011 8:38:25 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
Link: Eddie: 316 & Eruption Live
258 posted on 04/13/2011 8:39:02 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

Wow.. I thought the Beatles thought they were god. Sounds Like Ole Roger has a bit of an Obama er I mean god complex.


259 posted on 04/13/2011 8:40:05 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: Outlaw Woman
More than 250 post and not a mention of B.B. King

Doesn't Blues count?

260 posted on 04/13/2011 8:40:23 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: crazydad

Oh no kidding? Well you know, some of the absolute best creativity comes from tension and hatred! It may very well be their best work.

Using Fleetwood Mac as an example and their ‘Rumours’ album. Made at a time where all the relationships were taking a nosedive. Very good stuff.


261 posted on 04/13/2011 8:40:36 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: buccaneer81

You have a point.....can you imaging how insulting it would be to know that as Warrant’s guitarist you got bumped for (cough) CC DeVille?


262 posted on 04/13/2011 8:41:36 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (<=== Proudly resides in occupied Georgia)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

LOL! Now that’s a good one. Andrew Effin Loyd Weber! lol


263 posted on 04/13/2011 8:42:46 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: CharacterCounts

Had the honor of seeing him about 4 years ago in Laughlin NV.

Mind=BLOWN.

Mine, not his ;) He ain’t getting younger but he still has it in spades.


264 posted on 04/13/2011 8:43:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SatinDoll

Wow, that’s cool. I didn’t know Clapton had ever recorded that.


265 posted on 04/13/2011 8:45:23 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo
Oh yeah... Billy Gibbons...

I started to mention Billy Gibbons when I started at the top of the threed but kept reading and ya beat me to it.

Billy and Jimi Hendrix connection...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtphcGUAOmc

Gibbons plus Dusty Hills are an amazing guitar duo as well.

266 posted on 04/13/2011 8:46:36 PM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: CharacterCounts

You’re right. Stevie Ray Vaughn was mentioned who was heavily influenced by blues. BB is definitely an honorable mention.

Also, Kenny Wayne Shepard...not as well known but I believe he looked to the greats while he was learning to play; BB King, Stevie Ray etc. And himself plays a mean guitar.


267 posted on 04/13/2011 8:47:00 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: InvisibleChurch

bookmark for later listening


268 posted on 04/13/2011 8:47:59 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: InvisibleChurch

FZ - Watermelon in Easter Hay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_F36BafKis


269 posted on 04/13/2011 8:51:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Outlaw Woman; crazydad
Waters isnt the only artist to accuse Webber of "borrowing"...

Check out this youtube video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW5wwi4ahLc&feature=related
270 posted on 04/13/2011 8:53:52 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (HTML impaired)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Machine gun (Hendrix)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK92W2RzbjE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzUfVMSoYYc&feature=related


271 posted on 04/13/2011 9:05:01 PM PDT by right way right
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To: DaiHuy

prince kicked butt on “still my guitar gently weeps”..a tribute to George Harrison


272 posted on 04/13/2011 9:06:31 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Just found this one on YouTube, this was some early Pat Metheny, back in 1980, around the time I first got into listening to him.....Nobody sounded like Metheny back then on electric (The Gibson ES-175 with the toothbrush), and I really miss that sound from him

PMG - Hermitage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXvnyqDgg0g


273 posted on 04/13/2011 9:10:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: InvisibleChurch

mark

Because i have so many things to say on this thread..


274 posted on 04/13/2011 9:12:43 PM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Anything that Dave Murray of Iron Maiden plays on the Fear of the Dark album. That was him at what I personally consider his absolute best lead work. His playing was creamy, tone full of emotion.

Judas Be My Guide - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YanCesjz3bw

Chains of Misery - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JSsOlkSD4U

Weekend Warrior (first solo) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zj7XmbFuiI


275 posted on 04/13/2011 9:15:19 PM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: COBOL2Java

It almost feels like the whole of “Goin’ Home” is a solo.


276 posted on 04/13/2011 9:16:05 PM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

LOL!


277 posted on 04/13/2011 9:17:16 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Well your thread turned out to be a wonderful diversion from all the insanity we find ourselves surrounded by. Thanks so much for starting it. We should do something like this at least once a week...you know something to keep our spirits up recalling what is good and decent and who we are as a people; as Americans

Have to think of a name... hmmmmmm Anyway thanks again IC!


278 posted on 04/13/2011 9:17:22 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: crazydad
Every rose has a thorn and Mother by Pink Floyd and the beginning sound awfully alike..

I like a lot of GNR songs, but I loathe Sweet Child o'Mine - the opening riff sounds EXACTLY like Rush's "Xanadu."

279 posted on 04/13/2011 9:17:58 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: Strategerist

Only GNR song worth a damn is “Welcome To The Jungle.” Anybody who waited 15 years for the “Chinese Democracy” album is an idiot.


280 posted on 04/13/2011 9:22:41 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
I myself am pretty uneducated on Fripp. I’ve certainly heard of him. I will look and see what I can find!

Well, I own every King Crimson album (certainly don't own everything Fripp has played on) and even I'd say have fun, but keep in mind Crimson isn't for everybody. You'll either love it, or think it's the worst thing you've ever heard.

I also wonder, if, anywhere on the planet, there's a woman that is a King Crimson fan...

281 posted on 04/13/2011 9:24:02 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: Frantzie
I saw Yes in Nashville, Steve Howe came out alone and said this is for all the musicians in Nashville. He played a classical Spanish guitar piece, the crowd was quiet and a end gave a standing ovation.
282 posted on 04/13/2011 9:29:14 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Sparky21555

PFLR


283 posted on 04/13/2011 9:34:31 PM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

Andrew Lloyd Webber is a creep. His music is ear wash.


284 posted on 04/13/2011 9:42:30 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: InvisibleChurch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuGvIVnWnTM

Jimmy Bryant — the original Telemaster.


285 posted on 04/13/2011 9:43:56 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: DaiHuy
r how about Duane Allman’s solo on Layla, oh yes it was Duane Allman

Not to disrespect Duane, but Derek Trucks has him beat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLQTbmUYI4A

286 posted on 04/13/2011 9:48:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: joelt

Eric Johnson’s “Zap” is even better than Cliffs of Dover.


287 posted on 04/13/2011 9:52:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: razorback-bert

He is an amazing guitarist.


288 posted on 04/13/2011 9:53:44 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Scythian

I watched it a long time ago. It is still at the same # you posted.


289 posted on 04/13/2011 9:55:36 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: buccaneer81
The guitar solo towards the end(7:10) of November Rain is top notch!
290 posted on 04/13/2011 10:13:59 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Andy Summers - Bring on the night. That’s a police song actually, but that melody and riff is all Andy. One of the most under rated guitarists of all time. I swear, the guy never plays a straight chord, he is so interesting to listen to. Great tutorial here from Andy which includes “Bring on the Night” at the end: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERYMlSJffcw&feature=youtube_gdata_player


291 posted on 04/13/2011 10:17:20 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: nonliberal

That’s a great song. Their newer stuff is really good also.


292 posted on 04/13/2011 10:18:37 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: InvisibleChurch
Since this has turned into a name dropping fest of sorts, of all the greats, I have to add another name and song that deserves to be here on this long arguable list with the others.

Y'all can look up yourself what you think of the persistent old rumor that Jimi Hendrix alluded to this guy as the world's greatest guitar player. (He did record in Hendrix's studio.)

In the mid 70's I heard a similar rumor myself from someone who kept up with the business -- specifically that David Gilmour, when asked how it felt to be the world's greatest guitarist, told the interviewer that he would have to ask Phil Keaggy to find out. Keaggy himself denies the rumors -- heard him deny it at a concert in 1977 when he was asked about it by the MC -- but I think that the fact that the rumors are even credible is a testimony about how good he is.

   Phil Keaggy - Emerging - Struck by the Love (1977)

   Hear it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWKy1iVgQC4

   (And NO, I did not post it on YouTube -- I just looked it up -- but I do have it on vinyl!)

   Also check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Keaggy_Band

OK, maybe not "the best" among all solos, but listen to all of it -- you might put it or another of his solos in the top echelon. (Keaggy could play "Aqualung" in his sleep so top 20 for sure!)

I loved that guy in the 70's, especially this song. Contemporary Christian Music pioneer. Grammy winner. He is an even better guitarist now, although still not too famous. You can certainly get behind his lyrics compared to those of some of the other greats who are great at guitar but do not seem so successful at life.

293 posted on 04/13/2011 10:18:46 PM PDT by Weirdad (Don't put up with ANY voter fraud...)
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To: Yardstick

Finally someone mentions Elliot Easton of The Cars. The solo on Just What I Needed is deceptively difficult to play properly, and damn tasty too. But a few that didnt make the list...

Rhodes-Over the Mountain, Goodbye to Romance, many more
SRV-Riviera Paradise. Amazing...
Yngwie-Now Your Ships Are Burned, 2nd solo


294 posted on 04/13/2011 10:32:58 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: knarf

They had three guitars in that song if I remember right.


295 posted on 04/13/2011 10:34:59 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: DaiHuy

How about Duane Allman in anything he did???????????


296 posted on 04/13/2011 10:36:31 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Here’s another guy that does not get enough love, George Lynch.

“Mr. Scary”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bSP8c3Apz4
“Tooth and Nail”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFDDjXfAD5Q
“Kiss of Death”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9oPBWsX-AY


297 posted on 04/13/2011 10:53:33 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: InvisibleChurch; Grizzled Bear
"The 20 Greatest Guitar Solos Of All Time"

....Every time Slash picks up a guitar! (he was one of my favs!)

298 posted on 04/14/2011 12:13:31 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: fedupjohn

Right you are! It’s a lame list if Ritchie isn’t even listed! Also, “Stargazer” from Rainbow. Some of the solos listed are CRAP!!! Where’s Jeff Beck or Clapton or Zappa? This list is like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-not talent or achievement based but “we like you based”.


299 posted on 04/14/2011 12:21:55 AM PDT by jfkcv67bt
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To: crazydad

One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces


300 posted on 04/14/2011 12:29:19 AM PDT by gracie1 (Look, just because you have to tolerate something doesnÂ’t mean you have to approve of it.)
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