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
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My exposure to music has been wide ranging, but I suffer ignorance, which is to say my eyes will be opened via links posted on this thread.
Here are some solos that have made a lasting impression on me in this short life, not in any particular order:
Jimmy Page, Heartbreaker, Led Zeppelin II
Elliott Randall, Reelin’ In the Years, Steely Dan
David Gilmour, Breathe, Pink Floyd
Derek Trucks, All I Do, The Derek Trucks Band
Mike Stern, Fat Time, Miles Davis
Mike Stern, Jean Pierre, Miles Davis
Albert Collins, I Got the Feeling, Albert Collins & The Icebreakers
Mike Sembello, Contusion, Stevie Wonder
James Fair, The New Road, Acoustique Complete, Vol. I
That's a .5% start. So many more good ones out there. Steely Dan alone brings several classic guitar solos into play. Martin Barre's solo, too, is worthy of the list, to be sure. Never heard the account of his distraction while recording.
Next up: Greatest Rhythm Guitar Tracks of All Time. Would love to hear some comments on that.
I won't claim to know much about music now, and I even knew less 30 years ago but I always loved APP. The guitar playing was so much cleaner and the music so much more sophisticated than most of what was on the radio. Tales of Mystery and Imagination will always be on my favorites list.
What about the guy who would be regarded as the best ever had he not contracted ALS......JASON F'N BECKER!
Actually a good portion of the APP was part of the band “Pilot” of (”Ho Ho Ho It’s Magic” fame, which was produced by Parsons). Bairnson was the guitarist, and David Paton, who sang on a lot of early Parsons songs, was the bassist.
Randy Bachmann overlooked by everyone?
Wow, I have zero memory of that song. Must have been one of their more minor hits.
Nobody else comes close.
Frampton’s ‘Do You Feel Like We Do’ deserves some recognition as well.
Tommi Iommi! He lost the tips of some fingers in an accident at work before they made it big. I saw a show once. They were dirt poor in Manchester. Tommi made Ozzy.
Here's something a little bit older.
Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Remake from Jimmy Hendrix.
I thought Sabbath was from Birmingham.
The spanish/nylon string guitar parts are great but the pedal steel brings you to tears. Amazing playings and song. I think arguably Gilmour’s best.
No one mentioned Dimebag Daryl either. (runs away)
[didn’t Clapton cover that, too?]
Fun thread. Thanks for posting.
Caught that Craft...and I do believe you are correct..*sigh* (you could have corrected me ... I’m not too thin skinned) :)
Jimi Hendrix was a super sneaky rhythm player. Another guy I like and who never gets mentioned (and in fact I don't even know his name) is Macy Gray' guitar player. He's always always in the background doing some tasty Stax approved rhythm fill or Steve Cropperism. I'm not a big fan of modern R&B but his playing inspired me to buy that first album of hers, which is really good.
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