is the one in Maybe I'm Amazed. Not even joking.
No More Lonely Nights (1984). Just the absolute pits.
Because it has a few solo's wich are all at the top of the world.
Mick Box rules!
Oh, and i you have the chance;go see them live.
You will see a band that enjoy's playing so much it wil surprise you
Or the tiny bit in Friction after he says "if I ever catch that ventriloquist..."
Alex Lifeson himself says it's his best. So melancholy yet powerful.
his guitar on the Fripp/Eno Evening Star is beyond gorgeous
is what I'd go with
I can also play a blues pentatonic.
once I've killed you and that.
though I always loved the awkward clang in Fin by Pavement.
The last 2 minutes of Oh! Sweet Nuthin' by The Velvets is just about perfect.
i'm not too fussed about bits that can strictly be classed as guitar solos, i prefer wig outs or whatever. solos just strike me of being a part of boring, generic song structures a lot of the time.
it's just there and it doesn't feel forced
elliott smith - strung out again
steely dan - gold teeth II
queen - killer queen
jimi hendrix - red house live
Curly-hair, curly guitar lead, cheesy fucking shit cunt.
Queen can fuck right off.
Absolutely perfect in every way.
Incredible combination of controlled chaos and jaw-dropping precision. And that little reverse upstroke at 4.06 is just astonishing. Gets me every time.
Doll! Steak! Test! Meat!
possibly The Lung
I mean Dinosaur Jr are great, but when I think about J's guitar playing, I realise that it's his whole sound & style & way of attacking a riff that I love, rather than the actual solos. In fact all his solos sound pretty much the same to me - very cool, but more or less interchangeable.
The classic guitar moments are things like the opening bars of Little Fury Things, the breakdown in Post, the fatness of the riff in Start Choppin, the deluge of noise at the end of Tarpit. That last one is probably my favourite thing that J's ever done, but I don't know if you'd call it a "solo" as such.
but the first one that made me sit up and go 'fuck me!' was, perhaps predictably, Paranoid Android
No, YOU fuck off!
then it's Song For Turner by Major Stars. If Maggot Brain counts then it counts I think
Wayne Rogers is the best. Massively underrated!
a tear falla out my eye
never heard of them, but it does sound fantastic.
The one you linked to is probably the best one I have heard so far, but some really good stuff here, I imagine they would be ace live.
the album Syntoptikon is great but it has a lot more singing on it. Couple of big long guitar burners too though. They played the Thirstin Moore ATP in 2006 but his amp kept breaking so that kept ruining the momentum, they should come back over
play like your mother just died.
I'm pretty against guitar solos most of the time, but this one rules.
From 'Weasels Ripped My Flesh'
1 min 36 secs....
but this one really got one, from The Wave Pictures doing If You Leave It Alone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0b-rU_4m0 (from about 2.40)
that it would be even better if he would hit the right notes.
Dire straits , Queen and Pink floyd all in the furry little animals solo..
Anyone who disagrees is an idiot. Shred it Nigel!
and no one has mentioned anything off Siamese Dream yet.
'Silverfuck', 'Soma', 'Cherub Rock'...come on.
or Thru the eyes of a ruby when they crack out the ridiculous live version
... in the traditional solo sense, it has to be Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd?
ONE FUCKING NOTE
Just so... perfect
The full length version of it will take your head off.
but Blue Sky by The Allman Brothers Band would be my choice, the tone, the melodies, everything about it. 90 seconds of Duane in the left channel, a couple of bars where they cross over and then 90 seconds of Dickie in the right channel. I could listen to this solo over and over and over again and never get bored or stop smiling.
Marc Ribot, I do believe
That song & that solo are probably the #1 reason why John was the greatest Beatle
Two solos for the price of one and it's just divine. Or not
I want my guitar to do that.
also the best live band I've ever been lucky enough to see
isn't bad either!
Fiery Gun Hand.
Five minutes of sheer GLORY, but the real SPLENDOUR begins at around 3:20.
Not just a guitar solo. A combined guitar solo, keyboard solo, xylophone solo, and sax solo.
and then thought about posting this song to it, but I wasn't near a computer
anyway, yeah, best solo ever etc etc. although technically it's kinda cheating ;)
Swervedriver. Most of their discography consists of songs which are mental duelling guitar solos for the entirety of the song.
Have always loved this one:
Think my favourite of all time though might be the solo at the end of Digital Love by Daft Punk (probably done on a synth, despite sounding like a guitar)
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