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A play off the previous guitarist thread, what are your favorite guitar solos?

For me:

1. Billy Corgan (SP) on Soma

2. Nancy Wilson (Heart) on Crazy on You ( If you haven't seen this...)

3. Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) on I'm So Afraid

4. Clapton on Crossroads

5. And of course... Eddie on Eruption Cocaine's a hell of a drug...
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Originally posted by Shane T.:
A play off the previous guitarist thread, what are your favorite guitar solos?

For me:

1. Billy Corgan (SP) on Soma

2. Ann Wilson (Heart) on Crazy on You ( If you haven't seen this...) Um, actually that's Nancy. But Ann does play guitar, keyboard, and flute.

3. Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) on I'm So Afraid

4. Clapton on Crossroads

5. And of course... Eddie on Eruption Cocaine's a hell of a drug...
Mick Taylor on Time Waits For No One
Albert Lee on Sweet Little Lisa (Dave Edmunds)
David Gilmour on Time
Dave Davies on You Really Got Me (consideration given to era)
Richard Thompson on You Can't Win
Robert Quine on Downtown Train

There are many Clapton solos I love. Let It Grow. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad. Badge. While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
For the combination of unsurpassed brilliance...

#1 "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" as performed by Derek and the Dominoes - Clapton on traditional lead blues guitar and Duane on slide. The most perfect guitar playing on any song.

Given what Clapton (and to a lesser extent, Duane Allman) was doing in about a 5 year period between '66 and '70, if I were in the right mood, I might create a top ten list with just him/them. But I won't.

The other extraordinary performances (in no particular order)...

"Crossroads", Clapton (Cream) -- and bonus points for the performance being live

"I am Yours", Duane Allman (Derek and the Dominoes) -- slide guitar

"Sultans of Swing", Knopfler (Dire Straits) -- both the interlude and the coda are outstanding, though edge to the interlude

"Tunnel of Love", Knopfler (Dire Straits) -- the coda

Other...

-Clapton: "White Room", "Born Under a Bad Sign", "Bell Bottom Blues", "Little Wing"

-Duane Allman: "Little Wing", "Blue Sky" (Betts also rocks on this)

-Pete Townsend: "Substitute" (from the Live at Leeds recording)

-Kieth Richards: "Sympathy for the Devil"

-Jimi Hendrix: "All Along the Watchtower"

The best recent guitar solo is Tom Morello's (coda) at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock Hall concert when brought on by Bruce to perform "Ghost of Tom Joad" with him. Watch >here<
Dick Dale, "Misirlou".

Aside from that, I'm definitely a 70s/80s kid:

Tom Scholz, "Long Time"
Alex Lifeson, the "Lerxt in Wonderland" section of "La Villa Strangiato"
Trevor Rabin, "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Eddie Van Halen, so many great ones but "Hot for Teacher" comes to mind first
Larry Carlton, "Kid Charlemagne"
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
For the combination of unsurpassed brilliance...

#1 "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" as performed by Derek and the Dominoes - Clapton on traditional lead blues guitar and Duane on slide. The most perfect guitar playing on any song.

Given what Clapton (and to a lesser extent, Duane Allman) was doing in about a 5 year period between '66 and '70, if I were in the right mood, I might create a top ten list with just him/them. But I won't.

The other extraordinary performances (in no particular order)...

"Crossroads", Clapton (Cream) -- and bonus points for the performance being live

"I am Yours", Duane Allman (Derek and the Dominoes) -- slide guitar

"Sultans of Swing", Knopfler (Dire Straits) -- both the interlude and the coda are outstanding, though edge to the interlude

"Tunnel of Love", Knopfler (Dire Straits) -- the coda

Other...

-Clapton: "White Room", "Born Under a Bad Sign", "Bell Bottom Blues", "Little Wing"

-Duane Allman: "Little Wing", "Blue Sky" (Betts also rocks on this)

-Pete Townsend: "Substitute" (from the Live at Leeds recording)

-Kieth Richards: "Sympathy for the Devil"

-Jimi Hendrix: "All Along the Watchtower"

The best recent guitar solo is Tom Morello's (coda) at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock Hall concert when brought on by Bruce to perform "Ghost of Tom Joad" with him. Watch >here<


Heard/Saw him perform this with Bruce last year in Pittsburgh, it was incredible live.
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Originally posted by patespo1:
quote:
Originally posted by winetarelli:
For the combination of unsurpassed brilliance...

#1 "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" as performed by Derek and the Dominoes - Clapton on traditional lead blues guitar and Duane on slide. The most perfect guitar playing on any song.

Given what Clapton (and to a lesser extent, Duane Allman) was doing in about a 5 year period between '66 and '70, if I were in the right mood, I might create a top ten list with just him/them. But I won't.

The other extraordinary performances (in no particular order)...

"Crossroads", Clapton (Cream) -- and bonus points for the performance being live

"I am Yours", Duane Allman (Derek and the Dominoes) -- slide guitar

"Sultans of Swing", Knopfler (Dire Straits) -- both the interlude and the coda are outstanding, though edge to the interlude

"Tunnel of Love", Knopfler (Dire Straits) -- the coda

Other...

-Clapton: "White Room", "Born Under a Bad Sign", "Bell Bottom Blues", "Little Wing"

-Duane Allman: "Little Wing", "Blue Sky" (Betts also rocks on this)

-Pete Townsend: "Substitute" (from the Live at Leeds recording)

-Kieth Richards: "Sympathy for the Devil"

-Jimi Hendrix: "All Along the Watchtower"

The best recent guitar solo is Tom Morello's (coda) at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock Hall concert when brought on by Bruce to perform "Ghost of Tom Joad" with him. Watch >here<


Heard/Saw him perform this with Bruce last year in Pittsburgh, it was incredible live.


Here's another version filmed on my iPhone 2 years ago at The Pond in Anaheim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVfwzS-Ezxk
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Off the top of my head, I'd add:

Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing - from "In The West".

The version from the "In The West" album is my favorite. Good choice!!!

A couple of my personal favorites include...

Alex Lifeson - There are so many from which to choose but I'll start with "Between The Wheels" from the R30 Live recording.

Joe Satriani - "Ice 9" from the Satriani Live album.

Steve Morse - "Ted The Mechanic" from the Purpendicular album.

David Gilmour - "Run Like Hell" from the Pulse album.

Trevor Rabin - Beginning solo section of "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" from the Union Live release.

Steve Howe - "Mood For A Day" from Yessongs.

Reb Beach (of Winger) - "She's Only 17" from The Very Best of Winger album.

Pete Townshend - "Imagine A Man" from The Who By Numbers album.

Lots of others to recommend too including Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy), Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow), Steve Rothery (Marillion), Robin Trower, Nick Barrett (Pendragon)
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THIS version

Mmm...fun. Like winetarelli, I could make a list of just Clapton stuff, but I will try to avoid.

Clapton:
"Don't think Twice, It's Alright" from Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert
Pretty much every solo on The Dominos L&OALS (just look at my username)

Allman Brothers
"Blue Sky" in a pre-release concert from SUNY Stonybrook in 1971

Funkadelic:
"Maggot Brain"

Pink Floyd:
"Meddle"

Wilson Pickett (Duane Allman):
"Hey Jude"

I've been an avid collector of Clapton live recordings (call them bootlegs if you will)for about 25 years, and there are many many songs I can listen to over and over and over due to that singular guitar solo. Too many to list here, but he really is at his best on a stage.
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Off the top of my head, I'd add:

Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing - from "In The West".

The version from the "In The West" album is my favorite. Good choice!!!

I haven't listened to this album in decades. I remember hearing it though, and on the tracks that said they were recorded in San Diego and thinking, 'man, that's cool!' But I realized later that there was no way that was a US audience, circa 1970...it's a proper Brit one, waiting for the final note before a nice, polite golf clap.
Kirk Hammett (Metallica) - Disposable Heroes. I think it matches the militaristic tone and subject matter of the song very well.

Ted Nugent on Stranglehold. I heard this on the radio recently and gave it some thought. No technical virtuosity, but what was interesting was a sense of tension and suspense during the solo, which is played over a slow-ish simple bass/drum section. I think the old-school echo adds a certain mood.

Stevie Ray Vaughan on Lenny. I love clean Fender Strat sound.

Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) on Bulls on Parade. My favorite dose of his version of Rap DJ scratch technique.

David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) on Comfortably Numb. Another guy making fantastic use of what a Fender Strat gives you, and conveying shitloads of emotion in a relatively small number of notes.

Kirk Hammett (again) on Bleeding Me. With the "Black Album" he started way over-using the wah pedal to the point of being a caricature. However, it is perfect in this song.

On the heels of "when did rock die", I went dumpster diving for this thread.

some of my personal favorites:

Money- Pink Floyd. One of the first solos I wanted to learn how to play on guitar.

Just what I Needed- The Cars.  Short, but brilliant.

My Sharona- The Knack. Still blows me away.

Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin. Timeless and classic.

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