Five Guitar Solos that everyone should hear

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  1. ian christopher

    ian christopher Forum Resident Thread Starter

    longer days give plenty of opportunities to roll the windows down or fire up the barbecue/slow cooker and hope that others can feel the rush of your favorite 6-string flights of fury.

    It will be interesting to see and hear what other HoffmanForumers contribute.

    Here are 5 of mine that are particularly mind-blowing, eargasm inducing, goosebump creating:

    1: Andy Summers (the Police) - "Driven to Tears"
    2: Criss Oliva (Savatage) - "Hounds"
    3: Peter Buck (REM) - "The Flowers of Guatemala"
    4: Dickey Betts/Duane Allman - "Blue Sky"
    5: Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions) - "Sails of Charon"
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  2. alchemy

    alchemy Forum Resident

    Sterling, VA
    Eric Clapton - In Concert - Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad?
    Junior Brown - Surf Medley
    Mick Taylor - Rolling Stones - Brussels Afair KBFH version Gimme Shelter
    Mick Taylor - Bob Dylan - Real Live - I&I
    Lowell George - Waiting For Columbus - Mercenary Territory (especially the sax guitar interplay)
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  3. Bathory

    Bathory 30 yr Single Malt, not just for breakfast anymore


    anything by Pat Travers

    so many more, no time to list all
  4. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    Interesting thread idea. Can Hoffman forum members keep it to just five? We’ll find out.

    I need to think about mine a bit, but I’m interested to read others’ selections.
  5. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident

    Michael Schenker-Rock Bottom (live version)
    Steve Hackett- Firth of Fith
    Todd Rundgren-Singring and the Glass Guitar
    Steve Howe-To be Over
    Guthrie Govan(Steven Wilson)-First Regret #9
  6. dbz

    dbz Bolinhead.

    Live At Leeds (UK)
    1. Quadrant 4-Tommy Bolin
    2. Brighton Rock-Brian May
    3. You Fool No One-Ritchie Blackmore (Made In Europe version).
    4. What God Wants-Jeff Beck
    5. Need Your Love So Bad-Peter Green
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  7. Frittenköter

    Frittenköter Forum Resident

    i can't help but notice that this thread is sorely lacking in the one and only Frank Zappa

    Any Kind Of Pain (Broadway The Hard Way)
    Canarsie (Shut Up...)
    Pygmy Twylyte (You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 2)
    The Illinois Enema Bandit (Zappa In New York)
    The Torture Never Stops (You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1)

    and a bonus non-Frank pick:

    The Gates Of Delirium - Yes
  8. wiseblood

    wiseblood Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    Eric Clapton - "Steppin' Out" from the Bluesbreakers record
    Marc Ford - "My Morning Song" from the Black Crowes Southern Harmony album
    Jeff Beck - "Cause We've Ended As Lovers"
    Robben Ford - "The Brother"
    Jimmy Page - "Ten Years Gone" (and I have a very difficult time adding him to any of these lists as he's kinda lost favor with me over the years but I was working on this with some folks last night and it's really beautiful and a real testament to his production ability).
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  9. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    New York City
    Off the top of my head...

    Vinnie Vincent Invasion - Animal
    Westworld - I Can't Run
    Black Sabbath - Voodoo
    Heart - Magic Man
    Judas Priest - Victim of Changes (Unleashed/Live)
  10. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Frank Zappa - Watermelon in Easter Hay
  11. Lonecat

    Lonecat Forum Resident

    1. UFO- Love to Love (preferably the live version on Strangers in the Night...but the studio version is great too. Either way, it's one of Schenker's finest moments.)
    2. Mountain-Travelin' in the Dark. Crazy good...Leslie hit this one out of the park.
    3. The Move- Last Thing on My Mind. Roy Wood gets psychedelic. Raga 12 string through a wah pedal, backwards guitars and a solo that tells an epic story on a completely reimagined Tom Paxton classic? Check, check, and check.
    4. Dire Straits-Tunnel of Love from Live Alchemy. Knopfler takes his band's best song and extends it to maximum goose bump inducing effect.
    5. Queen-White Queen From Live at the Rainbow. I heard this broadcast in the early 80's on a program called something like "From the Vaults" on WBLM out of Portland, Maine when I was 14 or so. Brian May takes what was a very good acoustic solo on Queen II and plays an incredible solo on his Red Special with his Echoplexes and wall of Vox AC-30s set on stun. The next day, I went and bought my first guitar.
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  12. Dirkwkirk

    Dirkwkirk Forum Resident

    Jeff Beck, just about anything.
    Terry Kath quite a few.
    Santana. Europa.
    Mick Taylor. Time waits for no one.
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  13. Dan Steely

    Dan Steely Never Gonna Do It Without The Fez On

    I'm only going to mention one and it may not even be considered a guitar solo:

    Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

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  14. IbMePdErRoIoAmL

    IbMePdErRoIoAmL lazy drunken hillbilly with a heart full of hate

    Richard Thompson - any/all of 'em.
    (Most guitarists could learn a lot from listening to him run scales.)
  15. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    Velvet Underground — “I Heard Her Call My Name” (Lou Reed)

    David Bowie — “Moonage Daydream” (Mick Ronson)
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  16. Mr. Grieves

    Mr. Grieves Forum Resident

    Neil Young - Cortez
    Hendrix - Voodoo Chilie
    Television (Verlaine/Lloyd) - Marquee Moon
    The Knack(Averre) - My Sharona
    Prince - Purple Rain

    Honorable mentions:

    Nels Cline - Impossible Germany
    Jack White - Ball & Biscuit
    Santana - Black Magic Woman
    Clapton - Layla
    Keith - Sympathy for the Devil
    David Gilmour - Time
    Lou Reed - I Heard her Call My Name

    EDIT: Grant Green - Idle Moments !
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  17. mick_sh

    mick_sh Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

    Madrid, Spain
    Jimmy Page - Since I’ve Been Loving You x 5
  18. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    I’d say that’s a guitar piece not a guitar solo. That’s just my opinion.
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  19. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing (Alchemy Live)
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird (Pronounced...)
    Megadeth - Hangar 18 (Rust in Peace)
    Genesis - Ripples (A Trick of the Tail)
    Pink Floyd - Time (The Dark Side...)
  20. Riccardo2

    Riccardo2 Forum Resident

    Pink Floyd - Hey You
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  21. Riccardo2

    Riccardo2 Forum Resident

    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
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  22. Riccardo2

    Riccardo2 Forum Resident

    Metallica - Fade to Black
  23. stonesfcr

    stonesfcr Forum Resident

    Albert King - I Believe To My Soul (Blues At Sunrise): My all-time favorite solo, chills everytime I hear it
    Led Zeppelin - Tangerine (LZIII)
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me The Breeze (Second Helping)
    Kiss - 100,000 Years (Alive)
    Megadeth - Holy Wars (Rust In Peace): Mustaine magnum opus, there are a lot of metal solos to choose, but this is quite unique and reflects Mustaine character perfectly IMO, what makes him a master metal songwriter

    *Fleetwood Mac - Come (Say You Will)
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  24. Riccardo2

    Riccardo2 Forum Resident

    Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears
  25. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    New York City
    Oooo good one...but I like the Double Platinum version best.
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