Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scopitone, Mar 3, 2017.
And since folks love to describe an electric bass as a bass guitar (it was designed after the double bass, not a guitar; there just happened to a confluence), I'll offer this:
Great playing; poor mix:
Better mix; fantastic playing:
One of Holdsworth’s most lyrical solos:
Solo begins at 3:00.
One of Shawn Lane’s best solos, IMHO:
Solo begins at 4:20.
Here's ten of my faves:
The Beatles - Nowhere Man
Felt - Cathedral
Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower
Television - Marquee Moon
Lynard Skynard - Freebird
Deep Purple - Highway Star
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Capt Beefheart & The Magic Band - Kandy Korn
Velvet Underground - Heard Her Call My Name
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
I'll post the lesser known Felt track............
The great Christian Muenzner. Starts at 2.22:
Luke, baby! Starts around 2:45.
The alternate Smoke on the Water solo is marvelous. The part at 3:18-3:32 might be some of Blackmore's finest playing.
Johnny Lang - A Quitter Never Wins
16 years old when his first album "Lie To Me" came out in '97.
There's the Intro & then Solo's @ 2:42 & 4:50.
Dave Mason "Look At You Look At Me".
Led Zeppelin - Custard Pie. A display of absolute genius by Page at 1:57 when the plays the root notes of the descending chord progression in the middle of a solo.
About two minutes in, absolutely brilliant guitar by John Perry
Deebank’s guitar work on those early Felt albums and singles is sublime. I’ve always been much more of a fan of the Cherry Red era
I've always loved this Mick Grabham solo from Procol Harum's "The Idol". Not super flashy or technical but his fitting the mainly pentatonic bluesy solo around the melody is just awesome. His Les Paul tone is wonderful too.
This fan video uses animation from a Russian film called "The Glass Harmonica" from 1968 which really adds to the song. Solo starts 4:50.
One of Elvis's best guitar solos; perfectly thought out.
Amazing solo by Jeff Beck on the Yardbirds' Happenings Ten Years Time Ago.
Jamey Johnson, "Give It Away"
starts around 3:49
Assuming I can work the forum search function correctly (no guarantee there), I haven't seen this example show up yet. Not exactly who you'd expect to see in a "great guitar solo" thread, but Carpenters included a great fuzz guitar solo by Tony Peluso in Goodbye To Love - and caused apoplectic reactions across the board for daring to mix a "hard rock" guitar solo into a love ballad. Garments were rended in protest...
Initial solo at 1:28 through 1:55; extended solo picks up at 2:51 and goes through the end of the song just past the 4:00 mark. That's a lot of fuzz guitar for Carpenters!
Jimi Hendrix, on “Old Times Good Times” by Stephen Stills
Eric Clapton, on “Go Back Home” by Stephen Stills
Apparently, Donald and Walter left this one in the can from the Aja sessions - I think maybe they didn't like the lyrics and changed them when re-visiting the track for Gaucho?
Anyway, Larry Carlton was surprised to see his name mentioned in a review for Gaucho since as far as he was aware, he was not involved with their new album!
"Third World Man"
Sorry if this one has been mentioned:
UFO, Michael Schenker - Rock Bottom
Solo at 2:35. Rip on 80's stuff all you want, but some of these dudes could play. Always thought this was a perfect mix of melodic lines and vulgar displays of "chops."
Mick Taylor - Sway
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