Best instrumental ever

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Drop_D, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. I was wondering what´s ,in your opinion ,the best instrumental play ever, i´m not refering to solo artist, but "full" bands.

    My fav is Dance Of Eternity from Dream Theater.
  2. lol

    lol Guest

    Jul 21, 2001
    Lyon (France)
    I prefer Erotomania or Hell's Kitchen, they are much better than the Dance Of Eternity which is only about technique (no melodies, no feeling.. IMHO)

    If you saw Mike Portnoy's video (Liquid Drum Theater), you can hear him say that TDOE was only done to be the most technical and complex instrumental ever.. And I don't think a good instrumental is ONLY technique..

    Some of the Liquid Tension Experiment songs are also really good (Paradigm Shift, Another Dimension, When The Water Breaks..)
    and you can hear true feeling in them..
  3. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I vote for Vivaldi's Four Seasons as performed by Ithak Perlman.
  4. I think "orion" by Metallica is real cool, that mini-bass solo is very cool.
  5. i'm partial to "arpeggiator" by fugazi.
  6. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I like "Riding the Forth Wave" by Catch 22
  7. I got your point. but the feeling you´re talking about is very subjective.
    But i do agree that Erotomania and Hell's Kitchen are really good.
    But we´re forgetting YTSE JAM :)
  8. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    i chose:
    The living End - Closing in


    you mentioned both on a recent "best instrumental" thread...

    thanks to you i downloaded both and fell in love with them

    nice basslines on those two
  9. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Although I like DT´s instrumentals, I gotta say..VERSITILE RESIDUE! That´s one helluva song..
  10. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I forgot about that one. That song is super gnar
  11. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    I was waiting for someone to say that... ;)

    Anyway, what about the entire Tubular Bells album, or even a nice bit of Bach?
  12. I like 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' and 'One Of These Days', both by Pink Floyd.
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    dude!!! cool! :D thanks a lot. (it's mine too ;) )

    i also really dig ytse jam, yyz by rush, and genghis khan by iron maiden, off of killers - that's a cool song.

    (no, they're not Death Metal. If you haven't heard them, they can only be described as prog with strings.)
  15. One of these days by Pink Floyd...on a lower note, instumentals 1 and 2 and pretty little ditty by RHCP...
  16. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
  17. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    YYZ by Rush is my alltime favorite
  18. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York

    I prefer the live version(from Exit.....Stage Left)only because of Neil's Drum solo(I was a Drummer before taking up Bass).

    Another favorite would be "Merciless Onslaught" from Metal Church.
  19. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Even though there are some muffled spoken word portions in it, Third Stone from the Sun from Hendrix. Great feel.
  20. Bethoven's 9th symphony