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Favorite "emotional" guitar solo

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Thunderbird91, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. I'm sure something like this has been done before but i couldn't find anything in the search.

    What is your favorite guitar solo that isn't really about the speed of the notes but more the emotions it makes you feel?

    If you don't know what I'm talking about John Frusciante's (from Red Hot CHili Peppers) solo on "Californication" It is nothing to special technically but I think it is just amazing and gives me this indescribable feeling every time I hear it.

    whats your favorite "emotional" guitar solo?

    ....and I don't mean emo.
  2. Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary

  3. Steve Hackett's guitar solo on "Firth of Fifth". This is on the Genesis "Selling England by the Pound" album. Steve makes his guitar cry in a way that it's sound still sends chills through me.

    Paul Mac
  4. Pink Floyd's comfortably numb.

    I just about cry when listening to it.
  5. Marilyn Manson - Fundamentally Loathsome

    Sweet, sweet solo. The song is very bluesy. And John 5 is just a ****ing great guitar player (don't think Zim Zum recorded that one).
  6. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I like the demo tracks for Hendrix's 'Bold as Love' and 'Little Wing.'
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Frank Zappa's "Watermelon In Easter Hay" from "Joe's Garage".
  8. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
  9. Otso


    Mar 6, 2006
    Alice in Chains - Dirt
    - Love, Hate, Love
    - Sickman

    I love Jerry Cantrell's stuff. :hyper:

    Edit: How could I forget: Screaming Trees - Make My Mind
  10. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Comfortably Numb!!!! WOW :eek:
    one of the best solos ever

    Rush - Limelight

    Dream Theater - Lines In The Sand (a great emotional solo from a guy who isn't exactly known for them)

    Neil Young - Cortez The Killer

    Porcupine Tree - Sound of Muzak and Arriving Somewhere...
    Steven Wilson is a genius when it comes to solos!

    Steve Howe (from Yes) has some good ones, like And You And I
  11. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    Unfortunately almost unknown Hendrix track called "Hey Baby" (Land of the New Rising Sun). There are two solos in it; one at the intro and the second one in the middle of the song.

    Anyone really interested in hearing an emotive solo would find it well worth their time to search this song out.
  12. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Confortably Numb

    I almost cried when I saw it at Liveaid and everytime I hear it shivers go down my spine.
  13. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Agreed. Best Hendrix track IMHO.
  14. mvw356


    Mar 2, 2006
    anything by david gilmour is a good try, check out the first solo of pigs (the one with the talk box). also check the intro solo to shine on you crazy diamond. the simplicity and gilmour's playing are awesome.

    also check mark knopfler, anything by him is emotive, beautyfull and fits the song perfectly. not really flashy either.
    nuff talk about guitarists
  15. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The beginning of Steely Dan's "Don't Take Me Alive", and Michael Stern's solo in "Goodbye Again".
  16. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Seeing this thread also made me think of Carlton...like "Spiral" & "Kid Charlemagne".

    Emotional solos not about the speed/notes also brings Santana to mind(e.g. "Black Magic Woman")

    I'm also thinking Beck's solo on "Cause We Ended As Lovers", Kath's "25 Or 6 To 4" solo, etc
  17. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    That's the first one that came to my mind.
  18. zazz


    Feb 27, 2004
    +++1 for this track break

    i thought of this one first (and i know the bit you mean) before i even read your post so i think this must be worth a listen to anyone who wants to hear something that will really take you.
  19. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    A big ol' +1. I'm glad someone else recognizes the greatness that is this guitar solo.

    I have a version of "Riviera Paradise" by SRV that is pretty astounding. It might be compounded by the fact that it's from the last show he ever played.

    And, you can add any solo by Sonny Sharrock on "Ask the Ages," too....
  20. absolutely...proves that less is often more . you should check out his solo cd's . Amazing musician :)

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