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Favorite guitar solos

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I know, I know, I'm going against the holy parchment of no patronizing guitar, but I thought it would be cool to see what everyone's favorites solos were.

    Some of mine:

    Reelin' In the Years - Steely Dan (Elliot Randall)

    Under a Glass Moon - Dream Theater (John Petrruci)

    Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix (amazing rythm playing in the song also)

    Unforgiven - Metallica (Kirk Hammett)

    Just to name a few of course. I know I have more.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Anything by Allan Holdsworth - What a great free and individual spirit this man has and is able to convey through the guitar. One of my favorites is the solo on Closer To Home on Chad Wackerman's The View.
  3. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Any of those by Alex Lifeson...
  4. Listen


    May 19, 2002
    Agent Orange-Bloodstains (darknes version)
  5. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Rude Mood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  6. sbasssman

    sbasssman Guest

    Jan 1, 2002
    Any Eric Johnson solo from
    Ah Via Musicom
  7. dave navarro of jane's addiction on "been caught stealing." it just has knock-ya-on-yer-butt ATTITUDE. the tone is great too. i'm a scary driver if this song comes on in the car.

    hendrix is king, though, always will be.
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    hmmm guitar eh? Ok....

    Bytor and The Snow Dog - Alex Lifeson

    Outlaw Torn - Kirk Hammet

    Flick of The Wrist - Brian May

    Comfortably Numb - David Gilmor

    That's all I can think of for now, I don't pay much attention to guitar solos anymore... hmm wonder why? ;)
  9. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    Andy Summers on "Miss Gradenko" by the Police.
    Steve Khan on "True Companion" by Donald Fagen.
    Eddie VanHalen on "Panama" by Van Halen.
    Steve Howe on "Sound Chaser" by Yes.
    Anything by Steve Morse, Wes Montgomery,Larry Carlton, Pat Metheny...don't make me choose!
  10. boomerang

    boomerang Guest

    Dec 9, 2001
    weezer has the best guitar solo's these days. But my favorites reside on beck's mellow gold.
  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Skunk Baxter's solo at the beginning of "Don't Take Me Alive" by Steely Dan

    Vernon Reed on "Cult Of Personality" by Living Color

    The solo in "Sultans Of Swing" by Mark Knopfler

    The solo at the end of "Running Down A Dream" by Tom Petty.
  12. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Ditto. In particular, Limelight, La Villa Strangiato, and Ghost of a Chance are among my favorites.

    I also dig a lot of work by Petrucci, really cool stuff IMO. Steely Dan has some great ones too. Bodhisattva is the jam! Then there's Pink Floyd, lots to like there, too many to list.
  13. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Any of Pete Cosey's solos from the first disc of Miles Davis' 'Agharta'. Cosey would often rearrange the order of the strings on the guitar neck to confuse any guitar players in the audience.

    Also, pretty much anything played by Eddie Hazel (Parliament-Funkadelic). RIP. One of his best performances is on the track 'Super Stupid'

    It's a shame that most people haven't heard of these guys.
  14. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Oh hell yeah! Eddie Hazel's solo at the beginning of "Cosmic Slop" kicks arse!!!!
  15. Slash's solo at the end of November Rain. Most of Alex Lifeson's stuff I heard when I saw Rush opening night on their tour:D
  16. IronBass


    Jan 31, 2002
    Dallas, Texas
    Yngwie Malmsteen- Far Beyond The Sun
    Joe Satriani- Circles
    Steve Vai- Speed Metal Symphony
    John Petrucci- Overture 1928
  17. Can't decide which Frank Zappa solo to choose but I love most of them. I also can't decide which of Steve Lukathers solos are my favourite.
    As Woodchuck said is Mark Knopflers solo on Sultans of swing really good.
    I can't help but liking Eddie(?) van Halens solo on Jump.
  18. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Jason Bieler's solo on the song "Going On" from the Saigon Kick album "Devil In The Details" has always been one of my favorites.

    To get a little on topic, Paul McCartney's solos on "Taxman" are pretty great, too.

    And Nigel Tufnel's Solo on the title track from Spinal Tap's "Break Like The Wind" is awesome.
  19. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    Absolute favorite is Steve Howe at the end of Starship Trooper (Wurm). There is such a build up then his amazing solo.

    Some of my other fav's:

    Steve Howe - Live version of Your's Is No Disgrace from Yessongs.

    Steve Rothery(Marillion) - his solo in the live version of Easter

    Alex Leifson - The beginning of La Villa Strangiato

    Keith Richards - Sympathy For the Devil

    Randy Rhodes - Goodbye to Romance

    I'm sure there are many others I am forgetting, Pat Metheny, Steve Vai, George Harrison, John Petrucci, Dweezil Zappa, etc. etc....
  20. definitely the Steely Dan songs mentioned, Sultans of Swing, Money (David Gilmour).
    As for Eddie, I like the solo on 'On Fire' (VanHalen 1)

    Jeff Beck - the entire Wired and Blow by Blow albums.

    Most of Pat Metheny's trio stuff (Trio 99->00 et al)

    for tasty, I like Dyer Maker from Houses of the Holy.

    Allan Holdsworth's first solo on JLP's Enigmatic Ocean (cant remember what song)

    and what about Hotel California?

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