Favorite rock instrumentals

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Nomadic Herder, Jul 20, 2001.

  1. What is everyones favorite rock instrumental? My is probably Orion by Metallica. Its looooooooong. Its really...rockin and its got the mellow slow part. Good stuff.
  2. hmm.. I'd have to say Pay the Man by the Offspring, before the vocals kick in.. There's 3 sections of the song, and the first is just instrumental, the second has barely audible vocals, and the third just rocks really hard!
  3. Comakazi


    May 3, 2001
    Midwest US
    YYZ - awesome, and you know, I'm partial to "where's my thing", too.
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Jeff Beck's "Blow by Blow" and "Wired" albums are full of great instrumentals.
  5. ASR


    Apr 2, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    I'm going to show my age here...

    Star Spangled Banner by Boston. I love Boston. Then you always have Steve Vai. Passion and Warfare was full of great instrumentals. I can't remember the name of the song, but Yngwie's greatest hits album has a really good one. I think its track 2.
  6. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Anything by Ozric Tentacles (all instrumental band!)... :D In the stereo today- their new one, "Pyramidion". My all time fave, though, is "Saucers".

    I love Rush's instrumentals too. "La Villa Strangiato" is the BOMB... "YYZ" of course... and what's the one on Counterparts? Is that "Leave That Thing Alone!" ? Great bass line...
  7. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Led zepellin´s "Moby Dick", and Godsmack´s "Vampires".
  8. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Orion by Metallica
    Call of Ktulu by Metallica
    Star Spangeld Banner by Jimi Hendrix
  9. BigJH


    Jan 20, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    A Short History of The World - Gwar
    To Live is To Die - Metallica
    Orion - Metallica
    Frankenstein - Overkill
  10. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Rush - YYZ
    Metallica - Orion
    Beastie Boys - POW
    Radiohead - Meeting in the aisle
    Money Mark - Crowns (check that out! latin groove)
    Cafe Tacuva - Revés
    Primus - Hamburger Train
    Portishead - To kill a Dead man (it´s incredible, download it!)
    Propellerheads - On her mayesty´s secret service
    Sublime - Falling Idols
    NIN - Le Mer
    Beastie Boys - Song for Junior (BB really make good instrumentals)
    Incubus - Battlestar Scratchalactica
    Stu Hamm - Call of the wild
    Level 42 - Mr. Pink

    well as you see i´m really into instrumentals ;)

    i really recomend some (or all) of the songs above... really cool stuff.
  11. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
  12. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    really cool!

    i´m listening it right now... cool thread... i´m hearing new stuff :)
  13. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town


    Radiohead - Idioteque (I know it has vocals but they're not really singing, so I'm treating Thom Yorke's voice as an instrument, and credit to the guy, it is)
  14. Well, some of mine have been mentioned already, YYZ, La Villa Strangiato, Hamburger Train. So I'll add:
    The Police - The Other Way of Stopping
    Jethro Tull - Bouree
    Booker T and the MG's - Green Onions
    Deep Purple - Lazy (yeah, I know there's a few vocals in the middle, but it's mostly an instrumental)
  15. ASR


    Apr 2, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Excellent song that I forgot about. Thanks, zulu. I have to dig out that CD and listen to it again.
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well I don't think you can in any way class this as a "Rock" instrumental - it's a Jazz "standard"!! :rolleyes:

    Talking of "Standards" I really like the 8th Track on Tortoise's album of this name - which I think is called "BlackJack" and has some really great twangy rock guitar, but could be a whole film soundtrack - the bassline is really driving as well!
  17. Stangg

    Stangg Guest

    Every instrumental thing on dark side of the moon, and sublime's falling idols.
  18. Traveler


    Jun 26, 2001
    Greenwood, AR.
    Well, a few have already been mentioned, so I shan't mention them again.

    Shine on you crazy Diamond- Pink Floyd(well, its mostly instrumental anyway)


    Moby Dick- Zep

    But my ALL TIME fav...............

    White Summer/ Black Mountain Side- Zeppelin
  19. Traveler


    Jun 26, 2001
    Greenwood, AR.
    Oh, BTW, I would have to say THE best instrumentals aren't the heavy ones. Give me an instrumental, give it to me nice and mellow.

    Ah, Pink Floyd rules.
  20. B-Note Cowboy

    B-Note Cowboy Guest

    Jun 13, 2001
    Tulsa, OK
    Stevie Ray Vaughn's version of Little Wing by Hendrix.

    Live version on the SRV boxed set is best.