Best Rock Instrumentals

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    On of the most beautiful rock instrumentals I have ever heard is a song I never knew existed until a year or so ago when I heard it on my local AM station during their oldies weekend. It is "Apache", by The Shadows. This song just blows me away and to think it took me all these years to be exposed to it on a rinky-dink local AM radio station. If I've learned anything, it's that no matter how long I live there will always be discoveries of little gems like this.
    This song has been covered by many bands, and has even been made into a Hip-Hop song by The Sugarhill Gang through their cover of the Incredible Bongo Band's version! Crazy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY-rPDwzM9M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY-Z6wm6TMQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQObWW06VAM&feature=related

     
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    dijeridoo - tortoise
     
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    Cream - "Toad"

    Traffic - "Glad"

    Pink Floyd - "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" (one line)

    Jethro Tull - "Bouree"

    Led Zeppelin - "Bron Yr Aur", "Bonzo's Montreaux", Black Mountain Side/White Summer

    Phish - "Manteca", "Montana", "Divided Sky" (one line)

    Oasis - "F***in' In The Bushes"

    Radiohead - "The National Anthem", "Exit Music (For A Film)", "Treefingers"
     
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    Always liked Bonzo's Montreaux (zepp), and a lot of the instrumentals from The Fragile - Left Side (NIN).

    Steve Vai - Tender Surrender. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw74sDWPH7U&ob=av3el



    And there were a couple of others but I'd have to look up the link. 
     
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    [QUOTE] "Little Wing," Stevie Ray Vaughan. Just incredible.
    Posted by LloydDobler[/QUOTE]

    Allow me to say Bingo!  Love that one.  Particularly when he did it live.

    (For that matter, I strongly prefer Vaughn's live stuff to albums)
     
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    [QUOTE]On of the most beautiful rock instrumentals I have ever heard is a song I never knew existed until a year or so ago when I heard it on my local AM station during their oldies weekend. It is "Apache", by The Shadows. This song just blows me away and to think it took me all these years to be exposed to it on a rinky-dink local AM radio station. If I've learned anything, it's that no matter how long I live there will always be discoveries of little gems like this. This song has been covered by many bands, and has even been made into a Hip-Hop song by The Sugarhill Gang through their cover of the Incredible Bongo Band's version!
    Posted by devildavid[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, that's a great song.  I had only heard the Ventures' version.

     
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    [QUOTE] Pink Floyd - "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" (one line) "
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    Funny you should mention this song.  When my youngest son was in either the 6th or 7th grade, the teacher assigned the kids to find a song that best described themselves.  they were to recorded it and bring it to school for the class to listen to.  So he came home and asked what he should choose for his song, and I told him Careful With That Axe, Eugene thinking he would listen to it and come downstairs and give me some sh!+.  Well he did not preview it and brought it in and though it was not played in class the teacher gave us a call saying he was very worried about our son and he thought he may have some problems. I had to explain the whole story to the teacher, and I pretty sure he now thinks that I have some problems.  Needless to say Careful With That Axe, Eugene holds a very special spot in my heart and that of the whole family,well maybe not my wife who found it difficult to find any humor in the story.
     
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    Elegia by New Order off the Low Life album

    There's a 5 min version on the album and a 17 min which is harder to find

    Brian Eno's conceptual albums He made quite a few, including Music for Airports and Music  From Films


    Jerry Garcia – Love Scene off the 'Zabriskie Point' soundtrack.  Its a mix of of 4 takes of Garcia alone in a room with a guitar many joints while watching the movies' love scene.  What comes out is nothing short of brilliant

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6_8h64pxTU
     
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    [QUOTE]"Cissy Strut" - The Meters "Let's Go Trippin'"- Dick Dale "Diamond Head" - The Ventures
    Posted by devildavid[/QUOTE]

    Ahh!

    Cissy Strut. Very nice choice.

    Here are a few others I haven't seen mentioned:

    Little Martha - The Allmans
    Sunday Sermon - Booker T and the MGs
    Sunday Night Buttermilk Waltz  - The Black Crowes


     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Best Rock Instrumentals : Funny you should mention this song.  When my youngest son was in either the 6th or 7th grade, the teacher assigned the kids to find a song that best described themselves.  they were to recorded it and bring it to school for the class to listen to.  So he came home and asked what he should choose for his song, and I told him Careful With That Axe, Eugene thinking he would listen to it and come downstairs and give me some sh!+.  Well he did not preview it and brought it in and though it was not played in class the teacher gave us a call saying he was very worried about our son and he thought he may have some problems. I had to explain the whole story to the teacher, and I pretty sure he now thinks that I have some problems.  Needless to say Careful With That Axe, Eugene holds a very special spot in my heart and that of the whole family,well maybe not my wife who found it difficult to find any humor in the story.
    Posted by jkjband[/QUOTE]


    Hilarious!!  I can only imagine the looks on the kids' (& teacher's) faces...  Thanks for sharing.

    A friend of mine wanted that line under his HS yearbook photo...only to get denied. (he used a line from 'have a cigar' instead.)


    To the thread, I'll add:

    "The Fez" (one line) - Steely Dan

    "Tragic Magic" - Traffic
     
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    [QUOTE]"In memory of Elizabeth Reed" is my choice. Does anyone know how Dicky Betts came up with that name? I do.
    Posted by jaytf25[/QUOTE]

    I believe that Elizabeth Reed was named after a gravestone that Betts saw somewhere in the South? As far as instrumental, I'd also go with "ELP's Fanfare for the Common Man," by Copeland.
     
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    [QUOTE]Elegia by New Order off the Low Life album There's a 5 min version on the album and a 17 min which is harder to find Brian Eno's conceptual albums He made quite a few, including Music for Airports and Music  From Films Jerry Garcia  – Love Scene off the 'Zabriskie Point' soundtrack.  Its a mix of of 4 takes of Garcia alone in a room with a guitar many joints while watching the movies' love scene.  What comes out is nothing short of brilliant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6_8h64pxTU
    Posted by jkjband[/QUOTE]
    Now I am terrified ...   I came on here to post about Brian Eno ... and I see your post.  Tell me our minds are not working on the same wavelength.  Just kidding!!

    I was going to mention Music for Airports about an hour ago, but didn't get back here to post.   The Ambient Music (is it a series?) is so great. 

    Discreet Music - Brian Eno   (maybe this goes in concept albums, too) 

    PS  Funny story about your son!   "He didn't listen to it first"  --   so he trusts you that much?   Lesson learned. 
    Laughing
     
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    Moby Dick -Led Zep
    Mr Scary- Dokken
    Hocus Pocus- Gary Hoey
    Satch Boogie- Joe Satriani
    Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
    Eruption - Van Halen
     
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    [QUOTE]Radiohead - "The National Anthem", "Exit Music (For A Film)", Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    we are talking instrumentals, yes? parts of the song have amazing instrumental parts, but they both have pretty instrumental (if you will) lyrics.

    in that vein, i would recommend "pulk/pull revolving doors." almost unintelligable lyrics, not quite instrumental (again, if you will) to the song.
     
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    [QUOTE]Soulfinger   by the Bar Kays Grazing in the Grass    by Hugh Masekela Soulful Strut   ? by Young Holt Telstar   by The Tornadoes Ho nky Tonk   by Bill Doggett The Lonely Bull   by Herb Alpert Casino Royal    by Herb Alpert Johnny One Note   by ? War of the Sattelites   by the Ventures Perfidia   by the Ventures Peter Gunn Theme Song    written by Henry Mancini  Zorba The Greek   by Herb Alpert Take The "A" Train   by ? Slaughter On (?) Street     by ? The Ventures Theme Song to Law and Order   written by Mike Post A String of Pearls   by ? Tuff   by ? My Funny Valentine   by Herb Alpert  A Taste of Honey   by Herb Alpert The Upset Stomach commercial theme song   by ? Rise   by Herb Alpert Music to Watch Girls By     by the Bob Crewe Generation Tequila   by The Champs  Satin Doll   by? Watermelon Man   by? Walk Don't Run   by ?       I think most of my info is correct, but I can't guarantee its 100%.       SoftwareDevMusician , great topic for a thread . 
    Posted by cavaliersfan[/QUOTE]
    I thought you said ROCK instrumentals.  "Take the "A" Train" by Hoagy Carmichael.  "String of Pearls" (no "A") is by The Glen Miller Orchestra. "Walk Don't Run" is The Ventures.
     
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    Water Song - Hot Tuna or Embryonic Journey - Jefferson Airplane  both by Jorma




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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Best Rock Instrumentals : we are talking instrumentals, yes? parts of the song have amazing instrumental parts, but they both have pretty instrumental (if you will) lyrics. in that vein, i would recommend "pulk/pull revolving doors." almost unintelligable lyrics, not quite instrumental (again, if you will) to the song.
    Posted by phsmith8[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I cheated a little bit <:(  but at times I have no idea wth Thom is saying, either....

    Instead, I'll add: Les Brers in A Minor - Allman Bros. Band
     
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    I can't believe no one has mentioned "Cruise Control" by The Dixie Dregs.

    Also, in repsponding to the previous post, one of the songs was "Ho nky Tonk."  When I went to reply, it wouldn't let me post unless I changed the word "ho nky." It passed muster in the original post, but the censors nixed it when I replied, even though I didn't use the offensive word.  I may have to disguise it when I post this.

    And what in the world is wrong with the word "ho nky?"
     
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    btw, every song listed in here is awesome.  Great taste, folks!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Best Rock Instrumentals : Allow me to say Bingo!   Love that one.  Particularly when he did it live. (For that matter, I strongly prefer Vaughn's live stuff to albums)
    Posted by WhatIsItNow[/QUOTE]

    Not to go off subject, but I was a wedding a few years ago, during dinner the DJ played an acoustic version of Jimi playing "Little Wing" (it sounded very clean so I assumed its studio).  I have searched for it for a long time and was wondering if any one had any info on it.  Really "top notch" version
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Best Rock Instrumentals : Not to go off subject, but I was a wedding a few years ago, during dinner the DJ played an acoustic version of Jimi playing "Little Wing" (it sounded very clean so I assumed its studio).  I have searched for it for a long time and was wondering if any one had any info on it.  Really "top notch" version
    Posted by jkjband[/QUOTE]

    I can't find a link for you, but it might be Stephen Bennett.  I know he did this tune on one of his many albums.  I just saw him at a private party a couple of weeks ago, never even heard of him before that and he was amazing.  You can find other stuff he does at http://harpguitar.com under the video link.  If it sounds like the same guy you're looking for it shouldn't be hard to find the particular album it's on.  Good luck!

    Edit: I did a fairly exhaustive search, now I'm not so sure Bennett has done that tune after all.  I did find a guy named Carlos Ramos on the journey who did an amazing acoustic cover of it though:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwm-vxGgFf4
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Best Rock Instrumentals : Yeah I cheated a little bit <:(  but at times I have no idea wth Thom is saying, either. Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    yeah, he's a wiley feller...uses his voice more as an instrument than for lyrics sometimes. thats what makes it!

    sorry to be a dooooooshbag, just felt like pointing that out for clarity's sake...
     
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    How about Duane Allman and Mann doing Herbie Mann's "Push Push"?

    Check this one out if you haven't.  It's like a cross between Take the Higway (Marshall Tucker) and Garcia's version of After Midnight.  Killer instrumental.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6KBLBpOaJ8

     
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    Liverpool Drive - Chuck Berry

    Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Inr22ZBmdw

    Boot-Leg; Outrage; Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & the MG's
     
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    [QUOTE]I can't believe no one has mentioned "Cruise Control" by The Dixie Dregs. Also, in repsponding to the previous post, one of the songs was "Ho nky Tonk."  When I went to reply, it wouldn't let me post unless I changed the word "ho nky." It passed muster in the original post, but the censors nixed it when I replied, even though I didn't use the offensive word.  I may have to disguise it when I post this. And what in the world is wrong with the word "ho nky?"
    Posted by schmangell[/QUOTE]

    The Dregs, being more of a fusion band than perhaps anything else don't get much love here on this forum. They do nothing but instrumental music, and Cruise Control is probably their most well known track. What an amazing band. RIP to T. Lavitz, who passed away this past October. I just found this out today.

    As for the censorship, it is getting beyond ridiculous. Common words that you hear on tv every day get censored by BDC. I've had just about enough of it. The hyper-sensitive nature is now on the level of NPR...just speaking your mind without any personal attacks or using common swear words just doesn't cut it. If they even think that any word could even remotely offend someone, anyone, it gets censored. This website needs a complete revamp, new management, or at least someone in charge that understands what free speech means...I'm sure some of you noticed that the news forum has been removed completely. It's been fun chatting with you all.

     

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