Favorite Guitar Solos

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    Favorite Guitar Solos

    Because what's rock n' roll without a classic, intense, string-bending piece of ear candy to turn a good song into a great song...?

    The great ones always stand out to me as unforgettable, and while it's tempting to list any number of live solos, some of those are definitely "of the moment" flashes of brilliance.  It also occurs to me that solos recorded in the studio may or may not be "pure" in the sense of performance.  As such, I'm willing to defer to the real musicians on this board as needed for technical know-how.  Anyway, here's 5 I can't seem to get enough of:

    1) Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
    2) Blue Sky - Duane Allman/Dicky Betts (Allman Bros.)
    3) Red House - Jimi Hendrix
    4) Reelin' In The Years - Elliott Randall (Steely Dan)
    5) Alive - Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

    Honorable Mention:
    - Highway Star - Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
    - Since I've Been Lovin' You - Jimmy Page (Led Zep)
    - Soul Sacrifice - Carlos Santana
    - Cortez The Killer - Neil Young
    - Paranoid Android - Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
     
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    You certainly mentioned some outstanding ones.  A few well-known ones I would add:

    Page - Stairway to Heaven
    Blackmore - Child in Time
    Hendrix - Voodoo Chile Slight Return
     
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    Comfortably Numb - David Gilmore  (gives me chills everytime I hear it)


    Sweet Child O'Mine - Slash

    Heartbreaker - Jimmy Page

    Crazy Train - Randy Rhoades

    Eruption - Eddie Van Halen

     
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    Why does love have to be so sad- Duane Allman and Clapton (Derik and the Dominos).
    People get ready- Jeff Beck vision with Rod Steward on vocals
    Lesley West (Mountain)- For yasger's farm
    Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers)- Nobody left to run with anymore
    Stevie Ray Vaughan- Little wing
     
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    Switch - Steve Clark
    The whole body of lead work on Jeff Beck's Blow by Blow
    Brighton Rock & Bohemian Rhapsody - Brian May
    Train Kept A Rollin - Joe Perry
    Samba Pa Ti - Carlos Santana
     
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    The live solo on "Can't Always Get What you Want" on Love You live and the live solo on "Sympathy for the Devil" on Get your Ya Yas out stand out to me.  Not sure what my fav would be but I use to love those alot.
     
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    Shoot Out the Lights - Richard Thompson


     
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    In Response to Favorite Guitar Solos:
    - Paranoid Android - Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
    Posted by MattyScornD



    yeahhhh buddy

    i would also submit the solo jonny does in "just"...the solo and the video for that song blew my mind the first time i heard them. i'll post a youtube link tonight if i remember.
     
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    Shoot Out the Lights - Richard Thompson
    Posted by devildavid


    Excellent choice.  We can probably add him to the "not given enough mention" list, too.  His guitar work is like walking a tightrope.
     
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    If I'm going to include Little Wing, I'd take Eric Clapton's version.

    I agree with many of the selections -- November Rain, Comfortably Num.

    I'd add three from Dire Straits from live performances:

    Sultans of Swing

    Tunnel of Love

    Once Upon a Time in the West
     
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    Pete Townshend - Young Man Blues - Isle of Wight Festival version 
     
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    Mick Taylor - "Can You Hear Me Knocking" &  "Time Waits for No One"

    Frank Zappa - "Zoot Allures"

    Mike McCready - "Yellow Ledbetter"

    Carlos - "Song Of The Wind" & "Samba Pa Ti"


    I find that ,for me anyway, a great guitar solo is something which makes you long for the song to not end, it keeps you wanting for more.
     
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    One - Kirk Hammett
     
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    Alvin Lee - I'm Goin' Home at Woodstock
    Honorable Mention to Eddie Hazel for Maggot Brain.
     
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    tom morello - bulls on parade

    he disables one of his pickups so he can use the guitar like a DJ would scratch a record by rapidly switching from sound to no sound and back, only fingering notes at the same time. genius.
     
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    Trying to come up with a female guitar solo and am having difficulty thinking of any real solos.  Not an actual solo, but full on guitar by females:

    Cannonball - The Breeders (Kim Deal and Kelley Deal)

    Anyone?  I thought of Liz Phair, but I can't come up with any songs that feature a real solo. 
     
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    cee-lo green is touring with an all female band and their lead guitarist shreds...
     
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    Trying to come up with a female guitar solo and am having difficulty thinking of any real solos.  Not an actual solo, but full on guitar by females: Cannonball - The Breeders (Kim Deal and Kelley Deal) Anyone?  I thought of Liz Phair, but I can't come up with any songs that feature a real solo. 
    Posted by yogafriend


    Nancy Wilson acoustic on that intro to Magic Man?
     
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    Trying to come up with a female guitar solo and am having difficulty thinking of any real solos.  Not an actual solo, but full on guitar by females: Cannonball - The Breeders (Kim Deal and Kelley Deal) Anyone?  I thought of Liz Phair, but I can't come up with any songs that feature a real solo. 
    Posted by yogafriend


    There was an all-female hard rock band called Girlschool.  I only saw a little of their stuff but as I remember it they could play.

     
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    In Response to Re: Favorite Guitar Solos : Gravy. No offense, and quite cool, but its gravy.
    Posted by GreginMeffa

    Just a suggestion.  I've been trying to think of female leads and have come up short.  I have seen Bonnie Raitt wailing pretty good live, but I can't put it in the same company as Hendrix, Page, Townshend, et al.

    I would also like to suggest Joe Walsh on the The James Gang's smokin' cover of the Yardbirds' "Bluebird."
     
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    In Response to Re: Favorite Guitar Solos : Just a suggestion.  I've been trying to think of female leads and have come up short.  I have seen Bonnie Raitt wailing pretty good live, but I can't put it in the same company as Hendrix, Page, Townshend, et al. I would also like to suggest Joe Walsh on the The James Gang's smokin' cover of the Yardbirds' "Bluebird."
    Posted by schmangell

    That's how I felt, too.  And why I asked.  If they're not the same calibre, I don't want to mention a solo, just b/c it's a female guitarist.   The Breeders really do hit it, which I why I gave them an honorable mention. 

    Wonder if Joan Jett had any?  Maybe jessey would know.  Anyhow, thanks.

     
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    there are a lot of girls who can shred...just not usually famous. youtube is bringing them to light, though!
     
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    In Response to Re: Favorite Guitar Solos : That's how I felt, too.  And why I asked.  If they're not the same calibre, I don't want to mention a solo, just b/c it's a female guitarist.   The Breeders really do hit it, which I why I gave them an honorable mention.  Wonder if Joan Jett had any?  Maybe jessey would know.  Anyhow, thanks.
    Posted by yogafriend


    I came across this quote from Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal:  “I think we do exist,” she says, “but in a different capacity. Guys really like to hear themselves talk. Women guitarists seem more song-oriented. What they choose to play contributes to making the song better, not just riffing all over it. It’s a deeper relationship.”

    Joan Jett is nice suggestion.  I have seen her really tearing it up.  Also...Lita Ford and I saw a female guitarist from Australia a while back.  Can't remember her name. Very melodic.
     
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    Susan Tedeschi can play solo's pretty well.  Don't have any of her stuff though, just seeing her sit in with the Allman's a few times.
     
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    Bob Seger's "Live Bullet" album has a solo in between "Travelin' Man" into "Beautiful Loser" that I always loved hearing.

    Love the solo on Tennessee Jed on Europe 72.
     
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