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Posted: 3/12/2005 5:48:03 AM EST
Many are great but the one that really sends a chill up my spine is the first guiltar solo in Zeppellin's Good Times Bad Times. Short/Sweet/Kick Ass.

What's yours?
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:49:09 AM EST
Eruption by Eddie Van Halen.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:50:31 AM EST
the beginning of "cliffs of dover" by eric johnson
or the solo in "nothing else matters" by metallica
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:51:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bhart89:
Many are great but the one that really sends a chill up my spine is the first guiltar solo in Zeppellin's Good Times Bad Times. Short/Sweet/Kick Ass.

What's yours?



+1 also:
Dazed and Confused--Wow--Jimmy could never play that one again note for note but Steve Morse has done it quite a few times swank and all

A bunch more lol
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:54:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 5:54:32 AM EST by 19suburban96]
Van Halen summer nights
Zepplin heart breaker (off the How The West Was Won CD)

two of my favorites
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:54:46 AM EST
+1 for Eruption - Eddie Van Halen

One - Kirk Hammett
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:57:34 AM EST
SRV Little Wing...



Jimmy Page Alot of stuff

Clapton's Crossroads
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 5:57:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 5:58:32 AM EST by DarkNite]
Freebird by Leonard Skynrd

Star Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:01:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:05:36 AM EST
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young

Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet (the late Robert Quine on lead guitar & solo. A ferocious bit of playing by Quine. Not only on the single "Girlfriend" but on the whole album along with Richard Lloyd.)

Galveston - Glen Campbell (lead guitar and closing solo - I didn't realize just how good a guitarist he was/is until I heard this recently. Helps one understand why he was considered one of the best studio "hired guns" during the '60s.)

Those three strike me right now. I'm sure there are plenty more that are just as good if not better, that will be listed.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:12:02 AM EST
My favorite guitar solo of all time is from Metallica's "Unforgiven". That just hits me like nothing else.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:15:41 AM EST
any Randy Rhoads guitar licks,...or Johnny Winter...or and
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:19:03 AM EST
+1...........turn that up REALLY Loud and watch the neighbors run for cover..............9.5 on the Richter scale!



Originally Posted By KA3B:
Eruption by Eddie Van Halen.

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:22:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By TLWrench:
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young




Eeek...king of the one chord solo!



I gotta second anything by Eddie.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:25:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 6:56:36 AM EST by Red_Beard]
Impossible to pick any single permanant favorites:

Two that I'm currently obsessed with (trying to transcribe both of them):



www.digitalsoundplanet.com/Members/000165306_000026199.mp3

Duane Allman's solo on "blue sky" ... it's just perfect. Dickie's ain't too shabby either.


Pat Martino's solo on the track "close your eyes" from his album "east!":
www.digitalsoundplanet.com/Members/000165306_000026352.mp3

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:27:22 AM EST
"Comfortably Numb" from The Wall makes me want to buy a Stratocaster and learn to play guitar every time I listen to it.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:33:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 6:55:19 PM EST by wareaglealum]
Slash - "Sweet Child of Mine" - Appetite For Destruction
Jerry Cantrell - "Junkhead" - Dirt
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:35:47 AM EST
The intro of Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry defines Rock & Roll.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:36:46 AM EST
Some not already mentioned:

Eric Clapton's solo in Cream's "White Room." Also his solo in "Cocaine" on his "Just One Night" album. But the one that blew me away is his solo in "Five Long Years" on "From the Cradle." First time I heard that I sat there with my jaw on the floor.

Jimi Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" and "Voodoo Chile Slight Return."

Pete Townshend is smokin' all through The Who's "Live at Leeds" album. Also in "Love Reign O'er Me" on "Quadrophenia."
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:38:11 AM EST
Any Clapton solo from Cream
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:39:12 AM EST
For whatever reason, if I had to pick one it would be Buck Dharma's long solo on "Astronomy" from Blue Oyster Cult's "Some Enchanted Evening" (live album).

Second favorite would be Tony Iommi's solo on the song "Over and Over" from "Mob Rules". Starts at 3:48 into it to the end of the song.

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:47:52 AM EST
Just about anything by Eddie, I'm ALWAYS blown away by the intro to beautiful girls and spanish fly on VHII.

For all around purity, picking style, and emotion it would hands down be Willie Nelson's acoustic solo during Time Slips Away from the VH1 storytellers with him and Johnny Cash.

He's like Glen Campbell in that no one really knows what an incredible lead guitar player he is.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:52:26 AM EST
SRV "Lenny"

Pink Floyd "Shine on You Crazy Diamond".
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 6:53:45 AM EST
I think Clapton's best Cream solo is in "Sunshine of your Love"...........it kicks ass
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:01:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Eruption by Eddie Van Halen.


+1,000,000
Better than anything done by Zep.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:04:09 AM EST
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[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 7:09:28 AM EST by topjimmy]
Hotel California has the quintessential guitar solo.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:11:07 AM EST
Just about any solo by Mark Knopfler. None better.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:13:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
"Comfortably Numb" from The Wall makes me want to buy a Stratocaster and learn to play guitar every time I listen to it.



+1

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:17:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 7:24:33 AM EST by VLODPG]
Some of Tommy Bolins stuff with Billy Cobham was hot!


Tommy with the James Gang www.tbolin.com/audiovideo/index.html
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:18:13 AM EST
Zakk Wyld - Mama I'm coming home.

John Petrucci - Erotomania, Another Day, Lie.

Paul Gilbert - Daddy brother lover little boy

George Lynch - Tierra Del Fuego

Ritchie Kotzen - Stand

Reb Beach - seventeen

Van Halen - Panama, Pund cake

Steve Vai - Answers(Live), Bledsoe Blvd, For the Love of God,

Satriani - Flying in a blue dream, Always with you, always with me.

Need more?

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:23:28 AM EST
post sound clips of the solos if you've got them


you can get free mp3 file hosting at www.digitalsoundplanet.com
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:24:06 AM EST
Joe Satriani- Surfing with the alienhippie.gif
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:36:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By lowdrag82:
Joe Satriani- Surfing with the alien



+1
Satriani is IMHO, the best guitar player alive and as creative as any that have ever lived. The top 5 guitar solos for me are all Satch!

CH
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:37:53 AM EST
Would also like to mention Randy Rhoads, Crazy train and flying high again.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:44:12 AM EST

Duane Allman's solo on "blue sky" ... it's just perfect. Dickie's ain't too shabby either.


i believe Duane was dead already b4 Blue Sky(not positive), but " You dont love me" or " Elizabeth Reed"on the live Fillmore east album is spectacular.

Alvin Lee on Im going Home on Woodstock is pretty good too
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 7:45:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By cyclone:
I think Clapton's best Cream solo is in "Sunshine of your Love"...........it kicks ass



IMHO " white Room" was better
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:03:26 AM EST
As far as purely instrumental, SRV's Little Wing is magic, and there is a little mpeg I have of a Clapton performance of Cocaine from the 70's that has his backup guitarist (Andy Fairweather Lowe, maybe?) doing the coolest darn solo I have ever heard.

As far as songs go, SRV's version of Voodoo Chile, one of Clapton's live versions of Layla with his more powerful boosted Strat, and Mark Knopfler's Sultans of Swing have to be the best.

Clapton's live stuff usually has killer guitar on it. They didn't call him a guitar god for nothing. There may be some players that are more technically proficient, but there is not a more melodic and musically sound guitarist than Clapton. His playing ALWAYS fits, ALWAYS sounds good, and ALWAYS is a lot harder than it looks.

The only guitarist extant that is better than Clapton in my opinion is a guy named Phil Keaggy. If you have never heard of him, look him up. I saw him do a live acoustic performance once that was unbelievable.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:05:10 AM EST
+1 on the Allman solo In "Blue Sky", especially the live version.

+1 on Johnny B Goode by Berry and Hendrix

Hendrix in "Let the Good Times Roll"



Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:18:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By rogerdodger:

Duane Allman's solo on "blue sky" ... it's just perfect. Dickie's ain't too shabby either.


i believe Duane was dead already b4 Blue Sky(not positive), but " You dont love me" or " Elizabeth Reed"on the live Fillmore east album is spectacular.

Alvin Lee on Im going Home on Woodstock is pretty good too



the mp3 clip I posted was duane


it was released after he died, but it's him playing

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:21:50 AM EST
Kenny Wayne Shepards "Deja Voodoo"
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:23:41 AM EST
this one:

da da da da dada dada

da da da da da da

ddddddd ddddddddd

da daaa
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:25:01 AM EST
Carlos Santana "Europa" and many solo's from the Moonflower album!!
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:27:25 AM EST
Angus Young - "Whole Lotta Rosie" (especially cranked at 11)

Eddie Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher", "Eruption", "Ain't Talking Bout Love"

Gary Moore - "Still Got the Blues for You"

Slash - "November Rain"

Joe Satriani - "Motorcyle Driver"

Jimmy Page - "Stairway to Heaven"

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 8:36:18 AM EST
Crazy Train

Anything by Les Claypool, but he plays bass.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:23:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 9:24:29 AM EST by M4-AK]
Doesn't Mark KNOPFLER count for anything?

M4-AK

edited to add, ever hear telegraph road, especially the live versions.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:36:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:39:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 9:40:35 AM EST by SubnetMask]

Originally Posted By FredM:
Any Clapton solo from Cream



+1. Born Under a Bad Sign is one of my favorites. Simple, and it sings! White Room is what prompted me to buy my first Crybaby.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:43:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By cyclone:
I think Clapton's best Cream solo is in "Sunshine of your Love"...........it kicks ass



Ever notice that the begining of that one is the melody to "Blue Moon"? I would've never thought of doing that, myself. Clapton rocks.
Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:47:05 AM EST
Im rather fond of Cliff Burton's bass solo in Anesthesia...

Link Posted: 3/12/2005 9:49:26 AM EST
The solo Brain Setzer does in the song "I won't stand in your way" by the Stray Cats other than that, mostly any solo he does. Then again Stevie Ray Vaughan had alot of good solos too, wasn't Rude Mood just a solo that turned into a song? Thanks Arvin
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