Guitar solos...

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  1. Lucky13

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    Being one that sometimes wonder what they're good for and for what purpose they're in a particular song/tune or whatever you wanna call them...

    Here's a question for you lot that most likely know more about this than I do, which would you say are the 10 greatest guitar solos ever?
     
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    "Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape" - Be Bop Deluxe (Bill Nelson) from the album "Live In The Air Age."

    "Goodbye To Love" - The Carpenters (Tony Peluso)

    "Woman" - Free (Paul Kossoff) from the album "Free Live."

    "Love to Love" - UFO (Michael Schenker) from the album "Strangers In The Night."

    "Lazy" - Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore) from the album "Made In Japan."

    "Machine Gun" - Band of Gypsies (Jimi Hendrix) from the album "Band of Gypsies."

    "No Quarter" - Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page) from the album "The Song Remains The Same."

    "Persephone" - Wishbone Ash (Andy Powell) from the album "Live Dates II."

    "Lorelei" - Wishbone Ash (Laurie Wisefield) from the album "Live Dates II."

    "No One Like You" - Scorpions (Matthias Jabs) from the album "Blackout."
     
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    Not a fan of guitar solos as such but give me a pair of duelling banjos anyday.
     
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    Crossroads by Cream with Eric Clapton.

    Red House - Jimi Hendrix

    Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson (OK, this one is an instrumental and the whole thing is just one long Guitar solo).

    Hideaway by the Bluesbreakers, again with Eric Clapton (seems to be a theme with E.C. and instrumentals).

    Voodoo Chile, Slight Return - Jimi Hendrix

    Any Lynyrd Skynyrd song!!!
     
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    #5 BikerBabe, Apr 14, 2011
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    1. Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb. oOoOoOoh what a solo!
    2. Jimi Hendrix: Star-Spangled Banner. Whoa! Rock on! Freak out! Chill, dude!
    3. Stevie Ray Vaughan: Lenny/Texas Flood/Rude Mood. Mmmmh...
    4. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dani California. Yay!
    5. Rammstein in general. YAY! *headbangs*
    6. AC/DC in general. Yahey!
    7. Robert Johnson in general. Yum!
    8. David Gilmour Paul Rodgers: Standing Around Cryin'. Mmmmm!
    9. Hank Marvin in general. Okay.
    10. Hank Marvin/Jean-Michel Jarre: London Kid. (Instrumental) Absolutely okay.
     
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    Hmm lets see, I am going to have to think about this one. Going to be tough. There are just so many great solos out their!

    I for one am a big fan of them, and think that it is something that is missing from a lot of music today.
     
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    Joe Brown (probably only known to those of us "of a certain age,") but he could play anything from rock to classics to "All Things Bright and Beautiful" (which he got into the top ten.) If you get a chance, listen to the Czardas, by Monti (usually played on a violin,) which is lightning fast, then imagine it played on a guitar, with the player doing the rendition with the guitar on the back of his neck, and remaining note perfect.
    Edgar
     
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    My favourite and most under rated guitar solo? The one played by John Perry of The Only Ones in that classic number "Another Girl Another Planet". Check it out.
    Top ten? most have already been mentioned.
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    Well lets see...

    Eddie Van Halen - Eruption (Van Halen, Van Halen)
    Randy Roads - Crazy Train (Ozzy, Blizzard of Ozz)
    Eric Clapton - Layla (Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs)
    David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd, The Wall)
    Slash - November Rain (Guns N Roses, Use Your Illusion I)
    Brian May - Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen, A Night at the Opera)
    Kirk Hammett - Fade to Black (Metallica, Ride the Lightning)
    Kirk Hammett - Orion (Metallica, Master of Puppets)
    Kirk Hammett - One (Metallica, ...And Justice For All)
    Jimmy Page - Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II)
    Tony Iommi - War Pigs (Black Sabbath, Paranoid)
    Donald Roeser - Don't Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult, Agents of Fortune)
    Stevie Ray Vaughn - Texas Flood (Texas Flood, Texas Flood)

    You know there are just way to many great ones to name. I could go on and on and on...

    Not the best, but probably one of my favorites:

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk9Um1tDAxM
     
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    Many of my favorites, although as a real Brian May fan I would change the Bohemian rhapsody solo into the echoplex solo of Brighton Rock:
    [youtube]4fjWKG23OLU[/youtube]
     
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    BTW, found this one great. What if Eddy van Halen's Erruption was written by Brian May:
    [youtube]9NUd5WbILbc[/youtube]
     
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