Your all time Favorite Guitar solo

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  1. chilipeppermaniac

    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    My all time favorite guitar solo comes courtesy of Mr Alex Lifeson in his younger days. Post yours and include any links to clips of it being played.

    Here Again solo off first album.
    This guy does a decent job of it. I will try to learn this and this song as I progress in my playing. I love so many things about this song and solo. I love the part especially from :43 on and then the rising anthem-like ending at 3:15 on GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS everytime I hear it!!!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnvxfWPahug"]Here again Solo by Rush - better version - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    And Now the Real Thing, and OH that lovely ES 345/355 of Alex's I sure love it in White and even his Sunburst, MMMMMMMM.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0iU1tPeUO8"]RUSH - Here Again (LIVE 11-19-1974) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    So many to choose....but since you mention a ES-345, here's one of my favorite guitar bits, the opening of "Close to the Edge":

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEfZY04fsr0]Yes - Close to the Edge, clip 1 - A Celebration 1969 - 1979 2DVD set - YouTube[/ame]

    after at least 3-40 sec intro.....
     
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    Thanks dave, I love Yes too as you know.
     
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    he can still play some great guitar too. Parden the crappy cellphone pic but he is one of those players that doesn't get alot of attention compared to say a Page but he does have skills.

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    I have several guitar solos that I really dig so too hard to narrow it down to just one. I'm a big fan of Pete though so probably one of his live ones. They are every bit as fun to watch as they are to listen to.
     
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    Oldrock, I saw Pete way back in 1982 2 nights in a row near DC. He and Enwhistle from row 8 was such a rush.
     
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    Speak of the Devil...

    My nightstand reading and ChristmaKwanzaChannukah gift !

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    Dang bidlin... I haven't read that one yet. Guess that is going to have to go on my amazon wish list now!

    ps. I dig Yes too but it is those great belltone like clean vocals tht do it for me.
     
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    Oh yeah DonEpearce. With many of the more popular players frequently mentioned,I forget about Kossoff. Thanks for jogging my memory about him.
     
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    Too many good ones in between these old ears to pick a fave, but this guy always tickles me .
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpEiZVBp0Sc]JUNIOR BROWN Apache & Bulldog surf medley - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I like the solo for Smoke On the Water from the Machine Head album.

    I don't have a favorite, but I do have some that stand out to me.
     
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    Junior Brown! What a hoot!

    I love the Who too, gang, and could listen Entwhistle all night long...with hearing protection, or at a great distance.
     
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    Me too - he was very soulful.
     
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    When you have a magical moment and play a solo that is so far above
    your level that it couldn't possibly be you but it is. When you are done
    and everyone you know is looking at you like you have 3 heads because
    that solo could not have possibly come out of you. 49 years of playing
    and I can count those moments on 1 hand. Those are among my favorites.

    I also like the little guitar "orchestration"
    in the middle of Still the One by Orleans.
    Most people don't even realize that it's there.
     
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    Those moments are priceless.

    I recall that tune, that was a nice bit of guitar work.
     
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    first off Biddlin that junior track made my day. I was especially impressed with the little riff at about 2min30. Very cool stuff and boy could he make that strange looking geetar sing!

    as for playing above your level... I can third that one. I am a rhythm player and just a mediocre one at that but this past year or so I have at least been trying to learn some little solo riffs just for fun. Well every once in a while... something just clicks and I can string together some stuff that actually sounds pretty darned good. Granted it is rare but I've even been jamming and had my drummer buddie stop after a song and ask me if I really did that solo or was it dubbed from somewhere. Those rare moments are sure fun. Now just need to figure out how to do it more than once or twice a year HAHA!
     
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    Yup ! I've had a couple . The best was the most unexpected . 99% of my lifetime gigs have been as a lead player in or usually, for a blues band . I love it, and I do play other stuff, but not country . I have a brother and uncounted cousins who play country guitar better than me . I know, because a couple of them still make a living in Nashville and Memphis . My best guess is that The Platinum Cowboys thought they were hiring one of them . My first gig with them was arranged 2 hours prior by phone ." Our lead player is a no show, would you like to make a couple of bucks ?" By this point in my musical career, my motto was, " Wear a belt and braces and don't play too loud until the solo." That's more than adequate for most roadhouse blues bands . My first hint that I was in deep was when I noticed everybody else in the bar was wearin' boot's, jeans and Stetson's . I quickly told the leader that there was a mistake, but he insisted I stay . Drawing on meditation techniques,I put myself back in Bowie, Texas, listening to Hank Williams and Patti Page on my Grandmother's RCA radio set . The high point of my evening was a foot stomping ovation for a solo on Earnest Tubb's Waltz Across Texas . I have no idea what it sounded like, I was that much " In The Zone".:dude:
    Those guys were the most fun and some of the best money I ever made . I haven't played in a country western bad since and I can't recall a single arrangement now, but if Ron & Rusty call, I'm packed and ready !
     
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