Your all time Favorite Guitar solo

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  1. sgtbeefheart

    sgtbeefheart Well-Known Member

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    Not my "all time favourite" guitar solo, I doubt that anyone else is posting their
    "all time favourite" guitar solo.

    This is just one I love because of it's simplicity, no showing off, just pure class.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILgpd_UeBsg]Mountain: Theme from an imaginary western - YouTube[/ame]

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    Apart from Leslie West's lovely guitar work, this is one of the late Felix Pappalardi's best tunes, as singer and bassist...and producer (he produced Cream!).

    I loved Mountain.

    Remember this?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA6GwY75Gqo]Mountain-Taunta (Sammy's Tune)/Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Dave, back in '82 I was finishing High School and starting college. My friend, Dave said The Who was coming to DC. He said he could go to ticket place and get us tix. When he showed at my door he said he had good news and bad. The good was he had tix. The bad was he got 10 tix. He said he could have had 2 in 3rd row but could not split it and get 8 elsewhere. He had to get 10 all in 1 place farther back.

    Then they announced a 2nd show. Tix only available at the venue no ticketmaster etc. This time it was 4 seat max. I said ok I'll go and wound up getting 2 tix for us and 2 for 2 other guys from my school who said their place in line was way back. I sold them 2 tix for twice the money since it meant worse seats than just 2. Dave and I got to go to 2 shows for free that way. 1st night were were in center but fairly far back, but 2nd night we were row 8 in front of Entwhistle and subsequently my ears were way down on sounds I could hear for a few days afterwards.

    It was worth it though!!!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96TjWtm7kSQ"]The Who- Baba O'Riley- John Entwistle's isolated bass (live) HQ SOUND - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80dsyo2Ox-0[/ame]
     
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    The solo starts at 1:33 and it just still blows me away. You gotta listen to this!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHk6YhTS8kY]Larry Carlton - Point It Up - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I love those isolated Oxcam shots of Entwhistle.
     
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    sgtbeefheart Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I do remember it.

    Of course as you'd expect, I'm not too keen on the "Prog" sequence,
    where this vid cuts off.

    I've always felt that while F.P. was producing Cream, he must have been
    thinking, "I could get a band together that would do this better.".
     
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    Uh, sarge, what "prog" sequence? the instrumental part? when i viewed the video there was part that was cut off. I'm a bit confused.

    Maybe FP did think that! But if I recall Mountain as a band grew out of FP producing a Leslie West solo record.
     
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    The "Prog" part is the part playing where it cuts off.

    The band was called "Leslie West Mountain" till F.P. joined as
    bassist and producer.
     
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    I have two favorite solos. The first is Jimi Hendrix' from "Bold as Love." That solo literally changed my life. I remember hearing it in the car when I was 10 and thinking, "This is all I ever want to do again."

    The other is George Harrison's solo from "Something" because it is just so beautifully perfect. That solo is a song in itself.
     
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    That is a classic solo, both the tone and phrasing. Is there any of George's slide mixed in too? Those bends and reverse bends sound suspiciously slide-y to me sometimes.

    Even the minor 3rd downward slide in the opening riff could be a slide mixed w/fingers.

    After George was done with the sitar, he came up with this wonderful slide sound that incorporated rock and a bit if Indian phrasing. It's one of my favorite things in the world of slide guitar.
     
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    I also like the guitar "parts" on his version of "All Along the Watchtower" and was surprised at how many of them Jimi could reproduce live.
    I hope this is the correct vid...

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKfozyldDr8[/ame]
     
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    This, starting at around 1:02.. It was about the first time I found Rock 'n Roll.. If someone wonders about the lyrics, the singer can't actually speak any English.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1pPwnah_eM]Hurriganes - Get on - Tavastia 1974 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Excellent.

    As for the lyrics, hey it's Rock n Roll, just throw together some English words,
    with an American accent, job done.
     
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    All along the watchtower - so many different styles through the song (does any film about the Vietnam war era not contain a grab from this song?) and

    Voodoo child (slight return) - it would still chart if released today!
     
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    Love em both,Moose
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6qHrdqWT_A]Julio Silpitucla - La cumparsita" - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83x9cZ4WiRc[/ame]
     
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    The above isn't the best version of that solo I've heard, but it's damn good anyway!
    :dude:
     
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    I have no Youtube video. No recordings in MP3 to offer. I'm not that talented...but.....

    STRANGLEHOLD

    by my "Bloodbrother" Ted Nugent. Gotta admit, it's a sonic bombast monster in the key of A.........

    Wade
     
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    Not guitar 'solos' per se, more like 25 minutes worth of lead guitar master class. IMHO, of course. :)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB-78-uXMr4]Jimi Hendrix-Hear my train a comin' - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNgN1Eu7sDM]Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix (Band of Gypsys) - YouTube[/ame]

    Apparently, being in tune is over rated. :lol:
     
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