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Old 03-14-2019, 02:43 PM
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Another vote for comfortably numb - David Gilmour

Kirk Hammett also has some great ones.
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Hard to pick just 3

Limelight - Alex Lifeson
Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour
Stairway to Heaven- Jimmy Page

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Dancing With The Moonlit Knight- Genesis/ Steve Hackett
Finish Line- Frank Marino
Freebird- Allen Collins/ Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Dancing With The Moonlit Knight- Genesis/ Steve Hackett
Finish Line- Frank Marino
Freebird- Allen Collins/ Lynyrd Skynyrd
Many years ago What's Next by Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush was one of my favorite albums.
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Machine Gun (live at the Fillmore East)-Jimi Hendrix
Johnny Be Goode (live at Berkeley)-Jimi Hendrix
Southbound Train (live at Woodstock)-Mountain

And many, many more....
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Wow, too many to even try and pick.

The best solos, to me anyway, are ones where you know every note by heart, and could "sing" them from memory.

Being an amateur guitar player of limited skills, some of my favorites are ones that I can manage to play:

- Black Sabbath - "Paranoid" - very concise, fuzzed up solo from Tony Iommi. It starts out slow, but has some flurries in the second half
- Led Zep - "Whole Lotta Love" - I like how the multiple phrases are interspersed with the power chords
- Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love" - very lyrical, and a good use of bends
- Mountain - "Mississippi Queen". More of a "call and response" style with the main riffing. First an intro solo, then fills during the second verse (on the "call" parts), then the solo (on the "response" parts). What tone! (All from an old single-pickup Les Paul Jr., into a Sunn amp.)
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Pretty much anything by Stevie Ray Vaughan, although Rude Mood and Texas Flood stand out. He does a pretty good version of Little Wing, too.

I like this video of him warming up with his band.

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Originally Posted by Force-1 View Post
Many years ago What's Next by Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush was one of my favorite albums.


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Originally Posted by sstonebreaker View Post
Pretty much anything by Stevie Ray Vaughan, although Rude Mood and Texas Flood stand out. He does a pretty good version of Little Wing, too.

I like this video of him warming up with his band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grBmQwLSlDw
Thanks for sharing that! Never seen it. Stevie Ray Vaughn is a legend...I've always been a fan.
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It's been overplayed, but I think Don Felder's "Hotel California" is up there.

Vince Gill's "Liza Jane"

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Lou Reed's Sweet Jane, the long version...



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Got to vote for the solo of Whole Lotta Love..Led Zep Jimmy Page.
About a 30 seconds of solo.

There are many other great solos.
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Originally Posted by H P Bushrod View Post
Thanks for sharing that! Never seen it. Stevie Ray Vaughn is a legend...I've always been a fan.
Glad to meet another fan. I saw him in concert way back in 85 or 86 in Houston, on the worst date of my life. My college roommate had tickets, but came down with the flu. I didn't have a girlfriend at the time, but there was this cute girl in chem lab. Always wore a dress, which was very refreshing since Rice University was a total engineering school at the time, and with a male/female ratio of something like 5:1, finding a girl who even bothered to shave her pits was considered above the curve.

The first red flag came up before we even went out. I asked her if she'd like to go to a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert. "Who's that?" Man, I should have walked away right there.

Anyway, over dinner she kept talking about this club she belonged to... Maranatha or something like that. Turns out it was a church group. I'd never heard of them, but I'm christian, so I didn't see a problem. Yet.

So we get to Jones Hall and the concert starts. Well, it was a rock concert. Pretty soon you started to smell that smell. Hell, I wasn't smoking, what the hell was she getting her panties in a wad about? But the eyebrows came down, the arms crossed, the legs crossed... she even stopped looking at me. Oh well. At least dinner was fun. Then she wanted to leave. After three songs. Because you smell weed at a rock concert. Really? What kind of church do you go to, anyway? Hell, I knew this date was dead anyway, so I was damned if I was going to leave early.

So we drove home, and the whole time she was bitching about all the people around us smoking weed and drinking, and what a terrible person I was for associating with them. Being a smart ***, I asked her WWJD? Man, I had to turn the heater on in the car after that.

So when I dropper of at her dorm, I asked her, "Hey, you're not even going to shake my hand?" Dude, she actually shook my hand and said, "That's all you're going to get. I don't associate with sinners!" Man, I feel sorry for whoever she ended up with.
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Judas Priest - Beyond the Realms of Death
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Floyd - Comfortably Numb

If you've never heard the Priest tune, check it out. One of the original bands with dueling leads...and they show it off.
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Originally Posted by sstonebreaker View Post
Glad to meet another fan. I saw him in concert way back in 85 or 86 in Houston, on the worst date of my life. My college roommate had tickets, but came down with the flu. I didn't have a girlfriend at the time, but there was this cute girl in chem lab. Always wore a dress, which was very refreshing since Rice University was a total engineering school at the time, and with a male/female ratio of something like 5:1, finding a girl who even bothered to shave her pits was considered above the curve.

The first red flag came up before we even went out. I asked her if she'd like to go to a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert. "Who's that?" Man, I should have walked away right there.

Anyway, over dinner she kept talking about this club she belonged to... Maranatha or something like that. Turns out it was a church group. I'd never heard of them, but I'm christian, so I didn't see a problem. Yet.

So we get to Jones Hall and the concert starts. Well, it was a rock concert. Pretty soon you started to smell that smell. Hell, I wasn't smoking, what the hell was she getting her panties in a wad about? But the eyebrows came down, the arms crossed, the legs crossed... she even stopped looking at me. Oh well. At least dinner was fun. Then she wanted to leave. After three songs. Because you smell weed at a rock concert. Really? What kind of church do you go to, anyway? Hell, I knew this date was dead anyway, so I was damned if I was going to leave early.

So we drove home, and the whole time she was bitching about all the people around us smoking weed and drinking, and what a terrible person I was for associating with them. Being a smart ***, I asked her WWJD? Man, I had to turn the heater on in the car after that.

So when I dropper of at her dorm, I asked her, "Hey, you're not even going to shake my hand?" Dude, she actually shook my hand and said, "That's all you're going to get. I don't associate with sinners!" Man, I feel sorry for whoever she ended up with.
She had you figured out right quick...

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Here's the Priest tune. It's the original studio. KK Downing is the last little solo, but Glen Tipton is the main solo in the middle, and he kills it. I've shaken hands with both him and Halford backstage after a show. Really nice guys.

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Originally Posted by sstonebreaker View Post
Glad to meet another fan. I saw him in concert way back in 85 or 86 in Houston, on the worst date of my life. My college roommate had tickets, but came down with the flu. I didn't have a girlfriend at the time, but there was this cute girl in chem lab. Always wore a dress, which was very refreshing since Rice University was a total engineering school at the time, and with a male/female ratio of something like 5:1, finding a girl who even bothered to shave her pits was considered above the curve.

The first red flag came up before we even went out. I asked her if she'd like to go to a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert. "Who's that?" Man, I should have walked away right there.

Anyway, over dinner she kept talking about this club she belonged to... Maranatha or something like that. Turns out it was a church group. I'd never heard of them, but I'm christian, so I didn't see a problem. Yet.

So we get to Jones Hall and the concert starts. Well, it was a rock concert. Pretty soon you started to smell that smell. Hell, I wasn't smoking, what the hell was she getting her panties in a wad about? But the eyebrows came down, the arms crossed, the legs crossed... she even stopped looking at me. Oh well. At least dinner was fun. Then she wanted to leave. After three songs. Because you smell weed at a rock concert. Really? What kind of church do you go to, anyway? Hell, I knew this date was dead anyway, so I was damned if I was going to leave early.

So we drove home, and the whole time she was bitching about all the people around us smoking weed and drinking, and what a terrible person I was for associating with them. Being a smart ***, I asked her WWJD? Man, I had to turn the heater on in the car after that.

So when I dropper of at her dorm, I asked her, "Hey, you're not even going to shake my hand?" Dude, she actually shook my hand and said, "That's all you're going to get. I don't associate with sinners!" Man, I feel sorry for whoever she ended up with.
Thanks for sharing that story. I've got a wake up call for Ms. High & Mighty, Jesus didn't hang around with the cream of the crop either and we're ALL sinners.
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Werent the Pink Floyd albums, an entire prolonged guitar solo???
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Originally Posted by gpotski View Post
Lou Reed's Sweet Jane, the long version...


http://youtu.be/r4jxynEiowE

Great pick, that intro is epic.
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