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One thing I've noticed about music lately is thatt he guitar solo, which was once what rock & roll was all about, has died out. There aren't that many songs with guitar solos in. So I thought I'd listen to some of the old songs and check out the cool solos, and I thought I'd discuss them here, and I thought it'd be cool if everyone posted up their top 5 guitar solos of all time. So here's mine:<br><br><br><br>
5.) Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody<br><br>
4.) Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven<br><br>
3.) Dire Straits - Sultans of swing<br><br>
2.) Rage Against the machine - Know your enemy<br><br>
1.) Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower<br><br><br><br>
Come on all your rockers out there!! I want to see what kind of solos you think are cool!
 

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Loki, I assume you mean the actual mid-break riffs as opposed to outright solos, correct?<br><br><br><br>
5. ) David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose (or anything by Steve Vai)<br><br>
4. ) Cinderella - Gypsy Road<br><br>
3. ) Ozzy / Randy Rhoades - Crazy Train<br><br>
2. ) Van Halen - Jamie's Crying<br><br>
1. ) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird (outtake version)<br><br><br><br>
** notable mention... just about anything by RUSH<br><br><br><br>
Man, choosing only 5 is hard.. .there's so many of them.<br><br><br><br>
Outright solos, one has to tip their hats to Jimi's <i>Star Spangled Banner</i> (Woodstock) and Eddie Van Halen's <i>Eruption</i>
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Robert</i><br><br><b>Outright solos, one has to tip their hats to Jimi's <i>Star Spangled Banner</i> (Woodstock) and Eddie Van Halen's <i>Eruption</i></b></div>
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"One thing I've noticed about music lately is thatt he guitar solo, which was once what rock & roll was all about, has died out. "<br><br>
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I guess the main reason is nobody in popular music can play the guitar anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Just off the top of my head (not numbered in order of preference) ...<br><br><br><br>
1 ... Tea for one, "Presence" CD , Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin<br><br><br><br>
2 ... Since I've been loving you , Led Zeppelin III, Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin<br><br><br><br>
3 ... Machine Gun (all the guitar in that), live, Jimi Hendrix<br><br><br><br>
4 ... "Something" , George Harrison (his slide style), "Abbey Road - The Beatles<br><br><br><br>
5 ... Chaconne as transcribed by and played by Andres Segovia from Bach's violin partita #2 ... 14 minutes long on classical guitar (wow) .... hehe , ok so this one isn't a guitar solo but it is 'solo guitar' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Pick any 5 things Carlos Santana has been involved in. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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"Pick any 5 things Carlos Santana has been involved in."<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Ah, yes the solo in "Black Magic Woman" is a classic IMHO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i like the guitar solo in that carlos santana songw ith who was it. michelle branch or that other one. one plays piano and one plays the guitar. anyway i like the guitar solo in that
 

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I could only repeat the great ones that have been mentioned. Brian May of Queen is I think my all time favourite guitar player. But there are many.<br><br><br><br>
However I'm missing Slash of GNR. How about Sweet Child O' Mine?
 

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The guitar solo has been replaced by a rap in EVERY song. *sigh*<br><br><br><br>
as far as guitar solos go I liked the slash one in november rain, especially in the video when he is in that churchyard playing.
 

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" I liked the slash one in november rain, especially in the video when he is in that churchyard playing."<br><br>
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I cringe when he throws the Les Paul over the cliff (although it was probably a cheaper copy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> )
 

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Lots of great ones already mentioned which I would second, though one in particular that hasn't been mentioned really stands out in my mind, and that is Jimmy Page's break in Led Zepellin's "No Quarter" as recorded on the live "Song Remains The Same" lp. When that was released there was nobody, and I mean NObody, that could equal that speed, emotion and precision. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:"><br><br><br><br>
I also agree that the reason you don't hear much guitar anymore is because there is a dearth of guitarists, and musicians in general. Today's computer generated crap is a blight to my existence . . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/moonpie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":moonpie:">
 

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Oh, how could i forget slash? The two solos in november rain are excellent. I don't know how I forgot about guns & roses. I got appetite for destruction only last week!
 

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My favorite two are Queens "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Dué le quartz's "Lily for You"... I can't think of any more off the top of my head.
 

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The Eagles - Hotel California<br><br>
Frank Zappa - Sexual Harrassment in the Workplace<br><br>
Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower<br><br>
Manic Street Preachers -You Love Us<br><br><br><br>
and stuff.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Loki</i><br><br><b>Oh, how could i forget slash? The two solos in november rain are excellent. I don't know how I forgot about guns & roses. I got appetite for destruction only last week!</b></div>
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OH MANNNN! November Rain! Great stuff! Also on my list would be:<br><br><br><br>
1. Anything by Santana. No kidding. this guy could do "twinkle, twinkle little star" or the "ABC Song" and it would move the world!!!!! I love Santana. "Samba pa ti" could stir deaf people to dancing, IMO.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br><br><br>
2. Crosby, Stills, Nash (and sometimes, Young). Same thing as what I said about Santana though even they're not known for awesome riffs, they might as well be (listen to the instrumental part of "Carry On"....wow! Eeeeeenough said).<br><br><br><br>
3. Led Zepplin.....need I say more? These guys were rif-fabulous back when the bee-hive 'do was king and it still stirs to this day. NO one else can say that, even 40+ years later....<br><br><br><br>
4. Jimi Hendrix. It doesn't matter what he plays, he PLAYS it! No one else comes half-close, so don't even try. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br><br><br>
5. Neil Young. He's artsy-fartsy. He's heady. He's Canadian. And he knows how to grab emotion and turn it to any way he wants. He can make you laugh, he can make you cry, and he can make you want to "slap 'yo granny", all in one song. Gotta love that!<br><br><br><br>
That would be my 5....(though there are others). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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