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Old 06-30-2013, 05:50 PM   #41
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Jimmy Paige is/was the best IMO, already mentioned by others. After him and Jimi, I never understood why Eddie Van Halen didn't get more recognition during the early Van Halen years, some incredible and innovative guitar work IMO. Eruption is incredible, and Intruder-Pretty Woman and You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover) are great fun. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/top-e...-guitar-solos/ - there were several where I'd swear I was hearing two or three guitars when it was just Eddie on one (not overdubbed). Unfortunately I could not find a youtube clip of Eddie performing live that equaled what's on the albums. I guess they were having too much "fun" (wink-wink) in those days, occupational hazard at the time...
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Guess I am also one of those people who don't care much for the 50 million notes a second playing......they are great players.....but I prefer things like this really really terrible film (which I like) and the song by John Cafferty and his Brown Beaver band...... I do have a fondness for terrible movies though...
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Hey, I like that movie!

Don't like Eddie Van Halen., though. Always considered him more of a talented exhibitionist. Very different from Clapton, Hendrix, Page, Blackmore, or Slash.

That's in my humble, subjective opinion, of course!
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Oh....and if you are desperate for entertainment....the whole Eddie part 2 movie is on YouTube. Like several of the songs on this movie.
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Don't like Eddie Van Halen., though. Always considered him more of a talented exhibitionist. Very different from Clapton, Hendrix, Page, Blackmore, or Slash.

That's in my humble, subjective opinion, of course!
It is subjective of course, but I agree with you - Van Halen certainly has technique and flash, but I don't get the emotion, musicality, and subtlety (and yes, you can have subtlety in a screaming guitar solo).

Jeff Beck amazes me with the variety of techniques and sounds and emotions he pulls out. A couple good examples, IMO:






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@ ER Eddie,


"One more (not really a virtuoso solo, just a good romp (pick it up at about 2:45)

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Paul Franklin on the pedal steel really sweetens that one up...
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3 come to my mind as being heads & shoulders above the rest & i only saw one of them mentioned so far.

1) jimi hendrix, star spangled banner. this is the reason he is consistently voted the greatest guitarist of all time.


2) eddie van halen, eruption.

3) cliff burton of metalica, base solo take #1.
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It is subjective of course, but I agree with you - Van Halen certainly has technique and flash, but I don't get the emotion, musicality, and subtlety (and yes, you can have subtlety in a screaming guitar solo).

Jeff Beck amazes me with the variety of techniques and sounds and emotions he pulls out. A couple good examples, IMO:





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Yep. Watch Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott's.

Always thought Van Halen's rhythm guitar work was better than the solos.
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Here's the 50 Greatest Guitar Solos according to GuitarWorld, arguably one of several expert sources http://www.guitarworld.com/50-greatest-guitar-solos?page=0,0. Thought it might spark other members choices.

Since I took the time to condense the list, I took the liberty of noting my favorites - and was surprised/vindicated to see their #2 choice! Though it is personal choice as others have noted, no right answers (aside from Paige, Hendrix & Clapton)...

50) "Shock Me" (Ace Frehley) - Kiss Alive II, 1977
49) "Europa" (Carlos Santana) - Carlos Santana Amigos, 1976
48) "Sympathy for the Devil" (Keith Richards) - Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet, 1968
47) "Jessica" (Dickey Betts) - Allman Brothers Band Brothers and Sisters, 1974
46) "Hot For Teacher" (Edward Van Halen) - Van Halen 1984, 1984
45) "Light My Fire" (Robby Krieger) - The Doors The Doors, 1967
44) "Alive" (Mike McCready) - Pearl Jam Ten, 1991
43) "Sharp Dressed Man" (Billy Gibbons) - ZZ Top Eliminator, 1983
42) "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Eric Clapton) - The Beatles The Beatles (White Album), 1968
41) "Brighton Rock" (Brian May) - Queen Sheer Heart Attack, 1974
40) "Reelin' in the Years" (Elliot Randall) - Steely Dan Can't Buy a Thrill, 1972
39) "Cortez the Killer" (Neil Young) - Neil Young and Crazy Horse Zuma, 1975
38) "Whole Lotta Love" (Jimmy Page) - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II, 1967
37) "Sweet Child O' Mine" (Slash) - Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction, 1987
36) "Black Star" (Yngwie Malmsteen) - Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force, 1984
35) "Cemetery Gates" (Dimebag Darrell) - Pantera Cowboys from Hell, 1990
34) "Paranoid Android" (Johnny Greenwood) - Radiohead OK Computer, 1997
33) "The Thrill is Gone" (B.B. King) - B.B. King Completely Well, 1969
32) "Machine Gun" (Jimi Hendrix) - Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys, 1970
31) "Stranglehold" (Ted Nugent) - Ted Nugent Ted Nugent, 1975
30) "Surfing with the Alien" (Joe Satriani) - Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien, 1987
29) "For the Love of God" (Steve Vai) - Steve Vai Passion and Warfare, 1991
28) "Mr. Crowley" (Randy Rhoads) - Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz, 1981
27) "Pride and Joy" (Stevie Ray Vaughan) - Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood, 1983
26) "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Kurt Cobain) - Nirvana Nevermind, 1991
25) "Aqualung" (Martin Barre) - Jethro Tull Aqualung, 1979
24) "Fade to Black" (Kirk Hammett) - Metallica Ride the Lightning, 1984
23) "Bulls on Parade" (Tom Morello) - Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire, 1996
22) "Sultans of Swing" (Mark Knopfler) - Dire Straits Dire Straits, 1978
21) "Time" (David Gilmour) - Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon, 1973
20) "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Brian May) - Queen Night at the Opera, 1975
19) "Floods" (Dimebag Darrell) - Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill, 1996
18) "Little Wing" (Jimi Hendrix) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love, 1968
17) "Cliffs of Dover" (Eric Johnson) - Eric Johnson Ah Via Musicom, 1990
16) "Heartbreaker" (Jimmy Page) - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II, 1967
15) "Highway Star" (Ritchie Blackmore) - Deep Purple Machine Head, 1972
14) "Layla" (Eric Clapton, Duane Allman) - Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, 1970
13) "Texas Flood" (Stevie Ray Vaughan) - Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood, 1983
12) "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) - Chuck Berry His Best, Volume One, 1997
11) "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" (Jimi Hendrix) - Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland, 1968
10) "Crossroads" (Eric Clapton) - Cream Wheels of Fire, 1968
9) "Crazy Train" (Randy Rhoads) - Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz, 1981
8) "Hotel California" (Don Felder, Joe Walsh) - The Eagles Hotel California, 1976
7) "One" (Kirk Hammett) - Metallica ...And Justice for All, 1988
6) "November Rain" (Slash) - Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I, 1991
5) "All Along the Watchtower" (Jimi Hendrix) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland, 1968
4) "Comfortably Numb" (David Gilmour) - Pink Floyd The Wall, 1979
3) "Free Bird" (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington) - Lynyrd Skynyrd pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd, 1973
2) "Eruption" (Eddie Van Halen) - Van Halen Van Halen, 1978
1) "Stairway to Heaven" (Jimmy Page) - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV, 1971
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Here's the 50 Greatest Guitar Solos according to GuitarWorld, arguably one of several expert sources
Interesting list, brings back some fond memories. The source also adds "Rock and Roll" to the title, as noted by the absence of Flamenco, Jazz and Classical guitar references. Not a criticism, just a clarification.

I would have expected hoped to see Alvin Lee and Iron Butterfly, and the other version of "Little Wing" (Stevie Ray) alongside the original.
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Interesting list, brings back some fond memories. The source also adds "Rock and Roll" to the title, as noted by the absence of Flamenco, Jazz and Classical guitar references. Not a criticism, just a clarification.

I would have expected hoped to see Alvin Lee and Iron Butterfly, and the other version of "Little Wing" (Stevie Ray) alongside the original.
The very young Erik Brann of Iron Butterfly certainly had a unique sound. And Steely Dan had many nice, melodic guitar solos in their records by various players--including Skunk Baxter (who gets no respect in that Top 50 list), with perhaps his best-known solo being "Rikki Don't Lose That Number."


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Interesting list, brings back some fond memories. The source also adds "Rock and Roll" to the title, as noted by the absence of Flamenco, Jazz and Classical guitar references. Not a criticism, just a clarification.

I would have expected hoped to see Alvin Lee and Iron Butterfly, and the other version of "Little Wing" (Stevie Ray) alongside the original.
I could argue with many on that list. I'd pick several Satriani songs over SWTA, for example.

There was a pretty good version of Little Wing on Derek and the Dominoes' "Layla and Assorted Love Songs".
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The source also adds "Rock and Roll" to the title, as noted by the absence of Flamenco, Jazz and Classical guitar references. Not a criticism, just a clarification.
Interesting, but not surprising I guess, that the experts writing for GuitarWorld think great rock and roll guitar solos were invented in 1967.

Wait a minute...didn't Johnny B. Goode came out a few years before 1997...?

Another old one for the list (1955):
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Not flashy or virtuoso, yet always a favorite of mine:

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I saw Tommy a couple of years ago in a nice intimate setting, probably less than 100 people, if that. The guy has some serious chops and seemed like a really decent person. Hung around after the show to talk to the crowd and sign autographs. If you ever get a chance to see him, well worth the ticket price.
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