Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

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Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby Dolo » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:32 am

Dunno if there has been a topic like this but let's pretend there hasn't :)
What's your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time? Try to post only one solo per artist. Mine are:

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb - 2nd solo - 4:32 - 6:24
[youtube]http://youtu.be/y7EpSirtf_E[/youtube]

Alter Bridge - Brand New Start - 2:39 - 3:30
[youtube]http://youtu.be/6Z6hOf7QlIA[/youtube]

Opeth - To Rid the Disease - 3:34 - 3:55
[youtube]http://youtu.be/XlT8Ojbi5Y4[/youtube]

Dream Theater - Another Day - 3:01 - 3:30
[youtube]http://youtu.be/LYtiDCXLAcQ[/youtube]

Van Halen - Right Now - 3:19 - 3:39
[youtube]http://youtu.be/rMV-fenGP1g[/youtube]

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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby One Drew Remains » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:36 pm

1. Tornado of Souls - Megadeth (Marty Friedman)
2. Die Hard The Hunter - Def Leppard (Steve Clark)
3. Blackbird - Alter Bridge (Myles/Mark)
4. Ashes In Your Mouth - Megadeth (Mustaine/Friedman)
5. Bleeding Me- Metallica (Kirk Hammet)


Honorable mention...
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhodes)
Bark At The Moon - Ozzy Osbourne (both solos) (Jake E. Lee)
Burn It Down - Alter Bridge (Mark Tremonti)
White Lightning - Def Leppard (Phil Collen)
Hanger 18 - Megadeth (Mustaine/Friedman)
Fade To Black - Metallica (Kirk Hammet)
Photograph - Def Leppard (Phil Collen)
The Trooper - Iron Maiden (Murray/Smith)
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby RuRo » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:00 pm

Alter Bridge - Blackbird
Dream Theater - Lines In The Sand
Audioslave - Doesn't Remind Me
Metallica - The Unforgiven III
Avenged Sevenfold - M.I.A

Some of the ones that always come to mind for this question. Although there are so many great solos, some of which I may actually like more but just think of as part of a whole song - these ones all happen to have a very standout solo section though.

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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby AliceMudgarden » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:57 pm

Tom Waits - Clap Hands (2:04-2:31)
http://youtu.be/krjxyEme5vM

The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (3:07-3:31)
http://youtu.be/q-KE9lvU810

Alice in Chains - Nutshell (3:05-3:50)
http://youtu.be/_601kPxo1lQ

Porcupine Tree - The Sound of Muzak (2:38-3:34)
http://youtu.be/ttwohFeu3Hg

Temple of the Dog - Say Hello 2 Heaven (3:35-4:25)
http://youtu.be/5qi8hhiYEQA

Honorable Mentions:
Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
Creed - Pity for a Dime
Alter Bridge - Find the Real
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
etc.
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby AllC392Was » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:14 pm

5. Van Halen - Human Beings
4. Alter Bridge - Taco Salad
3. Tremonti - New Way Out
2. Alter Bridge - Cry of Achilles
1. Alter Bridge - Open Your Eyes
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby austinjhnsn » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:15 pm

AliceMudgarden wrote:Tom Waits - Clap Hands (2:04-2:31)
http://youtu.be/krjxyEme5vM

The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (3:07-3:31)
http://youtu.be/q-KE9lvU810

Alice in Chains - Nutshell (3:05-3:50)
http://youtu.be/_601kPxo1lQ

Porcupine Tree - The Sound of Muzak (2:38-3:34)
http://youtu.be/ttwohFeu3Hg

Temple of the Dog - Say Hello 2 Heaven (3:35-4:25)
http://youtu.be/5qi8hhiYEQA

Honorable Mentions:
Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
Creed - Pity for a Dime
Alter Bridge - Find the Real
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
etc.

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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby Timotheus » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:21 pm

In no particular order:

King Crimson - Starless
John Mayer - Gravity (Live In LA) (outro solo)
AB - Blackbird (Myles' solo)
Guns N' Roses - November Rain (1st solo)
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (outro solo)
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby Decay » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:48 pm

Well, this is so hard. Umm... Let's see:

1. Alter Bridge - Blackbird
2. Avenged Sevenfold - Afterlife
3. Europe - The Final Countdown
4. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
5. Whitesnake - Summer Rain

Honorable Mentions:
Alter Bridge - Open Your Eyes/Brand New Start
Scorpions - Wind Of Change/Rock You Like A Hurricane
The Eagles - Hotel California
Steven Wilson - Drive Home
Whitesnake - Is This Love
Guns N' Roses - November Rain/Sweet Child O' Mine
Avenged Sevenfold - Victim/Seize The Day
Adelitas Way - Last Stand
Metallica - Master Of Puppets

And the list goes on and on and on...

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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:55 pm

It doesn't matter who does it or the length, but as long as it's a good guitar solo in terms of tone, bends, phrasing and vibrato to my ears, they're all my "fave solo". Just like how Halestorm says in the song "Rock Show", "Getting high on the solo", that's basically all I do.
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby RuRo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:58 pm

SHEAKENBAKEN wrote:It doesn't matter who does it or the length, but as long as it's a guitar solo, they're all my faves.

Enjoy!
[youtube]http://youtu.be/2MI-_jWAmlE[/youtube]

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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby anguyen92 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:05 pm

All right, let's see here. Of course, this list would be ever-changing but this is just on the top of my head for now.

1. Alter Bridge - Fortress
2. Rush - The Garden
3. Avenged Sevenfold - Coming Home
4. Foo Fighters - Rope
5. Tremonti - Doesn't Matter

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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:06 pm

RuRo wrote:
SHEAKENBAKEN wrote:It doesn't matter who does it or the length, but as long as it's a guitar solo, they're all my faves.

Enjoy!
[youtube]http://youtu.be/2MI-_jWAmlE[/youtube]


I edited my post to further explain my opinion/justification of a good solo. That solo, however, was ear-bleedingly bad.
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby DivCruz » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:33 pm

1. Alter Bridge - Fortress

2. Alter Bridge - Blackbird

3. Dream Theater - Under Glass Moon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEKTNtmKZEw

4. Franco - To Survive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbQvgB_OhC8

5. Franco - Touch The Sky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TorGKoIlI24

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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby Lukeage » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:15 am

1) "Blood Runs Cold" - Def Leppard
2) "Love In an Elevator" - Aerosmith
3) "Open Your Eyes" - Alter Bridge
4) "Lil' Devil" - The Cult
5) "With a Woman" - The Darkness

It's a pretty tough game actually. The guitar solo certainly isn't dead. It's not as common as it used to be, with a lot of "lazy" music in my opinion out there... but hey.

Reasoning...

1) Probably an odd choice in the eyes of some but I love the guitar tone in this solo. It *is* from the yucky commercial over-produced DL period, but the solo to this song oozes emotion and feel and I love it (even if it is a little over-produced, it's one of my fave DL songs). I think it takes my top spot because it always sticks in my head, and in my emotions too a little!!

2) The solo to this track in my opinion is intense, very technical, and one reason why Joe Perry is one of my favourite guitarists.

3) A soulful and incredibly technical display by Mark Tremonti that compliments the song so well - he would never have got away with it in Creed.

4) It's rough and ready. I like the way it starts by taking the original riff and playing it down a couple of steps and it shifts the song as a whole into a new dimension!

5) I love me a bit of The Darkness. Picking a favourite solo is pretty hard for me but it goes well with my favourite song by them, off their most recent album "Hot Cakes". Check it (for AC/DC feel, a solid bass part, a bit of falsetto voice and some mildly amusing lyricism.)

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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby DivCruz » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:22 am

Damn I forgot about Open Your Eyes. That solo gave me chills every time I listen to it especially when I close my eyes during that part (quite contradictory to the song :lol)

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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby SchwiizVT12 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:23 pm

Bury Your Dead - "Year One", played by our very own Mr. Tremonti.
Pink Floyd - "Mother"
Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"
Deep Purple - "Child in Time"
Stratovarius - "Stratosphere"

And many, many more. But these are the five that come to mind right now.
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby coldenscence » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:52 pm

Guns N' Roses - "Double Talkin' Jive"
Tool - "Reflection"
Joe Satriani - "The Forgotten (Part 2)"
Camel - "Stationary Traveler"
Alter Bridge - "Burn it Down"
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby One Drew Remains » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:15 pm

1) "Blood Runs Cold" - Def Leppard



Being a huge Lep fan, that is a nice solo, from a criminally underrated record. Slang is getting re-issued this month in a deluxe ediion, can't wait. Long live Steve Clarke.
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby Outright » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:48 am

5. Audioslave "Doesn't Remind Me"
4. Van Halen "Dreams"
3. Lynyrd Skynyrd "Red, White & Blue"
2. Alter Bridge "Blackbird"
1. Pearl Jam "Alive"

Allman Brothers Band "Soulshine" as an honorable mention because there are multiple solos in the song.
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Re: Your 5 favourite guitar solos of all time

Postby Tom » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:54 pm

blackbird - AB
ahavo rabo taco salad - AB
freebird - lynyrs skynyrd
stairway to heaven - zeppelin
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