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Old 04-06-2013, 19:11
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Jimmy Page's solo on Since I've Been Loving You. He makes that guitar cry.
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Old 04-06-2013, 19:31
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Captain Sensible's solo at the end of Under The Floor Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln3CFyq9TSk

never fails to make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck and it has done for over thirty years!
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Old 04-06-2013, 19:59
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Necrophagist - Fermented Offal Discharge.

Brilliant.
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Old 04-06-2013, 21:48
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For shred / virtuoso:
Joe Satriani: Surfing With The Alien, Crushing Day, Always With Me/Always With You, Ten Words (although those last two are less flashy, and instead beautiful pieces of music).
Steve Vai: Lotus Feet, Whispering a Prayer
Randy Rhodes: Revelation Mother Earth, Crazy Train, Goodbye To Romance
Slash: November Rain
Paul Gilbert: Viking Kong
Yngwie Malmsteen: Far Beyond the Sun


Blues solos:
Dave Gilmour: Comfortably Numb, Fletcher Memorial Home, High Hopes, Great Day For Freedom
Jimi Hendrix: almost anything, he was really in a world of his own. Machine Gun, Woodstock Improvisation, Fire (Woodstock 69), Little Wing are amazing
Rory Gallagher: Bad Penny, Philby, Tatoo'd Lady, Shadow Play.
And also Brian Setzer on Rock This Town, just unbelievable technique

And if I had to pick between all those, I'm still torn between two: The raw, beat-up guitar, and adrenaline-packed performance of Rory Gallagher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHzOJKn7vnc
and the technical brilliance and soaring beauty of Steve Vai's amazing tribute to Ireland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KUSkGeaUPU

Both absolute masters of the guitar, but in completely different ways
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Old 04-06-2013, 22:02
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When Buckethead takes the reigns on the outro to 'There Was A Time' (Guns n Roses, Chinese Democracy album), I just listen in astonishment.
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Old 04-06-2013, 22:15
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Really liked this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
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Old 04-06-2013, 22:37
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Another for my list is Stanley Jordan playing a cover of 'Stairway to Heaven'
First saw this years ago, and my jaw pretty much hit the floor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeooHiX4oH0
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Old 04-06-2013, 22:44
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Slash's solo in Sweet Child O'Mine, but big mentions to:

* Zakk Wylde' in 'Old LA Tonight' (Ozzy Osbourne)
* Myles Kennedy/Mark Trementi in 'Blackbird' (Alter Bridge)
* Marty Friedman in 'Tornado of Souls' (Megadeth)
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Old 04-06-2013, 23:23
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Slash's solo in Sweet Child O'Mine, but big mentions to:

* Zakk Wylde' in 'Old LA Tonight' (Ozzy Osbourne)
* Myles Kennedy/Mark Trementi in 'Blackbird' (Alter Bridge)
* Marty Friedman in 'Tornado of Souls' (Megadeth)
Good pick!
I must have spent half my teenage years playing air guitar to Megadeth and Metallica records. Marty had some amazing solos, even listening back now they still sound so dramatic and energetic. Loved all the stuff on the 'Youthanasia' album in particular!
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Old 04-06-2013, 23:30
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Good pick!
I must have spent half my teenage years playing air guitar to Megadeth and Metallica records. Marty had some amazing solos, even listening back now they still sound so dramatic and energetic. Loved all the stuff on the 'Youthanasia' album in particular!
I have searched YouTube high and low and still haven't found anyone who can really do it justice. Yeah, some of them have the speed, but it's the flow and the smoothness of Friedman's version - it's so technical and so fast, yet one of the most elegant solos you'll ever hear. That's something I've yet to see any other guitarist successfully replicate.
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Old 04-06-2013, 23:42
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For shred / virtuoso:
Joe Satriani: Surfing With The Alien, Crushing Day, Always With Me/Always With You, Ten Words (although those last two are less flashy, and instead beautiful pieces of music).
Steve Vai: Lotus Feet, Whispering a Prayer
Randy Rhodes: Revelation Mother Earth, Crazy Train, Goodbye To Romance
Slash: November Rain
Paul Gilbert: Viking Kong
Yngwie Malmsteen: Far Beyond the Sun
Slash is a f*cking boss and all but he's not in the same category musically speaking with Satch, Vai, Ywngie etc with the stuff he plays
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Old 05-06-2013, 00:58
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And if I had to pick between all those, I'm still torn between two: The raw, beat-up guitar, and adrenaline-packed performance of Rory Gallagher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHzOJKn7vnc
and the technical brilliance and soaring beauty of Steve Vai's amazing tribute to Ireland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KUSkGeaUPU

Both absolute masters of the guitar, but in completely different ways
Nice to see you picked Rory Gallagher after you listed Hendrix and Gilmore. I always thought he couldn't sing to save his life but he could play.

I don't know Steve Vai so well but that was great. I have learned a bit from that first list.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:00
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Another great piece of guitaristica is John Jorgenson - Back on Terra Firma:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzF9FDIcz3w
(sound quality isn't great due to live recording on a camera/videocam)

This one gets a mention because he sometimes comes over to the UK and plays small, intimate gigs. I watched an insanely talented guitarist playing in front of just 30 people in the Green Hotel, Kinross. It was borderline ridiculous, but I wasn't complaining!
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:11
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free - alright now
hendrix - voodoo chile
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Old 06-06-2013, 15:28
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Not of all time...but certainly up there, as are most done by this fella.

You might know the song from Sons of Anarchy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyV8gV7HYp4
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Old 06-06-2013, 16:16
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Slash is a f*cking boss and all but he's not in the same category musically speaking with Satch, Vai, Ywngie etc with the stuff he plays
Technically speaking he isn't, but musically speaking I think he has far more emotion in his playing than Vai or Malsteem.

Satriani, fair enough, dude is in a league of his own as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 09-06-2013, 16:30
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Blackdog led zeppelin live edition so much heavier than studio album version
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Old 10-06-2013, 14:15
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Dave Gilmour - Comfortably Numb
Steve Hackett - Firth of Fifth; Everyday
Andy Latimer - Lady Fantasy; Ice
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Old 10-06-2013, 15:29
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David Gilmour "Comfortably Numb"
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Old 10-06-2013, 18:17
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..Some really boring ones mentioned so far

In my near 20 years of Metal listening Judas Priest "Painkiller" solo still rules all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKF2NQ5tBkw
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Old 10-06-2013, 19:33
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Technically speaking he isn't, but musically speaking I think he has far more emotion in his playing than Vai or Malsteem.

Satriani, fair enough, dude is in a league of his own as far as I'm concerned.
Sorry, I meant technically speaking, wrong choice of words there

and yes! I agree with you that Slash connects much more with his music
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Old 13-06-2013, 13:30
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..Some really boring ones mentioned so far
Each to their own and all that.
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Old 13-06-2013, 13:53
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..Some really boring ones mentioned so far

In my near 20 years of Metal listening Judas Priest "Painkiller" solo still rules all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKF2NQ5tBkw
That could come into the same category....depends how you look at...or listen to...it
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Old 13-06-2013, 16:05
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Technically speaking he isn't, but musically speaking I think he has far more emotion in his playing than Vai or Malsteem.
Quite. I think too many people mistake being able to play lots of notes very quickly with being a musician.
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Old 13-06-2013, 16:21
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Quite. I think too many people mistake being able to play lots of notes very quickly with being a musician.
....and some mistake being a musician for having soul, wit and charisma
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