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Old 22-11-2012, 19:16
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There are of course many but for me from a pure techincal aspect it has to be la villa strangiato by Rush.

Its not the full song but this extract of rush playing it live from 1979 is mindblowing, alex lifeson's guitar work is amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78D00dYOBrM
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Old 22-11-2012, 19:18
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There are of course many but for me from a pure techincal aspect it has to be la villa strangiato by Rush.

This video of rush playing it live from 1979 is mindblowing, alex lifeson's guitar work is amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78D00dYOBrM
Always preferred YYZ...but it's all opinion
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Old 22-11-2012, 19:41
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Always preferred YYZ...but it's all opinion
Love YYZ as well, in fact every instrumental rush have done has been amazing.

I love limbo as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPGcbcgy5Gc
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Old 23-11-2012, 10:17
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Ricochet Part Two by Tangerine Dream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCsJO...feature=relmfu
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Old 23-11-2012, 11:48
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Tough choice. I probably need to list several:

Mogwai - Summer
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Mladic
Hope of the States - The Black Amnesias
Ultravox - Astradyne
Pink Floyd - One of These Days (does that count? Can we exclude the "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces" line as a lyric?)
My Bloody Valentine - Glider
Art of Noise - Beatbox
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Old 23-11-2012, 11:55
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springwater - i will return (one hit wonder from '71)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wWfg5picWA
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Old 23-11-2012, 12:15
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM5MaMm9Eag
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Old 23-11-2012, 12:16
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Focus-Hocus Pocus.

Genius!
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Old 23-11-2012, 12:22
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Hocus Pocus by Focus

or Sylvia by Focus

Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group
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Old 23-11-2012, 12:23
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I love the instrumental to Black Velvet by Alannah Myles.
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Old 23-11-2012, 13:09
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Anything by hammock
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Old 23-11-2012, 13:47
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Beck's Bolero
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Old 23-11-2012, 14:47
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John Martyn's 'Small Hours'
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Old 23-11-2012, 15:37
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Tough one as I listen to a lot of post-rock music (bands like Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor as already mentioned by Eraserhead) and that's basically all instrumental. So I could easily list dozens of instrumental tracks I love.

A few other examples -

This Will Destroy You - Threads
Explosions In The Sky - Your Hand In Mine
Worlds End Girlfriend - We Are The Massacre
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Old 23-11-2012, 16:03
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Guitar solo from We Used to Know - Jethro Tull

Well the whole song's bloody great but it's not an instrumental.
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Old 23-11-2012, 16:29
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The epic, Last days by The Enid Perfect combination of classical music with rock
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Old 23-11-2012, 16:36
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Some great choices here, also some I didn't know, or had forgot about and have enjoyed listening too.

Also nice to see a few devoted rock fans on a somewhat pop music forum.
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Old 23-11-2012, 16:40
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Alice in Chains - Whale and Wasp. Mainly because it comes with so many awesome memories.
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Old 23-11-2012, 16:56
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Also nice to see a few devoted rock fans on a somewhat pop music forum.
indeed, i too was pleasantly surprised that many retro threads got a decent response. theres more adult music fans on here then is at first obvious.
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Old 23-11-2012, 19:07
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Oh Well Part 2 by Fleetwood Mac!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b19PcuJsQbA

Part 2 starts at 2.20.
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Old 23-11-2012, 19:14
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indeed, i too was pleasantly surprised that many retro threads got a decent response. theres more adult music fans on here then is at first obvious.
I normally find rock related threads quicky vanish to page 2 of the music forums but nice to see this one still near the top.
And its great to remember some of those great intrumental songs that I have long forgot about, great music lives forever, and thats the case with songs mentioned in this thread.
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Old 23-11-2012, 19:23
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Always preferred YYZ...but it's all opinion
Have you seen this one at a foo fighters concert after the dum solo geddy and alex come on stage for a a bit of YYZ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Ram...feature=fvwrel
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Old 23-11-2012, 19:29
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Losfer words by iron maiden. Suicide and redemption by Metallica. The loner by Gary Moore.
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Old 23-11-2012, 19:44
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Probably something by Camel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMqjr...eature=related
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Old 23-11-2012, 20:14
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Really hard choice, but here's forty seconds worth of David Gilmour 'Echoes' .
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