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  • teqnotic
    teqnotic Member Posts: 13 Member

    There are many, but here's a fav of mine:

    Aerosmith - Walk This Way

  • Greg Cov
    Greg Cov Member Posts: 1 Member
    edited July 2022

    Carlos Santana is an amazing guitar player and black magic woman is one of my favorites.


  • JCChaconJr
    JCChaconJr Member Posts: 4 Member

    I’m going to go off on a tangent, because there are quite a few iconic solos that people are easily going to be drawn to. I’m going to go with the solo in The Knack’s, “My Sharona”. The song (and band) blew up in 1979 and with good reason. What’s shocking to me is that the “single” version of the recording for radio play cut HALF the solo! Anyway, enjoy it here in its entirety, beginning at 2:40, and check out the awesome sustain near the end: https://youtu.be/IaaQf6FFFTo

  • dddvision
    dddvision Member Posts: 1 Member

    Pat Metheny in “Are You Going With Me?”

    I’ve been a huge Pat Metheny fan since high school, and it’s because of the whole package, from the skill to the theory to the story to the sounds and effects.


  • mrljr3
    mrljr3 Member Posts: 1 Member
    edited July 2022

    Prince - The solos in Purple Rain are off the chain!

  • InTune
    InTune Member Posts: 1 Member

    Mahavishnu Orchestra "Birds of Fire" John Mclaughlin guitar solo. I remember when I first heard this solo, I thought he sounds like no other player I've ever heard.


    Solo is 1:25 - 2:18

  • midilance
    midilance Member Posts: 11 Member

    I want this guitar.

    RNDMID Member Posts: 1 Member

    You guys are talking about guitar solos, and you are not mentioning Comfortably Numb? This song might not be too difficult for seasoned guitarists to cover, but absolutely no one can make a guitar sing like David Gilmour does.

  • threshold7
    threshold7 Member Posts: 8 Member
    edited July 2022

    Roy Buchanan, The Messiah Will Come Again.

    Tempted to go with the whole Pink Floyd song - Shine On You Crazy Diamond - as totally iconic guitar work.

    But - for me - THIS ▼ one solo does stand out admirably since I first heard it in high school (1973):

  • Milkster
    Milkster Member Posts: 4 Member
    edited July 2022

    Hendrix and Pink Floyd were always my favourite solos and this Hendrix album had one of the best songs and solos I've ever heard: 1983 (A Merman I'd turn to be). Impossible to find this one on YouTube but it's here on this full album.

    Song starts around 45 mins and at around 53 mins in is the solo.


    It also has one of the best drum solos I've ever heard also by Mitch Mitchell. A twofer!!

  • Jazzman7
    Jazzman7 Member Posts: 1 Member

    Many to choose from. I'll go with Kid Charlemagne. Steely Dan and Larry Carlton

  • Guth
    Guth Member Posts: 3 Member
    edited July 2022

    Jef Lee Johnson - Move, from the album, Hype Factory. His resumé is ridiculous: George Duke, Chaka Khan, D'Angelo, Rachelle Ferrell, Common, Grover Washington, Jr., Erykah Badu, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Billy Joel, to name a few. This solo starts at 3:42. He was a genious and left too soon.


  • Nigel Pointon
    Nigel Pointon Member Posts: 1 Newcomer

    Solo starts around 1.45. Done in one take by me. Recorded at home on a Portastudio. Live and raw with minimal post FX. Punk as it should be, back to basics.

  • Raul Ron
    Raul Ron Member Posts: 1 Member

    Wow, so many to choose from... many of which were already mentioned. I would have added something from Mark Knopfler, but I will go with one that from some aspects may not be the best one, but always gets to me: Mike Oldfield in Moonlight Shadow. Something in the musicality of it, the way it fits the song so perfectly, hits me everytime.

  • Steven Kaufman
    Steven Kaufman Member Posts: 17 Member

    Hendrix at Woodstock. Star spangled banner. Played at 2 am in the mud.

    Nothing compares!!!! No more be said!!

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