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I'm a solo fanatic. If a track has a good solo whether it be a traditional in the middle of the track thing or an outro solo i'll favourite it even if the rest of the track is shit. If the track is great from start to end with a killer solo i'll play it to death for months and that works vice versa too. If a track is sounding great and then a crap solo comes in i'll probably never listen to it again.

 

So what do you consider a killer solo from any genre?

 

I'll start with Eddie Van Halen on Michael Jackson's Beat It. I've heard a lot of covers of that tune but no one seems to be able duplicate or better the original.

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Always had a liking for Poison-Nothin' But A Good Time,even though I was never a big fan of the band...

 

and Def Leppard-Photograph, nothing overwhelming just a good honest solo which suits the song :)

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No I dont think so....I think it was a specific thread about fav solos - but i just looked back and couldnt see it.

 

Anyway I did spend some time compiling a list of 10-20 solos but I'm not doing it again lol.

 

I do like a good solo, but its not the be all and end all for me.

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I remember the thread too. And yeah, it's hard work to try and remember all that. ;)

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I dig a good solo as well. One of my favorites are in Ozzy's "mama I'm coming home", simple stuff, but sounds really good.

The solo in Torben Schmidt's "When I hold you in my arms" has the same feel to it, another favorite of mine.

 

Oh man there are a few awesome solo's in Ozzy's solo stuff.

1. The outro solo to Bark at the Moon is epic. Both Jake's recording and Zakk's version on Live at Budokan

2. Mr Crowley

3. and Crazy Train

I've never considered the solo on Mama I'm Coming Home to be a great but yes it's a real nice fitting solo.

 

I've never heard of Torben Schmidt

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My top solos within a song...from the top of my head

 

 

1.) Hot Dog And A Shake - Steve Vai w/DLR

 

2.) She's My Salvation - Stevie Blaze w/Lillian Axe

 

3.) No Justice - Pete Lesperance w/Harem Scarem

 

4.) Lil Jack Horny - Nuno Bettencourt w/Extreme

 

5.) Little Fighter - Vito Bratta w/White Lion

 

6.) Beat It - Eddie Van Halen w/Michael Jackson

 

7.) Maria - Robert Sall w/Work Of Art

 

8.) Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads w/Ozzy

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I dig a good solo as well. One of my favorites are in Ozzy's "mama I'm coming home", simple stuff, but sounds really good.

The solo in Torben Schmidt's "When I hold you in my arms" has the same feel to it, another favorite of mine.

 

Oh man there are a few awesome solo's in Ozzy's solo stuff.

1. The outro solo to Bark at the Moon is epic. Both Jake's recording and Zakk's version on Live at Budokan

2. Mr Crowley

3. and Crazy Train

I've never considered the solo on Mama I'm Coming Home to be a great but yes it's a real nice fitting solo.

 

I've never heard of Torben Schmidt

 

 

Torben Schmidt is the lead singer in Skagarack.

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My top solos within a song...from the top of my head

 

 

1.) Hot Dog And A Shake - Steve Vai w/DLR

 

2.) She's My Salvation - Stevie Blaze w/Lillian Axe

 

3.) No Justice - Pete Lesperance w/Harem Scarem

 

4.) Lil Jack Horny - Nuno Bettencourt w/Extreme

 

5.) Little Fighter - Vito Bratta w/White Lion

 

6.) Beat It - Eddie Van Halen w/Michael Jackson

 

7.) Maria - Robert Sall w/Work Of Art

 

8.) Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads w/Ozzy

 

A few there i've not heard to check out. Cheers Zac!

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Some favourite solos:

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

UFO - Rock Bottom (a young Michael Schenker on top of his game)

Thin Lizzy - Emerald (the 'Live And Dangerous' version)

Metallica - Fade to Black

Whitesnake - Cryin' In the Rain (the original version)

 

.... plus EVH's solo from Beat It :)

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Some favourite solos:

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

UFO - Rock Bottom (a young Michael Schenker on top of his game)

Thin Lizzy - Emerald (the 'Live And Dangerous' version)

Metallica - Fade to Black

Whitesnake - Cryin' In the Rain (the original version)

 

.... plus EVH's solo from Beat It :)

 

Oh yes! Free Bird definitely and i prefer the solo from Comfortably Numb from Pulse along with Sorrow.

 

I've never really been a fan of Kirk's playing and confess i don't remember the solo from Cryin' in the Rain. I can feel a snake night coming :)

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A few obscure'ish but great ones

 

 

Saga - Framed...Ian Crichton ripping it up at the end..brilliant playing

 

UFO - Doing It All For You...Paul 'Tonka' Chapman with 2 major solos on this one....fantastic song as well.

 

Agnes - Tallulah..I don't know who plays the solo on this Sonata Artica cover, but it makes the hairs on my neck stand up every time...it's short, nothing flash, but emotive and beautifully played

 

Loverboy - Prissy Prissy...A great Paul Dean solo from one of my fave Loverboy tracks

 

Jefferson Starship - Save Your Love....Craig Chaquico at his best. 2 and a half minutes of absolute sublime playing and one of my all time favourite guitar solos

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Haven't heard any of them! I wish i could somehow listen to three albums at once to get through them all ;)

 

I'll throw in:

 

Bon Jovi - Dry County

AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie (the outro solo on If You Want Blood)

Apocalyptica - Farewell (Does a cello count?)

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Most of Gary Moore's and Michael Schenker's solos are great but two really nice one's from the same period are:

 

Gary Moore - Always Gonna Love You (Corridors Of Power)

MSG - Rock You To The Ground (Assault Attack)

 

Paul Tonka Chapman's solo in UFO - Profession Of Violence is fantastic.

 

Blackmore in Rainbow - Death Alley Driver.

 

Christopher Ståhl on the first Talisman CD. There are so many great guitarists and solos.

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