The best of all time must include the following (not necessarily in order):-Zakk Wylde on Ozzy's "No More Tears"-Eddie Van Halen, "Eruption" (I pick this as the best of all time)John Petrucci on Dream Theater's "Under a Glass Moon"David Gilmour on Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb"Jeff Loomis on Nevermore's "Final Product" (best of the past 10 years)Duane Allman on The Allman Brothers "Whipping Post" (live at Filmore East version)Chris Poland/Dave Mustaine on Megadeth's "Peace Sells..."Somebody else please nominate Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, and KK Downing/Glen Tipton. I can't pick a favorite from them right now.
Here is my short list1. Randy Rhoads - Revelation Mother Earth or even Dee2. Jimmy Page - White Summer/Black Mountain Side3. Eric Clapton - Layla4. Yngwie - Hot on Your Heels or Blackstar5. EVH - Eruption6. Eagles - Hotel California7. Dimebag - Cemetary GatesThere are dozens I could name, but these are some of my favorites.
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Duane Allman on the Duane Allman Anthology Album - On the Boz Skaggs track "Loan Me a Dime"
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The best guitar solos are found in any album by the following: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen. But then again, these guys are fucking virtuosos!Anyway, here are the ones I personally love:Kirk Hammett on "Fade to Black" and "One"Dimebag Darrell on "Cemetery Gates"Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) on "A Mansion in Darkness"Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) on "Downfall". The dual guitar/keyboard solo is fucking sweet!Anything by Jeff Loomis and Randy Rhoads!Alex Skolnick (Testament) on "Raging Waters"
I forgot about Skolnick. Just about anything of The New Order or Practice What You Preach. I got to see Testament on the Practice What You Preach tour with Savatage at The Ritz on 6th street in Austin. Very impressive!
i liked euronymous's guitar solo for burzum's war.
I've never heard any music from Burzum.Another one of my favorites is Peter Lindgren on Opeth's "Leper Affinity".
Man, there are so many great guitar solos out there that are better than most of the crap on the Blabbermouth list, I don't even know where stat with creating poll. I would probably need to create a series of polls and do it bracket style. That is going to get complicated. Anyone have any ideas how we can formulate a list?
^yeah that sould be a good ideaand black label axeburzum is a great band check em out. its good.
and bignewsday, i got an idea after you make a seris of polls, take all the winners of the polls then make a make a new poll with the winners of the previos polls.
Should we group the polls in any certain manner? Best classic rock soloBest thrash metal soloBest hair metal so.....(i can't even type that without laughing)
that or group various songs in one poll
Do it bracket-style, like the NCAA basketball tournament. Each bracket can represent a genre. Basically, just like they have the March Metal Madness tournament set up at the Treehouse.
OK..So four brackets with about ten songs/solos each?Classic Rock ('50s - 70's)Hard Rock Metal ?Thrash Metal ?I would include nu-metal, but none of that crap has any guitar solos. Let me know what you think.
Classic rock and hard rock will be difficult to seperate.Make a "Progressive" category to include Vai, Satriani, Yngwie, Dream Theater, etc."Classic Rock" could include Zeppelin, Hendrix, Floyd, Clapton."Metal/Death Metal" to include Opeth, Meshuggah, Nevermore, Pantera, Metallica, etc."Thrash" would obviously include Testament, Slayer, Sepultura, Megadeth, Exodus, etc.
more bracketsalternative / punkcountry / rockabilly / folk (there are some great guitarists in these catagories)And instead of doing solos, we can just do guitarists or bands.
The scope of this is officially spiralling out of control.
I agree! Lets go with the four categories you liste with an adition of "All Others" which can include blues, jazz, country, and whatever else you can think of. I still say we need to do it by artist instead of per song, because which metallica song do you choose? Which Pantera? Which Zep?
That sounds good, BND.You can just throw thrash into the "Metal" category to make it 4 categories.I like the idea of making the choice between bands. It would be basically impossible otherwise.
And the progressive category can include people like Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny, Al DiMeola, etc...
Sounds good. It's hard to pick anyone other than the G3 guys! They're so fucking awesome! I will say, however, that flashy playing doesn't necessarily make a solo memorable. I think we should really define what the "best solo" actually is. So what is the best solo? What do we mean when we ask this? Is it the most memorable solo? The most technical? The most audibly pleasing?
Personally, I don't give a rat's ass how "technical" anyone is. If it doesn't sound good, it ain't good. That is one reason I try not to get into this whole "that band sucks" thing, because it is all a matter of taste. You've got to remember, I listen to alot of old punk rock, and we know how technical punk rock is (not).But once again, I think it is going to be hard to narrow this down by songs or solos, because some bands have tons of killer solos. I can't pick Randy Rhoads' best solo, because they are all great in different ways. Johnny Cash's lead guitar player was once asked why he didn't play as fast as other guitar players, and his answer was that these other guitarists are just searching for what he's already found. I thought that was pretty cool.
i know this is off topic. bignewsday do you want an official cd review column like you have ken hawk's blog as your blog's official advise column? cause my blog is a metal cd and dvd review page. heres my bloghttp://albundy2.blogspot.com/
To me, a guitar solo should add something distinct to the music. If that requires technical wizardry, then so be it.Notice I nominated Gilmour's solo in "Comfortably Numb". There's nothing difficult about it, but it's a song within a song. It's so beautiful you can humm along with it.I've also picked Jeff Loomis' stellar axework on "Final Product". That is probably the most technical solo one could ever hope to pull off, however it also adds a flavor to the song that is distinctly Nevermore. Loomis' rythym riffs are already so technical that most players would be proud as hell to play one measure, so he has to crank it up into the ionosphere for his solos.
Classic rock:George HarrisonEric ClaptonJimi HendrixJimmy PageChuck BerryDavid GilmourCarlos SantanaStevie Ray VaughnPlease add any that I forgot.
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