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joelsfoster
08-15-2005, 08:30 AM
hey guys, there are many great guitar solos out there, but i wanted to hear what you thought was some of the best ones.

i personally think the solo in Iron Man by black sabbath is really good, and also Like the Angel by rise against (plus others too)

zparticus
08-15-2005, 08:38 AM
cemetary gates by pantera hands down :)

orpheus_thrice
08-15-2005, 08:38 AM
easily jimmy page's solo in 'whole lotta love'

controlfreak
08-15-2005, 08:38 AM
gotta go for Tom Morellos glorious "Like A Stone" solo. man that things just lifts the song to another level.

i hope some people pick solos that aren't just about random notes in a key belted out as fast as possible. it's all about the feeling.

Diabolic Clown
08-15-2005, 08:38 AM
Im going to have to say Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix or Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.

egstam
08-15-2005, 08:39 AM
Comfortably Numb is the number one, (:

Diabolic Clown
08-15-2005, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by controlfreak
gotta go for Tom Morellos glorious "Like A Stone" solo. man that things just lifts the song to another level.

i hope some people pick solos that aren't just about random notes in a key belted out as fast as possible. it's all about the feeling.

1.) Not Classic Rock

2.) Feeling? Dude how can he play with feeling when he's always screwing around with all his effects.

metalnazi7
08-15-2005, 08:43 AM
"Floods" by Pantera...

I also really enjoy a lot of the old Metallica solos

dorian_mode
08-15-2005, 08:44 AM
i like the solo in another brick in the wall, just a nice lil clean solo like it couldnt have been any other solo then that one. i think thats when a solo melds the song together when you can't imagine it being anyother way.......that make any sense?.

TheHeartbreaker
08-15-2005, 08:47 AM
I'm not changing anyones opinion, cause I like this solo too, but why does everyone like Whole Lotta Love SO much? I mean, it's good, but, well, it's your opinion, I'll shut up...

Anyways, I really like the solo in Since I've Been Loving You. In fact, that's probably my one of my favorite Zeppelin songs.

thenephilim
08-15-2005, 08:47 AM
I really like the solos in estranged by guns and roses, as well as those in since I've been loving you by Led Zep

controlfreak
08-15-2005, 08:48 AM
1. everybodys talkin bout pantera and rise against, why do i get the grief for pickin tom morello

2. tom morello prob has one of the smallest pedal boards in rock music today. he uses, not abuses, these effects in a whole other way and much of the time it's his fingerstyle or guitar work that makes his stuff stand out. i hardly think he stomps on a box and lets ****ed up **** just happen. just to clear that up!

danocaster
08-15-2005, 09:26 AM
Smells Like Teen Spirit is amazing

Waylander
08-15-2005, 09:35 AM
Does eruption count?

blackAlbino
08-15-2005, 10:00 AM
so mr. controlfreak.. u sayin pantera or rise against doesnt match up agaisnt "normal" music? pantera is one of the greatest bands out there i think u just dont like the genre..

syyz1
08-15-2005, 10:08 AM
My favorite solos are:
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyser Cult
Time - Pink Floyd
White Room - Cream
Burn - Deep Purple (keyboard and guitar)
The Wind Cries Mary - The JHE
The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin
Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
Mother - Pink Floyd
Bijou - Queen
Innuendo - Queen
YYZ - Rush
The Fish - Yes (Meh, the whole things like a long bass solo)

Iluvpowerchords
08-15-2005, 10:17 AM
La Grange by ZZ Top
You Shook Me All night Long- AC/DC (Possibly My favorite)
Hammer To Fall by Queen
Don't stop me now by Queen
Sweet Home Alabama By Lynyrd Skynyrd
Layla by Derek And The Dominoes
Crossroads by Cream
White Room by Cream

among the many

stoubora
08-15-2005, 10:18 AM
I think it has to be "Stairway To Heaven" there's the accellerating tempo biuld up from acoustic and then bam, the best solo ever.
Jimmy page recorded it in 2 takes thats how good he is. It covers most of the neck.
Second would have to be Jimmy Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower, the whole song could be considered a solo its that complicated and of course there's the excellent wah solo which gets my nod as number 2 solo of all time.

I think "Comfortably Numb as a close third, although Dave Gilmour just stays and messes round with the E pentatonic scale region of the guitar for most of it.

The Wicker Man2
08-15-2005, 10:31 AM
dazed and confused - led zeppelin. Page uses a ****ing violin bow. genius

controlfreak
08-15-2005, 10:33 AM
hey blackalbino, i was replying to DiabolicClowns post that claimed that my choice of tom morello doesn't fit into the classic rock category that this thread is supposed to be about. i just used those as examples of other people who chose solos outside the classic rock genre by mistake.

pantera rock man! everyone knows that!

wilty00
08-15-2005, 10:37 AM
Little Wing
Comfortably Numb
Achilles Last Stand
Time
Money
Whole Lotta Love

BrainDamage
08-15-2005, 11:24 AM
I think "Comfortably Numb as a close third, although Dave Gilmour just stays and messes round with the E pentatonic scale region of the guitar for most of it. E pentatonic? not quite.

Mama Kin (I :heart: this song and solo)
Comfortably Numb
Time
DOGS (some of Gilmour's best work)
What Is and What Should Never Be

ridcullylives
08-15-2005, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by danocaster
Smells Like Teen Spirit is amazing


:cheers:

I agree. Complete genius. Kurt Cobain is like Hendrix, Page, Gilmour, Clapton, and Blackmore rolled into one.

I also have to thank the threadstarter for thinking up such a wonderful and original thread...there is absolutely no way anything like this has ever been done before. Kudos!

me_and_my_esp
08-15-2005, 11:44 AM
^no sarcasm at all! :bonk:

BrainDamage putting down Pink Floyd? NO! suprising :p:

almost as suprising as me putting down something by the who! like i like the solo in Naked Eye. its really good, considering The Who almost never do solo's like this.

and of course, Comfortably Numb, Heartbreaker (even though its sloppy as hell, i like the effects), and Layla.

BrainDamage
08-15-2005, 11:48 AM
Originally posted by me_and_my_esp
BrainDamage putting down Pink Floyd? NO! suprising :p:
who would have though :eek:

Grunte
08-15-2005, 11:50 AM
All along the watchtower - Jimi hendrix
Stairway to heaven - Led zepplin
For those about to rock (we salute you) - AC/DC

ridcullylives
08-15-2005, 12:54 PM
In all seriousness...I really like the solos in "Join Together." I love Pete's feel and timing in those.

zippidyduda
08-15-2005, 01:15 PM
well, i like the sax solo in the gunners dream, pink floyd

i mean its just such an explosion of emotion, sends shivers down my spine

EDIT: You said guitar solo, sorry!

My fav gee-tar solo is probably the one in hells bells, AC/DC

fenderfreak101
08-15-2005, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by egstam
Comfortably Numb is the number one, (:

*Stares at avatar*

:eek: :(

Punk as atticus
08-15-2005, 03:24 PM
my fav solos are
sweet child o mine Guns n roses
knockin on heaven's door Guns n roses
architecture of aggression (friedman) megadeth
lake bodom with alexi laiho (COB)
inspiration on demand shadows fall
mother russia - iron maiden
suicide messiah - black label society
voodoo child jimi hendrix
dazed and confused - led zep
hot for teacher - van halen
deadly sleep - iron savior
November rain - guns n roses
Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin
Crazy Train- Ozzy
Cemetary Gates- Pantera (RIP Dimebag!)
all along the watchtower- jimi hendrix
stairway to heaven (not to be cliche) led zep
Civil war - guns n roses

dazedandconfusd
08-15-2005, 03:28 PM
tom sawyer- rush

And to the guy above me: only 3 of those are classic rock...

IronMurph
08-15-2005, 03:46 PM
I'm A Loser, Rock Bottom- U.F.O.
Aerosmith- Train Kept A Rollin'
Blue Sky- Allman Brothers Band
The End- The Beatles
War Pigs, Sweet Leaf- Black Sabbath
Foreplay/Longtime, More Than A Feeling- Boston
Steppin' Out, Crossroads, White Room- Cream .................................................................. probably a hundred more, just looking down my music files.

EVH4ever
08-15-2005, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by danocaster
Smells Like Teen Spirit is amazing
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
HA HA HA Thas Funny :bonk:

watchurback
08-15-2005, 08:35 PM
Sweet Chile o' Mine
Walk this Way, the second solo (short but sweet)
All Along the Watchtower
Little Wing
Crazy Train
Sweet Leaf

There really are just too many awesome ones to choose from

joelsfoster
08-15-2005, 11:06 PM
o ya, acdc is the best (back in black), along with led zepplin, and jimi hendrix is a god (hes straight LMAO he acted gay to quit the army), and ya actually metallica solos are really good tho im not a fan of metal. sum 41s the hell song is a really good punk rock song with a nice solo too...... ummmm.... ya

o ya and thanks 4 the kudos person-who-thankd-the-thread-poster

BassDude2737
08-16-2005, 09:40 AM
the top three solos of all time are Comfortably Numb, Whole Lotta Love and Yngwie Malmsteens Blitzkreig

wilty00
08-16-2005, 10:55 AM
I forgot to put "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on my first list.


Eric Clapton :down:

danocaster
08-16-2005, 11:13 AM
I agree, he's got such an amazing vibrato

Sun King
08-16-2005, 11:56 AM
i have one for every band almost :-D

the end, let it be- beatles

i know everyone says stairway is really easy and really overrated but i still love it. so stairway, blackdogs ending solo, heartbreaker live, ten years gone.

number of the beast, run to the hills -iron maiden

jimi hendrix- little wing, foxy lady.

child in time-deep purple (might be my favorite one here, oh and also the vocal solo on that is coooool)

comfortably numb, time-pink floyd.

crap i gotta go i'll end this later.

NoQuarter2
08-16-2005, 01:30 PM
Free Bird/ Lynyrd Skynyrd... surprised no one has posted...
Stairway to Heaven/ do i even need to say who thats by...
Aqualung/ Jethro Tull :down: totaly under rated band!!!

PetrucciRocks
08-16-2005, 01:38 PM
Um... why is this thread here. If it said "Best Classic Rock Solo", I'd understand. Anyways, best classic rock solo is "Comfortably Numb" by Floyd... obviously. Best guitar solo (understatement) in general is "Desert Rose" by Eric Johnson. Try not to cry when you hear it!

Grunte
08-17-2005, 10:26 AM
forgot to say comfortably numb in my other post
brilliant song
brilliant solo
BRILLIANT

LedZeppelin
08-17-2005, 11:01 AM
Dream Theater- Stream of Consciousness

ufossuck
08-17-2005, 04:21 PM
One Bourban One Scotch One Beer had the best solo ever. No one could solo as well as George Thorogood not even Hendrix.

LedZep4EVA
08-17-2005, 11:18 PM
idk any page solo. lol

Mudmen190
08-17-2005, 11:38 PM
Comfortably Numb
Marooned
We Will Rock You ( STUCK...IN ...BRAIN...)

trey-col89
08-18-2005, 12:04 AM
I don't know... a solo is a solo, its all based on preference.:bonk:

nightprowler
08-18-2005, 12:29 AM
I think that it is all a matter of what mood you are in. Sometimes I can go for a AC/DC solo, and sometimes I will only listen to a mellow solo from Page. Anyway, here's my list from the moods I can think of:

i'll try to just put one per band

Whole lotta noise-AC/DC
^wow, just wow
paranoid-black sabbath
white room-cream
eruption-van halen (duh)
freebird-Skynyrd
^long, kick-ass solo
simple man-skynyrd (had to put 2 from skynyrd)
^so much emotion in such a simple solo....
stairway to heaven-you know who wrote this!!!!
since i've been loving you-led zepp
dazed and confused-led zepp
babe i'm gonna leave you-led zepp
^omfg the greatest
little wing-hendrix
all along the watchtower-hendrix

some people just deserve more than one solo here

i really think that your solo preference just depends on what you have heard. some of this stuff has been on my subconcious list forever, and some of it only in the last year.

pakistanman
08-18-2005, 12:40 AM
i luv the solos in:
Communication Breakdown--Zeppelin
Good Times Bad Times--Zeppelin
The Wind Cries Mary--Hendrix

zeppelin_maniac
08-18-2005, 01:12 AM
i like the rover - Led Zeppelin

but rush's La villa strangiato has got to be up there

Verb
08-18-2005, 04:55 AM
My favorites

Dogs - Pink Floyd
Shine on You Crazy Diamond(all of em) - Pink Floyd
Immigrant Song(live) - Led Zeppelin
Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix
Jam 292 - Jimi Hendrix
Lazy - Deep Purple
Pictures of Home - Deep Purple

yeoman125
08-18-2005, 08:01 AM
Radar love- Golden Earring

thehangouter
08-18-2005, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by TheHeartbreaker
I'm not changing anyones opinion, cause I like this solo too, but why does everyone like Whole Lotta Love SO much? I mean, it's good, but, well, it's your opinion, I'll shut up...

Anyways, I really like the solo in Since I've Been Loving You. In fact, that's probably my one of my favorite Zeppelin songs.

Well, because it rocks :cheers:

I really like the stairway one (call me captain obvious if you feel like) performed in medison (The Song Remains The Same)

GnRrelease_it
08-18-2005, 11:26 AM
its a tie between 'estranged' - GnR and 'november rain' - GnR

but that's probably 'cause i'm completely obsessed with GnR.

AWA
08-18-2005, 12:13 PM
Definitely Comfortably numb

FenderStrat206
08-18-2005, 12:40 PM
Free Bird

guitar4life555
08-18-2005, 01:48 PM
Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix

BrainDamage
08-18-2005, 02:02 PM
you know, I'm listening to Obscured By Clouds, and the song The Gold It's In The... has a great solo. Shows a different side to Gilmour. Good stuff.

luv_led_zep
08-19-2005, 09:58 AM
since ive been loving you, dazed and confused but i gotta go classic STH solo

mccabe24
08-19-2005, 10:03 AM
Eruption by Van Halen

VoodooChild15
08-19-2005, 10:15 AM
Without a doubt, "Thank You" off of Led Zeppelin's BBC Sessions. It's got such power and emotion. I get chills every time I hear it. When my band eventually starts gigging, I want to end the set with it.

Cptbeefheart
08-19-2005, 10:39 AM
The Wind Cries Mary- Jimi Hendrix
Sultans of Swing- Dire Straits
Killer Queen- Queen
Blue Sky- Allman Brothers Band
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
Since I've Been Lovin You- Zeppelin
Let it Be- The Beatles
Sympathy For the Devil- The Rolling Stones
Rock N Roll Aint Noise Pollution- AC/DC
Red House- Jimi Hendrix
Sunshine of your Love- Cream

Grunte
08-21-2005, 05:25 AM
^^Sultans of swing totally agree

JB Mate
08-21-2005, 06:42 AM
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
White Room - Cream
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Jump - Van Halen
Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix

stonesdude3403
08-21-2005, 01:38 PM
Everybody has said this so far but Comfortably Numb. It's further proof that it a great solo doesn't need to be really fast, it just has to fit in with the songs and really strike a chord with the listener.

JFrusciante
08-21-2005, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by Diabolic Clown
Im going to have to say Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix or Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.

comfortably nnumb without doubt for me! it was fukin sexy!!!

Doc2112
08-21-2005, 02:56 PM
It would have to be something by led Zepelin and not pink floyd

TheEndHasNoEnd
08-21-2005, 03:17 PM
back in black or tnt solos by ac/dc. i mean i dont know about you guys but i can just feel the solos coming in AC/DC songs and when they do, theyre perfect. also i love voodoo chile solo by hendrix, its stunning.

fenderfreak101
08-21-2005, 07:04 PM
god, a lot of you guys need to widen your boundaries a bit, Back in black? ya, its good guitar, but hardky the worlds greatest guitar solo.

my votes go to basically anything that has ever come out of Doyle Dykes' guitar, or Ry Cooder's/Steve Vai's Eugenes trick bag from Crossroads.

happy-hour-hero
08-21-2005, 09:45 PM
I have to agree with Crossroads, and comfortably numb, those are both amazing solos. However, My vote has to go with almost anything by Stevie Ray Vaughn. (I say almost anything becaus mot of his songs are guitar solos.) if you havent heard it Little Wing is a great rock/ blues song/solo.

ruberducky
08-22-2005, 01:13 PM
the second solo in Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen live with it :directer:

ruberducky
08-22-2005, 01:14 PM
stupid smiley

robertplant1948
08-22-2005, 07:57 PM
the best solo has to be heartbreaker live in my opinion or stairway live

greeneggs'n'ham
08-22-2005, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Diabolic Clown
1.) Not Classic Rock

2.) Feeling? Dude how can he play with feeling when he's always screwing around with all his effects.

It's the way he feels about his songs expressed with music. You can't bring him down because you don't like the way he solos.

Back to the thread topic, definitely stairway to heaven.

The Necromancer
08-22-2005, 10:45 PM
My personal favorite is in The Best of Times by Styx.

IlikeTheSKA
08-22-2005, 11:17 PM
I Heard Her Call My Name - Velvet Underground
Marquee Moon and See No Evil- Television

waitinforthesun
08-23-2005, 12:22 AM
i like good times bad times by zep. both solos r good in that

ledhed68
08-23-2005, 08:26 AM
any live version of Since I've been Loving You-Led Zeppelin
Rock and Roll-Led Zeppelin
Sympathy for the Devil-Rolling Stones
Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who
Walk This Way-Aerosmith
Roadhouse Blues-The Doors
second solo in Crossroads-Cream

Grunte
08-23-2005, 01:15 PM
^^what zeppelin album is rock and roll on

Dozzy896
08-23-2005, 01:17 PM
Guns `n roses-Sweet Child Of Mine

BrainDamage
08-23-2005, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by Grunte
^^what zeppelin album is rock and roll on IV, Zoso, whatever you want to call it...their fourth studio album.

ledhed68
08-24-2005, 03:13 PM
Guns `n roses-Sweet Child Of Mine


Guns N' Roses are not classic rock, but the last solo is amazing

RHcPinkFloyd818
08-24-2005, 03:30 PM
Shine on you crazy diamond by Pink Floyd. It's not a solo (more of a melody) but it's still incredible. David Gilmour is a genius.

jordanjr23
08-24-2005, 03:50 PM
jeff beck - goodby pork pie hat

JethroTullfan72
08-24-2005, 08:45 PM
The ending solo in Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" is by the far the best. David Gilmour is an awesome guitar player.

platypusman001
08-24-2005, 09:40 PM
I love the solos in Money and Have a Cigar (both by Pink Floyd) and also Led Zep's Stairway to Heaven is the master of all solos. :cheers:

YYZ
08-24-2005, 11:29 PM
The solo in The Muffin Man by Frank Zappa

Metalology
08-24-2005, 11:35 PM
Pink Floyd - Time

TheUltimateSin
08-25-2005, 12:32 AM
Although there is no such thing as the "best guitar solo in the world", my favorite one would have to go to Moneytalks - Ac/Dc. I think it sounds just way too cool to go unnoticed

Diamond Dave
08-25-2005, 06:35 AM
painkiller

Queen_Rock
08-25-2005, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by danocaster
Smells Like Teen Spirit is amazing

:rolleyes:

kmaster 1337
08-25-2005, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by YYZ
The solo in The Muffin Man by Frank Zappa



YES!!!:D


And painkiller(by priest, i'm guessing?) is not classic rock.

speodin
08-25-2005, 10:42 AM
to many to name so many great guitarist have made great solos

YYZ
08-25-2005, 12:55 PM
Another amazing one is Eddie's solo in Beat It.......it's sos hort though so i'll stick with The Muffin Man

syyz1
08-25-2005, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by YYZ
Another amazing one is Eddie's solo in Beat It.......it's sos hort though so i'll stick with The Muffin Man

:eek:
You stole my name, sort of. :mad:

the best of...
08-25-2005, 02:17 PM
the one in highway star

YYZ
08-25-2005, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by syyz1
:eek:
You stole my name, sort of. :mad:

Oh well:p:

JimmyPageda2nd
08-25-2005, 09:27 PM
I think my favorite solo would be any solo by Jimmy Page, hence my name...

ESP0011
08-25-2005, 11:18 PM
My favorite solo is the Sweet child of mine solo, Slash is a genious at soloing.

PurpleHazer
08-25-2005, 11:48 PM
Stairway to heaven solo because there is something about that solo that it's just so... ( i can't even explain)

motleycruesback
08-25-2005, 11:54 PM
i'd go with the sweet child o' mine solo by gNr and sweet home alabama solo by skynyrd

AC/DC_fanatic33
08-26-2005, 01:22 AM
wow where 2 start

well my top 3 are

#1 comfortably numb-pink floyd
#2 stairway to heaven-led zeppelin
#3 you shook me all night long- ac/dc

30YearsTooYoung
08-26-2005, 01:53 AM
Joe Perry's first solo in "Walk This Way" is probably my fav and is certainly a classic!

Metal_Man666
08-26-2005, 03:00 AM
The live version of Comfortably Numb which you can see or hear in the concert Pulse

The outro to floods by pantera

Peter Frampton - Do you feel like i do (live)

Allman Brothers......anytihng.....i saw them live tuesday......until you see these guys play slide guitar you have not see everything

Stevie Ray Vaughn - Lenny------the whole sing is basically him doing leads

Hendrix's Bold as Love

Dream Theater - In the Name of God-------its one of those things that make you go .........wtf

I like Rusty Cooley's UNder the INfluence also

Steve Vai - I KNow Your Here------its the solo where he uses his 3 necked guitar(top neck is 12 string middle is 6 string bottom is fretless 6 string)

thats my fav solos

RIP GnR
08-26-2005, 11:03 AM
Sweet Child O' Mine
Nightrain
Outro to November Rain
Flying High Again
Domination - Pantera
Don't Fear the Reaper
Song Remains the Same
White Summer - Yardbirds/Zep
Freewill

To avoid being cliche going to give Stairway to Heaven an honorable mention :p

30YearsTooYoung
08-26-2005, 11:12 AM
o yes November Rain!!!! Slash is amazing!

Justin van Uum
08-26-2005, 01:57 PM
Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

ledhed68
08-26-2005, 04:12 PM
Weezer-Beverly Hills

G'n'R fan 001
08-26-2005, 04:27 PM
anything by led zep

robertplant1948
08-26-2005, 05:17 PM
^^G N'R is not classic rock

sgslash
08-26-2005, 10:34 PM
I think NOVENBER RAIN by guns n roses is great.

TheUltimateSin
08-26-2005, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by sgslash
I think NOVENBER RAIN by guns n roses is great.



Read the post right above your's. If you like G N R, post in the right forum, Here (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=137374)

We don't have this thread in that forum for no reason. Use it!!

Punk as atticus
08-26-2005, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by ESP0011
My favorite solo is the Sweet child of mine solo, Slash is a genious at soloing.

AMEN TO THAT!:cheers:

i_luv_slash
08-27-2005, 06:37 AM
stairway to heaven and comfortably numb

Grunte
09-01-2005, 12:54 PM
hotel california by the eagles is good

stratocastman
09-01-2005, 02:28 PM
black magic woman, incredible flow

GnRrelease_it
09-01-2005, 04:01 PM
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

zeppelin68
09-01-2005, 04:24 PM
Stairway to heaven live, from "When the west was won" is pretty damn good, but theres too many good solos to name

sm1th
09-01-2005, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Diabolic Clown
1.) Not Classic Rock

2.) Feeling? Dude how can he play with feeling when he's always screwing around with all his effects.

screwing around? many people might say hendrix "screwed around" with a lot of effects....it's his style. i'd like to see you do the phenominal things morello duz.

i'd say lots of pink floyd solos and hendrix stuff.

Jesse Mrau
09-01-2005, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by GnRrelease_it
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

Its a nice solo. Nothing wrong with it, fun to play, but it is extremely easy. Still one of my favorites to play though.

But I would say Comfortably Numb is really really impressive.

As well, I am not too familiar with Frank Zappa's material(just so overwhelming...I don't know where to start) but from what I have listened to, he is unbeliveably good.

TheBurgerMan
09-02-2005, 08:06 AM
I think my list is THE most badass:


Beat It - Michael Jackson (Eddie Van Halen - didn't get paid for it)

I Could Have Lied - Red Hot Chili Peppers (John Frusciante)

Manic Depression - The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jimi Hendrix)

The Hero - Queen (Bryan May - Flash Gordon Album - killer tone!)

War Pigs - Black Sabbath (Tony Iommi)

White Room - Cream (Eric Clapton)

Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore (Gary Moore)

For the Love of God - Steve Vai (Steve Vai)

Surfing With the Alien - Joe Satriani (Joe Satriani)


If only I could play them all - then I would become God and people would worship me. Best learn those pentatonic scales!

Da G Man
09-02-2005, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by controlfreak
gotta go for Tom Morellos glorious "Like A Stone" solo. man that things just lifts the song to another level.

i hope some people pick solos that aren't just about random notes in a key belted out as fast as possible. it's all about the feeling.

control freak knows what he is talking about

im listeinin 2 like a stone



:eek: the immenseness of it :eek:

Grunte
09-02-2005, 01:14 PM
owner a lonely heart by yes is one funky hell of solo

Ibanez_259
09-02-2005, 01:16 PM
i think bohemian rhapsody

Ibanez_259
09-02-2005, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by ledhed68
Weezer-Beverly Hills


wow... first of all... not classic rock... second of all that solo is not even in the top 100 imo

Frith
09-02-2005, 02:25 PM
The solo in "run to the hills" is dope

Tim_N
09-02-2005, 03:08 PM
whooa easy - Stairway To Heaven.
then maybe Whole Lotta Love or November Rain's 3rd (last solo)..

YYZ
09-02-2005, 04:26 PM
Damn, Maggot Brain by Funkadelic is a pretty sweet solo.

turini
09-02-2005, 06:26 PM
david gilmour needs more credit for his guitar every one says they love his solos the best but when they are asked what guitarist is the best they say page or hendrix

SethMegadefan
09-02-2005, 06:32 PM
Originally posted ty turini
david gilmour needs more credit for his guitar every one says they love his solos the best but when they are asked what guitarist is the best they say page or hendrix
Well, it is sort of a tough decision, but when it comes to influence, popularity and overall playing, Hendrix and Page probably are better. Songwriting, definitely not (Page comes sort of close), but all in all they probably do top Gilmour by a little bit.

YYZ
09-02-2005, 06:51 PM
Page and Gilmour don't compare to hendrix. They also don't come to close to being the best guiatrist. But that's for another thread. Not this one.

les_paul_01
09-03-2005, 04:04 AM
you're very smart to add "in your opinion" to the thread name. if it was "best solo ever" there would be an extraordinarily large amount of flaming. and i think zeppelin-whole lotta love and GnR-november rain (last solo in particular)

Froddy
09-03-2005, 05:44 AM
I like a few, although not all Classic rock.

Freebird (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington)
Crazy Train (Rhandy Rhoads)
One (Kirk Hammett)
One vision (Brian May) (short but sweet imo)
Surfing with the alien (Joe Satriani)

I would also like to say that I think it does the guitarist a great disrespect if naming the singer of the song with the best SOLO.

Eg. Crazy train - Ozzy Osbourne.

turini
09-03-2005, 07:56 AM
ive been listening to queen lately and i really like the solo in we will rock you its great

Grunte
09-03-2005, 09:14 AM
pretending by Clapton has a solo to rival all along the watchtower

SethMegadefan
09-03-2005, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by Froddy
Freebird (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington)
Ugh. Not to downgrade your opinion or anything but I personally can't stand that solo. It's alright for the first three minutes or so but it just gets ridiculously repetitious. I just get bored of it.

RIP GnR
09-03-2005, 07:01 PM
^Agreed

morning_bells
09-03-2005, 07:40 PM
I'd have to say the solo in Time by Pink Floyd, one of the best sounding solos in my mind.

SethMegadefan
09-03-2005, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by morning_bells
I'd have to say the solo in Time by Pink Floyd, one of the best sounding solos in my mind.
Probably not Gilmour's best, but definitely the most fitting along with the song. It's hard to exactly pinpoint Gilmour's best solo, since he's got a whole mess of 'em scattered throughout twenty years of brilliant work. But "Time" definitely is up there with his good'ns.

BrainDamage
09-03-2005, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by SethMegadefan
Probably not Gilmour's best, but definitely the most fitting along with the song. It's hard to exactly pinpoint Gilmour's best solo, since he's got a whole mess of 'em scattered throughout twenty years of brilliant work. But "Time" definitely is up there with his good'ns. exactly. I wouldn't say Time is his best skill-wise, but it is perfect for the song. I'd say Gilmour's best come from Dogs and Pigs Three Different Ones (the outro solo).

SethMegadefan
09-03-2005, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by BrianDamage
I'd say Gilmour's best come from Dogs and Pigs Three Different Ones (the outro solo).
Hmm... not a bad choice at all but my vote goes to "Shine on you Crazy Diamond Pt. 1" (or whatever you call it; on the album it's divided into 2 parts but I hear there are, like, 13 or something).

BrainDamage
09-03-2005, 07:54 PM
^^yeah forgot about that one. Definately one of his best. The slide solo in parts 6-9 is sick also.

And btw, its Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pts. 1-5 and 6-9 :p:

SethMegadefan
09-03-2005, 07:56 PM
But how do I classify them? How do I know within each one when it's actually the next part? This whole thing has always confuses me.

BrainDamage
09-03-2005, 07:57 PM
^^ahh, I used to know what part was what...now I don't :p:

I'd have to go back and check.

SethMegadefan
09-03-2005, 07:58 PM
Please do, because I've never understood how it worked.

clockworkorange
09-03-2005, 08:04 PM
the best solo of all time would have to be the star spangeled banner that Hendrix pulled out at woodstock. the solo itself is pure genious. But it was more than a solo, it was a moment in rock history that every true rocker should hear. It was war, peace, love, and everything that happend in the sixties, coming out of his fingers. noone will ever be able to recreate the solo, and if it is, it wont be the same as Hendrix defining a period of time.

rocktrono8
09-03-2005, 08:49 PM
Gotta say Stairway it is freaking amazing.

YYZ
09-03-2005, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by clockworkorange
the best solo of all time would have to be the star spangeled banner that Hendrix pulled out at woodstock. the solo itself is pure genious. But it was more than a solo, it was a moment in rock history that every true rocker should hear. It was war, peace, love, and everything that happend in the sixties, coming out of his fingers. noone will ever be able to recreate the solo, and if it is, it wont be the same as Hendrix defining a period of time.

Nah, it was what America was all about.

SethMegadefan
09-03-2005, 10:32 PM
I never thought Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner was all that great. Maybe that's just me, though.

Evil Kid 93
09-04-2005, 12:36 AM
Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin

So much raw emotion in that solo, it's ****ing amazing. I can't believe he did that in one take.

MarcusPlaysRock
09-04-2005, 01:17 AM
i love the Stairway to Heaven theres just somthing to it and Comfortably Number the same.

DownDark
09-04-2005, 01:19 AM
Brighton Rock and Bohemian Rhapsody from Queen

wilty00
09-04-2005, 10:16 AM
Why doesn't that suprise me..


On The Turning Away- Pink Floyd is a very good one.. anyone else love it?

the_cheat22
09-04-2005, 10:51 AM
Hotel California - The Eagles

you know when a solo could not be more perfect for the song?

there are MANY great solos out there (Floyd, Zep, Rush, Hendrix, Queen) but this one is my personal fav

BrainDamage
09-04-2005, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by SethMegadefan
Please do, because I've never understood how it worked. It goesss...
1- intro
2- first solo
3- main theme, second solo
4- keyboard break, 3rd solo
5- verse/chorus, outro/sax solo

I'll get exact times later :)

ani_ace
09-04-2005, 01:13 PM
pink floyd - comfortably numb
led zep - dazed and confused

****ing awesome solos. 1 is long with feeling, the other is sheer brilliance and innovativeness(use of a violin bow)

me_and_my_esp
09-04-2005, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by SethMegadefan
I never thought Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner was all that great. Maybe that's just me, though.

i agree. i think its just a distorted mess

SethMegadefan
09-04-2005, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by DownDark
Brighton Rock and Bohemian Rhapsody from Queen
Hell yeah, Bohemian Rhapsody kicks ass. Some of Brian May's best solo work, in my opinion.
And thanks, BrainDamage, that makes it a bit clearer to me. It's just that the first time I saw guitar tabs for Shine on Pts. 1-5 I was really confused. But your post is helping me understand it quite a bit better.

clockworkorange
09-04-2005, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by me_and_my_esp
i agree. i think its just a distorted mess

i think your mom is a distorted mess!
but seriously, distorted mess?
he can control the feedback from his guitar
it wasn't a crazy technical shred solo
it was 100% on the spot
it wasnt something that got planned out, it wasnt multiple takes
it was the best

BrainDamage
09-04-2005, 01:45 PM
SethMegadefan, your welcome :cool:

the times are something likeee
1- intro (0:00-2:10)
2- first solo (2:11-3:40)
3- main theme, second solo (3:41-6:29)
4- keyboard break, 3rd solo (6:30-8:43)
5- verse/chorus, outro/sax solo (8:44-13:38)

I'll get back to you for Pts. 6-9 :)

SethMegadefan
09-04-2005, 01:46 PM
Okay, cool. And thanks for the times, too, that'll help a lot more.

Adrian_visser
09-04-2005, 05:26 PM
no doubt pantera rocks but correct me if im wrong but pantera is heavy metal man NOT classic rock no?

Jesse Mrau
09-04-2005, 05:33 PM
^ Hmm, first off Pantera is Metal not classic rock! And w00t for Penticton!

wilty00
09-04-2005, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by me_and_my_esp
i agree. i think its just a distorted mess

Me too.. I downloaded a video of it and I had to shut it off. It was horrible.

Joey .G
09-04-2005, 08:45 PM
That's way I feel about Jimi Plays Berkely, everything is just a distorted mess. Come to think of it that's most of his songs sound to me.

Verb
09-04-2005, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Joey .G
That's way I feel about Jimi Plays Berkely, everything is just a distorted mess. Come to think of it that's most of his songs sound to me.

I must love distorted mess.

EGuitarKing13
09-05-2005, 08:59 AM
Im gonna have to say Jump by Van Halen or White summer,by Jimmy Page its like one whole solo like the whole song!

PinkFender_69
09-05-2005, 10:46 AM
I dont know if Anyone said this already cause I'm really to goshdarn lazy to check through all the post but i'll have to go with
these ones

Free Bird - Lynard Skynard
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'N Roses
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

gmsje
09-06-2005, 04:47 AM
The whole Cry of Love album by Jimi Hendrix, especially Nightbird and Ezy Rider. Any version of Red House by Jimi (although that's technically Blues). Crossroads by Cream/Eric Clapton. Cold Shot and Tin Pan Alley by SRV (technically blues again I guess). Midnight Rambler - The Stones/Mick Taylor. Playing in the Band - (Long Version) - The Dead/Jerry Garcia. Down by the River and Cowgirl in the Sand - Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Any solo by David Hildalgo of Los Lobos.

coldethyl
09-06-2005, 05:18 AM
In no particular order since I love them all:

David Gilmours "Comfortably Numb" solo

Jimmy Page "Stairway to Heaven" solo

Jimi Hendrix "All Along The Watchtower" solo

Randy Rhoads "I Don't Know" solo off the Live Tribute album

EVH "Jump" solo

Allen Collins "Freebird" solo

Peter Frampton "Plain Shame" solo

Richie Blackmore "Mistreated" solo off the Made In Europe album

Joe Satriani "Circles" solo

Alvin Lee "Going Home" solo from the Woodstock concert

untouchable_TA
09-06-2005, 06:40 AM
War Pigs, Black Sabbath is pretty sweet. Throw away your television by Red Hot Chili Peppers has got a sweet solo when John plays it live

Witch-king
09-06-2005, 08:33 AM
I always loved the solo in 'Whiskey In The Jar'. It's not fast or anything but I still love it.

sk8border387
09-06-2005, 08:43 AM
All Along on the Watchtower- Hendrix
Stairway to Heaven- Zeppelin
Another Brick Off the Wall- Floyd
Little Wing (solo version)- Hendrix (Stevie's is great too, cleaner)
Shine on You Crazy Diamond- Floyd (not to much as hard but the sick harmony)
White Stripes- Seven Nation Army
Muse- Hysteria

thats all i can think of right now

YYZ
09-06-2005, 03:01 PM
It's another brick IN the wall, a floyd fan should know that.

the eliminator
09-06-2005, 03:08 PM
the second solo in cheap sunglasses because he gives a jazzy type feel to it because of a blown tube and the solo in hot 4 teacher is great

BrainDamage
09-06-2005, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by YYZ
It's another brick IN the wall, a floyd fan should know that. actually, I would much prefer the solos in Dogs or Shine On to ABITW.

me_and_my_esp
09-06-2005, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by sk8border387
Another Brick Off the Wall- Floyd


wow

just wow

who can spot the 3 things wrong with that?

BrainDamage
09-06-2005, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by me_and_my_esp
wow

just wow

who can spot the 3 things wrong with that?
1. Another Brick In The Wall
2. Pt. 2 (?)
3. There are better Gilmour solos than that one

:bonk:

LedZep_freak20
09-07-2005, 06:51 PM
(in no specific order)
Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
I'm burning for you - Blue Oyster Cult
Dazed and confused - Led Zeppelin
Working man - Rush
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

RIP GnR
09-08-2005, 06:13 PM
Domination is great

Grunte
09-09-2005, 01:18 PM
In my time of dying rules!!!!!!!!!

ando3300
09-09-2005, 07:49 PM
*Yawn*

Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck

soundwave05683
09-09-2005, 08:34 PM
im not sure
either since ive been loving you - led zeppelin
or comfortably numb- pink floyd
or maybe something by santana he has so many good solos

gmsje
09-09-2005, 10:21 PM
Joey G - Regarding Jimi and distortion. I've heard and read that opinion by others, and it is a legitimate criticism. For your consideration - Cascading gain wasn't invented until 1972 by Jim Mesa. Jimi was gone by then. He didn't have that to work with. He had to get all the sounds he found with basically a clear channel. To get all those sounds he had to push the limits of the technology. He used the distortion to push his sound to the edge and beyond. I had the same opinion as you when I first heard his debut album. It took me awhile to realize he had tight control of every sound that came out of his equipment, even the wide open distortion. His distortion isn't as sharply defined as modern high gain, but modern high gain wasn't available to him.

TheUltimateSin
09-09-2005, 10:25 PM
I'd be cliche' and say Stairway to Heaven, but fortunatly I'm a way biggered Ac/Dc fan than any other classic rock band. That being said, the solo in Moneytalks just really reaches out to me and seems to scream "Yeah, I'm this good and you will never be able to play me". And so far, its true :D

jonnyrotten45
09-09-2005, 10:45 PM
it would have 2 be henrix's star spangled banner solo at woodstock. ive never even heard n e one do ne thing remotely like that or the solo in pink floyd's solo in money crazy but deffinetly jimi

deadhead313313
09-09-2005, 11:08 PM
I can't really choose , but a really good one is "Muffin Man" by Frank Zappa. That shit is insane

phobos
09-10-2005, 03:16 AM
kudos to those who've said Pink Floyd - Time so far. for me, also:

AC/DC - Riff Raff
Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

phil lynott
09-10-2005, 06:49 AM
Freebird by lynard skinard

turini
09-10-2005, 07:34 AM
We will rock you - queen i just love it with the beat and everything

Ziplin
09-10-2005, 08:01 AM
I have some favorite solos by different guitarists:

Jimmy Page: Whole Lotta Love

Randy Rhoads: Over the Mountain

Zakk Wylde: In This River

Slash: Sweet Child O Mine

Angus Young: You Shook Me All Night Long

Dave Mustaine (Im not familiar with his stuff outside of Metallica but) Seek and Destroy

Kirk Hammett: One

trepkos
09-10-2005, 10:07 AM
Yeh heartbreaker has a great solo, but i like the solo in communcation breakdown. rock and roll is on the fourth album, IV
watever u call it

metal_head_#1
09-10-2005, 04:24 PM
kirk hammett - one (of course), master of puppets and whiplash
angus young - whole lotta rosie, let there be rock
jimmy page - stairway to heaven (live version is better)
dave gilmour - money (juist a good sound, nuthin special)
jimi hendrix - voodoo child
eddie van halen - eruption
brian may (most of his solos are good)
and my last one,
randy roads (all of his solos are great like brian may)

ź├Fire¤nside╗
09-10-2005, 04:25 PM
Ritchie Blackmore - Child in Time is sweetness.

metal_head_#1
09-10-2005, 04:28 PM
correction of myself: kirk hemmett didnt do whiplash, mustaine did
my mistake

ź├Fire¤nside╗
09-10-2005, 05:06 PM
^You can just use the edit button instead of posting again...even though I know you want to get your 50 posts in or whatever it is now.

SethMegadefan
09-10-2005, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by metal_head_#1
correction of myself: kirk hemmett didnt do whiplash, mustaine did
Correction of yourself again: Mustaine wrote Whiplash, he didn't play it on the album. Nor did Hamett. All the lead work for "Kill 'Em All" was done by a dude named Lloyd Grant.

metal_head_#1
09-10-2005, 06:11 PM
sorry i forgot about the edit button, even tho i should be using it now.
i did not know mustaine didnt preform on kill em all, sorry

SethMegadefan
09-10-2005, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by metal_head_#1
i did not know mustaine didnt preform on kill em all, sorry
That's alright, it's a common mistake. People can get confused, too, because Mustaine wrote stuff that was on Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning. Hammett didn't perform on Kill 'Em All, but he did on Ride the Lightning, and also co-wrote a few songs on there (3 or 4, if I'm not mistaken).
Hope that clears things up for you.

Alander
09-10-2005, 10:15 PM
hmmmm... The Best Guitar Solo..tricky

Grunte
09-11-2005, 11:45 AM
I know its not classic rock but paradise city by Gnr is ace

DownDark
09-11-2005, 11:47 AM
Brighton Rock by Queen

trey-col89
09-11-2005, 11:50 AM
Anyone ever heard of Mountain Jam? 33 Minutes of solo.

Grunte
09-11-2005, 12:35 PM
^^ The allman brothers mountain jam??????

SdKfz
09-11-2005, 12:42 PM
Little Wing and Bold As Love--Jimi Hendrix
Let it be--The Beatles
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin
Paranoid,Iron Man,NIB,Whels of Confusion,Planet Caravan-Sabath


And other stuff

rayIII
09-11-2005, 12:45 PM
SULTANS OF SWING

trey-col89
09-11-2005, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by Grunte
^^ The allman brothers mountain jam??????
No... the Nsync Mountain Jam

BrainDamage
09-11-2005, 02:43 PM
^^:haha

Originally posted by SethMegadefan
That's alright, it's a common mistake. People can get confused, too, because Mustaine wrote stuff that was on Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning. Hammett didn't perform on Kill 'Em All, but he did on Ride the Lightning, and also co-wrote a few songs on there (3 or 4, if I'm not mistaken).
Hope that clears things up for you. did Mustaine write stuff that appeared on Ride the Lightning? I thought it was only Kill Em All.

Freebird by lynard skinard wow...just wow. It's spelled (spelt?) Lyn-yrd Sky-nyrd

SethMegadefan
09-11-2005, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by BrainDamage
did Mustaine write stuff that appeared on Ride the Lightning? I thought it was only Kill Em All.
No, he co-wrote two or three of 'em from Ride the Lightning. The only ones I can think of are "Fight Fire with Fire" and "The Call of Ktulu"... I think there's another. Maybe it's "Creeping Death", but I'm not sure.

BrainDamage
09-11-2005, 03:34 PM
^^ahh, alright...we should really get off that topic though...Classic Rock forum ;)

SethMegadefan
09-11-2005, 03:37 PM
^Sure thing. Just wanted to clear the matter up for you. :)

tom_ledzep
09-13-2005, 10:05 AM
Stairway To Heaven-Led Zeppelin

SouthernRoCkGoD
09-13-2005, 06:07 PM
Bold as Love - (most emotion)
Freebird - (most rocking)

bestfisherman86
09-13-2005, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by controlfreak
i hope some people pick solos that aren't just about random notes in a key belted out as fast as possible. it's all about the feeling.

Wow i know what you mean sometimes

Sometimes the fast action notes are good but alot of the time the feeling really touches people

I love it

Also ide have to go with hmmm Layla Eric Clapton

it brings a good feeling to me:)

SethMegadefan
09-13-2005, 06:23 PM
Originally posted by bestfisherman86
Sometimes the fast action notes are good but alot of the time the feeling really touches people
Well, keep in mind that it is possible to do both.
But yes, I prefer the latter as well.

EVH4ever
09-13-2005, 07:15 PM
Runnin with the Devil
Short and Sweet

thinlizzy71
10-13-2005, 03:47 AM
sweet child of mine by g'n'r
or dancin in the moonlight by thin lizzy

HiicpRN
10-13-2005, 05:22 AM
Dio: Rainbow in the Dark

Rush: La Villa Strangiato

Van Halen: Drop Dead Legs

ZZ Top: Rough Boy

I know its a weird list but these are some of my favorites.

Bmm386
10-13-2005, 02:07 PM
Were going to get a million Comfortably Numb fans here.

For me its either Death On two Legs By Queen or Sultans of Swing by the Dire Straits.

Nobody's Hero
10-13-2005, 03:36 PM
heartbreaker-led zeppelin
sympathy for the devil-rolling stones

DireStraits
10-13-2005, 05:05 PM
Sultans of Swing- Dire Straits (Cliche, I know, but that's 'cause it's a really good solo)
Jessica- Allman Bros.

To be completely truthful, I don't like solos much. In my opinion they are unnescecary and bring down the quality of a song. There are some people however, that can write solos I like, and those are the ones who write melodic solos, using the actual chords that are in the song, such as Mark Knopfler or Neil Schon.

SkinnyWhiteBoy
10-13-2005, 06:57 PM
1) Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones

2) Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne

3) All By Myself by Johnny Thunders

Slayerzeppelin
10-14-2005, 08:27 AM
Has anyone said Freebird yet?

RIP GnR
10-14-2005, 03:09 PM
Yes, and I have no idea why anyone has. I don't know how you guys have the attention span to think that that is the greatest, its so long and repetitive.

foxeyadey
10-14-2005, 03:27 PM
Badge-Cream (While Eric was still hot)
Hear My Train a Coming-Live Hendrix Blues
Toussaint l' Overure Santana (Third Album)
Steely Dan-Kid Charlamagne-Solo by Larry Carlton,
Steely Dan-Any Jeff Skunk Baxter (I.E. MY Old School)
Shine On -Dave Glimore Acoustic performance
Steve Hillage on Kevin Ayers Shouting in a bucket blues
Hendrix-The wind Cries Mary
Ritchie Blacmore-Child in time
Sneaky Pete Klienow-Zappa Hot Rats 2 'It must be a one shot deal'
Zappa-Transylvania Boogie
Zoot Horn Rolo- Alice in Blunderland on Spotlight kid
Lowell George-Any Little feat slide solo from firts 3 albums
Randy California-Any solo off any of the first Spirit Albums
Eric Clapton on Steve Stills 1st Solo
Jimi Hendrix on Steve stills first solo album.
Jimi Hendrix-Voodoo Chile
Jimi Hendrix All along the Watch tower

SethMegadefan
10-25-2005, 05:14 PM
Yes, and I have no idea why anyone has. I don't know how you guys have the attention span to think that that is the greatest, its so long and repetitive.
Ohhhhh man, that's so true. That's seriously about 8 minutes of solo. It's alright for the first couple of minutes but then it's just like come on already! The actual song would be awesome if it weren't for that absurdly long solo.

fenderfreak101
10-25-2005, 05:59 PM
Ya, stuff like Freebird.

I just cant stand it, especially when its considered to be like a guitar anthem. The song isnt even that hard. HOWEVER, i will give LS respect, for coordinating that.

The best part is the piano solo anyway.

my favorite solos would probably be:

Robert Cray- Time Makes Two
Allman Brothers- One Way Out
Derek and the Dominoes- Layla (this song just has a great feel. I actually like the piano part a lot more then the guitar part. Plus Duane Allman plays slide on it:) )

Uncle Salty
10-25-2005, 06:13 PM
Hard to pick just one so I'll do my 5 favorite (in no order)
Sweet Emotion
One Way Street
Achilles Last Stand
Old Brown Shoe
All Along The Watchtower

guitarpimp1557
10-25-2005, 11:16 PM
freebird

16kramer05
10-26-2005, 12:01 AM
Stairway to Heaven LIVE and Crossroads LIVE
Floods by Pantera and Ride the Lightning by Metallica... i know not classic rock but the solos are still amazing
For CR Id have to say any Zeppelin and Comforably Numb and All Along the Watchtower

pistoldisco
10-26-2005, 01:34 AM
First thing that poped up in my head was...

Time - David Gilmour

So I guess it's that one...it's not too long, not too short, it has an unique melody and sound.

That_Pink_Queen
10-26-2005, 04:23 AM
Not my favorite, but the solo's in Hotel California are cool

Brian May had that FOOKING AWSOME TONE

Then Gilmour of course has his moments, Time is probably one of my favorites, though mother is good too

shadows666
10-26-2005, 12:08 PM
Eruption by Van Halen
Hotel California by the Eagles

zep123
10-26-2005, 02:17 PM
comfortably numb - pink floyd

Rock1986
10-26-2005, 08:20 PM
Without a doubt, "Thank You" off of Led Zeppelin's BBC Sessions. It's got such power and emotion. I get chills every time I hear it. When my band eventually starts gigging, I want to end the set with it.

That version is soooo much better than the original :cheers:

Emenius Sleepus
10-26-2005, 08:21 PM
The SHow Must GO On - Queen, at least as far as classic rock goes

not classic rock - "The Sleep" or "This Love" - Pantera

CJW
10-27-2005, 04:12 AM
Sultans of Swing- Dire Straits (Cliche, I know, but that's 'cause it's a really good solo).

That's the one mate.

OverTheHills
10-27-2005, 06:26 AM
Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin. Probably the best sounding solo ever.

ABC_123
10-27-2005, 07:37 AM
you know freebird - lynyrd skynyrd? 5 minutes into that

stoubora
11-09-2005, 11:20 AM
E pentatonic? not quite.

Mama Kin (I :heart: this song and solo)
Comfortably Numb
Time
DOGS (some of Gilmour's best work)
What Is and What Should Never Be

Ahh sorry I meant the B pentatonic

shadows666
11-09-2005, 12:56 PM
November Rain-Guns'N'Roses

Ibanez_Brent
11-09-2005, 01:54 PM
I luv the solo in rock you like a hurricane by scorpions o and the intro solo in noone like you by scorpions as well. and to finish it off sweet child of mine has a nice solo to but any slash solo is a good solo.

thewiserafiki
11-09-2005, 02:10 PM
Whole lotta love
Stairway to heaven
Disposable Heroes by Metallica
Satch Boogie by Joe Satriani
Simple Man
Acdc has a ****load of good solos too
The outro solo in paradise city
Buckethead- Binge and Grab
Alot of them arent classic Rock but those are my favorites.

Lord_Ramone
11-10-2005, 04:05 AM
^^what zeppelin album is rock and roll on
Led Zeppelin IV

Confined Rage
12-15-2005, 02:59 PM
november rain...

contempt
12-15-2005, 05:36 PM
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper

dittohead123
12-15-2005, 05:56 PM
little wing by JH because its basically a solo with some repeats and vocals.

or since ppl dont seem to be following whether(sp?) or not its classic rock

metallica- one

VoodooChild15
12-15-2005, 06:01 PM
Thank You off the Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions album. I get chills whenever I hear it.

dragon_rider
12-15-2005, 06:10 PM
crazy train--ozzy and randy rhoads or child in time--deep purple

LedZeppelin
12-15-2005, 06:11 PM
Ever? Stream of Consciousness- Dream Theater or Ruins- Nile

CR? Comfortably Numb.