#1
OK, so I'm looking to expand my vocab. on some classic songs played without singing.
I've found some like:
'Samba Pa Ti'-Santana
Riviera Paradise' and 'Little Wing'- Stevie Ray Vaughan.
a few others too.

But, i really like the sound of those 3 songs, can you all help me find more like these?
Thanks
#2
Even though it's not in the same style, I really like Erik Mongrain. He's amazing. Look up Equilibrium and Fates, those are his albums.
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that's like saying you might wanna try out this guitar but I just wanna warn you the action blows and it sounds like a bunch morons trying to screw a door knob


#3
yyz by Rush comes to mind
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#4
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group (I know its a guitar and a keyboard, but there is a fairly complete tab here on UG for both parts)

Jessica - Allman Brothers

Sorrow - Pink Floyd

Funk #48 - James Gang
Funk#49 - James Gang
Asshtonpark - James Gang

Cissy Strut - The Meters/John Scofield

Thats all for instumentals I can think of off the top of my head
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#5
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Sorrow - Pink Floyd

Funk #48 - James Gang
Funk#49 - James Gang
Those all have vocals.

Allman Brothers Band - Jessica
Allman Brothers Band - Little Martha
Allman Brothers Band - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Allman Brohters Band - Hot 'Lanta
Allman Brothers Band - Mountain Jam
Allman Brothers Band - Les Brers in A Minor
Allman Brothers Band - Instrumental Illness
Eric Clapton - Slunky
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe'
Frank Zappa - Transylvania Boogie
Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge
Frank Zappa - Twenty Small Cigars
Frank Zappa - everything on the Hot Rats album with the exception of Willie The Pimp
Frank Zappa - Watermelon in Easter Hay (save for the Scrutinizer intro)
Frank Zappa - Sofa No. 1
Frank Zappa - Echidna's Arf (Of You)
Frank Zappa - Don't You Ever Wash That Thing (with the exception of the "watch Ruth" part, but those aren't really lyrics)
Frank Zappa - Rat Tamago
Frank Zappa - Regyptian Strut
Frank Zappa - RDNZL
Frank Zappa - Approximate
Frank Zappa - The Black Page #1/#2
Frank Zappa - Black Napkins
The James Gang - Asshtonpark
Joe Walsh - Theme From Boat Weirdos
Joe Walsh - Midnight Moodies
Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd - Any Colour You Like
Pink Floyd - Marooned
Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds
Pink Floyd - When You're In
Pink Floyd - Mudmen
Pink Floyd - More Blues
Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Pink Floyd - Is There Anybody Out There?
Rush - YYZ
Rush - La Villa Strangiato
Rush - Where's My Thing? Pt. 4: Gangster of Boats Trilogy
Rush - The Main Monkey Business
Rush - Hope
Rush - Broon's Bane
Rush - Malignant Narcissism
Rush - Leave That Thing Alone
Yes - Clap
Yes - Mood For A Day
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
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#6
As do many of yours
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For y'all have knocked her up.
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I was not offended
For I knew I had to rise above it all
Or drown in my own shit.
#7
^^Uh...what?

EDIT: Fine, I'll give you Is There Anybody Out There? and Careful With That Axe, Eugene.
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
Quote by Thefallofman
Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
#8
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Those all have vocals.

Frank Zappa - Don't You Ever Wash That Thing (with the exception of the "watch Ruth" part, but those aren't really lyrics)
Frank Zappa - RDNZL
Frank Zappa - Approximate
Frank Zappa - The Black Page #1/#2


I would pay good money to see these done well.

To add to that,

Frank Zappa-Zoot Allures
Frank Zappa-Peaches en Regalia
Frank Zappa-What's New In Baltimore?
Frank Zappa-Pound For A Brown
Frank Zappa-Big Swifty
#9
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Those all have vocals.


That they do...

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#10
Check out the instrumentals of Booker T. and the MGs. It's not rock, but it's really tasty soul and Steve Cropper plays some great riffs. "Green Onions" is their big one, I believe.
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#11
Metallica - The Call of Ktulu/Orion

two classic instrumental songs that should give you some tasty riffs to get your teeth into.
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#14
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Metallica - The Call of Ktulu/Orion

two classic instrumental songs that should give you some tasty riffs to get your teeth into.


metallica is classic rock now?

or do you base your genres on what is played on "classic rock" radio stations?
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#15
a lot of Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Jeff Beck
'Music is the best"
Zappa
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#16
Here's some good instrumentals, though I might stretch the bounds of classic rock, they're in the same vein...

The Marshall Tucker Band - Long Hard Ride
Devon Allman's Honeytribe - Mohalo
Santana - Jungle Strut
Billy Cobham - Spectrum
The Allman Brothers Band - Pegasus
The Allman Brothers Band - Kind of Bird
The Allman Brothers Band - True Gravity
Gov't Mule - Thelonius Beck
Gov't Mule - Birth of the Mule
Gov't Mule - Trane
Widespread Panic - L.A.
Peter Frampton's Fingerprints album
Little Feat - Day at the Dog Races
The Derek Trucks Band has many good instrumentals. Check out:
So Close, So Far Away
Lookout 31
Spillway
Kickin' Back
Younk Funk
Pleasant Gardens
#6 Dance
...and covers of... "So What", "Mr. P.C.", "Naima", "Angola", "Sonido Alegre", "Afro Blue"...

I got a little carried away, but all of these songs deserve our attention.

I'd like to add that I strongly support the aforementioned Zappa, Allman Brothers and Mahavishnu Orchestra suggestions.

Keep lookin', and boogie dammit.
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#17
Cause We Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck
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#18
Genesis - Los Endos, Unquiet Slumbers for the sleepers, In that quiet earth, After the ordeal
Steve Hackett - Clocks, Spectral mornings, many others.
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#19
Needless to say, but check out Satch, Vai, Malmsteen, and Petrucci.
Satch - Always With Me, Always With You; The Souls of Distortion
Vai - Whispering a Prayer; Liberty; For the Love of God; Freak Show Excess
Malmsteen - Like an Angel; Magic and Mayhem
Petrucci - Glasgow Kiss; Wishful Thinking
Armik - Alone With You; Meet You in Heaven; Reflections of Paradise
Me - Lost in a Dream (whoops, that's not out yet...)
#22
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Do those count?
Nope. This is the Classic Rock section. Same goes for the post above this one.
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
Quote by Thefallofman
Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
#23
Lark's Tongue in Aspic, parts I & II by King Crimson
Beck's Bolero - Jeff Beck
Grow Your Own - Small Faces
Laguna Sunrise - Black Sabbath

...and just about any song by the Ventures, Dick Dale, Link Wray, or Davie Allan.
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