#1
As you guys know, I'm into unique and interesting music. I was curious if there's any similarities (keys, scales, chords, chord progressions, rhythms, or techniques) between these weird guitar solos. I'm just curious and not looking for what effects they're using either.
Rage Against the Machine's "Know Your Enemy" at 3:12.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijw3ZIhkCjM
"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead is another good choice. Solo starts at 5:37
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF8khJ7P4Wg
Live solo from Frank Zappa (He's a total oddball). Song is "Muffin Man".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKQXpwc97uw
Buckethead jamming with Primus (another obvious choice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI3MogFumFU
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Super Buu (DBZ) on assimilation (it could also apply to blues guitar and guitar soloing in general).
#2
All of them seem to use scales that clash with the rhythm section. Other than that I gotta say effects also.
#3
There are really no clear similarities between them.

They all have different things that make them sound "weird". In the RATM solo it's about effects, same with the Buckethead solo (though he has a very unique playing style too). The Paranoid Android uses effects but I think it also has to do with the chords. I didn't find the Zappa solo that strange - the note choice wasn't strange, it was just minor pentatonic. But he did play some fast parts in the solo (that sounded like they got a bit out of hand - same can really be said about the RATM and Buckethead solos) - maybe it was those that gave you the weird feeling.
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#4
Leave it to Primus to bring the weird out! I think the effect that buckethead achieved can be attribute to his unique use of nun-chucks at the beginning of the video. Sharpen up your nun-chuck skills and your guitar playing will fall in line naturally
#5
Beyond general weirdness, there are no similarities.

The thing that makes these solos great, btw, is the way they're played. The note choices aren't really unique or interesting (at least, taken alone; the backing chords in Paranoid Android cause the weirdness). But the use of effects amplifies the playing in these instances.
#6
So you're saying there's nothing I can learn and apply from these solos. That's too bad.

I also used to do Karate back in 10th grade but quit to learn guitar and later play bass.
"I don't know what you're trying to suggest. There's no shame in taking what you need to hold your position!"

Super Buu (DBZ) on assimilation (it could also apply to blues guitar and guitar soloing in general).
#7
Quote by RonaldPoe
So you're saying there's nothing I can learn and apply from these solos. That's too bad.

No, I'm saying that you can't lump them all together. Take each one case-by-case. Evaluate the solos (in conjunction with the riffs/chords playing behind the solo) and figure out why each one feels weird. Look at note choice. (Yes, none of the note choices are particularly innovative, but note choice doesn't have to be -- key takeaway there.) Think about what would happen if they didn't have the effects. (For instance, I can tell you already that the RATM solo would sound really lame and just bad without effects, as I'm very familiar with that song.) LEARN EACH SOLO ON ITS OWN BASIS though; don't try to shove them in the same group.