Work of Hendrix, Page, Belew Listed Among 10 Weirdest Guitar Sounds Ever Recorded

Tom Morello and Paul Gilbert also get a spot, check out the Top 10 inside.

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Apart from delivering mean chops, a portion of the guitar's charm comes from the axeman's ability to deliver odd sonic patterns, or weird sounds.

Such sounds were the topic of Guitar World's recent Top 10 list, which featured work of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, King Crimson's Adrian Belew and much more.

Human voice emulation, peculiar divebombs, unorthodox pitches and even some elephant talk, it's all there, check out the full list below.

10. Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page - "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago"

9. Johnny Marr (The Smiths) - "How Soon Is Now?"

8. Eddie Van Halen - "Eruption"

7. Paul Gilbert (Racer X) - "Solo" From "Live Extreme, Vol. 1"

6. Tom Morello (RATM) - "Revolver"

5. Buckethead - "Dead Man Walking"

4. Jimi Hendrix - "The Star Spangled Banner"

3. Steve Vai - "Next Stop Earth"

2. Fred Frith - "Should Old Arthur"

1. Adrian Belew (King Crimson) - "Elephant Talk"

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    Dis list iz mising sumting....
    Map of the Problematique is a good one...not sure if most people even know it's a guitar.
    King Crimson topped some type of list. Of course the title would have weird in it!
    I always enjoyed the Throw Away Your Television solo but the effect itself is actually pretty standard and wouldn't confuse most electric guitar players
    I am so proud for the prog giant of King Crimson topping a list, plus i hear bombs and riots in Hendrix's star spangled banner.
    In tis list, Belew is indeed number one. I mean, i don't listen to King Crimson much, but my friend showed me some of his effects... Holy sh*t.
    Cool to see King Crimson on here, although it's not a solo the guitar work on "Matte Kudasai" is a particularly awesome sound
    I have always admired the way tom morello uses his guitar to communicate with undersea creatures
    Hendrix's "Castles Made of Sand" solo is kind of weird. He recorded it, then played the recording backwards for the track.