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  • I mostly enjoy them

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  • I don't find them necessary for the music

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    Good guitar players there... I'd recommend the album "Lucille".

    I find some of Pink Floyd's solos mesmerizing. David Gilmour has such a great touch. My favorite one is from "Comfortably Numb".
    I shall look it up and...err, purchase it

    Try and get hold of a copy of Dream Theater's cover of Comfortably Numb if you can...great track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langrenus View Post
    I shall look it up and...err, purchase it

    Try and get hold of a copy of Dream Theater's cover of Comfortably Numb if you can...great track.
    Just found it on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M5rBwZjgBw

    Very nice indeed. Petrucci does a great rendition of the solo.

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    Frank Zappa.

    That is all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rajah View Post
    I'm finding I like them a lot more since playing this.
    [OT] Guitar Hero, eh? One of the Detroit Tigers' pitchers put himself on the disabled list playing too much GH.

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    Guitar solos in rock are fine, as long as they aren't too long or too cliche.

    On the other hand: drum solos. Drum solos longer than five seconds do not belong in rock music. I've certainly never heard a jazz drum solo that I liked. And marching band cadences make me angry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhu View Post
    Guitar solos in rock are fine, as long as they aren't too long or too cliche.
    See. I only like them if they're long and cliche. I like to think that the point of a guitar solo is to be obnoxious.

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    The longest I've heard must be the one from Deep Purple's "Child in Time":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KnTA...elated&search=

    Crazy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottaprettygal View Post
    See. I only like them if they're long and cliche. I like to think that the point of a guitar solo is to be obnoxious.
    How many air guitars have you smashed? HOW MANY?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    My favorite guitar players include BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani and Marty Friedman... what about you?
    Same here. Except replace BB King with Jerry Cantrell.

    Damn, I listen to albums that are nothing but guitar solos.

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    For those of you who don't like guitar solos, listen to Pink Floyd's "Time" once more, and reconsider your options.

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    A lot of the guitarists mentioned are exemplars of classy and intelligent (not to mention often beautiful) rock music... I would add that George Harrison's runs in many Beatles songs are some of the most excellent and tastefully done solos I've ever heard... I don't know why no one's mentioned Jimi Hendrix, since he's the guitarist's guitarist... a guitarist who is just ridiculously good, a forebear to people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, is the inimitable Roy Buchanan... he was so good Mick Jagger begged him to be in the band... he demurred.

    Rock solos, as someone said earlier, help to develop the often simplistic three or four-chord themes... they can provide greater peaks than the chorus alone... Even though I'm only in my twenties, I would say they just don't play solos like they used to...
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