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What's YOUR favourite solo?

Discussion in 'Bands and Bass Players' started by Pedro, May 25, 2010.

  1. Pedro

    Pedro

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    It doesn't have to be the most technical solo, doesn't have to be epically long or be taken from your favourite song. It's that solo that makes your fingers tingle, makes you wanna break out the air guitar (or whatever instrument its played on), maybe even swap your 4 strings for 6......its that solo.

    Here's mine: Most of you will probably know it already, its the intro solo to Meatloaf's Bat out of Hell. I was trawling through my dads record collection earlier today and pulled it out, cranking it up proper loud and rocking out whilst burning some food loosely described as 'dinner'.

    [video=youtube;Q9hLcRU5wE4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9hLcRU5wE4[/video]

    Why's it so awesome? Its the 'revving' up of the guitar b4 hand, the awesome tone of the guitar, the little fast lick just before the notes of that final riff 'break out' between 1:25 - 1:29 leading to that awesomely slow final riff!! Man that's good!!!!!!

    Come on guys, give all of us a reason to crank our computer speakers to the max and share your favourite solo's, even if they aint from such a cool song as mine :d
     
  2. Doc

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    Nice. :)

    I have more than one favorite:

    Opeth - "Black Rose Immortal" from 8:15 to about 8:40
    Megadeth - "Holy Wars" from about 5:00 on
    Devin Townsend (Terria project) - "Deep Peace" 3:35 on
     
  3. Trey

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    [video=youtube;suaH-NJm12U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suaH-NJm12U[/video]

    I'm sure everyone's seen this one, but it's still my favorite!
     
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    David Gilmour-"Another brick in the wall"

    Every note is deliberate and expressive...very understated. You can hear that he just "gets it" ya know?
     
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    jester ocdemon Moderator

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    This here, Dave Murray. I have a strange story with this solo as I always thought it was played by Adrian Smith. So it's Smith's best solo played by Dave. :)

    [video=youtube;HSkq78Ty6Gs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSkq78Ty6Gs[/video]

    Sh*t, I got the goosebumps.
     
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  6. james brunnning

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    cliff burtons pulling teeth
     
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    Death - Moment of Clarity

    Only Chuck knew how to put as much emotion as this in a guitar solo (IMO of course). My favorite musician all time, my favorite band of all time, my favorite solo all time, my favorite song all time and my favorite album of all time. Can't get much better to me

    [video=youtube;2uP0PtBurno]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uP0PtBurno[/video]
     
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    jester ocdemon Moderator

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    WHY, always the toughest question...

    Death is numero uno for me as well, my favourite record being Human.
     
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  9. Curtis

    Curtis Editor De Bassist magazine (NL)

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    Guita wise I always like to hear Pete Townshend soloing. Not technical, sometimes hitting the wrong notes but always fierce, emotional.. In Holland a guy named Anne Soldaat is my hero. Neil Young's solo's are great too!

    Basswise... I'm not a big G n' R fan. I don't like Duff's playing and sound that much, but I do like his attitude. He did (at least) one great thing though: The intro of Sweet Child O'Mine. They always talk about Slash's riff, but the melodic line Duff's playing... I once heard he was inspired by Ronnie 'Plonk' Lane of The Small Faces/Faces, who was always playing those kind of melodic things (go to youtube and search for the Faces live version of Macca's Maybe I'm Amazed or their own Stay With Me).

    Duff:

    [video=youtube;P-AYAv0IoWI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-AYAv0IoWI[/video]
     
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    jester ocdemon Moderator

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    I love Duff's playing, to me he is something like a model for a rock bass player. Sweet Child has unequivocally the best guitar solo on this side of the galaxy. Nobody listens to the bass behind it though, and how beautifully it works with its flawless rhythm and pauses. Relentlessly on the kick my good man. Mucho tasty.
     
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  11. mart

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    "You can call me Al" and "My Generation".

    And for that other stringed instrument that some bands use, y'know the g****r, I have a lot of time for Tom Petty's "American Girl".
     
  12. Sbociol

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    Machine Head's A Farewell To Arms and Aestethics Of Hate.
     
  13. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    [video=youtube;NVuRbwnav_Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVuRbwnav_Y&feature=PlayList&p=F6AEC28722153624&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=4[/video]

    That's my kind of solo
     
  14. james brunnning

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    any thing from candlemass first disc and malsteems rising force i know thats not one solo but i like them all.or the solo in sails of charon with roth playing
     
  15. BassPlyr Randy

    BassPlyr Randy Long Winded SOB

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    Something a little different... The first time I heard this back in 1972 I was floored and its been a favorite of mine ever since. 25 years later and this man still has one of the most incredible voices I have ever heard. I don't know if you would consider this as scat or what, but Edgar Winters uses his voice like a solo instrument and I think its absolutely amazing.

    So my number one pick for this thread is Edgar Winter's Vocal Solos (yes pural) in Tobacco Road

    Sorry its broken in two pieces, but trust me, its worth the watch all the way through both parts

    [video=youtube;GpUrLQKZ_0Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpUrLQKZ_0Y&NR=1[/video]
    [video=youtube;NtGCqRAFZZc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtGCqRAFZZc&feature=related[/video]
     
  16. Curtis

    Curtis Editor De Bassist magazine (NL)

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    +1 on the Portishead-solo, Florin!
     
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    [video=youtube;j6LrVQwtcpI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6LrVQwtcpI[/video]

    THIS
     
  18. Mr Bassman Sax

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    I love the Aesthetics of Hate Solo section. The way the guitars flow in and out of eachother and the bass grinding away underneath. Good choice.

    I will say that witht eh Sweet Child thing, for what ever reason I have hated that song since I was able to complain (when that started I don't know because I can't remember) but that bass line does actually make it almost listenable. The bass bit is great and really complements the song, but I just can't stand the guitar part.

    But for me, my favourite solo has to be the bass solo in Motorhead's Stay Clean. It doesn't take away from the song, it adds to it, builds itself up and keeps everything sounding full. It is also "THE" bass tone in my opinion. If I could have anyones tone it would have to be his. Whether I could do it any justice is another matter. For those not able to handle the awesomeness of distorted bass and Motorhead, skip to 1:10

    [video=youtube;lCHFCZZiNA4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCHFCZZiNA4[/video]
     
  19. Mr Praline

    Mr Praline Forum Silly Person

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    This comes to mind, one of my favorites. Petrucci is a master at blending melody with technique:
    [video=youtube;fm7ntyycGbU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm7ntyycGbU[/video]
     
  20. BassRunner911

    BassRunner911 Warwick Endorser

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    This is one of my favorite solos right now, by one of my favorite bassists ever, P-Nut

    Here's the song: 311 - It's Alright
    [video=youtube;lzWBuHcHVK4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzWBuHcHVK4[/video]
    It starts around the 2 minute mark

    Here's an isolated clip of him playing it:
    [video=youtube;EnLlVurOgv8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnLlVurOgv8[/video]

    I still haven't gotten it down quite right
     
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