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Guitar World: 100 best solos

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by tommyp, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. tommyp

    tommyp Member


    This is a very varied list, which I'm sure will generate lively debate.

    Personally, I'm a fan of Heartbreaker, by Zeppelin (Jimmy Page) and 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago (Terry Kath), which in my mind is the most underrated solo ever.
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The author's admiration for Stevie Ray Vaughn is commendable. The author's fondness for some pretty mediocre metal chops is baffling. One Duane Allman solo? No way. No Steve Cropper on Green Onions? Booo!
  3. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Um, "Honky Tonk Women" isn't really on "Let it Bleed." Not technically. Come on, Guitar World. You're better than that.
  4. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

    No love for Mike Campbell?
  5. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Which song? "Listen to Her Heart" perhaps?
  6. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Under-rated, Badge by Cream and EC. Not the longest but leaves you wanting more.

    Layla and Whipping Post not graded high enough.

    Brighton Rock was a great call.

    No love for Johnny Winter ...

    YHS, etc
  7. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    I'm with you. Jesus.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    "All Along The Watchtower" is my fave Jimi solo. But I would have made room here for "Red House" and "The Wind Cries Mary" too.

    Lots of SRV which is good to see. My fave Stevie solo would be in the live version of "Texas Flood" from the Montreux Jazz Festival. "Scuttle Buttin'" is great, but "Rude Mood" has loads of great solo bits.

    One solo I would have loved to see there: James Honeyman-Scott's solo in the Pretenders' "Tattooed Love Boys" which channeled pretty much every great English rock guitarist.

    Good to see some love for "Yellow Ledbetter" which I love more every time I hear it and, even though "November Rain" was beaten to death upon its release, Slash's solo remains among the most lyrical I've ever heard.
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    On "I Need To Know" definitely.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    First the good: Glad to see Slash in the top 10 for November Rain.

    Then, the bad: Mike McReady gets fucked. 44 for Alive? More puzzling, in the 90's for Yellow Ledbetter? No mention of Porch?

    YL should be top 10, and all of the above are better guitar work than more than half the shit on the list...
  11. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    No love for J. Mascis? BOOOOOO!
  12. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member


    although, like dr pepper, there's no period in j
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