Your all time favorite guitar solo is??

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    Alf S

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    I find myself wanting to jam on my air guitar every single time this awesome solo comes on the radio/Spotify. :)

    My Sharona guitar solo:

     
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    Impossible question.

    I'd have to go with Crazy Train, partly because it was playing in the OR when my son was born. :)



    I'll offer one example just slightly off the beaten path, though (the solo runs from around 4:20-8:20 in this rendition):



    Especially the guitar/keyboard unison section at 5:54. And, OK, there's a mini bass solo in there too. So sue me. :)
     
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    Mine is Mason Williams' "Classical Gas".
     
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    Off the top of my head, I'd say Eddie Van Halen's Eruption/You Really Got Me.
     
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    I could list quite a few favorites, but if I had to pick just one, it might be...

    Mark Knopfler - Sultans of Swing

    - Walter.
     
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    Anything by Duane Eddy.
     
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    Tough to pick only one, but if I had to, the guitar solo by The Edge in the U2 song "The Fly" - the combination of his uniquely expressive playing and guitar effects is truly something. The best way I can describe it is that I almost hear colors when I listen to it.

    For more traditional solos, I'd pick Lindsey Buckingham's from the Fleetwood Mac song "I'm So Aftaid" - somehow you can just hear every emotion and thought in the playing.
     
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    This was the first thing to pop into my head. This is my second choice:

     
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    Contained herein...along with a pretty stonking piano solo also.

     
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    Played by Glen Campbell.
     
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    Hard to pick one solo as there are so many great guitar players that bring different things to the table. Here's a song that is basically all solo and unique for the way he plays...


     
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    David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb
     
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    The Bass solo in "You can call me Al" =)



    And Stu Hamm playing Linus and Lucy 3 part harmony on bass =)
     
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    It's not exactly a solo but Charlie Byrd and Laurendo Almeida have this wonderful acoustic version of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."
     
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    One of the best to be sure. Check out David here on Fat Old Sun. Jump to 3:20 where he takes off the acoustic and straps on his Telecaster and the tempo picks up.
     
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    Wow. I dropped into this thread to post this one. Great minds.

    And the lyrics set it up so well.
     
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    this would be my second pick.
     
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    UFO's Michael Schenker .
     
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    Guitar solo is 2:38-3:20. It's not flashy or technically virtuosic but it has soul and groove and texture and mood and all of the phrasing in between that makes for a good solo! :cool:
     
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