What Do You Consider To Be The Best Guitar Solos/Guitar Licks Ever ?

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What Do You Consider To Be The Best Guitar Solos/Guitar Licks Ever ?

Post by yurigagarin » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:37 am

Reading and enjoying a thread on romantic song lyrics got me thinking about my own particular music tastes.
So I'd like to put this question to my forum friends out there:
In your opinion, what do you consider to have been the best guitar solos and guitar riffs ?


To kick off these are certainly some of the most recognizable solos and riffs that I enjoy the most:

Sunshine Of Your Love: Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton
Smoke On The Water: Ritchie Blackmore
Kashmir: Jimmy Page
Man On The Silver Mountain: Ritchie Blackmore
Whole Lotta Love: Jimmy Page's treatment
Ziggy Stardust: Mick Ronson

And here are the solos:

Stairway To Heaven (final solo): Jimmy Page
Highway Star: Ritchie Blackmore
Sultans Of Swing: Mark Knopfler
Time and Comfortably Numb: Dave Gilmour

I'm sure there are many others that are awesome, which I also like just fine, but as yet I haven't had time to mention them all.
Lets have your choices folks !
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Post by Wolfman » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:20 pm

Oh well- Peter Green
Black Night- Richie Blackmore
The Chain- John Mcvie

I also really like Roland Orzabals solo on Shout

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Re: What Do You Consider To Be The Best Guitar Solos/Guitar Licks Ever ?

Post by Gnashers » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:58 pm

I'm a guitar player myself, but not electric, I love the acoustic guitar.
I'm into the delicate fingerpicking folk music stuff. Anyone else into this type of music ?

So, the best 'licks' for me, are probably ragtime stuff, by Tommy Emmanuel, Richard Smith, etc, as they play a lot of Chet Atkins style pieces.

This is an example - Richard Smith playing 'the entertainer', I wish I was a quarter as good - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCGGG9piAGY

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Post by PENTUP » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:34 am

Mark Knopfler every time. This man is a guitar genius, who - in my eyes - can do no wrong.

The fact that he also happens to own a classic Austin Healey 1000S has nothing whatsoever to do with it - though I am insanely jealous!

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Post by outbackjack » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:39 am

Most stuff by Dave Gillmore esp
Comfortably Numb (of course)
Young Lust (The Wall)
The solo between "Wish you Were Here" and the last part of "Shine on you crazy diamond
Coming back to life (Division bell)
The Division Bell
One Of These Days (Delicate Sound of Thunder)

Mick Davies
Intro to Celluloid Heroes (Kinks One For the road)

Lindsay Buckingham and Joe Walsh
Hotel California

Jeff Beck
Train's A Comin'
Gets Us All In The End

George Thorogood
Delaware Slide
Memphis Tennessee

Carlos Santana
Too many to mention

Brian May
Most of his stuff

Bill Bartlett (Ram Jam)
Back Betty

Mark Knopfler
Tunnel Of Love
Private Investigations
Telegraph Road
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Re: What Do You Consider To Be The Best Guitar Solos/Guitar Licks Ever ?

Post by yurigagarin » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:15 am

That's an eclectic mix OJ ( and stirred a few memories in old Yuri's addled brain too )

Time to re-visit a few old CD's methinks ! :D
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