100 Worst Guitar Solo's

franticfishfranticfish Road Warrior
edited December 2008 in History of Rock
Here's the top 30
Based techinally bad playing or boring and uninspired licks etc.

1. Poison - Guitar Solo
2. Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues
3. Carlos Santana - The Game of Love
4. Cream - Falstaff Beer 1967 Radio Spot
5. The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
6. Black Flag - Thirsty and Miserable
7. Ted Nugent - Wango Tango 8. Rolling Stones - Ain't Too Proud to Beg
9. Manowar - Sting of the Bumblebee
10. Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
11. Megadeth - Crush 'Em
12. Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
13. Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
14. Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do
15. Korn - Y'all Want A Single
16. David Bowie - Hang Onto Yourself
17. Def Leppard - Rocket
18. Britny Fox - Save The Weak
19. Roy Buchanan - Sneaking Godzilla Through the Alley
20. Metallica - 2x4
21. Buzzcocks - Noise Annoys
22. Blind Melon - No Rain
23. Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
24. Vinnie Vincent Invasion - Boyz Are Gonna Rock
25. Warrant - Cherry Pie
26. Faith No More - Epic
27. Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
28. Green Day - Brain Stew
29. Iron Maiden - Fear Is The Key
30. B.B. King - Into the Night

Here's the link for the full list http://www.guitarworld.com/article/100_worst_guitar_solos?page=0,0

Comments

  • thedoorsdkthedoorsdk Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    Not sure you can put a Black Flag solo anywhere near this list since Greg Ginn purposefully tried to ugly up the entire idea of a guitar solo in their early days.
    But then again, no one expects Guitar World to have any idea what they're talking about.
  • FourstringOrionFourstringOrion Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    Hey... I actually like 2x4's guitar solo.
  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    NUMBER 14 IS BLASPHEMY!!!!!!

    Dear sirs, you must cancel my subscription immediately!
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    thedoorsdk;1689496 said:
    Not sure you can put a Black Flag solo anywhere near this list since Greg Ginn purposefully tried to ugly up the entire idea of a guitar solo in their early days.
    But then again, no one expects Guitar World to have any idea what they're talking about.
    yeah, i stopped reading before #10 after seeing both this and "summertime blues".

    rock critics have nothing to offer me but a reminder of how lame the outside world can be.
  • ZeleiiZeleii Banned
    edited December 2008
    afterstasis;1689743 said:
    yeah, i stopped reading before #10 after seeing both this and "summertime blues".

    rock critics have nothing to offer me but a reminder of how lame the outside world can be.
    Rule no.1

    Never trust a critic

    I saw Peter Frampton and Zero on there and laughed

    Zero's solo kicked... ass
  • Teh_JakesterTeh_Jakester Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    This list is just... wrong. I mean, Every Rose Has it's Thorn, but not Don't Fear the Reaper? What?
  • polishdog90polishdog90 Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    Everyone knows Fred Durst should always be #1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MI-_jWAmlE
  • franticfishfranticfish Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    polishdog90;1690042 said:
    Everyone knows Fred Durst should always be #1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MI-_jWAmlE
    Arghhhh, It burns my ears ... and not in a good way
  • iWargasmiWargasm Unsigned
    edited December 2008
    The St.Anger Album LoLz :p
  • Teh_JakesterTeh_Jakester Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    iWargasm;1690111 said:
    The St.Anger Album LoLz :p
    hur hur
  • polishdog90polishdog90 Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    I like how the writer references all of these random bootlegs. Of course a musician is going to screw up every once in a while. You can't expect them to play great every night.
  • Shredder87Shredder87 Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    Epic and Do You Feel Like We Do on this list?!

    This critic must listen to some really sh**ty solo's then.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited December 2008
    Is Fight For Your Right to Party on the list?
  • thedetectivesthedetectives Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    This list is full of fail.
  • TheCrimsonSaintTheCrimsonSaint Headliner
    edited December 2008
    I strongly disagree with the inclusion of "2x4" on this list.



    That said, I strongly disagree with any list of this sort. Guitar solos should not be ranked based on the perceived technical skill it took to play them.
  • MronoCMronoC Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    Summertime Blues is an awesome solo! The only solos I would really call bad are the ones that essentially bring the song to a screeching halt for the purpose of showing off. Like virtually every solo in the Glam Metal genre. Incidentally, I think the greatest solo ever is the outro to Psycho Killer.
  • AxlVanHagarAxlVanHagar Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    afterstasis;1689743 said:


    rock critics have nothing to offer me but a reminder of how lame the outside world can be.
    "Rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, in order to provide articles for people who can't read." - Frank Zappa
  • JordashebasicsJordashebasics Rising Star
    edited December 2008
    I checked the entire list.

    The entire article is an exercise in bad taste.

    As someone who rarely plays solo, and memorizes them even less, I've learned the solo for Two Princes (in which, they don't complain about the solo at all. They complain about the song) which is trickier than people would think. The first half of it is easy, but then the second half has some unusual timing.

    I consider the solo for All You Need Is Love to be perfectly appropriate for the song.

    He complains about a never-released Beatles outtake?

    And the complaints get remarkably personal-
    Duffy deserves to be sodomized by the entire Hells Angels for the disgrace he made of this biker anthem.
    So... guitarworld is advocating sexual violence as retribution for "musical crimes?"
  • Insane3Insane3 Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    franticfish;1689487 said:

    14. Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do
    I won't follow that link but I'll go have a shi* right away in honor to those ignorants.
  • mjlambert1mjlambert1 Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    I bet they think the solo from "The Cover of Rolling Stone" by Dr. Hook is the all-time great solo...jerks.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    I had something long typed out, but this site logged me out, and I don't feel like redoing it... so I'll just say, this is a terrible list.
  • BubBub Generic Person
    edited December 2008
    franticfish;1689487 said:
    Here's the top 30
    Based techinally bad playing or boring and uninspired licks etc.

    1. Poison - Guitar Solo
    2. Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues
    3. Carlos Santana - The Game of Love
    4. Cream - Falstaff Beer 1967 Radio Spot
    5. The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
    6. Black Flag - Thirsty and Miserable
    7. Ted Nugent - Wango Tango 8. Rolling Stones - Ain't Too Proud to Beg
    9. Manowar - Sting of the Bumblebee
    10. Lenny Kravitz - American Woman
    11. Megadeth - Crush 'Em
    12. Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
    13. Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
    14. Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do
    15. Korn - Y'all Want A Single
    16. David Bowie - Hang Onto Yourself
    17. Def Leppard - Rocket
    18. Britny Fox - Save The Weak
    19. Roy Buchanan - Sneaking Godzilla Through the Alley
    20. Metallica - 2x4
    21. Buzzcocks - Noise Annoys
    22. Blind Melon - No Rain
    23. Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
    24. Vinnie Vincent Invasion - Boyz Are Gonna Rock
    25. Warrant - Cherry Pie
    26. Faith No More - Epic
    27. Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
    28. Green Day - Brain Stew
    29. Iron Maiden - Fear Is The Key
    30. B.B. King - Into the Night

    Here's the link for the full list http://www.guitarworld.com/article/100_worst_guitar_solos?page=0,0
    Theirs actually a couple I really like on their. I really liked the solo on Zero and No Rain.
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