Most incredibly guitar solo of all time.

edited July 2007 in History of Rock
Not to big on Van Halen, never been a huge fan of there music, but Eruption is the most incredible guitar solo ever played by a human with merely 10 fingers.
Black star is a close second.
I'm not asking you to post your opinion on what you think the greatest guitar solo ever is, but you are allowed to post and agree with me.
(I kid, post away).

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  • edited April 2007

    It does seem like Eddie Van Halen must have an extra finger sometimes, especially trying to play his solos myself. 

    My vote goes to David Gilmour for the Comfortably Numb solo,  it might not be the most difficult solo but it might be the most majestic.

  • edited April 2007
    now you see why i wanted to do a free play solo kinda like eruption now you know. also my uncle can play the solo while eating a sandwich ive heard
  • edited April 2007

    John Cipollina's solos in Terry & the Pirates' Inlaws and Outlaws. Now I know it is not the most known song of all time (Hell I doubt that half of you all have even heard of John Cipollina). Now as for complexity they are not really the hardest solos of all time but they still have their complexity. What really makes it a great solo is the fact that it just blends so well with the song and it just sounds so good.

  • edited April 2007

    I do love Pink Floyd but comfortably numb is (I think) not SO incredible. I like lots of Jimi Hendrix solos like the one at Woodstock or Machine Gun's (too long) solo.

  • DJ_XeroDJ_Xero Unsigned
    edited April 2007
    I like a bit of Dragonforce, and their solos are incredible (Herman Li has to be a Robot.) but I also like the song Aerodynamic, and even though that is really a sampler/sequencer (I doubt both of those parts were played by both of those guys, with the drums in there and all) I think that would be fun, albeit hard.
  • edited April 2007
    DJ_Xero;1335 said:
    I like a bit of Dragonforce, and their solos are incredible (Herman Li has to be a Robot.) but I also like the song Aerodynamic, and even though that is really a sampler/sequencer (I doubt both of those parts were played by both of those guys, with the drums in there and all) I think that would be fun, albeit hard.
    Through The Fire and Flames. i can listen to that part between 4 minutes and 6 minutes for the rest of my life and not get tired of it. every time i hear it i am amazed at how insane it can be and still fit so perfectly with the rest of the song. to me a great solo like this one just sounds epic.
  • EvilHerbEvilHerb Unsigned
    edited April 2007
    Avenida_Guitarist;1505 said:
    Through The Fire and Flames. i can listen to that part between 4 minutes and 6 minutes for the rest of my life and not get tired of it. every time i hear it i am amazed at how insane it can be and still fit so perfectly with the rest of the song. to me a great solo like this one just sounds epic.

    I like Herman Li too but I wouldnt say that Through The Fire and Flames is the best solo ever .

    If I had to say the BEST solo ever . I would say Jimi Hendrix , Axis/Bold as Love solo or All Along The Watch Tower. You just gotta think about the time those came out . NO ONE was shredding like that . People must have been AMAZED at what they were hearing . Just like we were the 1st time we heard Herman Li , but Jimi didnt have the luxury of todays recording eqt and Herman cant doesnt play it that clean live . Then you got Dime to deal with . I dont know now .lol dammit !! You gotta admit , the solo to Cemetery Gates is pretty sweet . This is a hard topic .:(
  • edited April 2007
    Yeah but Jimi had these big friggin' hands and was holding the top string with his thumb.
  • WachmanWachman Unsigned
    edited May 2007
    there is nothin that can come close to the blend of imagination and originality to machine gun by the band of gypsys. any noise or sound you can think of, jimi can project it through his stratocaster.

    who in the hell could've ever reinvented the sound of a bombing in vietnam through a musical instrument?
  • benjaminbenjamin Opening Act
    edited May 2007
    I am a big fan of BOC so I am going to throw Astronomy on the table, a 8 minute opus with a gentle beginning rising into an explosive Guitar Solo by the ever awesome Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser.

    Check out the song if you have not heard it, it is so damn awesome.
  • eljeffeeljeffe Unsigned
    edited May 2007
    Anything Tom Morello. I have yet to hear anyone who can make a guitar sound like a harmonica and still have the technical skills that he does.
  • Rocky_RaccoonRocky_Raccoon Unsigned
    edited May 2007
    One of my favorites of all time has to be Duane Allman's solo on Story Monday. Very beautiful, just go hear it for yourself.

    Speed isn't everything, kids. Music is an expression, not an impression.
  • benjaminbenjamin Opening Act
    edited May 2007
    First don't call us kids.

    Second go listen to Astronomy.
  • CooksterCookster Unsigned
    edited May 2007
    I am the resurrection by Stone Roses. Then Mountain Jam w/ Duane Allman.
  • edited May 2007
    I dont really judge solos on how hard they are, but here are some ones I love:

    Daune Allman- Layla
    Ritchie Blackmore- Highway Star
    Eric Clapton- Crossroads
    Brain May- Brighton Rock
  • ArdiusArdius Rising Star
    edited June 2007
    Iron Maiden - Caught Somewhere In Time......Adrian Smith's solo is just inspiring.

    Of course, any Iron Maiden song's solos would do......but Adrian is my fave guitarist and thats my fave solo by him.
  • MasterFlex86MasterFlex86 Unsigned
    edited June 2007
    Tony iommi's solo in lonely is the word its like 2mins long or something but he is dancing with that fretboard it is F'N awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
  • SweetLikeGravySweetLikeGravy Unsigned
    edited June 2007
    Benjamin, are you benamingaska for GFaqs? He always talks about astronomy.
  • Rev0lverRev0lver Road Warrior
    edited June 2007
    if you like dragonforce's guitars. you should listen to jeff loomis of nevermore. he's pretty good too.

    my favorite soloist would probably be zakk wylde. some of his solos are just him jacking off the fretboard, but his softer stuff is awesome.
  • 3kage33kage3 Opening Act
    edited June 2007
    i say the guitar solo for bark at the moon that majorly fast and very hard to keep up with
  • Zero82087Zero82087 Unsigned
    edited June 2007
    Has anyone heard of or checked out Michael Angelo Batio? His stuff is crazy!
  • benjaminbenjamin Opening Act
    edited June 2007
    You know, this title can be read in a different way. Maybe the spelling is not a typo, instead he is asking which solo is the most incredibly guitar. Which solo defines the guitar.

    And that is a complicated question.

    That would mean that the guitar is defined only by its use and has no existence seperated from its use. But not even its sole use, it is defining the guitar only by its solos ignoring all the other uses, such as ryhthm, or as the middle range of the string instruments.

    Thank You TC, you have created a profoundly interesting topic.
  • leviathan667leviathan667 Unsigned
    edited June 2007
    Honestly, my favorite solo of all time is probably Timothy Leery by Nevermore. Jeff loomis just tends to be god a lot.
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  • _Zoso__Zoso_ Unsigned
    edited June 2007
    For the Love of God- Steve Vai
  • militiagung64militiagung64 Unsigned
    edited June 2007
    Not neccesarily solos, but Jimmy Page's guitar work in the (I think) second "I Can't Quit You Baby" on disc 1 of Zep's BBC sessions is nothing short of godly. Possibly the most impressive I've heard. But dayum, I've heard a lot. It's hard to pick #1.
  • shokkerrokker14shokkerrokker14 Unsigned
    edited June 2007
    Well, Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne, and Zakk Wylde are all awesome guitar players along with Van Halen. Their solos are awesome!!
  • edited June 2007
    man, eruption is not as hard to play as you think it is. when it debuted it sure sounded like it was insane, and it SOUNDS insane.. but it's just finger tapping, almost any intermediate player including myself can play it fine.
  • sonic064sonic064 Unsigned
    edited June 2007
    I think that best solo is from Michael Angelo Batio and Far Beyond the Sun from Yngwie Malmsteen.

    Eruption is good but a like that 2 solo more.
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