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Offline Schism

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Greatest instrument solos?
« on: June 11, 2010, 10:17:28 pm »
I'm talking guitar, bass, drum or whatever. The best solos (or just general performances), whether from a song, or performed elsewhere. I'm just wondering what you guys think (as usual)

Here are mine:

Guitar:
Lines in the Sand-John Petrucci (Dream Theater) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5t_b9xOY-I
Under a Glass Moon-John Petrucci (Dream Theater) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVmq2C5kLoM
Comfortably Numb-John Petrucci (Originally by Pink Floyd) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtAnOuxp17c&feature=related
Jambi-Adam Jones (Tool) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWrd7JpgBrw&feature=related

Drums:
Ticks and Leeches-Danny Carey (Tool, this is by far the best) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RelR85j09XY
46 and 2-Danny Carey (Tool) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAg5-zn_qeA
Honor Thy Father-Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m19T4A8JtI&feature=fvst
Way Out of Here-Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m19T4A8JtI&feature=fvst (solo around 5:03)

Bass:
Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper-John Myung (Dream Theater) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0tL6K4FeGk&feature=related
Domination-Symphony X http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7Zhi7QWN2o

And of course-Schism by Tool (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhjG47gtMCo)

These are just my opinions. I wanna hear yours, and possibly discover some great new stuff!

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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010, 02:00:18 am »
Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix
This was one of the most influential songs of the 60's.  His guitar mimicked the sounds of screaming and bombs dropping and signaled the end of the hippie era.

Wild Thing - Jimi Hendrix
Funny story about this performance.  During the Monterey Pop Festival, The Who and Jimi Hendrix were arguing about who would open for who, so they flipped coins.  Pete Townsend was famous for smashing his guitars after his performances, so Jimi Hendrix tried to outdo him.  At the end of Wild Thing, he, well, you just have to watch  :fox-:P:

Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

Machine Gun Part 2
Quote from: Wikipedia
(Machine Gun)...is widely considered the finest electric guitar performance in the history of recorded music.

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
One of the few song that can actually make me cry. 

Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Young's antics on stage never gets old.

Johnny B. Goode - Frank Marino (Originally by Chuck Berry)
A classic with metal style licks by one of the most underrated guitarists of all time.  One of my favorite renditions. 

Eruption - Van Halen
This song pretty much inspired a new generation of metal heads everywhere.

Little Wing - G3 (Satriani, Vai, Malmsteen)
What can I say?  This is a godly performance of a perfect song.

Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani
One of his well known and classic songs.  Extensive use of the whammy bar and ultra-fast tapping.

Tender Surrender - Steve Vai

I love it how it goes from super relaxing lounge music, to face melting awesomeness, back to super relaxing lounge music.  I'm learning this song right now.  It's not that hard  :fox-:P:

For the Love of God - Steve Vai

Incredible.  Just incredible.

Grey Pianos Flying - Shawn Lane

One of the, if not, THE fastest guitarist ever.  This video isn't even him playing at his fastest.

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
One of the best versions of the song out there.  The light show fits in so well with Gilmour's solo, that it almost makes my jaw drop.

Scarified - Racer X (Paul Gilbert)
This song has hard everything.  Hard guitar parts, hard bass parts, and hard drumming (I think). 

Ocean - John Butler Trio
Very good acoustic instrumental.

Mediterranean Sundance - Al di Meola, Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin
Three fingerstyle masters playing the same song.  I've never heard acoustic guitars go that fast in my life...

World is Waiting for the Sunrise- Les Paul and Mary Ford
THE original shredder, Les Paul.

Improv/Amazing Grace - Victor Wooten

(Different version)
Beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace on the bass by one of the greatest bass players I've ever heard.

If I think of anymore, I'll post it.
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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2010, 11:28:27 am »
I like the awesome Drum solo in evil angel by Breaking Benjamin. It may be only a few seconds but I love it.

I don't know if this counts as a solo but the first minute in  So Cold by Breaking Benjamin is so peaceful.

I can't think of any other solos right now.  :???:

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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2010, 05:00:20 pm »
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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2010, 08:59:08 pm »
Dire Straits - Sultan of Swing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jH74e3Qo9k
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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2010, 11:10:13 pm »
 Alestorm- Heavy Metal Pirates (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9-kkZTBDGk)
 If pirates understood the modern concept of "brutality," I'm sure the "Bottles of Rum" song would be more like this. The keyboard and guitar solos are really nice.

 Yoshida Brothers- Kodo (Hishou Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h3hOsdHdNo)
 I don't know if it counts as a solo, seeing as the shamisen track is the entire song, but it still sounds pretty awesome.

 And because someone had to post it...

 Lynyrd Skynyrd-  Free Bird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0solnL1XY)
 What? It's a thread about awesome musical solos. You had to know the blue collar guitar junkie's Holy Grail would show up eventually.

 
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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010, 04:18:02 am »
I guess I'll revive this tread a bit.

Here's one for Schism.  I don't know much about drumming that much, but this song has been called an extraordinarily difficult song to play.

The Black Page by Frank Zappa
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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2010, 11:31:59 am »
I guess I'll revive this tread a bit.

Here's one for Schism.  I don't know much about drumming that much, but this song has been called an extraordinarily difficult song to play.

The Black Page by Frank Zappa

Of course! Pretty much everything by Terry Bozzio is difficult to play!

In honor of the Dream Theater concert last night, I must say that this is one of the best solos I've ever heard:

Hollow Years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njgZLQkIcP0

This solo made the rowdy, mosh-pitting crowd stare in awe. It was a beautiful solo.
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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 03:36:28 pm »
Guitar
Dethklok-Crush My Battle Opponents Balls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1uDpVeG8Cw

Quo Vadis-Dream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqsBUFmP3cc

Black Dahlia Murder-What A Horrible Night To Have a Curse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0d2LAgN-Q4 (The hammer ons are sooooo sick)

Drums
Tourniquet- Viento Borrascoso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnaJwXpmJ4Q

Tourniquet-K517
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia22-DPhVvY&feature=related

Kataklysm-Shadows and Dust
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7FgQscltl8 (double bass is excellent)

Waking The Cadaver - Blood Splattered Satisfaction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJq5kvEO3Uo (double bass again)

Songs that have it all
Vital Remains-Dechristianize
(not for the squeamish)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH15p4WbEUc

Cant think of anymore right away, Ill post more as we go.
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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 07:53:36 pm »
5:10 - 7:32 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18-_blPsRuQ Opeth - A fair Judgement

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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2010, 12:10:53 pm »
Drums
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0C5Uxpd3c YYZ-Rush 3:24-6:57 is pretty much Neil Peart giving it his all in that solo
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Re: Greatest instrument solos?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2010, 02:30:28 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VynIBnVeByU

I -had- to do the live version didn't I?

But yeah, as far as Afterlife is, the unison solo right near the end of the song is just so... mmf!