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Solos that rock your world

Discussion in 'Steve Smyth' started by Brooks, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Brooks

    Brooks Eyes Wide Open

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    Here I am again, listening to Mike Stern's career defining solo on 'Fat Time' by the Miles Davis group, and once again, it just KILLS me how good it is. For an improv under the all hearing eye of Miles Davis, anyone could have just crumbled under pressure, but Stern went all out and delivered the solo that left Miles giving stern the nickname Fat Time, and dedicating the song to him. Check it out.

    What are some guitar performances that just kill you time and time again?
     
  2. guitarguru777

    guitarguru777 Member

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    Great thread Brooks ....

    Fat Time of course is an all time great ....

    Others that just grab me buy the nuts are

    Satch on I Believe, not flashy very ambient fits the song perfect.

    Vai on Sailing Ships by Whitesnake

    Van Halen - Finish What Ya Started

    Greg Howe - Pepper Shake

    Pat Metheney - The Entire We Live Here CD

    John McGlaughlin - Inner Mounting Flame

    Malmsteen - Little Savage

    Becker / Friedman - Black Cat

    Dan Felder / Joe Walsh - Hotel California

    Al Dimeola - Race With The Devil On A Spanish Highway (actually everything off Casino is AWSOME!!)

    Vito Bratta - Wait (White Lion)

    Nono Bettencourt - Cupids Dead

    Slash - Night Train

    Thats just for starters ... those are the ones that immediately were faves
     
  3. flying_whale

    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    solos that rock my world.
    Definitely those in return to serenity, alone in the dark and the new order by testament.
    satriani-surfing with the alien, midnight (not a solo, but worth mentioning)
    hammett-fade to black (yes, it is stock, but i love the solos very much)
    jeff loomis-sentient6, 42147, deconstruction, sorrowed man
    the steve- tge.
    friedman-elixir
    sucimez-fermentted offal discharge-necrophagist
     
  4. guitarguru777

    guitarguru777 Member

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    +1 I cant believe i forgot that...

    Ok more additions ... lol

    Petrucci - Under A Glass Moon - Technique Emotion Feel ... Everything in 1
    Petrucci - Hells Kitchen
    Vai - Fire Garden Suite
     
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    messiah of metal Field Marshall

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    Trail of Tears -Testament
    and Tempus Omnia Revelat by Mr Murphy
     
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    Seedawakener aka Ophidian

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    Jeff Loomis - Matricide. OMFG those last vibratos are to die for.
    Micahel romeo stuff, Hes got magic fingers.
    Tony Macalpine - Maximum security album.
     
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    zakk wylde - miracle man (those bends in the end are awesome)
    mr big - burn (the guitar and the bass solos)
    aerosmith - amazing
    deep purple - sometimes i feel like screaming (especially with the orchestra)
    dr sin - emotional catastrophe (brazilian band, anyone knows?)
    and many others that i dont remember right now
     
  8. Zakatron

    Zakatron Jason Becker PWNS

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    Hell Yeah to the guy who came up with this thread... Kudos goes out to ya.
    Solos that rock my world huh...hmm
    BTW If you see any Jason Becker, Jeff Loomis or Steve Smyth solos here, they go without thinking for me...Greatness!!!
    Jason Becker- Air (Genius)
    Jason Becker- Rain
    Jeff Loomis- Sentiant 6 outro (the crazy arpeggios)
    Steve Smyth- Rapture (the one in Db, last one)
    Steve Smyth- Sell My Heart For Stones (one of my fav songs...ever)
    Jason Becker- The End Of The Beginning (the demos of it RULE)
    Steve Smyth- Just When You Think (wail-o-rama)
    Michael Amott- Snowbound (genius with a wah)
    Alex Skolnick- Burnt Offerings intro (best volume technique EVER)
    Michael Amott- Skeleton Dance (hells yeah)
    Rusty Cooley- Outworld (the song, man, B Phrygian Dominant, lml)
    Steve Smyth This Godless Endeavout (Learning this one atm)
    Alex Skolnick- Trial By Fire Intro (first sweep I've ever heard in my life)
    Graham Greene- Vinnie's Pink Guitar
    James Murphy- Low (Hell yeah, PHRYGIAN DOMINANT lol)
    Graham Greene- Hell and Bach
    Well, that's probably all I can think of now... A lot of it's newer catologue but I have my fair share of ripped up Testament LPs from when I was 6 months old haha. "Summoned to the house of seance....
     
  9. flying_whale

    flying_whale Rome 64 C.E.

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    these solos rock my world in a different way than the ones i first posted
    these next one make me feel very evil
    sepultura-arise. andreas kisser was the man in 91
    sepultura-territory the tapping part is so arab and metal
    sepultura-slaves of pain (all of them)
    nevermore-optimist or pesimist, first one, i dunno who plays it, jeff or pat o'brien
    steve's last final product solo.
    hammett-damage inc
     
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    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    meh, you beat me to Fermented Offal Discharge.
     
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    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Nevermore - Born

    There's just been something distinctly calling to me with that solo. It's the sort of phrasing I hear in my head whenever I approach a metal solo. It just coincides with what I imagine an awesome shred solo to be.

    Allan Holdsworth - Beef Cherokee

    Enough said there. Just his style alone is enough to blow minds.
     
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    Pantera - Floods


    Enough Said
     
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    Currently......I've been on a Warren Haynes kick. Can't get some of his work out of my head.....but not really one song in particular....just his work in general after listening through some of the Gov't Mule albums
     
  14. Brooks

    Brooks Eyes Wide Open

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    I'd also like to add "In The Dead Of Night" from UK, by the inimitable Allan Holdsworth.

    I guess I'm on a big fusion kick right now.... Hi-yah!
     
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    guitarguy New Metal Member

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    Hey guys, heave you ever heard of Per Nilsson from Scar Symmetry? He has great phrasing and very "clean" technique... I like all his solos from Scar Symmetry albums.
     
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    Calamitas1786 doom cock....

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    He's got that unmistakable Allan Holdsworth influence. He is a great guitarist btw.
     
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    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    Holdsworth, Zappa, Wes Montgomery (outside the metal world).

    Petrucci's 'Awake' solos, the 'Psalm of Lydia' exchange, Children of Bodom's 'Kissing The Shadows', every instrumental section Tool has ever done, and the solos on the Symbyosis album 'On The Wings of Phoenix' really do it for metal.

    Jeff
     
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    Calamitas1786 doom cock....

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    Dude, the solo in Scarred in AMAZING. As well as the ending solo in Lie.
     
  19. raeon

    raeon Addicted Neverhead

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    The solo on "Born" from Nevermore, I really like that one :D

    Also, "Glassgow Kiss" from John Petrucci is like one huge solo, I love that song.

    And I don't know if you guys know this one, but I really dig the solo on "What-I'm-Made-Of" from Jun Senoue's Crush 40. Love the chorus as well! But since it's made for a pretty bad Sonic The Hedgehog videogame, I doubt anyone will know this :(
     
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    raeon Addicted Neverhead

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    Also, the one on Nevermore's "Passenger", I've never heard such insane bends. I like that one a lot.
     

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