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Initial post: Feb 7, 2013 9:35:09 AM PST
Favorite lead guitar solo in a rock song.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 9:37:00 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2013 9:39:08 AM PST
First one that jumps to my mind is Ritchie Blackmore on Deep Purple's "Highway Star".
It set a High Bar for many years thereafter.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 9:41:53 AM PST
Barry Smith says:
"Sweet Wine" by Cream (Eric Clapton)
"Peg" by Steely Dan (Jay Graydon)
"Aqualung" by Jethro Tull (Martin Barre)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2013 9:42:12 AM PST
Great choice.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 9:45:13 AM PST
Neil Young : Like a Hurricane

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 10:20:14 AM PST
TC says:
David Gilmour - Time
Kid Charlemagne - Steely Dan (Larry Carlton)
Jimmy Page - Black Dog

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 11:00:17 AM PST
Dr. Mikey says:
Amos Garrett on "Midnight at the Oasis" by Maria Muldaur

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 11:27:30 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2013 11:27:49 AM PST
This thread has popped up before. My answer is always:

Tyrannosaurus Rex, "Elemental Child" (Marc Bolan)

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 11:37:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2013 1:09:17 PM PST
S. Rice says:
Brian Eno - "Baby's on Fire" (Robert Fripp)
The Cure - "The Kiss" (Robert Smith)
Dinosaur Jr. - "Thumb" (J Mascis)

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 11:38:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2013 11:39:10 AM PST
@S. Rice: awesome choice. Definitely in my top ten.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2013 11:43:15 AM PST
S. Rice says:
@Michael Topper: Thanks, added a couple more. So many to choose from.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 12:01:39 PM PST
A customer says:
Andy Summers' solo in "Can't Stand Losing You" by The Police. Short and sweet and not a note wasted, the way a good solo should be.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 12:03:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2013 12:04:54 PM PST
Shining Star says:
Eddie Hazel:

Hit It and Quit It
Smedley Smorganoff
From The Bottom Of My Heart

Ernie Isley:

Climbing Up The Ladder
Summer Breeze
Need A Little Taste Of Love

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2013 12:07:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2013 12:10:14 PM PST
M. C. Jones says:
The first one that came to my mind is...

Joe Walsh in "Rocky Mountain Way".

The second is... Stevie Ray Vaughan in "Pride And Joy".

The third is Eric Clapton in "Have You Ever Loved A Woman".
Speaking of this particular Clapton song - has there ever been a song with more appropriate lyrics (even though he did not write them) for what was going on in his life at the time.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 12:15:54 PM PST
Manipulating people again Joseph? I never understood how people could hit the "No" button for "Do you think this post adds to the discussion" for the person who started a thread, until now. You keep starting these threads, but you add nothing to the discussion.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2013 12:50:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 7, 2013 12:51:39 PM PST
S. Rice says:
Eddie Hazel without picking "Maggot Brain". Interesting. I'll have to check into his other tracks you listed.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 1:04:19 PM PST
Dude, I always thought "Good To Your Earhole" was almost as good as "Maggot Brain".

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 1:20:03 PM PST
Tom Gannon says:
My all time favorite are the solos on Warren Zevon's "Johnny Strikes Up The Band", played by Waddy Wachtel- perfect for the song, wonderfully melodic and feauturing esquisite tone. I also love Brian May's dazzling solo on "Bohemian Rhapsody", Michael Schenker's beautifully constructed solo on "Only You Can Rock Me", the two solo's on Thin Lizzy's "Cowboy Song" (Scott Gorham first then Brian Robertson, with Robbo winning by a nose), Slash's solo on "Nighttrain" and Sweet Child" (hell, anything on "Appetite") and of course Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway" is a stone classic.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 3:00:59 PM PST
Aqualung says:
Boston - Hitch a Ride
Clapton - Let it Rain
The last 4 minutes of Freebird

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 3:41:08 PM PST
JCRB says:
The Strokes - The Modern Age

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 3:53:15 PM PST
mac says:
If 6 Was 9 - The Obsequious Cheese Log

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2013 9:05:27 PM PST
Shining Star says:
@S. Rice,

Oh yes, Eddie has some incredible stuff besides "Maggot Brain" which I also love. "Lampoc Boogie" is another fantastic jam and "Red Hot Momma" is blazing. He was truly amazing and my all time favorite player.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2013 9:06:10 PM PST
Shining Star says:
@Michael Topper

I'm with you there!

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 10:28:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 8, 2013 7:20:11 AM PST
D. Mok says:
"Wind of Change", The Scorpions (Rudolf Schenker)
"Silent Lucidity", Queensryche (Chris DeGarmo)
"Rearviewmirror", Pearl Jam (Mike McCready)
"Stairway to Heaven", Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page)
"Layla", Derek and The Dominos (Duane Allman)
"Humans Being", Van Halen (Eddie Van Halen)
"November Rain", Guns N' Roses (Slash)
"Janie's Got a Gun", Aerosmith (Joe Perry)
"The Fly", U2 (The Edge)
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper", Blue Oyster Cult (Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser)
"The End of You", Sleater-Kinney (Carrie Brownstein)
"I Will Remember", Queensryche (Chris DeGarmo, Michael Wilton)

Posted on Feb 8, 2013 12:45:20 AM PST
@D.Mok: "The Fly" is a good choice you don't normally see when this topic comes up.
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