Sunday, November 28, 2010

Top Ten Guitar Solos

The guitar solo is a vital part of the rock band format. It serves a dual purpose, allowing for the lead singer to rest his larynx and most importantly, to restore balance in the battle of the egos within the band.
Designed for 'Fretboard Fornication
The Wangcaster EVH-1

There is a reason that the electric guitar has evolved to its current design. The guitar solo is an opportunity for the lead guitarist to (self) indulge in a performance of musical masturbation live on stage in front of thousands of adoring fans. These five minutes of frantic fretboard fornication are the moments that all amateur axe-masters dream of while banging away on their air guitar shirt (an actual playable shirt with its own amp).

Playable Shirt
air guitar shirt (click link to buy)

The following list was borrowed from because I am too lazy to create my own. If you are not familiar with any of these songs then I am sure google/youtube can enlighten you.

Please comment if you think someone is missing from the list, Yngwie Malmsteen.

10 Crossroads (Eric Clapton) - Cream
9 Crazy Train (Randy Rhoads) - Ozzy Osbourne
8 Hotel California (Ben Felder, Joe Walsh) - The Eagles
7 One (Kirk Hammett) - Metallica
6 November Rain (Slash) - Guns N' Roses
5 All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4 Comfortably Numb (David Gilmour) - Pink Floyd
3 Free Bird (Allen Collins, Gary Rossington) - Lynyrd Skynyrd
2 Eruption (Eddie Van Halen) - Van Halen
1 Stairway to Heaven (Jimmy Page) - Led Zeppelin

1 comment :

Steve Vai said...

What about Steve Vai, why is he not on this list?

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