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Here's my personal list:

 

1) "Hitch A Ride" - Boston (Tom Scholz)

2) "Crazy Train" - Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads)

3) "Hotel California" - The Eagles (Don Felder & Joe Walsh)

4) "I'm A Loser" - UFO (Michael Schenker)

5) "Come On Feel The Noize" - Quiet Riot (Carlos Cavazo)

6) "Whole Lotta Love" - Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page)

7) "Photograph" - Def Leppard (Phil Collen & Steve Clark)

8) "Revelation (Mother Earth) - Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads)

9) "My Sharona" - The Knack (Berton Averre)

10)"Goodbye To Romance" - Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads)

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...in no particular order and IMHO, of course;

 

Django Reinhardt with the 'Quintet..' playing 'Minor Swing'. Greatest track by the greatest G-J player of all time.

Tony Peluso's two lead breaks on "Goodbye To Love". Beautifully constructed.

Albert Lee on Dave Edmunds & Rockpile's version of "Sweet Little Liza" would be up there too (improvised live after hearing the basic track played to him just twice).

Dave Gilmour's stuff on the whole of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". Peerless.

Mark Knopfler on "Romeo and Juliet". Not flashy but Pure Poetry.

Jeff Beck playing his version of Ray Charles' "Drown In My Own Tears" is simply unbelievable.

Jeff Beck (again) playing his version of "Remember (walking in the sand)" from the Les Paul tribute show at the Iridium Club.

Ry Cooder - Maria Elena. In my eyes Ry can do no wrong. This is melodic bliss.

Peter Green's playing - everything about it, tone, touch, phrasing, timing - on 'Worried Dream'. IMO the greatest blues playing ever recorded. Few notes; but What Notes!

And last but not least, absolutely everything ever played by B.B. King.

 

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I think it's a question that is impossible to answer; especially if you've been on this planet for a long time.

 

Might as well ask me what are the top 10 sunsets I've ever seen, or the top 10 roses I've ever smelled.

 

Impossible for me to do. :)

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But isn't this what the web is for?

 

On a more sensible note : there exists the possibility that some posters with a bit of nous might steer some of the more open-minded of us in search of some great music we might otherwise never have come across.

 

Personally, I'm going to try to listen to as many of the tracks mentioned (by 'sane' members) that I haven't yet heard.

 

It's potentially a very good thing!

 

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Alex Lifeson "La Villa Strangiato", "The Analog Kid", "Working Man", "Limelight", and "Freewill". That's just five of my favorite solos. Let alone Alex solos.

 

Michael Schenker "Rock Bottom".

 

Ace Frehley "Strange Ways", "Shock Me", "Snow Blind", "I'm In Need Of Love", "Dark Light", "Stranger In A Strange Land", "Shot Full Of Rock", and many, many more. There isn't an Ace solo that doesn't fit.

 

I'll be back later.

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So many ways to take this list.

 

Solo Flight - Charlie Christian. (First self indulgent guitar solo in a mainstream song.)

 

Stairway to Heaven - Zep (as taboo as it is, particularly among guitarists, it is the perfect solo for the song.)

 

Couldn't Stand the Weather - SRV (Just a personal favorite. The perfect Blues Rock solo.)

 

Eruption - EVH (again, kinda Taboo, but the fact that a guitar solo with no time signature made it onto FM radio during the Disco craze speaks volumes.)

 

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (before that, No Double Stops. After that, nothing but double stops)

 

I'll have to get the last five after some more thought....

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Outside of everything Page has done.....

Rikki Don't Lose That Number.....Steely Dan

Down Payment Blues...AC/DC

Blinded By The Light.....Manfred Mann

Don't Let Me Down......Bad Company

Bloodsucker....Deep Purple

Highway Star......Deep Purple

Killer Queen.....Queen (May might be in another Page category)

Maybeline.....Chuck Berry

Fooled Around And Fel In Love.....Elvin Bishop

Sing Child Sing.....Heart

Got To Choose .....Kiss

Xanadu.....Rush

Freewill.....Rush

Only You Can Rock Me....UFO

 

nevermind.....I'm lost.....too much to pick from......I realized I left out Zappa, Gibbons, Winter, multiple blues legends, Beck, etc......

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George Lynch- Mr. Scary, Into The Fire, Turn On The Action, Wicked Sensation, No Bed Of Roses, River Of Love, Tooth and Nail.

Bruce Kulick (KISS)- No, No, No

Gary Moore (in Thin Lizzy)- Toughest Street In Town, Black Rose

Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy)- Live versions of "Emerald", "Still In Love With You", and "Don't Believe A Word" from Live and Dangerous. "Rosalie" as well.

Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy)- "Cowboy Song", "Dancing In The Moonlight", "Bad Reputation"

Gary Moore (solo)- Out In The Fields, Military Man, Shapes Of Things, The Loner, Parisienne Walkways, and of course Still Got The Blues.

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No order

 

James Burton - pick any chicken pickin' track with Elvis

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird

Michael Jackson - Beat It

Pantera - Cementery Gates

GnR - Sweet Child of Mine

Janet Jackson - Black Cat (seriously, whoever is on guitar jams the bejezus out of it)

Allman Brothers - Ramblin' Man

Boston - More than a Feeling

 

I'll stop there [biggrin]

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This is more of what you're currently listening to and what sticks in your mind list really but here goes in no particular order

 

Lizzy - Still in Love with You ...which I think is really owned by Mr Moore

Eagles- Hotel California...Don Felder at his best.

Zep- so many but Stairway has to be in there.....it's just so memorable

Randy Rhoades- love his style but agree Goodbye to Romance has it all.... short soaring & so melodic

Boston-More than a Feelin

Sabbath-Symptom of the Universe...ultimate riff band

Pete Greens version of Need your Love so Bad

Hendrix-again so much but I love Little Wing

Floyds- Wish you were Here

Sammy Hagar- Young Girl Blues (never knew this was a Donavan cover until very recently)

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"Mr. Crowley" - Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads).

"Separate ways (intro)" - Gary Moore on DVD "Walking by myself".

"The Messiah will come again" - Roy Buchanan.

"Comfortably numb" - Pink Floyd (David Gilmour).

"One hit" - Rolling Stones (Jimmy Page).

"Soha nem elég" - P. Box (Sándor Bencsik).

"Transsylvania" - P. Mobil (Vilmos Sárvári).

"Utazás az ismeretlenbe" - Tátrai Band (Tibor Tátrai).

"Headless cross" - Black Sabbath (Tony Iommi).

"Cause we've ended as lovers" - Jeff Beck.

 

(Wasn't easy to collect).

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...Janet Jackson - Black Cat (seriously, whoever is on guitar jams the bejezus out of it)...

This is exactly what I meant in my earlier post!

 

I'd never have listened to this without the recommendation...

 

And the axeman is Vernon Reid! Phenomenal guitarist and (founding?) member of Living Colour.

I went out and bought their 'Time's Up' CD on the strength of having heard just one track; 'Love Rears Its Ugly Head'. Brilliant!

If you don't already know it give it a listen. Very different from the Janet Jackson track...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQcPB1WkISI

 

Cheers for that, Izzy!

 

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This is exactly what I meant in my earlier post!

 

I'd never have listened to this without the recommendation...

 

And the axeman is Vernon Reid! Phenomenal guitarist and (founding?) member of Living Colour.

 

Cheers for that, Izzy!

 

[thumbup]

 

P.

 

I remember that song! Didn't realize it was Living Colour. That guy deserves to be nkown then, thanks for the info [thumbup]

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Here's my personal list:

 

1) "Hitch A Ride" - Boston (Tom Scholz)

2) "Crazy Train" - Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads)

3) "Hotel California" - The Eagles (Don Felder & Joe Walsh)

4) "I'm A Loser" - UFO (Michael Schenker)

5) "Come On Feel The Noize" - Quiet Riot (Carlos Cavazo)

6) "Whole Lotta Love" - Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page)

7) "Photograph" - Def Leppard (Phil Collen & Steve Clark)

8) "Revelation (Mother Earth) - Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads)

9) "My Sharona" - The Knack (Berton Averre)

10)"Goodbye To Romance" - Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads)

 

Man you have to listen to Stone Cold Fever (Humble Pie) It's Peter Frampton!

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What's the best is subjective but these are the ones that have had the most influence on me:

 


  1.  
  2. Megadeth -

  3. Ozzy Osbourne -

  4. AC/DC - Go Down
  5. Dio - Rainbow in the Dark
  6. Van Halen -

  7. Ozzy Osbourne -

  8. Ratt - Lay it Down
  9. Bon Jovi -

  10. Iron Maiden -

  11. Kiss -

  12. ZZ Top - Rough Boy

 

Sorry, tried to cut one out but just couldn't do it.

 

Edit: Oh just one more I forgot:

12. Megadeth-

 

This post is dedicated to Pippy, BTW.

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