Monday, August 28, 2006

Readers' Poll: The Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time

What guitar solo do you think is the greatest of all time? Please tell us what you think! If you like, click the title to find out the results of an "official" poll.

(Most of my picks were there, though I was a bit surprised at what took the #1 spot...)

12 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

The whole top 10 surprised me. I would call those guitar solos culturally defining and really great, but definitely not the best ever. Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton, Joe Satriani, Buckethead and many others outperform those solos musically and mechanically over and over again.

Of course, it is all subjective and the meaning of guitar is restricted to rock guitar, so YMMV.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Yank Moody Minstrel's Ventricle?

Yay, Moody Minstrel's Vanquished?

Yes, Moody's Mind Vanished?

Your Mind Means Vapor?

Young Male Meat Vendor?

WHAT?!?!??!?

Don Snabulus said...

your mileage may vary


odoyo - How to hail the constable

Dean Wormer said...

Before looking at the poll I'm gonna guess Jimi Hendrix and Star Spangeled Banner...

DewKid said...

Why isn't DEVO on that list? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD!!!!!

Oh, yeah. Beans.

rquhsuu - Cthulhu's younger brother.

Mysterious said...

Humm, am lost!

ladybug said...

Ok, it's totally cliche, but I can't help it. Led Zeplin's "Stairway to Heaven".

Don't laugh.

txddfu-what drunk Icelanders do to folks they have a grudge against..

rob said...

Had to laugh as I'm not at all surprised - PF was definitely on the tip of my tongue upon first reading this... Gilmour's a bit of a turd, but I love his very distinctive guitar work.

Of course, I'm a bit prejudiced as we host a PF Dark Side of Oz party every couple of years here (with additional monitors throughout the house showing the Wall and assorted other PF video stuff). Not happening this year, but let me know if you're in Eugene & a big fan and you're on the list for the next one. :-)

Pandabonium said...

Now that this post is safely in the past and no one will read this, I'll mention my favorite solo guitarist: Carlos Montoya.

OK, so the people doing the poll don't listen to Flamenco ...

Some Guy said...

ha ha ha ha aha ha ha ha !!!!!!

I read it!!!! What a fruit!!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

DewKid said...

Jeeese, Some Guy, no need to be an asshole!! But yeah, what a fruit! ha h aha ha ha hah a ha hah ah

(oh) :-P

DewKid said...

(I don't even know who that is...)