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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Nov 14, 2020.
I like your style.
Marc Ribot on Tom Waits' "Clap Hands". It sounds like a demonic junkyard possessed by the spirit of Albert Ayler.
Robert Quine is also a hugely underrated guitarist, best known for his stints on Richard Hell's Voidoids albums and Mathew Sweet's work, but he also played on Tom Waits' "Downtown Train". Here's Hell's "Love Comes in Spurts"
Anything by :
Neil Giroldo ( Pat Benatar's husband / guitarist )
Carlos Santana ( the man in a class all by himself )
Glad to see other people on the Rick Beato channel. He has a great one. I'm so jealous of his ear. I mean, I can figure stuff out by ear but he can hear something and be like, oh yeah that's a 4 6 1 2 chord change in Bb.
Anyway, a weird one is Funky Ride - Outkast
And Your Bird Can Sing is of of my favorite solos on any record by anybody...You Can't Do That is cool too.
Hey Bulldog also.
And your bird can sing is fantastic!
Lou Reed is pretty underrated as a guitarist. Some of his short solos are really great, such as the ones in Sunday Morning or in Pale Blue Eyes. Nothing difficult, very short, but very tasty in my opinion.
Now longing for Beato's next: Top35 Most Underrated Drums Solos of All Time
Yeah, Lou is kind of a masterclass in understatement, but also in how well he meshes with other guitarists like Sterling Morrison or Robert Quine.
In a similar underrated vein, I'd also like to suggest Lightnin' Hopkins. There were always flashier bluesmen who could play more notes or faster. But nobody nailed the feeling of a tune like Lightnin' and his runs always feel like they were just supposed to be there.
Also, I suppose it's kind of cheating, but Eddie Hazel's playing on Parliament's "Maggot Brain" has to be in the top 5 greatest solos of all time and nobody ever talks about him.
Dunno if they count as under-rated but Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” has a killer solo in it as does the Spin Doctor’s “Two Princes”.
“Cinnamon Girl” : Neil Young.
I like the rhythm of the line, how it teases, and I like , at the end, when he works his pick back to the bridge pickup for some nice tone shadings.
Most importantly, it fits the song; any other solo would fall short.
How 'bout the Kinks' Dave Davies on "You Really Got Me?"
I'm probably the only one in here, but I always loved this solo. It's so off the wall, like the guitarist is barely hanging on by the skin of his teeth. There's a short solo at the 45 second mark and a longer solo at about the 1:20 mark.
Richard Hell and The Voidoids, Blank Generation. Very short song...only about 2:30.
That's a pretty well celebrated solo, although maybe more for the tone than anything else.
If I was going to nominate a Dave Davies solo, I would go with "Till the End of the Day."
For me it's fine with The Edge's New Year's day solo, I always almost cry
Totally agree with you! Originally called "Seventeen", besides having a fairly swift pace, IMHO, it's tricky to nail it (for me) and this is a song that I love and appreciate. I believe it took the Beatles, at least 10 takes, in which the 1st one maybe was the best. Paul and John even screwed up the lyrics, on take #2. George Martin dubbed it a "potboiler" (a rocking and good tune to start off an LP). Paul admits "nicking" (a polite way of saying "stealing") the baseline from Chuck Berry's "I'm Talking About You." Thanks for submitting this post!
I don't know whether or not it's underrated as such, but I've always liked Amos Garrett's beautifully understated solo on Midnight At The Oasis by Maria Muldaur.
Totally enjoy Rick Beato's insights, performances and presentations.
Guess Who's American Woman. The intro is done in G tuning, and the lead is a masterful jam off a popping riff that others would chase for years to come. Randy Bachman should be recognized and an underrated guitarist.