Thursday, May 08, 2008

FBO: 'Evaluates Five Best Guitar Solos of All Time (#5)'

The FBO debuts a rolling feature, not slave to any clear-cut time table, that will highlight the five best guitar solos of all time. In doing so, a few things will be considered:

a) melodic achievement
b) physical delivery of solo
c) tenacity
d) unexpectedness

The number-five slot easily merits inclusion in any short list for all four of these attributes. Our video presentation gives background on the choice as well as shows a snippet of the 23-year-old classic.

Spoiler alert: the Elvis grin is hard to see. Look at the 2:08 mark closely.

Stay tuned for more 'great solos of all time' in the weeks and months to come.

FBO Admin
Mobile/Semi-Permanent HQ -- Brooklyn, NY


jimtarnation said...

the lack of editing is what makes this great

jimtarnation said...

Hiser Odt, Alan said...

It may not be an "in song" solo, but c'mon! Vat do you do?

Then this one based on structure and melody, one of the best ever. Bad Song!!! Good Solo!!

Bronc said...

David Gilmour playing Comfortably Numb has to be one of the most incredible solos of all time. I saw Pink Floyd live at Soldier Field and I'm sure that I'll NEVER see another concert that will even be in the same league.


I hope you at least give a nod to the ridiculously over-the-top 3 minute solo from the 1986 charity metal song "We're Stars" by Hear 'N Aid. With George Lynch, Yngwie, Iron Maiden, Vivian Campbell, Craig Goldy, Neil Schon, Brad Gillis, Buck Dharma, Carlos Cavazo and Eddie Odeja, many a high school metalhead wept tears of joy at the aligning of these stars. Imagine - a room full of that many egos all circle-jerking for a cause. Even Derek Smalls and David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap participated.

Fuck yeah.

"We are magic in the night, we are shadow we are light" -Ronnie James Dio