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PlatinumJester
2008-06-03, 04:26 PM
Yeah so anything with generally decent solos or riffs etc. It can be from bass to harmonica to keyboard. A link would be nice as well.

I've already found a few that I like,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W6hBI1SAL4 - I think the way that Davd Gilmour uses the whammy bar is really well done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qUfMiuvoLc
I think this is one of Bootzillas best bass solos with a good use of the slap technique.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayzhJKy8H_A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89yw7wqoaio

2 of Led Zep's best songs and performances.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp_PJrPgpk8
Even though slipknot suck, Joey Jordinson is one of the best drummers I know (warning contains flashing lights)

The Extinguisher
2008-06-03, 05:18 PM
Ahem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Q9ZEdOLSE)

Indeed

Azerian Kelimon
2008-06-03, 05:41 PM
You disappoint me, children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82OM5tzcrk

Next time, that one goes in the OP.

Moff Chumley
2008-06-03, 07:05 PM
SLIPKNOT! KEEEEEL!

Ahem. I propose Jerry was a Race Car Driver (http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/--2146089) for best bass lead riff.

Azerian Kelimon
2008-06-03, 07:06 PM
SLIPKNOT! KEEEEEL!

Ahem. I propose Jerry was a Race Car Driver (http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/--2146089) for best bass lead riff.

Dunno, John the fisherman also ranks high up, because, hell first Primus Single ever.

DraPrime
2008-06-03, 07:11 PM
I really love the solo from Painkiller (http://youtube.com/watch?v=JAagedeKdcQ). Even if you don't like the singing, the solo is just awesome.

Now there is a solo that's more fun to actually watch than to listen to I would have to choose the double guitar solo (http://youtube.com/watch?v=rutyA12z3Ok) by Michael Angelo Batio. It still sounds good, but my god, that is some ridiculous guitar playing.

Moff Chumley
2008-06-03, 07:36 PM
Hmm, I was close to putting in Southbound Pachyderm in instead, that is such a great tune. And, of course, greatest drum solo obviously belongs to Neil Peart. Keyboard solo probably goes to Rick Wakeman, possibly on one of his solo albums.

Kane
2008-06-03, 10:02 PM
Through The Fire and Flames (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u3FVdKe_Uw)

I don't really know too much about music, but I know I love that.

It jumps around a bit, but it shows Herman Li several times. Insane...

SilentNight
2008-06-03, 10:30 PM
Freewill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpCASVFyQoE) by Rush. The bass/guitar solo at three minutes in is simply divine.

I have some more but there are really to many.

Verruckt
2008-06-04, 12:15 AM
One of my favorites:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vnSR1bKeosM

Claudio's singing is an acquired taste, his guitar playing however, needs no introduction.

As for drums, well, what do you think happens when you hand a polymathic freemason a drum set? (Other than a 70 foot high projection of the sefirot)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qR6cWXSfR1I

SoD
2008-06-04, 09:14 AM
The bass solo from here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6JxW5S27G0). Gotta love Setzer.

More later.

Solo
2008-06-04, 09:38 AM
Interesting

PlatinumJester
2008-06-04, 10:51 AM
Through The Fire and Flames (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u3FVdKe_Uw)

I don't really know too much about music, but I know I love that.

It jumps around a bit, but it shows Herman Li several times. Insane...

I prefer Operation Ground and Pound for some reason but TTFAF is pretty immense. The bad thing about Dragonforce however is that they are too fast and they can't play half as well live.

WalkingTarget
2008-06-04, 11:09 AM
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Here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Us-o91ZsI)

The solo starts about 6 minutes in. :smallbiggrin:

Hoggy
2008-06-04, 11:29 AM
Citizen Erased - Muse. (http://www.deezer.com/#music/result/citizen%20erased)

Intro riff is awesome, and solo is probably one of the bestest ever.

Adumbration
2008-06-04, 11:33 AM
Sonata Arctica - Revontulet. Ignore the video part, this was just the best quality sound of it that I could find. Starts properly at 14 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybdj6MVRJt8

NeonBlack
2008-06-04, 03:39 PM
Hail the master (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EctNg0BcTvk). Here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9QTg2VMqko) a nice compilation of Symphony X solos. No video though. Shame.

Also, these two guys here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5zV-IlSvP4) aren't half bad, either. Specially that blond bloke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpg-5Aq07Pg). Yay Nevermore.

For drums... oh well, I'll let Peavy make the introductions... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6l8HBNARAU)

Moff Chumley
2008-06-04, 05:42 PM
For drums, I'm sure just looking up Neil Peart on youtube would be pretty self explanatory, and same for Rick Wakeman. I can't decide which videos, so if someone else could, that would be terrific.

Azerian Kelimon
2008-06-04, 06:43 PM
For drums, I'm sure just looking up Neil Peart on youtube would be pretty self explanatory, and same for Rick Wakeman. I can't decide which videos, so if someone else could, that would be terrific.

Something from Journey to the center of the earth?

PlatinumJester
2008-06-05, 06:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3VgV31vmUE
Just discovered Rainbow and their Little Wing esque song Catch the Rainbow.

http://smouch.net/lol/
'Nuff said really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAgREeIOdLA
I've already mentioned this song but this version diserves a mention - reggae elvis Zeppelin. The solo is OK.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RG6wgcMIaU
Def Leppard suck abit but I like this solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1mCQKuvzCM
Beutiful song with a kick arse solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fBQTbi8pqI
BEST DRUMMER EVER. HE'S REALLY GOOD I TELL YOU. NO REALLY :smallbiggrin:

ElfLad
2008-06-05, 01:35 PM
Guitar:
Kansas - The Devil Game (http://youtube.com/watch?v=-SAbD5CsIg8)for sheer guitar badassery
- The Wall (http://youtube.com/watch?v=vHk_Emakefg) for my personal favorite solo

Richard "Penis" Dale - King of the Surf Guitar (http://youtube.com/watch?v=6-2qUW7jxks) censors... :smallyuk:

Joan Jett - Go Home (http://youtube.com/watch?v=anXqDCAeDRI)

Drums:
Kansas - Incomudro -- Hymn to the Atman

The Surfaris - Wipe Out (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zH5WGWX4MPg)

zeratul
2008-06-05, 06:48 PM
the solo from Mirror of Madness by Norther (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjEXb5hKRek)

Done by one of the best guitarists of the day.

Gaelbert
2008-06-05, 09:50 PM
You disappoint me, children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82OM5tzcrk

Next time, that one goes in the OP.

I can't believe I've never heard of that band before.

Neftren
2008-06-05, 10:09 PM
If you can find any videos of the Guitar Soloes from the Halo trilogy... the music that goes along with it is absolutely stunning (the guitar ones that is).

Moff Chumley
2008-06-05, 10:21 PM
I'm pretty sure this has been mentioned, but Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) is one of the most chilling solos I've ever heard. As for riffs, I nominate the entire album Octavarium (Dream Theater), the title song in particular, for greatest riff on any instrument. Also, non-concept albums with huge epileptic trees ftw.