Last Friday, with a 25 euro-packed Golden Discs voucher on offer, we asked YOU to complete this sentence:
‘To my mind the finest example of a guitar solo would have to be________________________by_________________’
You responded in your dozens.
But there could only be one guitar god.
‘Kevin’ wins the voucher with this inarguable choice and reasoning:
To my mind the finest example of a guitar solo would have to be Prince’s 3 minute masterclass on ‘While my Guitar Gently Weeps’ when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, because it is the perfect example of just how disgustingly good the man was. It’s not like they couldn’t have asked Clapton. Seriously, watch it, from 3:15 on is pure filth. Not a note out of place.
Liam – “To my mind, the finest example of a guitar solo would have to be Marquee Moon by Television – I’m talking about the second solo in the song by Tom Verlaine, rather than the earlier (still excellent) solo by Richard Lloyd. 3 minutes+ of meandering melodic soloing that is stunningly technical without being flashy or fast for the sake of showing off. Starts at 4:50.”
DominoDub – “To my mind, the finest example of a guitar solo would have to be Impossible Germany by Wilco – an experimental Nels Cline Solo into a Thin Lizzy style Duel Guitar Solo – listen to any live version for that extra pure life affirming joy.”
The Walsh – “To my mind, the finest example of a guitar solo would have to be In Bloom by Nirvana, it’s bleedin’ mental.”
Harry Molloy – “Tattoo’d Lady by Rory Gallagher, Irish tour recording.”
Billy TwelveTrees – “Freebird”