Friday, July 29, 2005

100 Greatest Rock Guitar Solos

Untitled 2004 (life size aluminium foil guitarist) by American artist, Tom FriedmanPosted by Picasa

Here's a fun project to do - Whether you have Napster, iTunes, or your own LP/CD collection, check out the list of The 100 Greatest Rock Guitar Solos and crank up the volume!

Personally, one of my favorite guitar solos "Kid Charlemagne" - Larry Carlton (Steely Dan) only ranked #57. "Freebird" - Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is #4, which goes to show one doesn't have to like everything on this (subjective?) list, just appreciate the talent behind it. BUT, hey - hats off to the editors for the compilation!

The criteria: - Guitar solos are the best display of talent by these musicians. Each solo was ranked mainly for the overall quality of its composition. Originality, complexity, influence, and lasting appeal are also considered.

Tons of other music lists as well - this site is worth bookmarking.

1 comment:

One_legged_gomer said...

maybeI didn't look that hard, but is Jimi Hendrix's versoin of the "Star Spangled Banner" listed?