• Page / great guitar solo

    From Martin Ridgley@1:153/7715 to Alan Tenorio on Monday, July 24, 2000 06:12:06
    Alan Tenorio wrote to Martin Ridgley <=-

    Well, for rock music that has crossed over to pop, I would include
    the 'Stairway' solo in the same league with 'Hotel California'
    (which was more precise, melodic and nuance-filled). I would also
    include Eddie Van Halen's 'Jump' and 'Beat It.'

    I recall seeing a thread about this either here, or on the General
    Music Discussion echo a couple of years ago. Great fun! There are
    certain classic solos that almost always get mentioned, but everyone
    has their own personal faves too, and it was very interesting to see
    some of those. It made me go back and re-listen to some things I
    hadn't heard in years.

    I'm not sure if these kinds of solos are called interludes.

    Maybe they should be, but everybody I know just refers to them as

    By the way, I don't get offended if one of my favorite guitar
    players is criticized. :-)

    That's good. Neither do I. I *will* usually try to explain my
    reasons for liking him/her though.

    re: the "Stairway to Heaven" solo:
    Based on my own recent experiences, I'd have to guess that it
    was a Marshall amp.


    I was only guessing. Presumably you've seen Bill Riley's post by
    now. He says that it was a Telecaster through a Supro amp.

    There are a number of Zep songs I like too, and I like some of
    Jimmy Page's guitar work. Over all though, I think Page is over-
    rated as a guitarist.

    I also think that he is overrated, but since I grew up listening to
    him, I somehow consider his music influential in the sense that it
    got me into exploring other types of music.

    Yeah, Page had a huge influence on a great many guitar players. At
    one time it was almost a rite of passage for guitar players to work
    out a Zeppelin song, or one of Page's solos and play it. I'm sure
    most of us here on the echo have done it. ;-)

    Page's acoustic work was cool. His layered acoustic guitars
    sounded futuristic to me then. At that time, I was also listening
    to the guitar work of America and the late Jim Croce.

    Yeah, me too. Speaking of which, does anyone here know the name of
    the guitarist who always used to accompany Croce? Is he still around
    and playing?


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