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2008-12-09 04:15:10 PM  
The solo from Buckcherry's Crazy biatch makes my ears bleed.

It is AWFUL!!
 
2008-12-09 04:15:25 PM  
D-Liver: Actually, he is with Alter Bridge now. Way WAY better.

See if you can rock out to this


I knew you'd get some crap for posting Tremonti. That song was solid. Tremonti did great stuff with Creed, and biatch though people may, the first album at least was really good. The second album was bipolar... half over-produced pop and half hard rock.

Scott Stapp being a f'n toolbag was inevitable; I could tell that Creed was done when Brian Marshall quit. "Yeah we're the most popular band on the planet, but it sucks... bye." That doesn't impugn Tremonti's playing, though.

The solo in "Arms Wide Open" though, was gay. At least I thought it was, until I heard the version that has synth strings in place of the guitar. That sucked as much as anything on TFA's list.

/End of story
 
2008-12-09 04:15:26 PM  
A neat song with a really shiatty solo?
Hotrod to Hell- Elvis Hitler.
 
2008-12-09 04:16:20 PM  
killahgrag: TheHopeDiamond: Regarding comb-overs.

Yes. I would greatly prefer a comb-over.

Better still, you should go with the hand dealt you and just ... do nothing. No comb-over, no shiny penis-head. Just you.

So... The George Carlin 70's (or so) look? Sorry. Carlin was a genius, but my wife wouldn't fark him. She farks me. I used to have long hair and I would like to grow it out again, but it would look like Carlin's did in that period. My wife said she'd close up shop.. So... I shave my head. Well, I buzz-cut it. 1/8" on the clippers.


Guys, guys, guys. Stay on Toppik please.
 
2008-12-09 04:16:56 PM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: Farkwaddle: snake822: Farkwaddle: If you want a guitar hero (a REAL PERSON) you'd have to choose Stevie Ray Vaughn. The best DVD I own isn't a movie...its a SRV concert. That guy was ripped out of his head and still played the shiat out of that guitar. I tell people I know who play to NEVER attempt a SRV song around me. They'll just murder it and ruin the song for me.

Can't agree more. I almost killed my roommate when he deleted a concert I had Tevoed. My top three guitar players of all time (Can't pick one fav) are SRV, Duane Allman, and Jimmy Hendrix. Favorite piece of art I have is a charcoal of the three of them playing together. Blues at Sunrise with SRV and Albert King is an amazing album. I'd give my left nut to have been old enough to see one of those three play live. Tragic losses for music in all three cases.

/Can't wait to see Buddy Guy and BB King in a couple months. They're getting old, but can still play as well as anyone around.

I make an annual trip to Memphis for my "blues and bets" fix. I try to time it so I'm there the same night as BB King playing on Beale St. He's still an amazing musician, but he can be lacking in his stage presence. Nothing like hearing some original delta blues and then hitting the casinos.

Delta blues isn't BB, much as I love him.


I disagree, but that's what makes the world go 'round. I mean Willie Brown and Muddy Waters are the definition, but BB is pretty close. Oh and Tommy Johnson!! Absolutely brilliant!
 
2008-12-09 04:18:02 PM  
For those who dis on Nugent, keep in mind, he can play a solo and sing at the same time. One of my favorite solos is from the song Need You Bad from Weekend Warriors.

Another honorable guitar solo is Pat Travers' effort in Snorting Whiskey and Drinking Cocaine. Totally conveys a raging drunken cocaine binge.
 
2008-12-09 04:18:35 PM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: With few exceptions, most famous rock guitarists aren't very remarkable. For every SRV or Hendrix there are a dozen guy-from-Poison type losers.

Hair and makeup. But then there are the real mofos.....

Nels Cline:
Link (new window)
(there are LOTS of great Nels videos now, ever since he joined Wilco)
Marc Ribot:
Link (new window)
Sonny Sharrock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iECUXQf2UKc (new window)
 
2008-12-09 04:18:47 PM  
factoryconnection: D-Liver: Actually, he is with Alter Bridge now. Way WAY better.

See if you can rock out to this

I knew you'd get some crap for posting Tremonti. That song was solid. Tremonti did great stuff with Creed, and biatch though people may, the first album at least was really good. The second album was bipolar... half over-produced pop and half hard rock.

Scott Stapp being a f'n toolbag was inevitable; I could tell that Creed was done when Brian Marshall quit. "Yeah we're the most popular band on the planet, but it sucks... bye." That doesn't impugn Tremonti's playing, though.

The solo in "Arms Wide Open" though, was gay. At least I thought it was, until I heard the version that has synth strings in place of the guitar. That sucked as much as anything on TFA's list.

/End of story


Creed is supposed to be getting back together. So you better start preparing.
 
2008-12-09 04:19:57 PM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: With few exceptions, most famous rock guitarists aren't very remarkable. For every SRV or Hendrix there are a dozen guy-from-Poison type losers.

Ugh... CC Deville makes me shudder and want to give up guitar. Even at his best, he couldn't leave well-enough alone. The solo for "Something to Believe In" is fine, until he just had to wank. He was all of the cheesy parts of Mick Mars (think: Girls Girls Girls) condensed to remove all the cool stuff. Everytime that I'm reminded of another Poison song from middle school, I lose even more respect for them.

BARF BARF BARF.
 
2008-12-09 04:20:06 PM  
Farkwaddle:
I disagree, but that's what makes the world go 'round. I mean Willie Brown and Muddy Waters are the definition, but BB is pretty close. Oh and Tommy Johnson!! Absolutely brilliant!


All great stuff.

On the suck front...how about the solo in "Unforgiven"? I like the song, but Kirk bites it even worse than usual.
 
2008-12-09 04:20:12 PM  
HAMMERTOE: For those who dis on Nugent, keep in mind, he can play a solo and sing at the same time. One of my favorite solos is from the song Need You Bad from Weekend Warriors.

Another honorable guitar solo is Pat Travers' effort in Snorting Whiskey and Drinking Cocaine. Totally conveys a raging drunken cocaine binge.


Umm...by definition, a solo is just that....solo. Singing and playing isnt typically considered a solo. But the Nuge had some sweet tunes.
 
2008-12-09 04:21:27 PM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: Farkwaddle:
I disagree, but that's what makes the world go 'round. I mean Willie Brown and Muddy Waters are the definition, but BB is pretty close. Oh and Tommy Johnson!! Absolutely brilliant!

All great stuff.

On the suck front...how about the solo in "Unforgiven"? I like the song, but Kirk bites it even worse than usual.


Maybe that was Hetfield?

factoryconnection: Marla Singer's Laundry: With few exceptions, most famous rock guitarists aren't very remarkable. For every SRV or Hendrix there are a dozen guy-from-Poison type losers.

Ugh... CC Deville makes me shudder and want to give up guitar. Even at his best, he couldn't leave well-enough alone. The solo for "Something to Believe In" is fine, until he just had to wank. He was all of the cheesy parts of Mick Mars (think: Girls Girls Girls) condensed to remove all the cool stuff. Everytime that I'm reminded of another Poison song from middle school, I lose even more respect for them.

BARF BARF BARF.


Oh, yeah, Mick Mars sounds even worse than he looks.
 
2008-12-09 04:21:29 PM  
elheat77: Creed is supposed to be getting back together. So you better start preparing.

Okay, f*ck it... I'm done. Someone get Scott Stapp into a helicopter with loose bolts.
 
2008-12-09 04:21:32 PM  
theorellior: CatJumpJohn: Meh, he's not my cup of tea, ever since Cream broke up.

This. I like to say that to get all the Claptonheads riled up. But, seriously, he was excellent in Cream, and then he started phoning it in. Yes, yes, even "Layla".


He was Cream. Ginger was good, but Jack Bruce was just along for the ride. He was a replaceable as a Spinal Tap drummer.
 
2008-12-09 04:22:28 PM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: Delta blues

Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)

It's guitar love day...
 
2008-12-09 04:25:07 PM  
factoryconnection: elheat77: Creed is supposed to be getting back together. So you better start preparing.

Okay, f*ck it... I'm done. Someone get Scott Stapp into a helicopter with loose bolts.


Do it in the Mid-West to keep the tradition going.
 
2008-12-09 04:25:29 PM  
factoryconnection: elheat77: Creed is supposed to be getting back together. So you better start preparing.

Okay, f*ck it... I'm done. Someone get Scott Stapp into a helicopter with loose bolts.


That's too much energy. I think I could arrange a couple of sharks with laser beams quicker than I could find a rickety heli and a pilot dumb enough to take the job.

Maybe death by papercuts with lemon juice and salt on the nipples??
 
2008-12-09 04:26:38 PM  
Farkwaddle: I make an annual trip to Memphis for my "blues and bets" fix. I try to time it so I'm there the same night as BB King playing on Beale St. He's still an amazing musician, but he can be lacking in his stage presence. Nothing like hearing some original delta blues and then hitting the casinos.

What BB lacks in stage presence, Buddy Guy makes up for. That guy is all over the stage like he was still in his 20s. A local favorite of mine Sam Rivers (not guitar) sadly won't be around much longer either. Things have already reached the point of no smoking at any of his shows due to his emphysema.
 
2008-12-09 04:29:20 PM  
Farkwaddle: factoryconnection: elheat77: Creed is supposed to be getting back together. So you better start preparing.

Okay, f*ck it... I'm done. Someone get Scott Stapp into a helicopter with loose bolts.

That's too much energy. I think I could arrange a couple of sharks with laser beams quicker than I could find a rickety heli and a pilot dumb enough to take the job.


I'll fly the bird. It's My Sacrifice.
 
2008-12-09 04:31:47 PM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: I'll fly the bird. It's My Sacrifice.

Someone buy this farker a drink. He's damn sure earned it!

/St. Louis is too far for me to make it happen.
 
2008-12-09 04:35:06 PM  
Farkwaddle: factoryconnection: elheat77: Creed is supposed to be getting back together. So you better start preparing.

Okay, f*ck it... I'm done. Someone get Scott Stapp into a helicopter with loose bolts.

That's too much energy. I think I could arrange a couple of sharks with laser beams quicker than I could find a rickety heli and a pilot dumb enough to take the job.

Maybe death by papercuts with lemon juice and salt on the nipples??


I'll take one for the team. You know Stapp is a douche when 311 beat him down. 3 " Amber. Is the friggin color of your energy" -11.
 
2008-12-09 04:36:05 PM  
snake822: Marla Singer's Laundry: I'll fly the bird. It's My Sacrifice.

Someone buy this farker a drink. He's damn sure earned it!

/St. Louis is too far for me to make it happen.


I'm a girl, silly!

It works out great...I want to fly a helicopter, not learn to read a bunch of crazy dials and knobs. Stapp dies. Everyone wins.
 
2008-12-09 04:37:29 PM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: It works out great...I want to fly a helicopter, not learn to read a bunch of crazy dials and knobs. Stapp dies. Everyone wins.

I think Fred Durst should be flying.
 
2008-12-09 04:37:50 PM  
TheHopeDiamond: Regarding comb-overs.

Yes. I would greatly prefer a comb-over.

Better still, you should go with the hand dealt you and just ... do nothing. No comb-over, no shiny penis-head. Just you.


SO is it still OK to go to the barber or style my hair in your world or is that "not being you". You're a douche.

ON topic, I actually love Vernon Reids solo on Cult of Personality. The first part is so so, but when he starts soloin over the prechorus riff, I get all goose bumply for some reason.
 
2008-12-09 04:38:34 PM  
I can't read TFA, because work doesn't like it, but I hope the solos from Slipknot and Disturbed are on there. If not, they better be in a few years.

Jon Petrucci, The Satch, Michael Romeo FTW
 
2008-12-09 04:40:07 PM  
mctom: Marla Singer's Laundry: It works out great...I want to fly a helicopter, not learn to read a bunch of crazy dials and knobs. Stapp dies. Everyone wins.

I think Fred Durst should be flying.

And they should collide midair with Nickelback's private jet.
 
2008-12-09 04:41:58 PM  
HAMMERTOE: For those who dis on Nugent, keep in mind, he can play a solo and sing at the same time. One of my favorite solos is from the song Need You Bad from Weekend Warriors.

Another honorable guitar solo is Pat Travers' effort in Snorting Whiskey and Drinking Cocaine. Totally conveys a raging drunken cocaine binge.


I'm pretty sure that my unabashed love for Stranglehold and almost every other song on that album makes me a Class A hypocrite.

Just got here, but has anyone mentioned Robin Trower?
 
2008-12-09 04:43:01 PM  
elheat77: And they should collide midair with Nickelback's private jet.

OR they are given Oklahoma and they take all of their young republican fans with them and stay there. Less violence and more long-term solution.
 
2008-12-09 04:44:49 PM  
D-Liver: Cue the solo snobs who point out obviously talented guitar players and say they are total shiat.

*checks thread*

ryan_coke, glad you could make it.

/better guitar player than you.
//and you and you and you and you and you and you...


THIS.
Oh, gods, this.
 
2008-12-09 04:45:52 PM  
elheat77: mctom: Marla Singer's Laundry: It works out great...I want to fly a helicopter, not learn to read a bunch of crazy dials and knobs. Stapp dies. Everyone wins.

I think Fred Durst should be flying.
And they should collide midair with Nickelback's private jet.


Oh please oh please oh please...
 
2008-12-09 04:46:44 PM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: I'm a girl, silly!

My sincerest apologies. I guess reading your profile rather than just a quick scan would've helped prevent that seeing "Katy" on a second look.
 
2008-12-09 04:48:56 PM  
ryan_coke: You forgot about this guy. He Should be at number 1 only because he thinks he can actually play.



/Worst lead guitarist ever.


Your and idiot.
 
2008-12-09 04:49:46 PM  
The Drunk IT Guy: Juniper Jupiter: No no no no no NO!!!

THE absolutely WORST guitar solo of ALL time HAS to be from...

"Goodbye to Love" @1:33 from the Carpenters.

I shiat you not.

Oh come on, at least he was hitting the notes he wanted to. The worst solo should sound like the first few licks you play when you pick up the guitar drunk and stoned.


LOL, fair enough. I do love the Carpenters, and I don't mind the solo itself, but Carpenters AND a guitar solo should have NEVER been put together. It's like putting cheese on your peanut butter sandwich (okay, maybe MY sandwich).

Just because both taste good doesn't necessarily mean they go good together. :D
 
2008-12-09 04:55:07 PM  
factoryconnection: I knew you'd get some crap for posting Tremonti. That song was solid. Tremonti did great stuff with Creed, and biatch though people may, the first album at least was really good. The second album was bipolar... half over-produced pop and half hard rock.

I was kidding. I saw Creed live many moons ago at the Moore in Seattle and it was just some kids in jeans and t-shirts rocking out. They put on a good show. But then we all know what happened to the superdouche as they became popular.

Haven't listened to much Alter Bridge though.
 
2008-12-09 04:56:03 PM  
Please include all of Jeff Tweedy's solos on A Ghost is Born.
 
2008-12-09 04:57:15 PM  
Tatsuhiko: I can't read TFA, because work doesn't like it, but I hope the solos from Slipknot and Disturbed are on there. If not, they better be in a few years.

Jon Petrucci, The Satch, Michael Romeo FTW



I've been a loyal maggot for many years, and I gotta say that this mythical Slipknot solo doesn't exist. Atleast not in the traditional guitar solo sense. The guitars in Slipknot are like the bass in most other bands.

/Slipknot doesn't have lead guitar, they have lead drums
//And a Joey drum solo is quite a farking thing
///I've seen them live twice, and I've never seen Jim Root or Mick Thompson even attempt to shred or solo on stage in the traditional "Stand back, watch me play" sense
 
2008-12-09 04:58:27 PM  
Cerwin3302: The solo from Buckcherrys Crazy biatch makes my ears bleed.

It is AWFUL!!


ftfy
 
2008-12-09 05:00:10 PM  
inkling79: Teen
I was wondering about that myself. What a farking moron.
 
2008-12-09 05:02:19 PM  
killahgrag: This: Gunny Highway: WHy? You cant say something like that and not explain yourself.

Shaved heads are the tough-guy equivalent of popped collars.

Hey, I started losing my hair so I shaved my head just so I wouldn't look like one of those douche-bags with a comb-over. Eat a bowl of dicks.


Yeah man, shaving your head is much more dignified than trying to hide it. Men who get hair transplants or toupees need to be shot.
 
2008-12-09 05:03:48 PM  
GalleyWench:
Just got here, but has anyone mentioned Robin Trower?


Well alrighty then... Bridge of Sighs (new window)
 
2008-12-09 05:06:18 PM  
How about Grand Funk Railroad's version of The Locomotion? The solo in there is only a bit more competent than the Durst solo in the article.
 
2008-12-09 05:06:50 PM  
spyderz343: How about Zack Wyldes 30 min solos which involving him praising god with the national anthem played over and over again. I love Zack but man 30 mins of the crap so Ozzy can wash the piss off him self and hit the O2 tank is obnoxious.

Damn, I saw Ozzy on the very last show of the "No More Tours" Tour and Zack Wylde sucks balls when he's not in the studio. He played a 30 minute solo that those of us who saw that show still mock to this day:

- about 30 seconds of hammer-ons, then he raised his hands for audience applause
- 30 more seconds of hammer-ons followed by a 15 second wobbling of the tremolo
- arms up for more audience applause
- picked up a hat someone threw on the stage and put it on
- arms up for applause
- one minute of a bizarre mix between the pentatonic scale and "dueling banjos"
- arms up
- squeally note, bend, squeally note, bend, squeally note, bend
- hammer ons
- arms up
- throw hat, walk off stage
 
2008-12-09 05:11:28 PM  
Forecaster18: Abox: Include: anything by Blues Traveler

DIAF.


Have you listened to Blues Traveler's guitarist? Unless they changed personnel he sounds like a bad junior high guitar player.
 
2008-12-09 05:13:44 PM  
Also, no Punk Rock Girl? I'd have pegged that for second, maybe third worst solo of all time.
 
2008-12-09 05:16:31 PM  
steveo: Also, no Punk Rock Girl? I'd have pegged that for second, maybe third worst solo of all time.

Watch your mouth.
 
2008-12-09 05:17:21 PM  
The fact that just skimming the article I saw that no less than twice something to the effect of "Yeah, it fits the song. Still, on a technical level it's not very impressive" tells me I would want no part in discussing or sharing music with the author.
 
2008-12-09 05:17:36 PM  
Top 7 Worst Guitar Solos of all time

Well I'll be... Gotdammit, if any of you Asshats actually took the time to click on my Robin Trower link, I think you'll agree, I'm either a tard, or I have no Headline Reading Comprehension.

Worst-=/=Best
 
2008-12-09 05:18:03 PM  
Mad Mark: Abox: Include: anything by Blues Traveler, anything by Jimmie Vaughan.
FTFY
Don't mess with Texas



If you like Jimmie Vaughan then you should exchange your ears for ones that work.
 
2008-12-09 05:24:10 PM  
Kiss: Lick It Up

Was it really supposed to be a solo?
 
2008-12-09 05:28:47 PM  
troppo gonzo - Thanks that's my new desktop wallpaper!
 
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