The WORST Guitar Solo EVER !!!!

Who covered the Commodores 'Easy' ? cant remember the bands name but boy what a stinker of a solo, maybe ive got it all wrong and it was meant to be a parody type thing?... anything by Mike Oldfield too. How can he justify reworking Tubular Bells 3 times?
Kerching!! sounds like the cash till ringing. :lol:

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lee_UK wrote:
Who covered the Commodores 'Easy' ? cant remember the bands name but boy what a stinker of a solo, maybe ive got it all wrong and it was meant to be a parody type thing?... anything by Mike Oldfield too. How can he justify reworking Tubular Bells 3 times?
Kerching!! sounds like the cash till ringing. :lol:

Well. I know that this may be a tad controversial but Jeff Beck on the album "Blow by Blow" was out of his depth regarding playing over the changes that the others were laying down. There is a similar effect when Clapton is playing over the last section of "Leyla" (the bit that starts with the piano). The main fault is that there are some chord sequences that just can't take a blues pentatonic. Beck's solo on "Private Dancer" by Tina Turner wasn't all that great, either.

Pat Mastelotto's "Jeff Beck" story... Pat sees him at an un-named venue/location...

Pat Mastelotto: " Hey Jeff..."

Jeff Beck: " F**k off "

(Jolly decent chap, though..)

Some of Fripp's solo on "Schizoid Man" from the Hyde Park concert was a tad suspect, I feel.

Phil Millar's soloing efforts on various bits of "The Rotters' Club" (in direct contrast to Dave Stewert's dazzling musicalities) were lacking in Oomph!

(Jolly decent chap, though... sent me the chords 'with diagrams' to his magniff composition, "Underdub")

And who can forget The Peddlars? Tab Martin's bass solo on "Locksheen Pudding" sounded more like he was wrestling with the pickup that had fallen out of its housing and was rattling around and entangling itself in the strings. In fact, this is without doubt the worst instumental solo on record. (I just can't proove it!)

Dave

Faith No More Lee... heck I like it :)

Faith no more.... is it meant to be serious? im not mucking about, it realy sounds spinal tap to me, the whole song is a complete disaster but still better than Lionel Rich Teas original.

Sorry Folks,

I like both versions of the song. Not being a musician maybe I just listen to the song not the mechanics of it. At 50 years of age I am now just learning the guitar!

Dunno enough about Faith No More's history to know their reasons... but I never thought of it as anything more than a mere 90s remake.

"The Majesty of Rock!" - I can top that. A solo I did during a school talent competition didn't even draw laughter; just that open-mouthed "tumbleweed" thing. I switched to bass pretty immediately after that. More ammo for Lee: "Easy" is certainly The Commodores' best song, a world above Lionel's solo sterile cack and "Make chappatis all night long" laughalong. Vocal melody is complex and challenging but the original lead guitar was "lounge bar" cheese, feeding into badah badah dah, badah badah dah go-up-a-fourth-for-final-chorus lameness. I suspect FNM liked the song but, for some reason, couldn't see a way past it.

Anyhoo, I did a "Bad solos that ruin good songs" thread on PP that pulled in a lot of candidates. Jimmy Page was one; can't remember the song. Painfully for me, I kicked it off with Doves' "Black and White Town". Don't know what Andy was thinking; awful 3-finger clusters, "cat falling through branches" tone, desperate "try a bit of delay" section on the end. Spookily, after my post they omitted it from their TOTP performance and pulled the faders on a remixed and re-shot video for the song. 1BL power?

On bass, and not strictly a solo, I had this thing about Adam Clayton (admittedly, he's better now) spending 8 years paid solely to hold a four-string, yet incapable of anything other than "dumdum" root note. The early live album "Under a Blood Red Sky" features the track "I Will Follow". On "Boy" this calls for no more than 8-beats B-G-E-G but, live, our Adam had a rush of the aforementioned blood and tried a bit of pull and "slap". Dave's descn of a p'up falling out and randomly clattering strings (while the fretting hand is deciding whether to try and catch it) beautifully captures the brief but comical result.

What about Pete Townshends pathetic solo on the studio version of Baba O'riley? Way to mess up a great rock anthem, Pete!

if you look at the music for Metallica's St. Anger there is a solo, it's one cord and one note

does that make it good? or bad? sometimes 1 note can paint the picture, and other times you have to call in Ywengie :lol: anybody see the interview with him in Guitarist this month? they got him to go busking (street playing for loose change) so he does the busking and says 'other musicians go for where the crowds are, i go for where the sound is best' somehow i dont think he has got to grips with the concept of busking.

check "hit the city" by mark lanegan band, I am not really shure wether it can be called a solo or if it was meant to be one.

I like the man though... if only everything was played better.

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