All this talk of music had me think about my favourite parts of songs. For me, obviously it will be guitar orientated, strangely, TOOL doesn’t feature!
Intro: Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones - love the twin delay and quiet build.
Solo: Mr Crowley - Ozzy but of course the amazing Randy Rhoads playing guitar.
Outro: A tie between Mike Oldfield’s Moonlight Shadow live at VHI. (with Pepsi) or Let’s Go Crazy by Prince.
Outro for me has to be the last ~4 minutes of the Perfect Kiss 12”.
Will think about the others.
I’m a bit single minded…apologies.
Intro…welcome to the jungle
Solo…sweet child of mine
Outro…I am the resurrection
To be fair that’s the easiest question I’ve been asked all year…reckon I spent more time deciding what I wanted to eat this morning…
I never get tired of watching Prince’s guitar solo in this from about 3m25
Love the showmanship, the way he bosses the rest ot the band, and the way he ends it by throwing the guitar into orbit.
Not sure about intros and outros.
Intro: Godspeed you Black Emporer! - Dead Flag Blues
(Very close: Joy Division - Exercise One)
Solo: Not a huge fan of guitar solos, so it’s not really a solo but the middle section (between the verses) of New Order - Your Silent Face. Outstanding synth work.
Outro: Joy Division - Decades. Last song on their last album; as a review once said you can feel Ian slipping away. It’s harrowing and beautiful.
(Very close: Swans - Her.)
Replying to me with your choices feels like a personal challenge to seek these out.
Sure that wasn’t meant!!
But I’ll rise to it anyway…
This is hard… so many good ones… here’s some off the top of my head.
Intro: Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Solo: All along the Watchtower - Jimi H
Outro: Born Slippy - Underworld
Thunderstruck is a great choice of course.
Sorry I forgot that.
Oh god, what have you started FatPom?
Here’s some more:
Intro: Enter the Sandman - Metallica
Intro: Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Intro: Killing in the Name - RATM
Intro: Seven Nation Army -The White Stripes
Intro: Welcome to the Jungle - GNR
Intro: Lose Yourself - Eminem
Intro: Firestarter - The Prodigy
and one we couldn’t miss after the last few days on here…
Intro: She sells Sanctuary - The Cult
Also Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out
Are you going my way - Lenny Kravitz
Walk this way - Aerosmith
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
The only mega guitar intro I can really remember is “Money for Nothing”. Then my wife introduced me to “Thunderstruck” much later. I got nothing else at this point.
Oh, The Cure Just Like Heaven is solid and somewhat different.
Money for nothing is great. Especially the build up. You know its coming, but the first time you do not know what’s coming, then it hits. Bamm.
Learn to fly by the Foos does it for me. That first big strum (note)
Great call on Franz Ferdinand BTW and 7NA
The Cure Just like Heaven is on my ‘perfect pop single’ list.
Mark Knopfler is a f*****g awesome guitarist
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor.