Cynic's 'King Of Those Who Know' - Paul Masvidal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSmAacEpt-Y (2:10 & 4:15)
Opeth's 'Deliverance' - Peter Lindgren http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTSkYuKoqPE (4:01)
Animals As Leaders' 'Weightless' - Tosin Abasi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw7j1czfVuo (whole song's virtually a solo, but 0:43, 2:13 & 4:22 stand out) Also notable for Navene Koperweis who is the best drummer I've ever seen play live, and I've seen a lot of drummers.
In fact, if it's guitar prowess you're after, you might as well just tap 'Tosin Abasi' into Youtube.
Hi-Fi: Arcam A85, P85, CD192. B&W 602S3, PV1, Grado SR125, Atlas Titan, Hyper 2.0.
A/V: Sony KDL-V40A12U, BDP-S760, Humax Youview, Onkyo TX-SR875, B&W MT30 7.1, QED HDMI-P, S.A XT
Best solo: Focus's Jan Akkerman in "The Bridge" bit of "Eruption" on Focus II
Best Riff: Jimmy Page on "When the Levee Breaks" on Led Zep 4
Cyrus 8vs2 (+ PSX-R), Cyrus X Power Amp (+ PSX-R), Squeezebox Touch, Silver High Breed Quintessence Cables, PMC FB1i Speakers.
Hi fi is for Life
Neil Young: too many to choose from. Amongst my very favourites, the aforementioned Cortez The Killer (Weld version).
The title track to On The Beach, Prime Of Life, Powderfinger, Welfare Mothers.
Jimmy Page: The Rover
Zoot Horn Rollo: Big-Eyed Beans From Venus. In fact, all of Clear Spot LP
Jim James and/or Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket): I'm Amazed, Lay Low, Thank You, Holdin On To Black Metal, The Way That He Sings, Off The Record, Anytime, Circuital, Remnants, Steam Engine & Phone Went West
The Fall's Bombast. Craig Scanlon and Brix Smith.
Roksan Caspian Pre amp, Caspian Mono Power amp x 2, NAD M51 DAC, B&W 805 Signature, Roksan Radius turntable, Denon-1713UD, MF phono & headphone amps, PS3, Mac/AE/Apple TV
Carlos Vamos - Balada .
Electrocompaniet EMC1UP Cd player , EC 4.7 pre , AW120 DMB power amp , PMC PB1i speakers . Isotek Titan / Nova , Nordost SPM speaker cable , Kimber KCAG balanced interconnects .
Linn LP12 Lingo , Ittok lv3 , Lyra Lydian , EAR834P .
"Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." Albert Einstein .
Akkerman - 8' 50" into this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK0rwrnvQSg
Gilmour's solo in Comfortably Numb. Spine-tingling humanity.
Synology ds212j (+ Audio Station) →MacBook Air 2012 (iTunes + BitPerfect) + M2Tech hiface two & Sonos ZP90 (Spotify & Tune-In Radio)
→Metrum Acoustics Octave DAC
→Cyrus DAC XP with PSX-R & Cyrus Mono Xs
→Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands (Living Room) / EB Acoustics EB2s (Study)/ ATC SCM11s (Kitchen), Beresford TC 7220 speaker switch, HiFi Racks Podium
Another one for Thunderstruck, and also Back In Black - you're not a real guitarist until you can play both of those
One of my favourite solos is Angus in You Shook Me All Night Long, and Slash in Fall to Pieces from Velvet Revolver's Contraband.
JRiver MC17 -> Cambridge Audio DACmagic+ -> Roksan Caspian M2 -> ProAc D18
Judas Priest, Between The Hammer & The Anvil
Alice Cooper, The World Need Guts!
My Cheap Cheerful Setup
LG 50PA650T , Sky HD , Sony BDPS185B , Xbox 360 , Sound Organisation AV Rack
Yamaha MCR-555 , Shuffle With Bose SIE2 Sport Headphones
Good choice there are so many brilliant Akkerman solo's to choose from
I have seen him live many times and also met him several occasions , the most memorable was when my brother bought his Gibson Johnny Smith from him backstage at the Mick Jagger centre in Dartford , apparently he wanted the money to put towards another motorcycle !
Agreed on the Weld version of Cortez
Funkadelic Maggot Brain, another stonking opening
Roksan Caspian M2 cd/amp ; Proac Studio 140 Mk 2
Ariston RD11s SME 111 AT95e Rega Fono MiniA2D Arcam Alpha 9 B&W CDM1NT
Oops , forgot to add She does it right,Dr Feelgood, Wilko at his best
I'm listening to their album on Spotify now. Very good.
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Rodrigo y Gabriela
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
32GB Sony NWZ-A846 Walkman > Westone UM3x
I don't want to discuss it - Rod Stewart (Ronnnie Wood)
Sunshine of your love - Cream
You really got me - Kinks
Can you hear me knocking? - Stones
Theme from an imaginary western - Mountain (Leslie West)
Goodbye to love - Carpenters (Tony Peluso)
Lipstick on your collar - Connie Francis (George Barnes)
Little darling - Doobie Brothers (Jeff Baxter)
Start playing at 2:37
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