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I was listening to Prozzak’s “Sucks To Be You” (Spotify link) the other day, and musing how I thought it had one of the most perfectly fitting guitar solos ever.  Not that I’ll defend that choice; it’s a quirky little song, and the flamenco-style solo is just weird and somehow fitting for me.

But then I thought: what’s the most iconic guitar solo of all time?

“Stairway to Heaven” came to mind instantly, but then I realized that I couldn’t bring the whole solo to mind.  The end weedly bits, yes, but I think for a solo to be iconic, the whole solo has to be something so memorable you can pretty much sing along with it.  So after thinking for a bit, I settled upon “Hotel California.”  You might not like the song, but I think pretty much anyone who grew up in the 70s through the 90s can sing along with that sucker.

But I could be wrong.  Remember, we’re not looking for the best guitar solo here, but the most iconic – as in, the guitar solo that almost everyone knows, the guitar solo that is the most legendary.  I was toying with one other choice here, which to me is incredibly obvious, but I’ll see whether I get swamped with that one in the comments.

(Cue Bart Calendar’s strong opinions.)

Cross-posted from Ferrett's Real Blog.

Date: 2012-04-03 08:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
I think the most iconic mandolin solo is in R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion". However, that wasn't the question you asked.

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