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In this episode I countdown the TOP 20 STRANGEST GUITAR SOLOS OF ALL TIME.

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Dr Evil
Dr Evil 6 meses atrás
This is basically a montage of all of Rick's best air guitar and air drumming faces.
heavnnnsent Mês atrás
John Pratt
John Pratt 5 meses atrás
If you get a Beato “whooo!” you have made it!🎉
Joey Splats
Joey Splats 5 meses atrás
"Volume II" will be Standing Rick Air Guitar.
BillyBobTurtle 5 meses atrás
That’s a shame, if only he knew how to play air bass, he could be a full air band on his own
Richard Reinertson
Richard Reinertson Mês atrás
I've always been fascinated by Alex Lifeson's guitar solo in "Limelight." It sounds so eerie and otherworldly.
Egg Mês atrás
Oh yeah
Edward X. Winston
Edward X. Winston Mês atrás
The best solo, by far, of Lifeson’s entire career, was the lead from “Free Will.” Somehow both an utterly raw emotional outburst and a statement of musical sophistication, “Free Will” also features his best use of effects and his most epic structural climax. That show-stopping transition from the 6/8 lead break into the 4/4 pre-chorus near the end is a moment of sublime beauty that moves me every time I hear it. I’m not sure a bastardization such as the “progressive rock single” should even exist, but “Free Will” was Rush’s best argument against that bias. It is easily the best sub-six-minute song of their four-decade run.
Matt Bailey
Matt Bailey Mês atrás
Epic song and solo!
Jeremy Berg
Jeremy Berg 3 meses atrás
Rick Beato is a better guitar player than I am but I absolutely destroy him at air guitar…
OpenAllNight Mês atrás
@David023 I think he interviewed Keith Moon...
David023 Mês atrás
Air anything!! Has he ever seen an actual drummer?
Bona Contention
Bona Contention Mês atrás
@gpvboats Did you drop an aitch?
OpenAllNight Mês atrás
Do they still have annual Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland? If they do, why not challenge him? Beato seems like nice and curious dude enuff to accept the challenge. It would be a win-win anyway you slice it. Even if neither one of you won, it would be fun, and he'd get to make an episode on it. I'm sure you could work out the costs so it would not drain your wallet.
Rik Van Horn
Rik Van Horn 3 meses atrás
How you managed to list 20 strange guitar solos with none of them by Robert Fripp astounds me.
Michel Tanaka
Michel Tanaka 18 dias atrás
@mareckik OMG, you cracked the code there!
Jeffrey Cooley
Jeffrey Cooley 21 dia atrás
Nor Adrian Belew...
Ray Polakovic
Ray Polakovic Mês atrás
@FreewheelersCelloBand Or "Sheltering Sky."
That's exactly what I was thinking. No Fripp, no grip
Keith Karrot
Keith Karrot Mês atrás
yeah I was waiting for Fripp
Wolf Chen
Wolf Chen 3 meses atrás
Can't believe Tears For Fear's "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" isn't on the list. It's a lateral rhythmic shift, slices of stop and go phrasing masterpiece that is unlike any other solo.
matt h
matt h Mês atrás
100 percent agree on Rule the World. My college band covered that song and my, uh, "interpretation" of that solo was a big fat embarrassment. The other "you may have missed it" strange one is on the fade-out of Supertramp's "Goodbye Stranger." Droning 16th notes for the first 12(?) meaures, then fanning out into swarms of Leslie-drenched harmonic figures. Damn...
Wolf Chen
Wolf Chen 3 meses atrás
@Polka Rock Yes exactly! It's so low key that one doesn't think twice about it, but if you play guitar it's like "that's a guitar solo?!"
Polka Rock
Polka Rock 3 meses atrás
One of the best guitar solos to come out in the 80s! And for an era where everyone and their grandma were abusing their guitars, that's saying something. And, to me, the strangest thing about it is that it doesn't even sound that strange at first but the again it does, kinda like a Schrödinger's weirdness. And once you analyze it you realize how weird it is, with those bursts and long triplets that space out the song's rhythm.
Old Ben
Old Ben 4 meses atrás
Black Hole Suns Solo is magestic...and fits perfectly....Kim Thayil is a legend
TETCOM 2 meses atrás
Allison Westbrook
Allison Westbrook 11 meses atrás
I don’t understand how Adrian Belew didn’t make a single appearance. His work with Bowie, Talking Heads, and King Crimson is a total master class in “outside the box” guitar work, ESPECIALLY, when it comes to solos. Just listen to Bowie’s live version of Station to Station.
Frank Rimler
Frank Rimler Mês atrás
So true!!!
Jay Posipanko
Jay Posipanko 2 meses atrás
Belew literally built a career as "weird guitar solo" guy.
turnleftaticeland 2 meses atrás
How about his solo on Nine Inch Nails’ “The Becoming”? Thought it was Reznor destroying a keyboard for ages!
ーーFos 2 meses atrás
The lack of King Crimson and other prog rock (not prog metal) on this channel is very astounding, considering Rick's knowledge of music. Not a massive question mark but still feels weird.
Bas Verweij
Bas Verweij 4 meses atrás
@Real Obama ah that explains it...
Fabrizio Dutto
Fabrizio Dutto 2 meses atrás
R.I.P. Jeff Beck, I'll never forget his greatness! Coming back to this video 'cause was one of my preferred ones. As a "pretending" weird guitar player, as I am, I usually take same time to hear great musician's songs to learn new "tricks" from, and you've been so kind to put them all together for me, in this lovely way. Thank you Rick.
Steve Speidel
Steve Speidel 2 meses atrás
I saw Frank Zappa play at Beloit College in 1975 or so. When he wasn’t insulting the audience his guitar was the best I’ve ever seen live and in person, and I’ve seen Clapton and Hendrix. Very melodic and beautiful, not descriptions usually associated with him.
Les Flynn
Les Flynn 20 dias atrás
I'm not even a musician, but this is now my favorite channel on BRvid. I just love this guy.
Tom-Luca 2 meses atrás
„Coffee & TV“ by Blur. It might not be as energetic as the other solos on the list, but its dissonance perfectly matches and intensifies the nervous and anti-social atmosphere of the song. Coxon even admitted that the solo was more or less an accident.. which makes it an even better candidate for this list, I guess! Great video, as always!
E Søgaard
E Søgaard Mês atrás
Great pick. Coxon guested "that pedal show" here on BRvid and recreated the solo. Check it out if you haven't.
Paul Banner
Paul Banner Mês atrás
Coffee & TV is the zenith of Britpop
Dion Wright
Dion Wright 2 meses atrás
Graham has a bunch of fantastic guitar parts both solo and lead. He's unlike any other guitarist i've heard. Coffee & TV just keeps on building and building. Country Sad Ballad Man is bent out of shape like it was left out in the sun too long. 1992's leads astral project out of the amp. I can name them all day, he has so many highlights Great pick from a seriously underrated guitarist
Lerxst In Wonderland
Lerxst In Wonderland 2 meses atrás
Andy Summers was the guitar player that nobody could quite duplicate.
Rich C
Rich C 11 meses atrás
Another vote for Vernon Reid and "Cult Of Personality." All his solos really remind me of Coltrane's "sheets of sound" technique from his later years.... which is a HUGE compliment for any guitarist. I remember that song dropping in the middle of an era of sound-alike glam metal and it blew my teenaged mind!
Lincoln Hirschi
Lincoln Hirschi Mês atrás
Greatest solo ever played on mainstream rock radio
win7ermu7e Mês atrás
@Paul Salinas It's so freeform he can't replicate it but really an amazing piece.
Mr Nullius Testikleez Eeasteez
@Sergio Flores agreed! He doesn't seem to present black bands for what reason i do not know
Chris Alexander
Chris Alexander 5 meses atrás
@duffman18 In Holdsworth's solos, you hear his understanding of harmony. Like Coltrane, he goes to all-substitute harmonies instantly, so it sounds great, yet elusive.
Craig  Henry
Craig Henry 9 meses atrás
I made the same comment about that sound in that era. To be honest, I loved hair metal, but it just got to be a saturated musical scene and this, I think, caused the Grunge backlash. It wasn’t that these bands weren’t talented, it’s just that in style and sound, there was not enough diversity. No matter what people think, any field can be saturated with too much of a similar thing. Yes, there can always be too much of something, except Love. We can always use more of that.
Gray Vinson
Gray Vinson 2 meses atrás
Elliot Easton is sooooo underrated! Such a great guitar player.
Steven Siwinski
Steven Siwinski 2 meses atrás
Really happy to see Buckethead on this list. Criminally underrated guitarist and his music has a crazy amount of variety. Most people think he's just a shredder, and sure he can shred, but he also has some of the best ambient music out there.
Mario Castillo
Mario Castillo 2 meses atrás
Soothsayer is one of the most well-rounded instrumental compositions I've ever heard, Buckethead has both the virtousity and the sensibility to pull such a monstruous song into the realm of possibility.
cynaptyc Mês atrás
Elliot Easton was so underrated! Wasn't amazing technical but played it perfect!
Bram Weinreder
Bram Weinreder Mês atrás
It was only a few weeks ago that I learned Don't Fear The Reaper has a guitar solo. It feels so much like a different song that it's no surprise most radio stations simply omit it.
WyomingPTT 4 meses atrás
I always thought the 'Don't Fear the Reaper' solo had such a cool and distinct sound. Not sure if I would consider it strange, but it's certainly different for a mainstream Rock song.
Jacobcob90 7 meses atrás
Let's not forget about Adrian Belew. The stuff he did with King Crimson back in the 80s was insane. Super exciting contrast to Fripps style. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🚀
Antonio Maccagnan
Antonio Maccagnan 13 dias atrás
Read my mind.
Jerry Eberts
Jerry Eberts 5 meses atrás
@Diego Bonaparte ... Very cool, Diego!
Scott Boyce
Scott Boyce 5 meses atrás
My first thought when I saw the title of the vid was "what number is Adrian gonna be?" And... Nothing. King Crimson should be on here somewhere.
jay Norwood
jay Norwood 5 meses atrás
Yeah,all these are great. Check out "Adrian Belew I Am What I Am", Prophet Omega + Adrian Belew.
lisanders11 5 meses atrás
@Graham Hannah Totally agreed : )
Christopher Finn
Christopher Finn Mês atrás
Please do more in this series. They don’t have to be like top 20 or anything they could just be called weird guitar solos so that it doesn’t have to be in any particular order because I’m sure there are thousands of them out there and many of them I could think of weren’t on here.
Alfred Santoli
Alfred Santoli Mês atrás
Ace Frehley’s solo in Strange Ways is weirdly amazing !
Ant Eyes
Ant Eyes Mês atrás
The Guthrie Govan and Alan Holdsworth solos were mind blowing
Roger Winter
Roger Winter Mês atrás
Loved all your selection. You may have to do a 50 strangest list. I was hoping to hear Paul Gilbert, Vito Bratta, Adrian Belew or Nuno Bettencourt, all of which have wild and wierd approaches.
Sails of Sharon by the Scorpions. Always thought of it as one of the greatest guitar solos of all time. Thought it was inspired by some obscure classical piece. Didn't know it was actually inspired by Duke Ellington's Caravan. Thank you, Rick.
Ihab H. Bouch
Ihab H. Bouch 11 meses atrás
I would love to see a sequel like "ANOTHER 20 strange guitar solos". Because let's be honest, it's the strange ones that drive innovation in the instrument and there are sooooo many interesting pieces.
TETCOM 5 meses atrás
Sonic youth
Henrik Clausen
Henrik Clausen 6 meses atrás
Richtie Blackmore quoting Mozart on Highway Star is also weird.
Henrik Clausen
Henrik Clausen 6 meses atrás
Yes! Let's get some weird Jimmy Page on that one.
César Moltoni
César Moltoni 10 meses atrás
That would be great
Exerminator2000 10 meses atrás
Needs some ler lalonde
James Bayliff
James Bayliff 2 meses atrás
How is Adrian Belew not on this list. Beautifully Insane. 😍
Appogee 2 meses atrás
Jim Mogine and Martin Rotse from Midnight Oil have also created some fantastically eclectic guitar solos over the years. The album "10-9-8..." is a good place to hear some of their finest work.
Steve Hall
Steve Hall Mês atrás
"Only the Strong" is NUTS. And they would do it live, pretty much note-for-note.
MegaYosarian Mês atrás
Excellent choices Rick. So, so glad that the late, inimitable Jeff Beck was featured. Thank you
S Paige
S Paige Mês atrás
Robby Krieger's solo on When the Music's Over is one of the most bizarre solos in rock history. He had a lot of oddballs and I'm very surprised he wasn't mentioned in this video.
Drummats Mês atrás
A very underrated and unconventional guitar solo, especially considering its author, is the one George Harrison plays in "Fixing a Hole". So short yet so gorgeous!
Pbnj1379 11 meses atrás
Eliot Easton is terribly underrated. He’s a phenomenal player who always served the song.
Steve Coyne
Steve Coyne 5 meses atrás
All of his solos were absolutely perfect!
Literally Underrated
Literally Underrated 5 meses atrás
He’s literally underrated
Steve Coyne
Steve Coyne 6 meses atrás
All of his solos were absolutely perfect for the songs they were in.
sandpiper 6 meses atrás
It is weird being so perfect, there is nothing as conventional about that solo as you want it to be.
yowsah1 6 meses atrás
Let's face it, folks, Rick could easily do a Top 20 Best Elliot Easton Guitar Solos, and still have to leave some off!
Bri Durkin
Bri Durkin 29 dias atrás
Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street guitar solo should have been on this list. Everyone knows the iconic saxophone on the track, played by Raphael Ravenscroft, but the guitar is truly spectacular in its own right. Hugh Burns goes primal and the sound will give you chills. I’d really love if Rick would do a what makes this song great. I’m sure if enough Beato fans requested this, the man would do us right. Please help me make this happen. Thank you.
Dave Adams
Dave Adams Mês atrás
Maybe too obscure for most, but Frank Zappa’s solo in INCA ROADS is absolutely amazing . . . And captured live and mixed in to the studio recording.
Snowdogkh 4 meses atrás
Cut to the chase has always been one of my favorite Lifeson solos. GREAT pick! He's slaying it...and BTW Rick, Counterparts was 93 not 04.
Jeffrey Cooley
Jeffrey Cooley 21 dia atrás
This was actually really cool! I say this because I had lowered expectations, but I thought that the observations were really well put. Outstanding work. Coincidentally, the world just recently lost the Great Jeff Beck. Heaven's got another guitar genius now.
Stephen Wade
Stephen Wade Mês atrás
Nice to see Jeff at number 1, fine tribute to an original and unique guitarist
Hambone3773 Mês atrás
Jeffs are always good
CoolCoverBro 10 meses atrás
I think having something from Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Talking Heads, Zappa, David Bowie) would be worth looking at. I feel like he’s criminally underrated for the acts he’s been involved with.
Todd 2 meses atrás
No one has mentioned yet, but his work with Laurie Anderson is awesome! Definitely some unique sounds there!
Toni Earl
Toni Earl 2 meses atrás
Adrian Belew on Thela Hun Ginjeet (King Crimson - Discipline, 1981). There's a live version on YT...amazing to see how he works with feedback.
Consulente Comunicazione stradale Filippo Inserillo
@Brendan O'Shea musicians'musician? No, my friend. I lightly disagree. Who played with Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson is not a musicians'musician. He's a musician for evoluted ears. He researches ever something more, something new, something that go beyond the same old song. To me, one of the GOAT
Consulente Comunicazione stradale Filippo Inserillo
To me, one of the best guitarist. Innovation, originality ever. To go beyond.
Brendan O'Shea
Brendan O'Shea 10 meses atrás
He’s one of those “musician’s musicians.” He’s criminally underrated for a reason, I think. Same thing goes for Ty Tabor and Ian Thornley. Both guitar masters and nobody’s ever heard of ‘em…
M 21
M 21 Mês atrás
I recently discovered Bucket head. Wow!! Incredible guitarist!! And even as a writer, some beautiful pieces. Jeff Beck at the top makes sense. I heard his playing in all of the other 19 guitarists. Such an inspiration!
maxime hedin
maxime hedin Mês atrás
The Painkiller is to me one of the best solo of all time, not strange, juste awesome and insane
theynvme417 Mês atrás
I think QOTA 3s & 7s last solo deserves a honorable mention the phrasing is wild.
PortofDream Mês atrás
Great list. When it comes to off the wall guitar sound and solos, my mind immediately goes to Dean Ween, Marc Ribot, Eddie Hazel, as others mentioned Robert Fripp.
Jason Ring
Jason Ring Mês atrás
I'm so stoked you included Just What I needed. It's my favorite solo of all time.
Andrew Pappas
Andrew Pappas 11 meses atrás
Honestly, whenever I think of strange solos I always go with Larry LaLonde's playing with Primus. Like, the stuff he plays on My Name Is Mud, Jerry Was A Race Car Driver, Wynona's Big Brown Beaver and pretty much everything he does in Primus is so weird but it fits the vibe of the band so well. As for other players, George Harrison on The Beatles' All You Need Is Love is a bit of an oddity as well but I still really like it
Chris Alexander
Chris Alexander 5 meses atrás
@Edward Dore Of course, Les Claypool's playing is very muscular - and his lyrics are a hoot!
789mark789 6 meses atrás
WTH did Wynona ever get airplay? 🙉
divinefallfromgrace 6 meses atrás
Ler uses a LOT of odd stuff indeed, including odd Modal passages and very strange Phrasing. Defo should've been in here.
André St-Georges
André St-Georges 6 meses atrás
Professor Nutbutter's House of Treats' solo is weird AF, too.
greenfez 6 meses atrás
Duchess & the Proverbial Mind Spread, totally bonkers solo
Ryan Soltess
Ryan Soltess 2 meses atrás
The solo @ 2:57 on 5 Magics ( megadeth) is weird yet so damn good.
devolve42 2 meses atrás
Mike Keneally's solo on "Cause of Breakfast" from the "Boil That Dustspeck" album is one of the weirdest solos I've ever heard. I love it to pieces.
Bob Ward
Bob Ward 3 meses atrás
Beck never fails in his solos to be unique and entertaining !
Carl Berghoff
Carl Berghoff 3 meses atrás
Sounded like a ton of passing tones for a while, mixed with some classic Beck whammy-bar. I lost the tonal center a 3rd of the way in!
c9chord Mês atrás
Mattias IA Eklundh’s solos go to some pretty wild places!
Orange 81
Orange 81 4 meses atrás
Hendrix's "Third Stone From The Sun" from "Are You Experienced ?" is a very very weird solo, but one of Jimi's best.
Paul Parkinson
Paul Parkinson 11 meses atrás
Surprised there was no Fripp in the list. What he did on Bowie's Scary Monsters album was beyond fabulous - let alone his Crimson stuff!
Tom T
Tom T 2 meses atrás
Fripp is a true singleton. Everything he touches becomes just amazing :)
Tom Sullivan
Tom Sullivan 9 meses atrás
His solo o. “Ashes to Ashes” would be great.
Brian Brennan
Brian Brennan 10 meses atrás
The solo on Sailor's Tale is stranger than everything on this list.
patmil 11 meses atrás
He was my first thought when I saw the title
Jonathan Roberts
Jonathan Roberts 11 meses atrás
By the criteria here, “St. Elmo’s Fire.”
Jay McAllister
Jay McAllister 2 meses atrás
I always thought Randy's solo in "Diary of a Madman" perfectly captured the mood of that song.
NedryMuldoon Mês atrás
Damn near brings a tear to my eye seeing Buckethead make the list. Also, that Owner of a Lonely Heart solo is fra-eeking insane! I love it so much
Garry Gary BEERS
Garry Gary BEERS Mês atrás
Plus you could include most of Steve Howes solos- nobody played like him, all his solos were - at the time especially - insane..
NedryMuldoon Mês atrás
Also, we need more Masayoshi Takanaka on these lists!!
Ryan Pross
Ryan Pross 3 meses atrás
Rick’s faces really made this video extra enjoyable
.....r 2 meses atrás
He looks a bit like Beaker from the muppets
112 Productions
112 Productions 2 meses atrás
without a doubt and all of his boy language too. 7:01 is a highlight for me
Todd 2 meses atrás
Zappa # 3, Holdsworth # 2, and Beck # 1! Yes! 3 of my very favorites! You nailed it!
jim tsok
jim tsok 3 meses atrás
Marc Ribot! He is weird all the time but his solo in Clap hands of Tom Waits is extremely weird and working at the same time
pite9 10 meses atrás
Fripp's last solo on Starless (King Crimson) is glorious. After the sax solo. Really intense. Fripp really have the gift to set the mood.
Tom T
Tom T 2 meses atrás
Fripp. No one can reach up to him, except perhaps Zappa on a good day :)
Halb Varas
Halb Varas 9 meses atrás
Crimson might block, but a mention would be appropriate- and other solos (Eno’s Baby on Fire and Saint Elmo’s Fire) could have been added and wouldn’t be blocked and are completely worthy
Nicholas Charles
Nicholas Charles 10 meses atrás
@FullFootball Yes!
vic108 10 meses atrás
Yup, one of the best solos of all time.
Michael Leary
Michael Leary 10 meses atrás
Sadly King Crimson is a huge blocker, that's the reason that Rick Beato can't cover Robert Fripp and King Crimson on this channel. A lot of Fripp's solos would probably be in the top 20 for sure, like 'Prince Rupert's Tears" from "Lizard".
BlinKKid18244AVA Mês atrás
Saw allan holdsworth play at a small coffee shop in NY a few years before he passed, having never heard of him before and had my mind continuously blown for like 90 minutes. Dude is like hands down the best guitar player I've ever gotten the pleasure to watch utterly like make that instrument their bitch.
Louie Rodriguez
Louie Rodriguez 2 meses atrás
I had more fun watching Rick play air guitar than actually listening to the guitar jams!😊
noslen954 Mês atrás
I love the faces Rick makes when he is doing his air guitar.
Andrew Adams
Andrew Adams 13 dias atrás
Peanuts by The Police is another head scratcher. Andy's a genius rhythm player and the songs are perfect pop.
lxworld Mês atrás
Rick -your facial expression at Andy Summer's guitar solo cracks me up! I had the pleasure of meeting the Producer/Engineer of the record the late Nigel Gray a couple of times and with hindsight would have loved to ask him what he made of this solo! It was certainly "wacky" and "out there!"! I guess, sadly nobody will ever get the chance now!
LL 11 meses atrás
ANY solo by Adrian Belew could fit on this list. Fantastic guitarist with an incredible resumé who still somehow often flies under the radar.
Crinklechips 7 meses atrás
Couldn’t agree more. He might also be the nicest guitarist in the world to boot!
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gopher5182 8 meses atrás
The solo on king crimson’s ‘happy with what you have to be happy with’
Syfoll 8 meses atrás
Honestly. Fascinating stuff he plays. My favorite has to be the one from Talking Heads' The Great Curve
Watts 9 meses atrás
The LIVE Elephant Talk from "Fridays." It's here on BRvid. It's Belew's greatest solo ever, IMO.
Prince Aligorna
Prince Aligorna Mês atrás
I am surprised Tommy Emmanuel's "Mombasa" didn't make the cut. Tommy doesn't get enough credit. He kept acoustic fingerpicking alive in the 90's. He has transitioned from jazz fusion to Travis style country/folk seamlessly over his career. He took the percussive style of Michael Hedges and went even further with it, influencing such modern acoustic percussive stylists as Erik Mongraine, Kaki King, and Justin King. And this song takes that idea as far as it can go, as the song transitions from Travis picking on a swinging Afro beat, into a "solo" that is just 3 minutes of Tommy turning the body of his guitar into African hand drums, including sanding of a portion of the finish to scrape the meat of his palm against the bare wood. It's a song unlike any other
Callum McCormick
Callum McCormick Mês atrás
The Elliott Easton solo (Just what I needed) is one of the best ever!
Indarow 2 meses atrás
So happy to see The Attitude Song on the list. It’s one of my personal favorite Vai tracks. But you did miss the opportunity to put Fives at number 5.
Coron Tsurara
Coron Tsurara Mês atrás
Aw man, Zappa songs keep getting blocked?! That makes me sad, I'd love to hear your opinion on so much of his stuff. I've only come lately to the Zappa world but I've become a massive fan. In fact, my new years resolution is to listen through his entire catalog. Hopefully with this one not being blocked we can get more of your thoughts on his music in the future. I look forward to it!
Frank Rimler
Frank Rimler Mês atrás
Superb, Rick. Certainly a bull's eye on numbers 20, #2 and #1! You rock.
Zach Leary
Zach Leary 11 meses atrás
Theres a real Miles Davis philosophy to all these...."you gotta learn to play inside before you can play outside" - all these guys can play inside if they wanted but instead chose some weird notes to make it oddly perfect. Great idea for a list, Rick! (and PS - I think Adrian Belew should have been on this list. The master of stunt guitar)
Mike Oliver
Mike Oliver 10 meses atrás
Neil Young anyone? Like a hurricane, down by the river and Cortez ...solos always seemed off center to me -- but great!
Heaven 7
Heaven 7 10 meses atrás
Holdsworth fits this.
Michael Simpson
Michael Simpson 11 meses atrás
@Ronald Mitchell I cannot tell if you are insulting him or telling a joke. Regardless, I think he more interestingly applies sharp-4s to minor scales than those other two notes you mentioned. That is not to say you are wrong about this piece in particular, but, in my studies, it was most of the time (in his guitar hero era beginning around 1977) Lydian scales, Dorian scales, or Dorian scales that would raise the 4th and/or the 7th that he most abused. Sorry, genuinely, if I have misunderstood your tone.
Ronald Mitchell
Ronald Mitchell 11 meses atrás
13:55 shut up n play yer spanish-flamenco riffs with the flatted 2nd, and raised 5th. Now go and rule the world...
steve mitchell
steve mitchell 11 meses atrás
Peter Haas
Peter Haas Mês atrás
Much of Francis Dunnery's guitar work for It Bites (a British neo-prog band from the late 1980s) would probably classify as strange in this context, for his unusual chord progressions. There's also a remarkable solo on the song "In my dreams" from his solo album "Tall Blonde Helicopter".
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith 2 meses atrás
One of your best vids yet, Mr. Beato. Keep up the great work!
Rory Mcdaniel
Rory Mcdaniel 4 meses atrás
So glad you included Frank Zappa. He has been the single most ecclectic influence for me. I get sad when people only know him for Titties, and beer, and his cornier tracks. Black Napkins blew me out of the water, as well as nearly everything he did. My best friend attended Berklee music college in Boston, and went on to become a teaching professor there. One of his major accomplishments early in his career was the full transcription of a full orchestral piece of Zappa. Zappa's depth of mind, composition and music knowledge has made him among my most loved , and respected influences. His inclusion surprised me, and pushed the tespect I already have for you to a even higher level. Thanx again Rick
Todd 2 meses atrás
@Rory Mcdaniel - Well said, couldn't have done better myself!
Tom T
Tom T 2 meses atrás
Zappa was truley gifted beyond imagination :)
Lost Boys - Niagara Party Band
#16 is not a weird solo. It's just a great solo!
DifferentialTim 2 meses atrás
Ironic Jeff Beck is number 1 on the list but passed away not long after. amazing player and will be sorely missed..
Cody Hanlon
Cody Hanlon 11 meses atrás
One of my favorite strange solos is Taxman by The Beatles. Paul paid homage to George's interest in Indian music by adding in some really unique lines in there. Definitely ahead of its time.
Tony M
Tony M 7 meses atrás
@AcaRadio damn .Lennon hated that song ,which he wrote. I love it. didn't know McCartney played guitar on it.
NN nn
NN nn 10 meses atrás
His solo on Too many people is really weird too
Cody Hanlon
Cody Hanlon 11 meses atrás
@Matthew Snyder Yeah, that's what I figured too.
Cody Hanlon
Cody Hanlon 11 meses atrás
@AcaRadio Another fantastic solo. Honestly, I think Paul has some of my favorite Beatles solos overall.
Matthew Snyder
Matthew Snyder 11 meses atrás
@John P But George himself discussed this and said he was happy that Paul threw in some Indian flavor in the solo. There's no need to reference Emerick on it.
relztrah 2 meses atrás
Yet another great video, Rick. Yes, many of these solos are indeed strange and brilliant. Others show the guitarist simply trying to impress us with how fast he can shred the guitar. And thank you for introducing me to Allan Holdsworth.
CCH7540 2 meses atrás
Something from Vernon Reid probably could have qualified as well. He and his "WTFF" phrasing and melodies were often like semi-psychotic trips off the map that eventually landed on their feet and somehow worked perfectly in the song.
Tom Owen (Piano Channel)
Thank you for introducing us all to Allan Holdsworth (who feels like the older, jazzy, more sophisticated version of Marty Friedman). And of course the creativity of Jeff Beck was unrated by others until he died, then everybody woke up to it.
mrsuspend 2 meses atrás
One of the strangest AND best solos of the 80s is by Adrian Belew on Talking Heads' "The Great Curve" from the Remain in Light album. It's a must-hear.
Mars Capone
Mars Capone 2 meses atrás
These are literally all great solos that serve the song. Nothing strange about them in context.
Victor Fernandes
Victor Fernandes 11 meses atrás
The 2nd solo on "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead might be my favorite one. I love how at one point Jonny is playing along with the melody and seconds later he's playing totally alien stuff. And it goes back and forth on that. Mind-blowing.
Varanda Pub
Varanda Pub 3 meses atrás
In "What makes a song Great" (Paranoid Android episode) Rick just ignored Jonny's insane solo as well, AGAIN
David Lowery
David Lowery 3 meses atrás
My thoughts exactly
Varanda Pub
Varanda Pub 3 meses atrás
I was expecting Jonny as number one. Epic fail by Rick. Search for Paranoid Android live performance on Jools Holland, on BBC channel
lluewhyn 11 meses atrás
I'm surprised he didn't include "Just" on here, as that's one of his favorite songs. The outro solo at the end is pretty odd.
Sklounst 11 meses atrás
Also his solo on "Go to Sleep", especially live
Timothy Duckworth
Timothy Duckworth 2 meses atrás
Rick has nailed this one! Absolutely spot on range of music nuances locked in and loaded!! Jams galore!!!
Toni Earl
Toni Earl 2 meses atrás
Andy Summers' solo in Driven to Tears on Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) was probably influenced by Robert Fripp. Summers and Fripp had met in Bournemouth in the early 1960s. They released their first collab album, I Advance Masked in 1982. I still have my vinyl copy...I was into The Police, Fripp, Eno, Bowie, Gabriel, etc at the time.
Yojo Mês atrás
The strangest guitar solo I have ever heard is in Suicide by Dust, it is so energetic and unusual, really jaw dropping.
Riff Pick
Riff Pick 2 meses atrás
To me, "Any Colour You Like" by Pink Floyd is the strangest solo of David Gilmour, and guess what... It sounds amazing!
Don't Want To Join Google+
Why the heck is The Cars' Just What I Needed a weird solo? It has great note choices and great phrasing. It's one of the most melodic solos in the list.
Robert Schlueter
Robert Schlueter 11 meses atrás
Talking Heads is never on your radar, but Adrian Belew played with them on Remain in Light and really made the layered masterpiece - The Great Curve - into a new realm with animal ferocity that harkens to Yes, Owner of a Lonely Heart, but has its own life in this absolutely unique incomparable track.
Graham Trezise
Graham Trezise 10 meses atrás
Anything by Belew ...
doublek321 10 meses atrás
@zavinullava Actually THAT was the song I was thinking of (not The Great Curve). Love that solo and so unusual!
zavinullava 10 meses atrás
Or the Born Under Punches bit that sounds like a keybord (or a phone dialling?)
Matthias Meuren
Matthias Meuren 10 meses atrás
His solo on „What in the world“ on Bowie‘s live album…
astavely56 11 meses atrás
The Great Curve should have been on here 100%
Flipped Nickel
Flipped Nickel Mês atrás
Great list! I was thinking how "Walk This Way" still grabs my attention every time I hear it for interesting note choices.
Mauricio German Diaz
Mauricio German Diaz 2 meses atrás
Three of a perfect pair, el solo futurista de Brelew o Fripp,el solo de Soun Bound Saurez de Zeppelin, los solos de Graham Coxxon de Blur. Los solos de Brelew en Talking Heads
johnny mcribblestonebreaker
The Heart Shaped Box solo is one of my all-time favorites, genius work on the part of Kurt Cobain and Steve Albini
Trey Jackson
Trey Jackson 3 meses atrás
That driven to tears solo is one of my current favorites
cynaptyc Mês atrás
Alex's solo in CTTC was a catcher to me too! He never really ripped it like that ever before. Was awesome!
Randy Hines
Randy Hines 11 meses atrás
Eliot Easton is SO underrated and under appreciated!!
Jon Goff
Jon Goff 10 meses atrás
Any guitar player that can chicken pick and play straight-up bluegrass and country licks and sell it off as New Wave deserves all the cake. Such a phenomenal player/musician and his blending of these approaches while maintaining pop sensibility is a testament.
clairofan22 tv
clairofan22 tv 11 meses atrás
check out his side project the empty hearts with clem burke from blondie, some good stuff there
Rbastid 3 meses atrás
Oh god, I love Rick's breakdowns, but I can't look at him doing his "solo face" and not just see Rick Beato doing Will Ferrel doing Harry Caray doing a guitar solo
Gary B
Gary B Mês atrás
"Who's your favorite guitarist? It's a simple question!"
Craig Shaw
Craig Shaw 2 meses atrás
Cubs win!!!
Kelly Rose
Kelly Rose 2 meses atrás
"what's your favorite planet?? Mine's the Sun!" 🤣
Snakebite Audio
Snakebite Audio 2 meses atrás
I think the most WTF guitar solo I've possibly ever heard was on Drama by L7 off The Beauty Process. I am 100% convinced they recorded a 7-11 guitar keychain for that solo, because I bought that keychain with those sounds that make up that solo a couple of weeks before that album came out.
B Happy 要开心
B Happy 要开心 2 meses atrás
I remember learning the solo to "Driven to Tears" I don't think you can cover the song without doing that guitar break. Have to play "Just what I needed" as recorded as well.(Same cover band) For the Yes thing you need a pitch shifter but it's not that hard. Had to play a lot of weird stuff in 50 years. Ain't never gonna be able to play Holdsworth but damn! Ain't it gorgeous?
neithere 2 meses atrás
Let's not forget Bill Steer's fantastic cold detuned solos in "Necroticism".
Cliff Mentzer
Cliff Mentzer 4 meses atrás
Funny-seems like spontaneity was the key ingredient with so many of these players-and yet endless guitarists (me included) try to emulate their work with lots of practice!! These people were being themselves. Vernon Reid is one person who came to mind who seems to always have a different approach with his solos. Listen to the solo on Ignorance is Bliss. Crazy!!!
dn41144 11 meses atrás
Robby Krieger's solo from "When the Music's Over" definitely qualifies for this list. Just an amazing psychedelic solo.
James Barta
James Barta 6 meses atrás
Robbie has always been ignored..Alvin Lee,as well..
rodbran 11 meses atrás
asymptoticspatula 11 meses atrás
Robby Krieger is so awesome. Wonderfully unique guitarist.
Josh Beach
Josh Beach 2 meses atrás
Saw Art of Noise last week in the Jazz Cafe in London, they played a version of ‘close to the edit’ with Neal X from Zig Zig Sputnik playing the guitar parts from Owner of a Lonely Heart. It was fabulous!
Tools For Nomads
Tools For Nomads Mês atrás
That first solo from Driven To Tears is possibly my favorite solo EVER. I'm expecting some Elliot Easton in this video!
pedro reyes
pedro reyes 2 meses atrás
Having only known the typical Scorpions hits all my life, Sails Of Charon was mind blowing and instantaneously became my favorite Scorpions' song.
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