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The first one I liked was the solo in Hungry Freaks Daddy on Freak Out!


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When I first got into Zappa, I wasn't big on guitar solos. The first few that got me into it were-

Inca Roads, Willie The Pimp, and Hungry Freaks Daddy.


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in baby snakes, right at the beginning of his solo in city of tiny lights his guitar feeds back this note and then he starts to play....god the way that feedback sounds is worth the price of the dvd alone...

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in baby snakes, right at the beginning of his solo in city of tiny lights his guitar feeds back this note and then he starts to play....god the way that feedback sounds is worth the price of the dvd alone...


Every single solo on Baby Snakes is fantastic.
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just plain doug wrote:
Currently, it's Zappa's 'song for lovers'..."Black Napkins". [I'm just an old softie, I guess]
Non-Zappa = Jan Akkerman's (Focus) solo on "Hamburger Concerto", from the album of the same name. 2nd choice would be Akkerman's solo on "Eruption" (from "Moving Waves").


Eruption..Do you mean Tommy? I think only Jan and FZ occupied each others territory of the guitar brain. Few guitarists I feel have the common denominators that jan and FZ inhabit. This is a highly subjective personal feeling.

I love Cathedrale De Strasbourg off Hamburger Concerto. Jans last Cd called 'C.U.' is very good.


I would agree but I do like musica deltae (sp) with him playing the Lute.

Shut up and play and Hamburger Concerto two great guitar albums!

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just plain doug wrote:
Currently, it's Zappa's 'song for lovers'..."Black Napkins". [I'm just an old softie, I guess]
Non-Zappa = Jan Akkerman's (Focus) solo on "Hamburger Concerto", from the album of the same name. 2nd choice would be Akkerman's solo on "Eruption" (from "Moving Waves").


Eruption..Do you mean Tommy? I think only Jan and FZ occupied each others territory of the guitar brain. Few guitarists I feel have the common denominators that jan and FZ inhabit. This is a highly subjective personal feeling.

I love Cathedrale De Strasbourg off Hamburger Concerto. Jans last Cd called 'C.U.' is very good.


I would agree but I do like musica deltae (sp) with him playing the Lute.

Shut up and play and Hamburger Concerto two great guitar albums!
Still the only FZ solo I never quite digested was the one on "The Purple Lagoon". And that's it! No problem with any other.

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I don't particularly remember being fond of 'Truck Driver Divorce' which is pretty well respected. I'll give it another try.


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Usually my fondness for solos has a lot to do with what's going on in the back..I can't really appreciate solos for what they are individually if the rest about that song/composition doesn't catch my attention.

Heavy Duty Judy(Shut up n play) - I love how this solo sounds like it starts already in the middle.

Chunga's Revenge - The guitar fuckin' talks on this one! It's amazing

Black Napkins (Baby Snakes)

Outside Now (Broadway the Hard Way)

Sleep Dirt

And my ultimate play-this-at-my-funeral-type favourite solo:

Theme from Burnt Weeny Sandwich

I love how it starts like an atonal composition, it sounds pretty much like what I've heard from Varese's work, then the solo comes in and it blends with the "noise" that's heard in the back.
It's a pretty little gem. The way the instruments interact with each other, it makes this piece sound like the ultimate soundtrack to having a good time. Love it!


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*BUMP*

This is a nice tread.

I've come to like that Easy Meat solo on Tinseltown Rebellion. Really great.

And Son of Mr Greene Genes, that has become one of my faves too.


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Not in any particular order:

Black Napkins, Osaka 1976
Filthy Habits, Osaka 1976
Illinois Enema Bandit solo renamed Soup 'n Old Clothes, Santa Monica 1980
TTNS solo renamed Rat Tomago, Berlin 1978
City of Tiny Lights, Berlin 1978
Pick Me I'm Clean, Dallas 1980
He Used to Cut the Grass from Joe's Garage
Watermelon in Easter Hay from Joe's Garage
Easy Meat, Brussels 1982
Andy, Brussels 1982
Yo Mama from Sheik Yerbouti
Drowning Witch, Santa Monica 1981
Stevie's Spanking, The Ritz NYC 1981


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hoy batchain...
that Frank solo in Purple Lagoon was an overdub
(it was suppose to be a percussion solo...
but it was a bit weak so Frank dubbed over it)
It was one of the first disappointing solos for me....
The solo on 'Cruisin' for Burgers' was better IMO


the edited INCA solo from OSFA is still my fave

other 'notables'

Music for Electric Guitar & Low-Budget Orchestra (ST)
Zomby Woof (OS)
Penguin In Bondage (R&E)
Montana (OS)
Carolina Hard-Core Ecstacy (BF)
Brixton Still-Life (PS)

well...there's too many really..I listen to these a lot though

this thread should be called "FZ's 500 Greatest Guitar Solos" LOL

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One solo that is often overlooked is The Deathless Horsie from YCDTOSA Vol. 1


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^^^^ Not overlooked. But if we listed all the great solos the server would run outta bandwith, y'know...


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Friendly Little Finger!

Paid more attention to it, what a badass solo!! I've never noticed anyone mentioning it, but it's natural that it goes unnoticed in an album that has Zoot Allures and Black Napkins...


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I love to crank up Things That Look Like Meat from Guitar, it gets into a great groove about the 2 minute mark.

Many great solos that don't get mentioned too much from that album, like GOA.

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Lately it's been the short and sweet sucka from Dumb All Over early show NYC 81

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Friendly Little Finger!

Paid more attention to it, what a badass solo!! I've never noticed anyone mentioning it, but it's natural that it goes unnoticed in an album that has Zoot Allures and Black Napkins...


Gotta be honest, I always tune out after that glorious head...then I play it again 3 times, and skip the solo. I'm a bad man.


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hoy batchain...
that Frank solo in Purple Lagoon was an overdub
(it was suppose to be a percussion solo...
but it was a bit weak so Frank dubbed over it)
It was one of the first disappointing solos for me....
The solo on 'Cruisin' for Burgers' was better IMO


the edited INCA solo from OSFA is still my fave

other 'notables'

Music for Electric Guitar & Low-Budget Orchestra (ST)
Zomby Woof (OS)
Penguin In Bondage (R&E)
Montana (OS)
Carolina Hard-Core Ecstacy (BF)
Brixton Still-Life (PS)

well...there's too many really..I listen to these a lot though

this thread should be called "FZ's 500 Greatest Guitar Solos" LOL
Oh, I do remember that the solo on "Purple Lagoon" was done in the studio to cover up a weak percussion solo but I wish I could have heard the percussion solo to see if the studio guitar solo was any less weak. That guitar solo sounds very rushed and very uninspired, basically, directionless.

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Friendly Little Finger!

Paid more attention to it, what a badass solo!! I've never noticed anyone mentioning it, but it's natural that it goes unnoticed in an album that has Zoot Allures and Black Napkins...


Gotta be honest, I always tune out after that glorious head...then I play it again 3 times, and skip the solo. I'm a bad man.
And for another contrast of opinion, I've always wondered why that xenochronous solo had so few admirers. I didn't have a second's worth of trouble with it and always found it an ear-grabbing solo.
I'd say you said it just right, RUI, it's where it got placed that got it so overlooked.

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