Greatest one note guitar solo ever?

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I am still wrapping my mind around Talk Talk's Laughing Stock, which is like the album I wish I had known at the time as I am completely blown away by it....the one-note solo is completely spine-chilling, to me at least!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9HsGsB-MCM

Iago Galdston, Monday, 13 May 2013 15:10 (seven years ago) link

Many of the solos in this thread are not one note solos, including the lovely Talk Talk feedback solo above.

Three Word Username, Monday, 13 May 2013 16:40 (seven years ago) link

Actual one note solos are few and far between

Bees Against Racism (Tom D.), Monday, 13 May 2013 16:47 (seven years ago) link

yeah I realize that but i took a broader view

Iago Galdston, Monday, 13 May 2013 17:21 (seven years ago) link

This is a true one-note solo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyXMv2eA79M

everything, Monday, 13 May 2013 20:22 (seven years ago) link

The Who: "I Can See for Miles"

― Rahul Kamath (Rahul Kamath), Saturday, October 19, 2002 9:48 PM (10 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:41 (seven years ago) link

^ yep.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:45 (seven years ago) link

The label that put out this tape has it streaming on bandcamp now: One note guitar solo mixtape

ddd, Friday, 17 May 2013 02:48 (seven years ago) link

"Radiated" - Story So Far

http://www.myspace.com/newtownproducts/music/songs/radiated-by-story-so-far-2652840

Michael Train, Friday, 17 May 2013 03:21 (seven years ago) link

Hmm, I like the idea of that one-note mix tape, but surely the first one is more than one string, and the second one has pitch-bending going into semi-tone range. Will keep listening though.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 17 May 2013 10:01 (seven years ago) link

four years pass...

Beiss Mich [Bite Me] by Fraulien Wunder. This and Cinnamon Girl are the best, I think. Len Bright is pretty cool too.

Julian Massage, Monday, 29 May 2017 22:45 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

I know it's not guitar but...

this is absolutely the worst solo i have ever heard by any instrument pic.twitter.com/tr9HPaZCYq

— Gal Gracen (@galgracen) September 25, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 26 September 2019 18:48 (one year ago) link

That is absolutely the best solo ever

Stockhausen Serves Empirical Jism (Matt #2), Thursday, 26 September 2019 18:51 (one year ago) link

untitled goose solo

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 26 September 2019 18:51 (one year ago) link

i knew this would be the revive

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 26 September 2019 18:53 (one year ago) link

xp lmao fuck

meaulnes, Thursday, 26 September 2019 20:59 (one year ago) link

There's a solid chapter about this subject in Ben Ratliff's book "Every Song Ever."

Agreed with those who said it above: Neil Young is the master at one-noters although my favorite is Phil Manzanera's on Eno's "The True Wheel," possibly my favorite Eno song.

Wally P. Doyle, Thursday, 26 September 2019 21:12 (one year ago) link

that "absolutely the worst solo" is pretty great, come on now

tylerw, Thursday, 26 September 2019 21:41 (one year ago) link

Seen them live a couple of times. They didn't have a sax player but they are certainly musos.

everything, Thursday, 26 September 2019 22:32 (one year ago) link

Cake's "I Will Survive" has a pretty great solo, which is one note until almost the end

Duke, Friday, 27 September 2019 15:59 (one year ago) link


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