“Let Me Love You Baby”
JEFF BECK GROUP
Why? It was the first guitar
solo I figured out by myself!
“Mother Mary” UFO
Hearing Michael Schenker for the first
time changed how I wanted my own
solos to sound in terms of phrasing,
technique, and being something that
was memorable and catchy.
“Machine Gun” BAND OF GYPSYS
A sonic, mystical, multi-dimensional journey
into some otherworldly soundscape that triggers
my imagination every time I hear it. I feel
captivated by the mere mention of this song!
“Sails of Charon” THE SCORPIONS
To me, Ulrich Roth was one of the first guitarists to
use that neo-classical guitar style, and this solo was
totally unique at the time, simultaneously melodic
and dynamic, with a climax so incredibly ripping.
How can so many notes be so perfectly in place?
“Warriors” THIN LIZZY
This solo was the first time I’d ever heard a wah pedal. I
remember that when that sound came out of the speakers,
it startled me. The one guy that I’ve always thought did not
get enough credit was Brian Robertson, and his style and feel
is something that I aspire to.