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Best guitar solo

Postby peds on Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:55 pm

What are people's opinions on the greatest Airplane guitar solo?

Personally I fancy the solo in the live playing of The Ballad of You & Me and Pooneil, originally intended to be the opener for After Bathing at Baxters, untill they put the studio recording of the same track in instead.
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Postby Bill on Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:09 am

dude how could you ever choose a "best solo"??? all the solos on all of the instruments/vocals kick ass. thats why the airplane is so good.
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Postby Box Of Rain on Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:37 am

I'd have to say Jorma's solo in Wooden Ships - first time I hear it it brought me to tears, and it still blows me away, no matter how many times I hear it.

It's kinda off topic, but I just figured I'd take the time to bring it up for anyone who digs the Great Society - Darby's solo in "Didn't Think So" (Second track on collector's item) is ACHINGLY gorgeous in it's almost folky miminamlism. Nobody ever seems to notice it, and I still haven't figured out why.
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Good wood...

Postby jimmie ray on Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:02 am

I think that "Wooden Ships" guitar work is top-notch, too!
Everything that's going on instrumentally in "3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds" really moves and grooves me - it's totally relentless!!
But also, in very simple way - there's something very intriguing about the beautiful vocal/instrumental interaction in songs like "Today"?
But I realize - there are many Airplane songs I have yet to hear or maybe last heard over 25 years ago... But that just gives me things to look forward to, no?????
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Postby peds on Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:42 pm

For overall musical composition you can't get much better than Hey Frederick or Bear Melt... and you are right, Wooden Ships is cracking. Might give Volunteers a listen later.
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Postby briank on Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:33 pm

The solo that ends "She has Funny Cars" is great. You can hear the bluesiness as Jorma just takes off . . . 8) :twisted:
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Postby colargol on Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:18 am

pooneil, 3/5 and Wild tyme opening. Besides,why it's called "wild Tyme(H)"? What is H relating to?
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Postby peds on Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:28 am

I would guess its kind of a play on words between "Time" and "Thyme", the herb - or tea, or green, or weed... whatever you'd like to call it :D
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Postby Guest on Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:20 am

colargol wrote:pooneil, 3/5 and Wild tyme opening. Besides,why it's called "wild Tyme(H)"? What is H relating to?


Ties it in with Wild Mountain Thyme by Buffalo Springfield (crosby tune)
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Postby Steve on Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:45 am

Problem with the "solo" in Hey Frederick is Jorma's double tracking, so you have 2 solos.
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Postby KharmaKreep on Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:33 am

i have some bootleg albums "peyote, sweet potatoes, and LsD" and "love to all" They have some amazing guitar work on them. You really have to listen carefully considering the mediocre sound quality.

The guitar work on Bless It's Pointed Little Head is phenominal. I nearly cry everytime i hear Fat Angel when JoRmA and the rest of the band explodes into a tidle wave of sound

I thinks one of my fav moments is The Ballad live at Monterey in 67'
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Postby FreedomMan on Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:58 am

I would have to agree with The Ballad solo at Monterrey as well. I love how Jack does his little solo thing first that transitions perfectly into Jorma's solo. It is definately my favorite song from Jack (my favorite bass player).
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Postby Guest on Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:04 am

Some questions for all, not only the guitar freaks....

What do like you more ??

The clean sound of White Rabbits on FLY Jefferson Airplane DVD....
The other songs are clean to.....my compliments to the man
who made the sound for the DVD.....

Or that shit sound quality of White Rabbits from JA at Rotterdam '70.
Kralingen, Netherlands......and the german interviewer talking
at the same moment as Grace & Paul are talking....shit....

It's NOT only the guitarplayer + his guitar + his amp....
At Rotterdam the stage equipment ?
It makes noises even when there no one was playing /singin'

Or is it THAT sound from these very old amps you like more
than the new stuff ?.......

It's also the question of JA on the old LPs or JA on CD & DVD ?


Chasin'Destiny......
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Postby Guest on Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:17 am

They should make a DVD-AUDIO from these 2 CDs
Bless Its Pointed Little Head....
Surrearlistic Pillow
On a DVD there is MUCH room for nice things.....
So they should record each channel appart on that DVD....
One channel for Grace....
One channel for Marty.....
One channel for Spencer.....
One channel for Paul.....
One channel for Jorma.....
One channel for Jack.....

With some kind of option to select each one
YOU like......and mixe 'm the way YOU like......
If you want to hear Grace and bass from jack ?
If you want to hear Marty and Jorma ?
Or any other combination......
Just for fun or learning........you say it....

That was my thing...i would like it !!!!!!!!

Chasin'Destiny...
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Postby Guest on Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:18 am

http://www.betterguitar.com/Players/Rec ... Top25.html

It's realy shit that no one seems to know JA.....
Jorma & Jack are very good musicians.....

Thinks about it this way :

Jorma & Jack => Diamonds
if everybody would have 'm /know 'm ?
Diamonds => just like glass........

So keep your diamonds SAVE....
Chasin'Destiny.....
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