La Villa Strangiato.
OK, so solo aside, it has everything. But what a solo! Actually, musically overall, just wow.
Gob smacked no one has mentioned Andy Timmons yet. Or Adrian Legg for that matter. Or Mattias Eklund or Paul Gilbert.
Nuno Bettencourts solo in Get The Funk Out is probably the greatest solo of all time IMHO or maybe Brian May on It's Late. Both utterly perfect for the song.
billy corgans playing on the Siamese dream album especially still amazes me.
The Knack - My Sharona. The full length solo is awesome and it's so much fun to play! Used to do it in the old cover band and everyone loved the solo which is unusual because most people in bars just want the rest of the song to carry back on
Randy's solo in Goodbye To Romance (either recorded or live) is always great.
Anything by Dime was incredible.
Love the solo in this as well
QOTSA yes!! The solo from little sister then too.
Good times by the Roses
Great call on Nuno (always loved that every member of Extreme was noticably talented, except Paul Geary, who presumably owned a van.
Santana - Oye Como Va
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers with Clapton - Key To Love
Van Halen - Eruption
+1 to a lot of the Zep, Hendrix, Floyd, Neil, and SRV above.
One of my favorite guitar players is Lindsey Buckingham. The last song on the self titled Fleetwood Mac album is "I'm So Afraid." Lots of great giitar solo time in that one! Give it a listen...
Oh, and he plays bluegrass style as well. No guitar pick.
Not technically brilliant like other suggestions, but full marks for composition IMHO.
Noel Gallagher for Live Forever & Importance of Being Earnest
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