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#1 faithplusone01


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Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:20 PM

Nobody mentions Red Barchetta or The Big Money! They are both simple solos but they fit the songs really well and have a ton of melody in them.

Especially enjoy the harmonics in "The Big Money". I looked up a tab for it and found that it is tuned a full step up! No wonder the harmonics are so badass eh? Nobody thinks of going up, just down nowdays. Shows you how good Alex really is eh?

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 06:18 AM

I love the solos in "Freewill" and "Limelight," but those already get a lot of attention.

I agree with you that the solo in "Big Money" is great, thanks mostly to all those harmonics.

"Afterimage" and "Kid Gloves" are good.  But my favorite Lifeson solo of all time is... "No One at the Bridge."  It's not the most technically challenging solo to play, but it's the most emotive of all Lifeson solos... so passionate, so full of feeling!  It's great.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 08:55 AM

AFTERIMAGE solo just rips me to pieces every time.  One of my very favorites and certainly very underrated.

Alex really flexes his skills in that one - the fact he is a combo lead/rhythm guitarist for the band.  I'm pretty sure that solo has some CHORDS in it that most rhythm guitarists didn't even know existed.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:17 AM

Nobody ever mentions the solo in "Digital Man". I think it's awesome.

Perhaps not the most technically sophiscated, but still great .

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 06:15 PM


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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:47 PM

Digital Man and The Weapon, for sure. Actually, the first thing I thought of was that all of his solos are underrated. He is such an underrated guitarist in general.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:39 AM

"The Pass." Very simple, yet so very elegant and moving.  yes.gif  

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:59 PM

La Villa Strangiato...
Pretty much every Bravado extension.

And though it's literally only 9 seconds long...it is intense shredding action that everyone completely disregards. It proves Alex can shred with the best: Red Tide.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:19 PM

^^La Villa's always being raved about on TRF so I wouldn't say it's underrated.

Nobody ever mentions the solo in Tom Sawyer.

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