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#1 bbqtofu

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:31 AM

bands like built to spill and stephen malkmus come to mind, what are people's favorite indie rock guitar solos?

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:32 AM

J. Mascis is the king.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:33 AM

was coming in to post "Thumb" yeah
what does he file at the hall of records? a declaration of tortoise intent

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:34 AM

2:43 into Lamb of God's "Eleventh Hour."

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:37 AM

J. Mascis is the king.


"Start Choppin'" is his finest hour.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:56 AM

malkmus has got a bunch of great examples. basically the entirety of ted leo's timorous me qualifies IMO, solo and rhythm part.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 12:07 PM

Broken Social Scene - "Cause = Time" Does this count? One could argue that the guitar part in there is not really a solo... I would argue that it fucking rules.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:17 PM

Dean Wareham is one of the most underrated guitarists out there. His solos throughout On Fire (Galaxie 500) are phenomenal.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:24 PM

Dean Wareham is one of the most underrated guitarists out there. His solos throughout On Fire (Galaxie 500) are phenomenal.


Ah, yes. Galaxie 500 are just s gloriously shambling, then Wareham goes and does something like "When Will You Come Home?" and it's just incredible. Yeah, that's arguably my favorite guitar solo ever, actually.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:45 PM

J. Mascis is the king.


"Start Choppin'" is his finest hour.

Great solos, just not very "indie" sounding.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:50 PM

Broken Social Scene - "Cause = Time"

Does this count? One could argue that the guitar part in there is not really a solo... I would argue that it fucking rules.


I'd count it. In fact, I made a playlist of indie rock songs with great solos...

Heatmiser "Pop In G"
Wilco "I'm the Man Who Loves You"
Guided by Voices "Bulldog Skin"
Jawbox "Savory"
Love as Laughter "Dirty Lives"

to name a few

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:53 PM

http://soundopinions.org/forum/index.php?s...+la+tengo\
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:54 PM

"One Big Holiday"
Someone Still Loves You Pants McJickson

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:59 PM

Spoon "Rhthm & Soul"

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:12 PM

J. Mascis is the king.


"Start Choppin'" is his finest hour.

Great solos, just not very "indie" sounding.


Oh, didn't realize 'good' and 'indie' were mutually exclusive.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:17 PM

J. Mascis is the king.


"Start Choppin'" is his finest hour.

Great solos, just not very "indie" sounding.


Oh, didn't realize 'good' and 'indie' were mutually exclusive.

Didn't say they were.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:24 PM

i like all the guitar work in 'stab' if tha counts

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:27 PM

listening to Zen Arcade right now and this fucker has some KILLER guitar solos! In the end it goes to D. Boon of the Minutemen, hands down. Double Nickels on the Dime was and still remains a revelation.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:53 PM

This question is an oxymoron, most indie guitar solos sound like bad Neil Young.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 06:57 PM

J. Mascis is the king.


He's the first one I thought of.

Tad Kubler from The Hold Steady on the new album. "Lord, I'm Discouraged" fucking owns.