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Your favorite guitar solo ?

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In my everlasting quest for inspiration I'd like to ask you what your favorite guitar solo is by Steven, Nils and/or Bruce. 

I'll start with 2 that stand out for me at the moment:

1. Nils - Because The Night ~ Barcelona 2008

2. Bruce - Incident On 57th Sreet ~ Uniondale, December 29th, 1980.

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Live version of Incident.

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Largo 78 PIAN intro. Back in the days when he could play great lead.

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All Bruce for me...

Prove it from Passaic ‘78 night 2

Because The Night from Passaic ‘78 night 1 

Incident from Nassau 29/12/80 and also from Passaic ‘78 night 2 

 

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"78 Prove It intros obviously but I also think very highly of the studio solos in Candy's Room and Adam Raised A Cain. The Darkness album has his best recorded Tele tone.

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I'm a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. And not a casual Bruce Springsteen fan, a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. He's the only musician that I've ever played with that I subscribed to a magazine about. So it was quite an honor in 2008 when Bruce asked me to play the song "Ghost of Tom Joad" with the E Street Band.

At the time, the song existed in two forms. One was the acoustic version on his "Ghost of Tom Joad" record, a kind of a minor key, plaintiff ballad, and the Rage against the Machine version, which was a Black Sabbath-y, scream, rocking jam. So I ran into Bruce over at Henson Studios one day. And he said, you should come play with the E Street Band sometime, Tom. And I said, I will go home and look at the calendar right now and see when you are in the area.

So I went down to Anaheim. Bruce said be there. He said, let's play "Ghost of Tom Joad." I said, should we do it acoustic or electric? He said, learn both. I said fine.

So I nervously planned and had the chords and the singing. Bruce has seen a few Nightwatchman shows. He asked me to sing the song as well, which heightened my nervousness. And I learned the songs, and there I am, a half hour before I'm supposed to go rehearse it at soundcheck with the E Street Band. Well, what I didn't know was Bruce was going to change the key of the song, and he was going to raise it eight steps. So now my baritone voice, which I'm practicing down in catering by myself, I can no longer sing the song credibly. And also, I'm having trouble transposing the chords, which are now a whole new crossword puzzle scramble of chords.

So I get up on stage, and I'm sweating. And we go through the song, and it doesn't go great. I'm having some trouble singing it, not able to play at the same time. Little Steven's very helpful. He is trying to talk me through it. He realizes this is not my best moment. It doesn't look like it's going great.

However, there's a reason they call that guy the boss. Bruce Springsteen puts his hand on my shoulder, says, we're going to do it in this key, and it's going to be great. I was like, OK, OK. So what I've decided to do is-- and the first time we play it together, I play no rhythm guitar. There's like 17 people in the E Street Band. They know the chords. I'm not going to worry about that at all. They know the chords.

What I know I can do is sing a song about social justice passionately. And what I can do is play a guitar solo. But what I don't do during that soundcheck rehearsal is give away the guitar solo that I'm going to play. I just sort of Chuck Berry my way through it. And you know, like I don't want to give it away.

So that night, I come onstage. And it's me, my guitar, and about a half bottle of Jameson and me to find the courage to do that. I step on stage, and we do a version of "Ghost of Tom Joad" that was very special. And I've had the honor and the great pleasure to play that song and some other songs with Bruce Springsteen through the years.

T...

https://www.masterclass.com/classes/tom-morello-teaches-electric-guitar/chapters/solo-case-study-the-ghost-of-tom-joad#transcript

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Prove It All Night (with our without 1978 intro) and Candy's Room.

As no one did mention it yet: Saint In The City.

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1 minute ago, Lampi said:

Prove It All Night (with our without 1978 intro) and Candy's Room.

As no one did mention it yet: Saint In The City.

I hadn't yet mentioned a favirite Steven solo. But his, and Bruce's, competing solo's at the end of Saint In The City are fabulous. 

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2 hours ago, BossfanNL said:

I hadn't yet mentioned a favirite Steven solo. But his, and Bruce's, competing solo's at the end of Saint In The City are fabulous. 

Check out starting at 2:12, Bruce and Steve dual-ling. 

 

 

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The short solo in Tougher Than The Rest. Restrained, simple and to the point. Perfect for the song!

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Live Human Touch is one of my favorite solos from Bruce, and seems to get overlooked alongside more popular and commonly played solos. I also always loved the Saint in the City competing solos at the end.

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LOST IN THE FLOOOOOOOD 

 

 

 

 

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Do i even need to write down my favourite

Its always going to be the 78 into from winterland

 

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Prove It 78 over everything else with personal favorite being Winterland 1.  The longer the tour went on the longer the song was in general which means more of Bruce's screaming guitars. 

Can anyone give me specific examples of Steve's solos.  I have a hard time telling who does what without video evidence and I don't watch a lot of video footage. In fact I am ashamed to admit that for years when I was much younger, me and a buddy raved about the Prove It Intro and Solo thinking it was Steve.  We thought stupidly that Steve was the lead guitar player and Bruce was rhythm so of course Steve played the solos.  We hadn't seen them live or any video of them live at that point.  Looking back it seems so foolish but at the time it seemed totally logical.

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4 hours ago, Wout said:

LOST IN THE FLOOOOOOOD 

No kiddin. 

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Actually, as a modern day suggestion, the solo on Frankie from the recent archive series show (Goteborg?) is pretty flippin' brilliant. 

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11 hours ago, ChurchBay said:

The short solo in Tougher Than The Rest. Restrained, simple and to the point. Perfect for the song!

One of my favorite songs and you're right, that is a simple but superb solo.

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8 hours ago, sleepyjoe said:

Live Human Touch is one of my favorite solos from Bruce, and seems to get overlooked alongside more popular and commonly played solos. I also always loved the Saint in the City competing solos at the end.

Will definitely check this one out. This why these kind of topics are such fun, always learning new things and being pointed towards potential new favorites!

 

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