Feb 232012

Enemy of the Hall Steve Lukather says, “That that, Hammett!”

What guitar solo do you consider “insane?”


  17 Responses to “Lukather: “Insane””

  1. Ritchie Blackmore Lazy

  2. Happiness Stan

    I’ve been waiting for weeks for a valid reason to post this one – Wild Willy Berrett’s “Moose Loose Kickin'”

  3. Wow, he makes that John Otway guy seem like Barry Manilow!

  4. Happiness Stan

    and, of course, they have just been celebrating forty years as a double act with a tour!

  5. Of course, I’d already forgotten he was his partner in that video.

  6. hrrundivbakshi

    Danny Gatton’s take on Santo & Johnny’s “Sleepwalk”:


  7. tonyola

    Steve Lukather? Ritchie Blackmore? Wild Willy Berrett? Wimpy wimpy wimpy. Check out Robert Fripp’s mad solo beginning at 1:26 on Brian Eno’s “Baby’s On Fire”.

  8. Happiness Stan

    nice one!

  9. All nice suggestions… but how could you have so easily forgotten this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lrWZuRn08I

    Skip to 2:18 for the money shot, of just enjoy all of the Insanity leading up to it IF YOU DARE!

  10. hrrundivbakshi


  11. misterioso

    I find the Blackmore solo in this performance of Highway Star to be totally in-saaaaaaane. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRt3PIDER94&ob=av2n Although it has nothing on Gillan’s incoherent vocals.

  12. King Crimson and “Vrooom Vrooom: Coda” from 1995’s Thrak. Adrian Belew makes wounded-beast howls on his guitar over some ugly Robert Fripp power-chording. Is there any question that Fripp and Belew are seventh-level masters of guitar insanity?


  13. Velvet Underground. I Heard Her Call My Name. Lou would claim an Albert Ayler influence, but he’s just makin’ that shit up.


  14. Fripp’s solo on Bowie’s Scary Monsters qualifies literally as insane.

  15. The lead breaks on this: http://youtu.be/vIcJP5K0DSQ

  16. bostonhistorian

    Why do I get the sense that Lukather is looking at the Guitar Player magazine centerfold while playing that solo?

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