Gibson’s 10 Epic Guitar Outros makes the point that great guitar work at the end of a song can be an exclamation point. I agree!!!!!!!!!
Here’s the list:
Ozzy (Randy Rhoads) – Mr. Crowley
ZZ Top – La Grange
Zeppelin – Black Dog
Bowie (Mick Ronson) – Moonage Daydream
Rolling Stones – Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
Guns “n Roses – November Rain
Derek and the Dominoes – Layla
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
Eagles – Hotel California
Skynyrd – Free Bird
Yep. Epic. I some cases, these outros are the best part of the song, the signature. Comfortably Numb, for example. That, and Hotel California, where the outro almost becomes a second song that provides an emotional reaction to the first part. It’s like the band is saying, “Ya, think about this for a minute.”
And we do.