Friday, 21 June 2013

The Long Goodbye

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.

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