Seriously… the following guitar solo is probably one of the greatest of all-time, but failed to get the attention it so sorely deserved because the band and the player are relatively obscure.
This is the song “What God Wants, Part III”, from the Album “Amused to Death” by Roger Waters (former bass player for Pink Floyd), played by Jeff Beck (former guitarist for The Yardbirds):
I can’t fathom how this solo isn’t on “greatest ever” lists across the board. It’s at least as good as “Comfortably Numb” (everyone’s favorite Floyd number).
Jeff Beck plays it with such feeling… his guitar literally wails and cries in a way that I’ve never heard any other guitarist play like.
The album itself is probably one of the greatest ever recorded. It was overshadowed, unfortunately, by the fact that it wasn’t a Pink Floyd album.
Jeff Beck is also one of the greatest guitarists alive. He doesn’t get the attention he deserves, unfortunately, because he never sold out and went mainstream like most guitarists tend to do.
I just wanted to raise awareness of this guitar solo and this album. Both are among the greatest of all-time… and if you haven’t heard the album, you must do so at once.