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7 Random Zappa Solos

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Poll Question: Which one is your favourite? (subjective)
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    Posted: September 03 2018 at 09:37
Out of these 7 heavyweight Zappa solos, which one is your personal favorite? I avoided instrumentals for this list because Black Napkins and Watermelon in Easter Hay probably would have swept the floor with the other solos. I've got to go with Zomby Woof on this one, with Inca Roads and Uncle Remus right behind, but all of these are stellar.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2018 at 10:17
Definitely some great solos on this list, but I have to go with Inca Roads.  Good idea to leave off the instrumentals too, because they always seem to win.  The ones on this list are probably his best guitar solos featured on non-instrumental tracks.  Great poll!
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A lot of great ones here...Montana for me Wink
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"Willie the Pimp" gets my vote.  But "Montana" is a close second.
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Lots of great versions of these tunes, with equally (or more) excellent solos, on his live albums. 

The solo on Inca Roads is from the live version on the Helsinki Concert/YCDTOS#2 - he edited the live solo it into the studio recording. I actually prefer the song entirely live.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2018 at 18:58
Originally posted by dwill123 dwill123 wrote:

"Willie the Pimp" gets my vote.  But "Montana" is a close second.
 

For me it's Montana barely ahead of Willie the Pimp. He's such a genius though, all of his solos are great to my ears. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2018 at 19:12
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Great stuff. Inca Roads for me. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2018 at 11:29
Originally posted by Walkscore Walkscore wrote:

The solo on Inca Roads is from the live version on the Helsinki Concert/YCDTOS#2 - he edited the live solo it into the studio recording. I actually prefer the song entirely live.

Same here...
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All great. Gotta go with Inca Roads though. 
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Inca Roads, but not far from the rest.
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Zomby Woof must have one of the most creative solos Ive ever heard.
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