Zakk Wylde does it again on this one. Very similar solo to “Desire” in my opinion. Takes you in different directions throughout the solo however it fits perfectly with the song. Beginning starts off soaring into long stretched out notes, gearing you up for the merciless shredding about to take place all within seconds halfway through. Ending focuses on giving you a ride on Zakk’s rollercoaster of solo. Listening to this makes you want to learn guitar or get better if you’re playing already. Perhaps I should trade in my drums sticks?!
Desire is from the No More Tears album from Ozzy Osbourne. I wish this solo was longer as Zakk Wylde makes it seems so effortless and leaving you wanting more. 44 seconds of pure shredding. It starts with taking you through an uplifting melody along the strings of the axe, taking you back and forth between high and lows of the strings, midway you feel more positive about what’s about to happen then he hits the “high” right at 3:33. Here I’m visualizing Zakk saying, “Not done yet, gotta finish strong and make every last note count.” The last 20 seconds he pulls you in every direction possible and you’re left at the end wondering what just happened.
ps. The image is from the cover of the 1991 “No More Tears” single vinyl disc. All star line-up pictured!
I categorize the radio in 2 buckets these days. Radio surfing will get you Billy Joel, Elton John, Bon Jovi, etc. Maybe this is a Boston thing? The other side of the coin is EDM music like David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Marshmello, etc. What happened to rock songs with guitar solos? Seems like a lost art which you rarely hear on the radio these days. Why? Music has changed so much over the years and the shift from instruments to clicking a mouse have dominated the charts. I felt compelled to share and review my favorite guitar solos along with reviewing new ones that come to my attention.
Feel free to comment and suggest your own shredding songs that get you going.