Some great contributions from you folks already!
I'll have to do quite a bit of research from my 300 Gigabits of music to be able to make out a top ten (obviously I have failed here), but here are two
major guitar solo's that immediately popped to mind:
(Yes) - "Sound Chaser"
from their Relayer
-album - the vid is from a Yes show in 1975, so the sound is not quite optimal
Erratic, pagan, a complete pandemonium on a Fender Telecaster, here. Starts around the 3:00-minute mark. Not for the faint-hearted.
For the Keyboard Freaks out there: an equally frantic solo by Pat Moraz follows thereafter. Now that one isn't for the faint-hearted either.
And, for contrast (I like contrasting styles!
) - the fellow who uploaded this song had to cut it into two parts, as the song is 15 minutes long! (like Genuine ProgLovers Love It
and, continued -
(Porcupine Tree) - "Even Less"
*his* Stupid Dream
-album. The full extended recording, sadly enough their record company doesn't allow amateure live recordings to be shown on YouTube (mine have been removed just three weeks ago!
), so the studio recording here - but that solo is just amazing (most of it in part 2, of course)...
Eclectic, melancholic, passionate, Floydian... in one word - BRILLIANT!
Hope ya like it!