Alan Tenorio wrote to Martin Ridgley <=-
Well, for rock music that has crossed over to pop, I would include
the 'Stairway' solo in the same league with 'Hotel California'
(which was more precise, melodic and nuance-filled). I would also
include Eddie Van Halen's 'Jump' and 'Beat It.'
I'm not sure if these kinds of solos are called interludes.
By the way, I don't get offended if one of my favorite guitar
players is criticized. :-)
re: the "Stairway to Heaven" solo:
Based on my own recent experiences, I'd have to guess that it
was a Marshall amp.
There are a number of Zep songs I like too, and I like some of
Jimmy Page's guitar work. Over all though, I think Page is over-
rated as a guitarist.
I also think that he is overrated, but since I grew up listening to
him, I somehow consider his music influential in the sense that it
got me into exploring other types of music.
Page's acoustic work was cool. His layered acoustic guitars
sounded futuristic to me then. At that time, I was also listening
to the guitar work of America and the late Jim Croce.
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