I actually had a fairly settled week, and it was nice. I was also able to mostly stave off the anxiety that comes with waiting for the other shoe to drop, so that was also nice. I am hoping it’s as smooth sailing as possible from here on out, because I really have had enough worry this past month to last me the rest of the year.
“Choose a song where a particular instrument has moved you – whether it’s a favorite vocal sound, bass line, drumming/beats, piano, guitar solo, etc.”
I know that might require a bit of further explanation: these can be, but do not have to be, popular songs with memorable instrumental solos of any kind. Due to listening time and post length constraints, mine are. For this post, all my selections except for one focus solely on guitar. Perhaps I’ll get to revisit this topic in the future and focus on a different instrument! Also, I know no one has time to listen to all of them. Just browse the titles and pick what you like, or introduce yourself to something new.
The first selection on my list is by Pink Floyd. Truthfully, just about any song by Pink Floyd could have ended up on this list because they’re one of those bands that just have this incredibly surreal, space-y, prog sound, which is truly the sum of ALL its parts. However, I love this one in particular because it is a tribute to the late Syd Barrett, first and foremost, so there’s some real emotion going on. I also love all the (somewhat unconventional) instrumentation that they used in this one, such as a glass harp, and lap steel guitar. And I just love the bass. I love that it sounds both bluesy in addition to retaining the band’s signature prog/space sound.
Pink Floyd – “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
And these are just a few songs that feature some of my favorite guitar sounds:
Journey – “Lights”
Muse – “Madness”
Ozzy Osbourne – “Mr. Crowley”>
And perhaps my favorite guitar solo ever…
Queen – “We Will Rock You”
What music has been moving YOU this week?