The best rock instrumental of all time?

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    You saw Hendrix perform? :shock:
     
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    Probably one of my favorites. I much prefer it over YYZ.
     
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    Winner!!!!!!
     
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    I must say that I'm very gladly supprised about the tracks you have mentioned here! :) Every track has been good or brilliant.
    "Dream theater instrumedley" consisted partly of their "Erotomania" which came to my mind as a first suggestion. Instrumentals by Focus, Crimso, Weather report, Pink Floyd and Rush are also my alltime favorites! I'd like to add Sky's 'Scipio' to the list of greatest instrumentals ('Toccata' would be maybe even better, but I prefer now their own composition) and National healths 'Squarer for maud'. The last mentioned is pretty challenging stuff -not for the fans of easy listening-material. :lol:
     
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    Maybe not everybody's cup of tea but Metallica's Orion and The Call of Ktulu are really good, IMO.
     
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    Anything that old Dutch band Focus did.. maybe something by Cream or Peter Frampton could be considered as well:)
     
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    The Allman Brothers Band...In Memory of Elizabeth Read! Live with Duane still alive, this band was incredible to watch, very up close as I worked show crew three times for them in Tallahassee, FL during the early 70's.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXrelNvsREU
     
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    National Health is one of the great underrated bands in prog--right up there with Bruford. That Canterbury prog scene had some fantastic stuff (Caravan long being a personal favorite).
     
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    Peaches en Regalia - Frank Zappa

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    Oh, yeah. But you could include about half of Zappa's catalogue, too.
     
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    ^ Still most of us think that 'Peaches en regalia' is the best of all Zappa instrumentals!

    Zappa's name brought to my mind little known german band from the seventies called Zomby Woof. I really like their instrumental 'Dora's drive': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EX1EpVA3_I

    We sure have similar taste in music with RP! :) Caravan's 'Nine feet underground' I think is a masterpiece (little singing on it, but enough to make it non-instrumental) but most of the other stuff I don't like that much... rather simple and silly for prog, I think!
     
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    That's kinda funny, actually, because I prefer Caravan's sillier stuff to "Nine Feet..." To me, Caravan were masters at taking lightweight songs and "proggifying" them to give them more heft; I tend to lose some focus on their longer pieces (although they're certainly well-written/performed).

    Re: the thread--I'd also have to add this magnificent pile:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om0togI39FQ

    or this ridiculously complex sign of a defective mind (time signature nuts, hold on to your triplets):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWG8uKaFyfA

    and we certainly can't forget this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI7XiJgt0vY

    Slightly off-topic--all prog fans should know these guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlJKKtgreqw

    It ain't instrumental, but it's pretty blistering. Get past Unfrozen Caveman Drummer and his gruesome facial expressions, of course.
     
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    Fair? What does fair have to do with it?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSv6SEN3SKo
     
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    chrischris, that ^^^ was retardedretarded

    Your youtube entry (Wire) is not an instrumental. Let me explain to you what an "instrumental" is: an 'instrumental' is a song containing [size=+1]no[/size] vocals, be it sung, or rapped, or whatever.

    [size=+1]No-ooooo[/size] vocals.

    You posted an "unstrumental" 'cause you are mental. :shock:


    chrischris is retarded !!!
     
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    I already listed:

    "Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter Group
    "Hocus Pocus" by Focus
    "Sissy Strut" by The Meters
    "Pick up the Pieces" by Average White Band
    "Soul Sacrifice" by Santana

    . . . and, a few other less well known jazz/rock fusion classics.
     
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    At least it got you wired ...




    Besides that , it was truly instrumental to some people in the late 70s in that they believe in their own
    abilities and skills to make music.
     
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    Hands down, La Villa Strangiato. I can't think of anything better than the recording from Exit, Stage Left.

    Enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=593xyObzI8Y

    Some other favorites of mine would be:

    Satriani - Flying in a Blue Dream, Circles
    Liquid Tension Experiment - When the Water Breaks
    Dream Theater - Erotomania
    SRV - Riviera Paradise and Lenny
    Ozric Tentacles - Saucers
     
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    Hooray! Someone finally mentioned Joe Satriani! How 'bout some Steve Morse, as well?
     
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    Okay...how about "Punk Sandwich" - Dixie Dregs. Well, maybe not the absolute best rock instrumental, but certainly worthy of mention. I dig the Dregs!
     
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