The best rock instrumental of all time?

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    Does Pink Floyd's 'Careful with that axe, Eugene' count?
    It has one spoken line and a scream. :)
     
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    Agree with Mogwai but Green Onions probably ges my vote
     
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    great thread.. some kick ass stuff posted..

    but.... shockingly it's missing any links from arguably one of THE greatest guitarists/showman's

    okay, are you ready? :) ... check this out

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh5KVU2QIXo&hd=1
     
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    MASSIVE RESPECT
     
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    none of this has changed my mind.

    all these have something in common, they are beautiful things to listen to, not just there to showcase someone's instrumental virtuosity.
    Sure, there is plenty of virtuosity on offer (Geddy Lee, Eric Johnson), but it's not the point of the pieces.

    it isn't about who can fit the most notes in to a few minutes.

    I admire Dream Theatre, but I tire of the pretension really quickly, whereas the best thing John McLaughlin ever did was forget about the pile of steaming wank that was MO and go play acoustic with Al and Paco (but that's not 'rock', so it doesn't qualify here)
     
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    Yeah. But their fans LOVE that pretension. Musically, their stuff is just nuts. They'll play something in 15/8 but phrase it into three bars of 3/8, 7/8 and 5/8. You don't see that tight, precise, heavy sound outside of Meshuggah or Necrophagist. With those band, however, the vocals are completely unintelligible and monotonous.
     
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    There's a vocal version of it, it goes:

    "FROOOOOOOOOOM NORTH CARRRRRROOOOOOOOOOLINA, AT GUARD, 6-6, MMMMMMMMMMMMICHAELLLLLLLL JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRDAN!"
     
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    that is a trippy performance isn't it? lol ... wonder if that drummer left any coke for his band mates that night ;)
     
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    great tune, great band. still love them nowadays, with warren haynes and dereck trucks. i had the opportunity to see the Derek Trucks band here in Italy a couple of years ago, and i must tell you that he's a fantastic live musician ,very skilled, his band was nice too.
     
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    What's scarier than the possibility that dude is on coke is the fact that he very likely isn't on coke.

    Anyway, that's Christian Vander, ex-jazz drummer and all-around strange guy. He's a fantastic drummer, antics aside. He writes all of the band's lyrics in a conlang (invented language) called Kobäian, which he created himself ("advanced" fans of the band supposedly can speak it). Magma's albums all tell a single, evolving sci-fi story, and have for almost 40 years. The older female singer is Vander's wife.

    Amazing band. Not for everyone's tastes, though. :)
     
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