Above the Fold

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★  Apr 18, 2024  ★

#5: Tastefully Simple Solos

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The Stones recorded at Chess Records on their first visit to Chicago in 1964. Keith Richards laid down an incredible solo on "Time Is On My Side v2" during this session. Next time you're in Chicago it's worth a visit to see the room where so many great songs were tracked.

In this episode we talk about some of our favorite guitar players who make magic with simplicity. It's not all about shredding like Eddie Van Halen.

We play a lot of classic solos from some of our favorite bands. It's an episode loaded with tasty tunes, so throw it on next time you have a 45 minute commute or some mindless task to do at work.




  • Intro: "Dry Cleaner" by American Vinyl with guitar by Original Fuzz's Zach Lever
  • "Time Is On My Side v2" by The Rolling Stones with guitar by Keith Richards
  • "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis with Scotty Moore on guitar
  • "Soul Island" by The Meters with Leo Nocentelli on guitar
  • "Girl Don't Tell Me" by The Beach Boys with Carl Wilson on guitar
  • "Something" by The Beatles with George Harrison on guitar
  • "Pale Blue Eyes" by The Velvet Underground with Sterling Morrison on guitar
  • "Barstool Blues" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse with Neil Young on guitar
  • "Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie with Mick Ronson on guitar
  • "Let's Dance" by David Bowie with Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar
  • "Needles in the Camel's Eye" by Brian Eno with Phil Manzanera on guitar
  • "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen cover) with Jeff Buckley on guitar
  • "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads with Tina Weymouth on bass
  • "Bad Thing" by King Tuff with Kyle Thomas on guitar
  • "Pharaoh's Dance" by Miles Davis with Miles Davis on trumpet
  • "May This Be Love" the Jimi Hendrix Experience with Jimi Hendrix on guitar
  • "Sweet Sixteen, Pts. 1 & 2 (1966 / Live At the International Club, Chicago)" by B.B. King with B.B. King on guitar
  • "The End" by The Beatles, with George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney on guitar


  • At the beginning we mentioned that this is episode 3. It's actually episode 4.
  • It looks like Kurt Cobain played the main riff on "Man Who Sold the World" and Pat Smear played the chorus solo in unison with Krist Novoselic.
  • The Brian Eno song we played is actually called "Needles in the Camel's Eye" not "Needle in the Camel's Eye," which Lee innacurately called it.
  • We realize that Jeff Buckley was not active in the 70s, it just came up as an example during our 70s section.
  • Bear with us. We're working on our overuse of the words "like," "yeah," and "great," "so," and "you know."