Greatest instrumentals

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  1. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    There are some great instrumentals out there but I feel they often don't get the attention they deserve for some reason or another, anyway, I thought we could make a list of the best here. Here's a start:

    Otis Spann - Otis in the Dark
    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Little Wing
    Jeff Beck - Brush With the Blues
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    First that spring to mind..
    Anything by Red Sparowes
    The majority of Sunn O)))'s output.
    Ghosts I-IV - NIN
     
  3. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    Great thread! I look forward to reading these! My 2¢:

    Jessica by The Allman Bros. Band
    The Call of Ktulu by Metallica (not the "greatest", but worthy of mention).
    'Cause We've Ended as Lovers by Jeff Beck
    Dragon's Kiss (the whole album) by Marty Friedman

    ... and I'm sure a whole bunch of others I'm forgetting. :D
     
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    Santana:
    Samba Pa Ti

    Allman Bros:
    Mountain Jam

    Al DiMeola:
    Mediterrranean Sundance

    Al DiMeola:
    Race With The Devil On Spanish Highway

    And some others...:)
     
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    Dream Theater - The Dance of Eternity, Ytse Jam, and Overture 1928.
    Rush - YYZ
    Pink Floyd - The Great Gig in the Sky (although technically there is a vocalist in that one, but no lyrics)
     
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  9. Surely Guest

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    ^^^^Um, guys..... this is a thread about INSTRUMENTALS.



    Here's the first one I thought of:

    Frank Zappa - Peaches En Regalia

    and another:

    Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien
    and I always loved 'Always With Me, Always With You' from the same album

    Mountain Jam, Jessica, Little Wing, Samba Pa Ti, The Great Gig In the Sky (her voice is being used as an instrument, so it counts)........... all awesome.
     
  10. Bfat567 macrumors 6502

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    Yes im aware of this, i meant all of there instrumentals.
     
  11. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I'm aware as well.... Are you aware that lyrics can be removed from songs?
     
  12. bartelby macrumors Core

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    How did I not think of that one first!
     
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    Seriously? :rolleyes:


    The first time I heard that song, I was mesmerized. That whole album is ridiculous.
     
  14. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    That would destroy the song as the artist intend you to experience it. Musicians use or don't use lyrics for a reason, I don't think you can just make a song instrumental by removing the lyrics and then call it a fantastic instrumental, if it wasn't composed as an instrumental then its not a real instrumental, you just liked the way the instruments in a non-instrumental sounded. Of course we are all able to add meaning to a song, but I doub removing the lyrics is what most artists had in mind.

    I would add Any Colour You Like by Pink Floyd.
     
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    Generally i agree with this statement but i have ONE exception.....LilWayne - A milli. I cant stand him but i have the instrumental version just to bump in the car. Its a great bass song.
     
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    ^^^ What he said.

    Good call.


    How about jazz?

    This thread caused me to look for my old Joe Satriani CD (couldn't find it? :confused:), and in flipping through the hundreds of CDs I've collected since 1989, I came across an old favorite of mine: Thelonius Monk Quartet: At the Blackhawk

    I always loved the first track on the album: 'Let's Call This'
     
  17. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    I, as the overarching music God, who determines what is proper when it comes to what you can do to/with/for the music you enjoy, grant you permission to do that (I'll make a lot of exceptions on the popular rap frontier). :p

    I mean really, do what you want with your music, there are certainly some songs that I think have poor lyrics but great instruments, but when you're specifically talking about an instrumental, its pretty hard to argue that removing the lyrics from a song the artist intended to be listened to with lyrics is an instrumental.
     
  18. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It's my favourite Zappa album...
     
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    Bows down ;)
     
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    Absolutely!

    Followed by a tie between Joe's Garage and Apostrophe/Overnite Sensation.

    HOT MEAT! HOT RATS! HOT ZITS! HOT WRISTS! HOT RITZ! HOT ROOTS! HOT SOOTS!

    But we digress.
     
  21. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh man, how could I forget One Of These Days by Pink Floyd, awesomeness, I love that song.
     
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    +1!
    And then someone had to mention jazz. Just about anything by Wes Montgomery, but I will go with his tune, "No Blues".
     
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    Three of my favorites, as well. I would also like to add:

    Rush - La Villa Strangiato
     
  24. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I'll add a few:

    Metallica - "Orion" and "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth"
    Rush - "Rhythm Method"
    NIN - "La Mer" and "Complication"
    Changelings - "Tannhauser Gate"
    Buddy Rich - "Beaulah Witch"
    Chris Adler - "he Near Dominance of 4 Against 5"


    Lethal
     
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    Mono - Everlasting Light
    John Murphy - In the House, In a Heartbeat
    Explosions in the Sky - The Only Moment We Were Alone
     

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