As I drive home from my soccer match this evening, I decide to tune into the radio for the first time in several weeks. I'm treated to a handful of songs before I get home. Only a few of the songs actually had a guitar solo in them, and the few that did were lackluster.. at best.
One of them lasted like 8 seconds. That isn't a solo.. Another was so simple I could have played it. All the songs happened to be fairly recent too. It's lead me to believe that the guitar solo is, for the most part
, dead. I can name maybe a handful of albums from the last few years that had songs featuring the characteristics of a guitar solo.
Whatever happened to the days of Hendrix, Floyd (original lineup) and Zeppelin?*
Songs that had solos so amazing, so badass.. so long.. that we appreciated them as we listened.
* I know I was nowhere near being born during the time of said bands.. but I still understand the quality of music.