The best ever guitar solo

The question, perennial, dull and unanswereable, was posed once again by the Guardian. Here’s my take. I don’t think they understood it:

[Disclaimer: I improvised this, so it’s just over the word limit. It’s un-proofed, un-edited, and undercooked.]

Frank Zappa once said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Ironic, then, that the readers’ panel, in itself in effect a competition to see who can write the most affecting piece of short prose, ought this week to concern the evaluation of another mostly subjective artistic production: the rock guitar solo. Continue reading