Friday Jukebox: Rock Instrumental Edition
Sometimes the singer just needs a break. Or a line. Or sometimes the players want to demonstrate their virtuoso skills — quite often the drummer. And sometimes there’s this super-fun groove that you don’t want to blow. Well, that’s what the instrumental is for.
Ladies and gentlemen, since this will be a guitar-and-drum heavy selection, might I ask you to rise and remove your hats as we pay tribute to our nation as we begin the performance?
Led Zeppelin, Moby Dick:
A classic from Dick Dale, Misirlou:
More after the jump, including one for all the haters…
Here’s the new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hal of Fame, Rush, with the drum-solo indulgent glory that is YYZ:
One of my favorite bits, Mark Knopfler’s Two Brothers And A Stranger:
Equally thoughful, Heat Miser from Massive Attack:
There’s some good football on this weekend. Nothing better for it than Gary Glitter’s Rock And Roll Part 2:
Now, the twang of Duane Eddy, the sound of Art of Noise… Peter Gunn!
But really it’s about the guitar. Eric Johnson’s White Cliffs Of Dover:
Or Joe Satriani, Flying In A Blue Dream:
And to end it, I give you Jeff Beck, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. I don’t know if it’s Rod Stewart on tambourine. Beck’s Bolero:
Thank you and good night. Feel free to offer your own selections in the comments, and drive safely home.