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    Default Underrated EVH Solos

    We all know Eddie has come up with some of the most amazing and awe-inspiring solos. Whether they be instrumentals or additions to songs, some solos are just incredible. But there are some that don't get enough credit. For me, songs like...

    Ice Cream Man
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    House of Pain
    Good Enough
    Judgement Day
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    ...feature very underrated solos. What would you say are some of Ed's most underrated?
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    The solo in "Dream Is Over" is just awesome!
    Last edited by cam-5150; 08.04.06 at 04:53 PM.

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    VH with Dave ('78-'84) - The best years....the "real" VH.
    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
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    The solo to Feelin' is Eddie's best solo ever imo.
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    Feelin's solo is VERY underrated, agreed. What a ball-buster.

    Also worthy of more note:

    Black and Blue
    Light Up the Sky
    The Full Bug
    Girl Gone Bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeRose
    The solo to Feelin' is Eddie's best solo ever imo.
    Ah, forgot about that one! Thanks YR! Definitely one of his finest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeRose
    The solo to Feelin' is Eddie's best solo ever imo.
    Absolutely. That's your winner right there....that solo is sick.
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    VH with Sam ('86-'96) - Incredible era....."We have renamed this town 'New Halen!'.
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    VH with Wolf/Dave ('12-'15) - Amazing comeback. Smokin' album and tours.

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    Well to me the best solo he has ever done is the outro to Drop Dead Legs. Biggest Holdworth influence is right there. Not sure if that is underappreciated though.

    Other ones
    Light Up the Sky - Very aggressive
    Can't Get that Stuff No More.

    and one from the Sammy Era
    AFU

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    Add "Not Enough" to the list. I really liked that solo because you can tell it was blues influenced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls
    Well to me the best solo he has ever done is the outro to Drop Dead Legs. Biggest Holdworth influence is right there. Not sure if that is underappreciated though.
    YES! it`s one of his best! That solo IMO is the perfect mix of shred and bluesy feel. Just awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw
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    So true.

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    Pleasure Dome - This solo is absolutly fantastic...it may not be considered underrated but its one of my favourite EVH solo's

    Can't Get This Stuff No More - Eddie had such a refined sound in this song and its is just brilliant. I always enjoy the solo to this song.

    One I wan't - I know VH3 is not a well-like VH album, but the solo to this song is bad ass to the max. Just a killer solo, great feel and sound and the best one on that album.
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    Once,
    Year to the Day
    Fire in the Hole
    Little Dreamer
    Cant Get this Stuff No More
    The Dream is Over

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    Catherine.
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