Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather use the occasion of a New York Times think piece to overthink the phenomenon of the guitar solo. Where does it come from, what are its types, what (if anything!) does it accomplish?
- Nabil Ayers, “Why We Can’t Quit The Guitar Solo” (NY Times)
- Twisted Sister, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
- Dio, “Holy Diver”
- Isaac Butler, The Method: How The Twentieth Century Learned to Act