Episode 719: Straining for Sublimity

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle the phenomenon of the guitar solo: What it means, and whether it has a place in modern music.

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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?

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