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Without thinking too much about this......

Telstar - The Tornados

Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny

Apache - The Shadows

Jeff's Boogie - The Yardbirds

Juke - Little Walter

The Swag - Link Wray (B-side of Rumble, Theme

song to the film "Pink Flamingos")

Elmira Street Boogie - Danny Gatton

Harlem Nocturne - Danny Gatton

The Messiah Will Come Again - Roy Buchanan

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"We forgot the mother of all rock instrumentals?

Classical Gas - Mason Williams"

Nope, I certainly didn't forget it....BUT the thread is for our "favorite" rock instrumentals...and CG most definitely doesn't cut it for my list!

As for it being the "mother of all rock instrumentals"......maybe if you started listening to the radio in the late 60's. What I mainly remember about that song was when I first went to college in '68, every guitarist in my dorm (excepting yours truly) was either playing it or trying to figure out how (kinda like "Stairway To Heaven" in the 70s, "Eruption" in the 80s).....while the first thing I did after moving in was pull out the old '65 strat and pro reverb, crank it up and play "Rumble" ......while it certainly didn't impress anyone technically, it WAS louder!

(One of the biggest mistakes in my life, much worse than my marriages, was selling off/trading my '55 and '65 strats.....those babies would be worth about $50-60 grand today, assuming I didn't set fire to 'em or serve potato salad on them)

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Some other fave instrumentals -

Walk Don't Run - The Ventures

Pipeline - The Chantays (or Johnny Thunders' grunged up version)

Sunny Side of Heaven - Fleetwood Mac (Danny Kirwan)

The Supernatural - Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green)

Hideaway - Freddie King (also Clapton's version)

Run Chicken Run - Link Wray

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I know it's not a rock instrumental...But I heard Horst Jankowski's "A Walk Through The Black Forest" one day on the car radio on the way to Grandma's house...I was about 8 years old at the time and I never forgot that moment...Nothing extraordinary happened that day that I can recall...Just that moment in the car with that song playing...Now years later...Whenever I hear "A Walk Through The Black Forest" I think of Grandma...And just driving down that road I hear the song again in my head...A song that is so connected with one moment is always gonna be one of my favorites...

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I have to say that an old favourite of mine is "Let There Be Drums" - Sandy Nelson. I know ot is an oldie but being an old drummer myself it strikes a cord.

Back then drum kits we only a shadow of what we see today but the drummers skills really made them talk.

Muzza cool

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Someone mentioned 'The Messiah Will Come Again - Roy Buchanan'. Never actually heard Roy's work on that, but Gary Moore did a song by the same name on the "After The War" album. I'm assuming Gary's is a re-done version the same piece. If so, that's a killer song! I used to listen that instrumental over and over again; it would draw sweat and chills each time. Great choice!

Anyway, this is my historical first post here, and this is my off-the-cuff list of some of my favorite instrumentals:

Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Warm Regards - Steve Vai

Sunday Afternoon In The Park - Eddie Van Halen

Dee - Randy Rhoads

The Fish - Yes

The Chamber - Neal Schon

YYZ - Rush

Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen

Love Thing - Joe Satriani

Well...uh...the list could go on. There's just too many and I'm sure I've left-out some.

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"Someone mentioned 'The Messiah Will Come Again - Roy Buchanan'. Never actually heard Roy's work on that, but Gary Moore did a song by the same name on the "After The War" album. I'm assuming Gary's is a re-done version the same piece."

Yep, it was Gary's homage to RB.

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Speaking of instrumentals, I just found a very cool new CD on the Spinout label the other day - "Eddie Angel Plays Link Wray". Eddie's with the Planet Rockers, Neanderthals, and Los Straitjackets, in addition to being a solo artiste (his latest release prior to this new one was last year's "Eddie Angel Meets The Beatles", where he is backed by The Hi-Risers, and does 14-15 covers of old Hamburg-era Beatles-type songs). On this new one, he and a couple of his friends faithfully cover a bunch of old Link Wray instrumentals.

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