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Old 03-07-2017, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by pulykamell View Post
Oh, I was gonna chime in with the piano solo for "Aladdin Sane," but you don't mean musically unconventional so much as instrumentally unconventional (though sax & harmonica are pretty common, IMO)

Well, the classics would be:

The ocarina solo in "Wild Thing." (The Troggs)

The bagpipes in "Long Way to the Top if You Wanna Rock and Roll" (AC/DC)

The spoon solo in "Spoonman" (Soundgard)

Anything with Jethro Tull's flute

There's gotta be a sitar one out there, but all the sitar songs that immediately come to mind don't really have an improvised solo section. I'm sure I must be missing something obvious.

Phish has this weird thing where the drummer occasionally plays a "vacuum" solo.
BJ Thomas's version of "Hooked on a Feeling" has an electric sitar solo in the middle and another at the fadeout.

Queen's "White Queen" (on "Queen II") has a smokin' sitar solo in the middle.