Who needs words?

Reading another thread about favorite songs, I decided to start another thread about favorite instrumentals. My personal favorites in no particular order:

Bron Y’Aur Led Zeppelin
Jessica Allman Brothers
Hideaway Freddie King
*Cliffs of Dover [/i} Eric Johnson
Lenny, Little Wing, & Rude Mood Stevie Ray Vaughan
You Enjoy Myself Phish (Ok a few words in it, but no one knows what they are)

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Damn you HTML tags!

I, Robot - Alan Parsons Project
YYZ - Rush
La Villa Strangiato - Rush
Threshold - The Steve Miller Band


All the world’s indeed a stage/And we are merely players - Rush

do eruption and spanish fly count?

I like ‘eugene’s trick bag’ from the movie the crossroads.

In the mood-glen miller

and best of all>>>> sleepwalk

All this science, I don’t understand. It’s just my job 5 days a week-- Rocketman

Stomping Grounds- Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Joe’s Journey- Victor Wooten
#34- Dave Matthews Band
I’ll give you You Enjoy Myself, but Tweezer Reprise is better.

The IQ of a group is equal to the IQ of the dumbest member divided by the number of people in the group.

I second the motion for YYZ and La Villa Strangiato (sp?)

I also nominate Overture, from Rush’s “2112”.

How about Tequila? It only has one word in it…

I also like Beethovin’s Fur Elise, and The Nutcracker Suite.

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.

Beethoven’s symphonies.

J’ai assez vécu pour voir que différence engendre haine.

Samba Pa Ti by Santana

Any instrumental from The Squirrel Nut Zippers.

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.

“New Orleans Instrumental” by R.E.M.

Anything from Satriani

Metroshane, Eugene’s Trick Bag is going to be on Steve Vai’s 10 disc box set that is coming out.

A guitar mag, Guitar One I think, recently transcribed the song. All I could think of while seeing the tablature was “Whoa!”

Rousseau, Tweezer Reprise is great. When I said You Enjoy Myself, I meant the performance on A Live One in particular.

I like words myself. Most instrumentals are wank-fests for overindulgant hacks, and most jams at shows are excuses for me to go past the dazed hippies and hit the head.

That said, I like Satriani… The new Beck album is most cool. Metallica did an instumrntal, Call of Ktulu that was plausible (before they started to suck).

There are probably others, but not many…

Yer pal,

I, too, am talking of the version from A Live One. To tell you the truth, I don’t own a copy of A Picture of Nectar. But I have heard the album, and they closed the show with it when I saw them over the summer.
Hey, I didn’t even think of REM. But I give Endgame the nod over New Orleans Instrumental. Just my opinion.

The IQ of a group is equal to the IQ of the dumbest member divided by the number of people in the group.

That new one by Santana. . . Maria, Maria?

I hummed that for two days straight.
– Sylence

And now, for my next trick, I will talk in spooky half-references.

“Snorkel” by Leo Kottke from his new album “One Guitar No Vocals”.

If man was meant to fly faster than the speed of sound
he would have been born with 50,000 pounds of thrust.

“Little House I Used to Live In” or “King Kong” by Frank Zappa and the (original) Mothers of Invention.

I was also going to mention “Weasels Ripped My Flesh” but … well …

Saint Eutychus

Let’s see now…< taking notes >…Interesting…hmmmmm…

OK, so we have driving on an endless highway, stuck behind a truck going 30 MPH (the speed limit is 80), taking it up the butt with the King Kong Special Studded Dildo, while the instrumental, extended, version of Ina Gota Davida, Baby by Iron Butterfly plays on an endless loop…

I always wondered what The Devil’s personal hell would be like. :smiley:

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.

I could be wrong about this, but I believe that Maria, Maria has words.
I happen to own the album, but, well, I think it sucks. So I haven’t listened to it for quite some time.

The IQ of a group is equal to the IQ of the dumbest member divided by the number of people in the group.

Magnum Opus Kansas
Frankenstein Edgar Winter Group
Hocus Pocus Focus (covered by Gary Hoey)