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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Trivia with prizes: The Answer!

Ok, so I figured I'd create a little game for you. Below is a link to an mp3 clip of a guitar solo recorded live in 1979. The question is: what is the name of the band, and what is the name of the guitarist who played that solo?

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Download instructions: click the link -> click on the "free" button --> wait for the countdown at the bottom of the page to end --> right-click on the link --> "save file as..."

If you know the answer for sure, and are one of the first to post, I would prefer you don't spoil the game for others too early. It's better if you just post that you know the answer, and send me a PM with it. The winner will get a cool live recording (or two) of the guitarist in question on CD. You must know both the band and the guitarist. Enjoy.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 07:47 PM
 
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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

PM'd you buit i think i'm wrong.
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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

I dunno...

awesome for 79, tho!
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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

Hmm... Another thought came to mind, another PM sent...
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-03-2005, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

Nobody's got it yet...

It's not EVH, and it's not Randy. I never said this was easy, hehe.
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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

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Nobody's got it yet...

It's not EVH, and it's not Randy. I never said this was easy, hehe.
It's way to aggresive to be by EVH or Randy.

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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

Well, André has got the answer, but I'll leave it for a day and will post it tommorow. Feel free to keep guessing, I might send the runner up something cool as well
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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

YIPPY!!!

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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

who is it!?
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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

I will let you guys know tommmorow
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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

Ok a set of hints before I post the solution later today.

The guitarist was very young when this was recorded (under 20), and there is a link between the band and the former U.S. president Bill Clinton.
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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

Ok, so this is the answer:

The band was Black Oak Arkansas, and the player was of course the one and only Shawn Lane.

Some background: This was recorded in January 1979 in Orlando, Fl. Shawn was 15 at the time and he has been playing with Black Oak since he was 14. Since Shawn has developed his technical skills very early (around 13), he used to get solo spots like this at all BOA gigs. Musically this isn't much of anything, but this was 1979 and nobody was playing like this yet. EVH did similar things around that time, but with tapping, Randy (RIP) wasn't fully formed then, and Yngwie was still to come. There are many stories of peoples' reaction to young Shawn, including one of a duel with Ted Nugent, which, not surprisingly was won by Shawn. He has often stated that he didn't practice technique much since his days with BOA, but he did develop tremendously as a musican since then, which can be seen in his work from the 90s and early 00s, both solo and with Jonas Hellborg.

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Re: Trivia with prizes: Guess the player behind that solo

was that just a random solo, or was it from a song?
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Ok, so this is the answer:

The band was Black Oak Arkansas, and the player was of course the one and only Shawn Lane.

Some background: This was recorded in January 1979 in Orlando, Fl. Shawn was 15 at the time and he has been playing with Black Oak since he was 14. Since Shawn has developed his technical skills very early (around 13), he used to get solo spots like this at all BOA gigs. Musically this isn't much of anything, but this was 1979 and nobody was playing like this yet. EVH did similar things around that time, but with tapping, Randy (RIP) wasn't fully formed then, and Yngwie was still to come. There are many stories of peoples' reaction to young Shawn, including one of a duel with Ted Nugent, which, not surprisingly was won by Shawn. He has often stated that he didn't practice technique much since his days with BOA, but he did develop tremendously as a musican since then, which can be seen in his work from the 90s and early 00s, both solo and with Jonas Hellborg.

Congratulations to André, please PM me to claim your prize!
Of course Shawn kicked Nugents *ss .

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