Batshit crazy dude, but one of the greats nonetheless.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFSyBQZ3z8&feature=PlayList&p=C85B29605F1 FC290&index=0&playnext=1"]YouTube- Rainbow - All Night Long[/ame]
Nothing cooler than this in the Dew Mans book:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcxVhK23TjI&feature=channel"]YouTube- Rainbow - Difficult to Cure Live [Part 1/2][/ame]
Check out the early version of a sweep arpeggio near the beginning of the solo
I spent hours and hours and hours trying to learn the solo in this:
it's perfect Blackmore... melodic, flash and with some unexpected twists and turns.
Oh yeah. And Stargazer is great too.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2CbQHoHik&feature=related"]YouTube- Rainbow - Long Live Rock N Roll (Real HQ 1978 All Time Classics)[/ame]
Proud member of the I ate a habenaro and lived fraternity
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I quite liked this as well..from the last Rainbow album with Doogie White on vocals...just great guitar playing from Ritchie, the sweep arpeggio stuff at the end is just so tasteful ...unlike many people who use that technique.
Here's one more, this is probably my favorite Rainbow song, even though it started out as a Deep Purple song. Blackmore was always killing it on this one:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BcQwKFzns0"]YouTube- Rainbow | Mistreated | Live '77[/ame]
I love that version of "Mistreated"..just beautiful guitar. This is one of my favourites from the Joe Lynn Turner era...a pretty straight ahead melodic rock song, very catchy and with a very well phrased guitar solo..all that staccato picking stuff Ritchie does sounds so cool and it's a very evocative solo imo:
Mark, could we have a Ritchie Blackmore sub-forum?
I want that blonde Strat. I want it so bad, I'm getting the Edwards Blackmore model. That's right!