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|Songs That Should Be On Guitar Hero|
These songs have yet to grace Guitar Hero setlists, and why is beyond me when there are MCR and AFI songs on them and not these truly incredible songs with ACTUAL "guitar heroes" on them.
Anyone that's heard Frank Zappa has probably thought the same thing. What in the hell kind of drugs is this guy on. But he's possibly the best modern composer and a genius musically, not to mention an outstanding guitarist. The solo runs in this song have an incredible amount of style and difficulty and that's why it tops the list.
C'mon now... you're going to have a song about being a guitar hero without this? I mean, really...
C'mon, theres few more legendary guitarists than Dimebag Darrell and this song is a Pantera classic. ...please?
|4||Liquid Tension Experiment|
Albeit there may be a better song for John Petrucci madness, this is one that just strikes me as something that I'd love to watch the 14-year-old guitar hero "elites" try to shred on. Petrucci is undoubtably my favorite guitarist at the moment and has been for some time. His chops and style just make him an inspiring guitarist. That and the fact that his biceps are fuckin' huge. o_O
Stairway to Heaven
While there's a 99% chance that this'll never happen, I'd be completely kidding myself if I didn't include it. While I'm not a super fanboy over LZ, this song has stood the test of time and I think everyone pretty much agrees, love it or hate it, this song is definitely a guitar classic.
Oye Como Va
With the coming of gh3, you have no idea how happy I was to see this guy on there. There is no one that comes close in my mind that has the feeling and passion of making music than Santana. this is another classic, while not as well known as black magic woman, it's just as good if not better.
This song is simply breathtaking whether you're a fan of shred or not. It's beautifully written and if you're a guitarist that tries to learn how to play this, it also makes you want to kill yourself until you do. And I mean, just admit it... wouldn't you like to see the faces on those top 10 guitar hero players when THIS song's chart comes up?
Basically for the same reason as #7, nothing says "go outside" like failing at 3% into a song.
This is probably my favorite Metallica instrumental, and while there are better songs, there's great solos and great riffs in this song that are basically the signature of Kirk Hammett's playing style. While vastly over-rated and having legions of worshippers, Kirk really does have a great playing style that most Metallica listeners have grown to love. And there's a nifty little bass solo, how many times has THAT happened in guitar hero?
While this song is more of a keyboardist's wetdream than a guitarist, I would just love to be able to play this with friends. It's an awesome song.
|:( I put track by track reasoning why I chose the songs I did, but it's not showing up.|
|before someone kills you: descriptions only work for albums.|
|3 9 and 10 would be fun|
|wow altmer... that's lame. :P|
|I think people's hands would get too tired before they finish Orion. |
|I am actually of the opinion that Frank Itero of MCR is a better guitarist than many of the guitarists you've mentioned here (minus Clapton and Page), even though I don't much care for the music he plays. As for Jade of AFI, he's absolutely fantastic if you take the time to get into the immense complexity of his playing. Plus I pretty much hate all these songs.|
|I hope you were just joking NOTINTHEFACE.|
|Cool list idea, I think I'll do one of my own, and FYI Zeppelin hasn't been used because of song rights issues, the GH people have definitely tried to get them.|
|Frank Itero sucks balls dude.|
|Awesome list, fella. Totally agree. 2, 6, and 10 might just be TOO awesome for Guitar Hero.|
Also, NOTINTHEFACE, stop being wrong about everything.
|2, 5, 8, 9, and 10 would have been awesome. |
They already have had a Pantera song so no on 3, and 4 is way too obscure prog for GH
|Ooh, and I meant to add Malmsteen to the list of guitarists who should be excluded from that comment. Don't get me wrong, I think these guys are all great. I just value songwriting capacity over pentatonic wankery. Which nearly all of these guys fall into, turning their music into yawnfests at best (Roundabout, Orion) and pure suck-ness at worst (anything Santana or.. yes, I'll say it... Zeppelin).|
Not trying to be pretentious, that's just what I've always thought.
|You need to stop speaking now....how can you think that the MCR guitarist is better than Santana, Kirk, and Dimebag. |
|I think it's the fanboy talking.|
Decent list, especially 4 and 8.
|4 is way too obscure prog for GH|
I just put that in there because Petrucci's work on that track is epic. but any dream theater or LTE would really be fine here. they just need some fucking john petrucci on guitar hero.
|good list, i wished for orion when i heard metallica were in GH3.|
And yeah NOTINTHEFACE, nothing personally but santana, kirk and dimebag are no wankers when it comes to guitar.
|and I'm just going to kind of pretend that I didn't see Frank Itero or a guy named Jade compared to any of these guitarists. haha. I don't know what kind of mindset you'd have to be to think like that.|
|At least those two did something different each time they did a riff or even a solo. They're all good, but still.|