My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Der_Wanderer » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:50 pm

My favorite minimoog solo is fantastic solo in track Klaus Schulze - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:57 pm

I like the intro of The First Seven Days by Jan Hammer.

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Micke » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:07 pm

Jan Hammer's synthesized guitar sounds are truly impressive. The syncable oscillators on the Oberheim expander module
had a lot to do with that sound, and that's exactly why he used the Minimoog/Oberheim combination. According to an interview in the Oct 1978 issue of CK, the melodies on The First Seven Days were done through a Bode frequency shifter.
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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by aXL » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:02 pm

Got a good one here - the late great Peter Bardens on Camel's 1982 classic track "Sasquatch". Minimoog at about 1:33:
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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by alfadawg01 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:03 am

I've always enjoyed a very sublime Minimoog solo by Patrick Moraz on "In My World" by the Moody Blues. He's actually playing behind the vocals on the verses, but it's subtle and effortless and elevates the song beyond the usual fluff.

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Naive Teen Idol » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:18 am

If anyone's interested, I just threw together a Spotify playlist of this stuff. I made it collaborative, in case folks want to add to it.



We should keep this thread going!

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Shutoku » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:55 am

Rick Wakeman:
The Yessongs version of Wurm from Starship Trooper. Simply perfection creating an incredible climax to an already climatic peice. Every note and the patch itself are perfection within the context of the song. This would get my vote for all time greatest mini solo.

Revealing Science of God also. Actually this is the first solo of his I ever heard and it was love at first listen.

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Naive Teen Idol » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:46 pm

Shutoku wrote:Rick Wakeman:
The Yessongs version of Wurm from Starship Trooper. Simply perfection creating an incredible climax to an already climatic peice. Every note and the patch itself are perfection within the context of the song. This would get my vote for all time greatest mini solo.
Agreed -- and duly added.

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Micke » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:52 pm

David Sancious wild Minimoog solo on Lenny White's "The Venusian suite part II" is no slouch either;

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Esus » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:25 pm

Right on your heels, Micke ;)

Here's the amazing David Sancious with his first solo album. He's playing everything except bass & drums. The Mini solo starts @ 1:58.
Get this album if you can!!


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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by walkathon » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:41 pm

All For Leyna - William Joel (1980)

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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Esus » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:47 am

Micke wrote:David Sancious wild Minimoog solo on Lenny White's "The Venusian suite part II" is no slouch either;

Same album. "Away Go Troubles Down the Drain" (the old Roto-Rooter ad slogan). My go-to Mini solo (1:38). Larry Young on organ:


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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by Micke » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:00 pm

Great stuff, Esus :thumbleft:

I also like Patrick Gleeson's synth work on this album. I believe it was the first recording where he used his E-mu modular. "Venusian Summer"
was recorded in the summer of 1975 so it predates Gleeson's solo album "Beyond the sun" by a year. One of the tracks that features the E-mu
is called "Prelude to Rainbow Delta" and "Rainbow Delta" was the name he used for his thrid solo album (his best in my opinion).
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Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Post by natrixgli » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:00 am

Probably not the most synthtacular solo, but super entertaining. I especially love the look of nonchalance on Ben's face as he's ripping it up on that poor Model D. Solo is at 3:38.


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