jules wrote:Giovag: point taken. Macca was the best guitarist in The Beatles...seriously. His solo on Taxman and his work on the second side of Abbey Road marks Macca out as the best guitarist in The Beatles. I just meant that Harrison is quite important and shouldn't, perhaps, be dismissed out of hand. After all, he was pretty blooming nifty from time to time. One of the positive attributes of Harrison as a soloist was that, as people have often remarked upon, every note mattered...if you know what I mean. In other words, he didn't wail on indefinitely.
However, David Gilmour (note the spelling!) wails on quite a bit, and I love his solos. Especially on Animals...and The Dark Side of the Moon.
I think they all had their shining moments...no problems with anyone who prefers Paul. While I love all the early rocker/rockabilly stuff, it's from Rubber Soul onwards (for me, though Help is arguably more of a bridge between the early & later stuff than Rubber Soul, and could be the actual start of the later goldenest era of works) that they all just excel. As far as the guitars go, in the more/most modern sense, it would be '68 & '69 where things are most breathtaking for me. The Beatles (White Album), Let It Be (Get Back sessions), Abbey Road & all the non-album singles...just amazing!! The stuff earlier (later '65-'67) is amazing, just a bit less "GUITAR!!" than the '68-'70 (truly '68-'69, unless you count the last sessions for "I, Me, Mine") period.
I should add that pre-'68 saw Macca's wonder work on "Taxman", "Good Morning, Good Morning" & the guitar tag team of Lennon and ? whoeverelse? on "It's All Too Much". I've read Lennon & Harrison, but also heard that George was on organ on this, and that is was Lennon & Macca that are the twin guitar freakout army. Anyone got any info on that? Blessings!!