What is your favorite Steve Lukather solo?

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  1. robelinda2

    robelinda2 Member

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    PHYSICAL!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just a great solo!

    Question- who plays the solo on "She Works Hard For The Money"? Sounds like Luke.
     
  2. JP59

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    Dirty Laundry by Henley..I'm pretty sure that's the Luk
     
  3. afterburner

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    I like the stuff on the Carlton/Lukather album.

    To be honest, I don't like Toto songs; Lukather is probably the only reason I would check them out.... those solos rip!
     
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  4. Tubes and Strings

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    I've been studying / enjoying Lukather's work for about 20 years now. His session work amazes me, but I'm usually not very impressed when I see him on stage just jamming with someone... he seems much more creative to me in the studio...

    Anyone else feel this way?
     
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    Yes. However, there are plenty of other guitarists I feel that way about too :D

    And put me down for Rosanna.

    -Austin
     
  6. Terry Hayes

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    Wow! Too many to list but here are some of my favorites:

    Pamela
    I Won't Hold You Back
    Never Walk Alone - Candyman
    Song For Jeff - Candyman
    Bluebird - from the Luke CD - IMHO this is a masterpiece in building a solo

    and this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIkcIOtLHyQ - Luke comes in around 2:16
     
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    Dirty Laundry.

    Steve
     
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    Rosanna - mainly because that whole section from the piano part on is them jamming.
     
  9. Ginglymus

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    This version of Song For Jeff, with Edgar Winter, might be my favorite. Luke's solo at full boil starts at 3:50.

     
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    +100--his finest hour, I believe. Not a big fan of all his tones and often he overplays (IMO), but Roseanna is absolute greatness.
     
  11. dohootowl

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    Pretty sure it's Skunk Baxter.
     
  12. Teleplayer

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    Saw Toto right after IV came out. Band was in full bloom that night - Bobby Kimball had a broken leg and sang the whole night while sitting down in a chair. Great voice.

    Luke smoked with that band. Procaro and Paich did a keyboard duet for ten minutes - nobody else on stage. Mimicked two B3s. Stunning work.

    Rosanna solo rocks on album - as do 100 other Luke solos both with and without Toto.
     
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    shadowbox Silver Supporting Member

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    They were improvised, and often the first take is what went on the record. I enjoyed his recent autobiography. His unique personality comes through and he shares some pretty crazy stories featuring names you'd recognize.
     
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    That one immediately came to mind!
     
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    I'm pretty sure that Mr. L is responsible for most of the other guitar parts as well...he co-wrote the song with Mr. Waybill and David Foster.

    The song has mesmerized me for decades. Solo is heroic.

     
  16. Tubes and Strings

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    Holy thread resurrect! LOL. I gotta go back and re-listen to all of the submissions here - some of them were unfamiliar.
     
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    He still got it! His solo in Holy War from the latest album is goose bumbs inducing.

    Solo at about 3:40
     
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    That whole album is filled with epic solos. Chinatown, 21st Century Blues, Running Out Of Time, and basically the entirety of Great Expectations. What a masterpiece.
     
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