Which Guitar Solo of the late 1980s Did You Really Think Was Cool?

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I'm more into rhythm guitar than lead guitar solos. Also I've never really been into the shreddy stuff much, especially late 1980s. I feel like most of them are just stuck on replicating Eddie Van Halen's Eruption from 1978. I like Eruption but the rest, umm...yeah well...

I guess my pick for this timeframe would be Kirk Hammett's solos in Metallica's One (1988):

 

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"Slippery When Wet" (1986) had some great guitar on it ... "Wanted Dead or Alive" was pretty notable.
"Appetite for Destruction" (1987) and "Sweet Child of Mine" was pretty standout
 

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I'm more into rhythm guitar than lead guitar solos. Also I've never really been into the shreddy stuff much, especially late 1980s. I feel like most of them are just stuck on replicating Eddie Van Halen's Eruption from 1978. I like Eruption but the rest, umm...yeah well...

I guess my pick for this timeframe would be Kirk Hammett's solos in Metallica's One (1988):


100% agree with this. Anything from AJFA Kirk Hammett’s finest solo work on that album. Still sends chills down my spine
 

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Crazy Train and Hot For Teacher came to mind right away. But after a little thought I added one I think most people are not familiar with. It was a local band named WhiteCross (Christian Metal) and a song from 1987 called Nagasaki. it was their version of Eruption. I think I wore that track out listening to it over and over again.
 
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