This medley of 28 iconic guitar solos goes to 11

For those about to rock, CDZA salutes you. 


Michelle Jaworski


Published Sep 26, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 5:32 am CDT

CDZA wants to teach you the history of the guitar solo, one iconic riff at a time.

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In the first episode of the New York-based band’s new series, The Instrumentals, guest guitarist Mark Sidney Johnson crams 28 songs from roughly 50 years into a six-minute medley that covers everything from Chuck Berry to the White Stripes.

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There are some debatable choices being debated in the comments—it skips punk, claims the “highest level of epicness” was achieved by Guns N’ Roses, and features John Mayer—but it’s a cool crash course in the school of rock.

H/T Open Culture | Photo via collectivecadenza/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 26, 2013, 6:50 pm CDT