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Thread started 06/02/17 10:20pm

thebanishedone

Nile Rodgers guitar solo on Madonnas song Dress You Up

When i first heard guitar solo on Dress You Up i was suprised it was Nile playing it.it sounded like 80sb hair metal band melodic solos with whammy bar.

i love that solo but it is so different thAN usual Nile Rodgers ,was he having indetity crisis or what?

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Reply #1 posted 06/03/17 4:39am

lool

Yes, all throughout the early '80s.
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Reply #2 posted 06/03/17 7:52am

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thebanishedone said:

When i first heard guitar solo on Dress You Up i was suprised it was Nile playing it.it sounded like 80sb hair metal band melodic solos with whammy bar.


i love that solo but it is so different thAN usual Nile Rodgers ,was he having indetity crisis or what?


Do you have any idea how much music he produced for pop bands in the 80s
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Reply #3 posted 06/03/17 10:22am

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thebanishedone said:

When i first heard guitar solo on Dress You Up i was suprised it was Nile playing it.it sounded like 80sb hair metal band melodic solos with whammy bar.

i love that solo but it is so different thAN usual Nile Rodgers ,was he having indetity crisis or what?

Do you have any idea how much music he produced for pop bands in the 80s


That's what I'm sayin'. (God help me, I'm agreeing with LauraRichardson.)

First, I'm not sure about the 'identity crisis' slam. Did you expect Nile to play "Le Freak" for the next 50 years? You should do your homework before you dismiss someone's work. If you listen to "Modern Love", "Let's Dance", and "China Girl" from Bowie - that's Nile. If you listen to Duran Duran's "Wild Boys", "The Reflex", "Notorious", that's Nile's work. Have you heard "I'm Coming Out" or "Upside Down" from Diana Ross? That's Nile.

My point is that Nile's production and guitar work are as varied and vast as the songs he's put that talent into. But hey, there's always Chic's Greatest Hits, if ya need it. lol razz

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Reply #4 posted 06/03/17 11:16am

thebanishedone

i know about Nile much more than u think i do. Usually whebn you hear

Niles production you always hear some of his trademark Chic like details .When you listen to Modern Love",

"Let's Dance", and "China Girl or Upside Down you hear his usual playing style.

but listen to Nils early ,mid 80s solo albums ,he played loads

of distorted rock guitar solos

,he started incorporating distorted guitar solos even with Chic in 1980 when disco was fading out he started changing.in the 80s he sounded a lot like Prince .

Dress You Up is a great guitar solo but it don't sound like Nile,it sounds

like 80s hair metal guitar solos

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Reply #5 posted 06/03/17 11:46am

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thebanishedone said:

i know about Nile much more than u think i do.



It's not that I doubt your knowledge of him. I'm sure you do know a lot. I just don't see this solo on "Dress You Up" as out of character. My exampes were just to show that he really is diverse as an artist and producer. "Dress You Up" (by the way, one of my all time favorite Madge tunes) is just one of those in the mix, for me. You kept saying hair metal, which it doesn't have those qualities at all, IMO.

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Reply #6 posted 06/03/17 6:00pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

thebanishedone said:

i know about Nile much more than u think i do.



It's not that I doubt your knowledge of him. I'm sure you do know a lot. I just don't see this solo on "Dress You Up" as out of character. My exampes were just to show that he really is diverse as an artist and producer. "Dress You Up" (by the way, one of my all time favorite Madge tunes) is just one of those in the mix, for me. You kept saying hair metal, which it doesn't have those qualities at all, IMO.

I've never heard that in 30 years or so of listening to that song. lol

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Reply #7 posted 06/04/17 10:31pm

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I didn't know he was on that guitar solo but maybe I just forgot how many times I went through that credit sheet.
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Reply #8 posted 06/05/17 3:57pm

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Maybe he's more versatile than u thought or knew and CAN deviate from the Chic sound when he needs or wants to
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Reply #9 posted 06/05/17 10:24pm

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I love the song from the album Madonna - Dress You Up (Like a Virgin)

and of course when she sang it live Madonna - The Virgin Tour (1985)

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Reply #10 posted 06/06/17 9:16am

Identity






Speaking of which, one of Nile Rodgers' top guitar solos is on "I Loved You More" (Chic's Real People album, beginning @ 2:17).

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Reply #11 posted 06/06/17 10:51am

Dasein

I'm sorry but that guitar solo is essentially him playing the verse melody of the song, note for
note, with some simple whammy bar histrionics thrown in for the last couple of bars. It's a very
pedestrian guitar solo from an otherwise great rhythm guitarist.


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Reply #12 posted 06/06/17 11:50am

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Dasein said:

I'm sorry but that guitar solo is essentially him playing the verse melody of the song, note for
note, with some simple whammy bar histrionics thrown in for the last couple of bars. It's a very
pedestrian guitar solo from an otherwise great rhythm guitarist.



I agree. So many pop guitar solos back then were basically a replaying of the verse melody, or even the chorus. This was even bigger in the 70s. It just lacked some creativity. Eventually, artists, on a more wide scale, learned to truly let go and solo. I think the OP is hearing the pseudo-heavy-metal thing because of the elements you mentioned. Those being whammy bar, plus the vibrato he puts on it, any bending of the strings, etc. It's far from heavy metal, but the whammy probably makes someone think that. Whammys were around way before Dokken or Cheap Trick were using them, of course.

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Reply #13 posted 06/06/17 12:17pm

Identity

It's noted that Nile utilized a Whammy bar on the track. Where can his absolute best solos be found? On his solo albums?

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Reply #14 posted 06/06/17 11:54pm

thebanishedone

golden girl by al jerraou have great guitar solo by Nile

also check Niles 80s soloalbums for nice distorted rock guitar solos

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Reply #15 posted 06/07/17 5:03am

Identity

Yo, I completely forgot about his work on L Is for Lover.

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Reply #16 posted 06/07/17 11:34am

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Identity said:






Speaking of which, one of Nile Rodgers' top guitar solos is on "I Loved You More" (Chic's Real People album, beginning @ 2:17).


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Reply #17 posted 06/07/17 11:40am

Identity


Yeah. I posted it, so what's your problem? confused

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Reply #18 posted 06/07/17 6:54pm

lool

The madness starts @ 1:48...
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Reply #19 posted 06/08/17 8:43am

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Identity said:

It's noted that Nile utilized a Whammy bar on the track.


If this post is in response to my post, please make sure you are getting the entire context of me
even mentioning a whammy bar in the first place as a reason to not cum my pants for the guitar
solo the original poster "loves."

Thanks.

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Reply #20 posted 06/08/17 9:45am

Identity

I would not want you ejaculating so early this morning because of an observation, sir.

[Edited 6/9/17 8:00am]

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