Quote about this solo from Rolling Stone magazine:
Eddie Van Halen's 102-second mission statement was a piece he invented onstage: a solo showcase for his mastery of tone and technique, notably the rush of notes he produced with his fretboard tapping. An army of teens would try to duplicate it, emerging years later in every metal band of the Eighties.
This video is ten minutes long...but worth it. Damn, I'm surprised his guitar didn't catch on fire. And I have to say - one of the things that sets Eddie apart to me is his smile. Not many guitarists appear to be having as much fun as Eddie when he's in front of an audience.
What are some of your faves?