But in my absence, here's a fun project for you all to contemplate:
Worst. Guitar. Solo. Ever!!!!!
You know -- just the ugliest, clumsiest or most self-indulgent thing your ears have ever beheld. With luck, turned to 11.
My strictly off the top of my head Top Two:
A tie between
Neil Innes (The Bonzo Dog Band) -- The Canyons of Your Mind
Uncredited session guy (Tom Jones) -- It's Not Unusual
I should note in passing that when recording "Canyons," Innes was consciously striving to come up with the worst solo ever and I think you'll agree he succeeded. Bottom line: a feat deserving of respect from all those who walk upright. (And he could do it live, as I personally witnessed at the Fillmore East in 1969).
As for the Jones song, I was unable to find a clip of Tom lip-synching the actual record; the solo here (by an Australian hack whose name is lost down the echoing corridors of time) is not, alas, a note for note recreation of the original, but the rest of the arrangement is the same and in context the solo is almost as awful in its atonal cluelessness as its role model.
Okay -- and your choice would be??????
Postcript: I can't believe I forgot Blue Cheer.
The part where he goes WEE-ah WEE-ah!!!!! is pretty hilarious, but the freakout at the end is just so bad I can't believe it. Speed kills, man.