No, no, not the guy from The Clash, but Foreigner’s main man. Mick Jones may not be the archetypal guitar hero, but there’s plenty to study in his body of work. I know, because I just a stupid amount of time studying it for an article at Hardened Magazine. So, what can be said about the solo in 1984’s “Love in Vain?” Among other things, this:
Pinch harmonics, slashing noise and bizarre rhythmic phrases form an uncomfortable mobile spinning tenuously above the rhythm track.
Right, then. Read about “Girl on the Moon,” and others, including the granddaddy of weird solos, “Hot Blooded” at Hardened.