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In the last section of the song is a jam where there is a lot of call and response playing between the guitar and the vocals Mick Ralph's uses a lot of sort of simple pentatonic minor and major riffs to great effect here, supported by some really stellar rhythm section work. I hope to capture the essence of the last solo!

I’ve left the rhythm guitar out of the backing track. It's a little tough without the vocals to work against, but the main point I want to make about this last solo is that by and large it's a call and response with the vocals. The licks are all fairly simple, but there is some extreme bending. At 2:43 in the song is the first riff a simple bent fourth to minor third riff on the tenth and eighth fret of the third string.

Followed at 2:51 by a fifth to minor third to root riff involving a chord shape looking like la first position D minor.

The final lead really comes in at 3:03 with another minor chord position riff, and then really sort of meanders around melodically through C minor pentatonic in several different positions until about 3:22. There, Mick switches into a major pentatonic mode and bends the second into third, then grabs the fifth before releasing the bend to the root, then does a huge bend on the minor third down to the root and to the sixth below back to the root before switching back onto minor pentatonic riffing.

The solo ends with some really serious bending of the fifth down through the minor third to the root.

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