Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pictures of Matchstick Men

I first discovered this song on an old '45 of my Dad's.

The lick that opens things was one of the first leads I learned on the guitar and I still think it's one of the most overlooked openings to a rock n' roll song ever. It's really simple and it can easily drive you batty if you play it loud enough - which, if you ask me, are two of the pillars Rock n' Roll rests upon.


AJ Renton said...

I don't want to sound mean or anything but I'm pretty sure these guys can't play music. They are either stoned or just lacking musical talent cause it seems they ain't getting through this song very easily.

Sorry Jimmy :)

James Kingsley said...

Don't sweat it Andy - I'll make sure to get something from Aqua or Jock Jams 5 up next time.