You know ... that particular charge of emotional electricity that you feel when you hear that killer opening riff ... that dynamite lead run ... or that particularly appealing lyrical phrase ... or maybe just that special moment when the artist hits that one particular note ...
We all have at least one song that fits this description.
Guitar-related or otherwise, what's that song for you?
For me, I can never listen to "Baba O'Riley" by The Who without getting that charge. The memorable three power chords by Pete Townshend, the exquisitely sloppy drumming by Keith Moon, and the plaintive vocals by Roger Daltry ... the driving bass of John Entwistle.
Sally, take my hand
We'll travel south cross land
Put out the fire
And don't look past my shoulder.
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get together
Before we get much older.
'Green Grass and High Tides' by the Outlaws
My all time favorite!
man, that drags me back to 1975! wasn't this track like half of side 2?
always loved this song. These two versions stand out for me. (can't remember a version I did not like)
now for the Canadian content:
Always appreciated Healy's soulful playing. Never got the acclaim and fame he deserved, especially in the States. But Toto? Allow me to suggest Prince show you how this is played (solo starts around 3:27).
I remember a long time ago being really surprised to find out that Eric Clapton played the lead on the original George Harrison recording of the song. That seems sort of strange. Harrison got the girl Eric wanted (Patti Boyd) while Clapton filled in on for Harrison on what is one of the most recognizable guitar songs in rock history.
Which, of course, brings us back to my post above on Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs being born out of that relationship.
I saw that last night for the first time. He can really play. Still like the whole presentation of the Toto version.
Yes. Seemed the other guitar players appreciated him more than the general public. It's too bad. Just a huge talent. Started playing his first love, jazz prior to him passing away.
I see your point about Toto. Guess I never really took bands like that seriously, even though they are made up of very talented people. I have a friend who is an unabashed Journey fan, arguing that Neil Schon is one of the best guitarists on the planet, and I agree with him to a point. Still, I have no tolerance for their songs or sound. Our music department at school takes the band students to see Trans Siberian Orchestra every year when they play Buffalo. Amazing musicians, full-blown staging, lighting, smoke, effects (the whole catastrophe I call it). The arena is always sold out to screaming and standing ovations. What dreck. But for students considering careers in music or stage production, it's like Nirvana (not the band!)
Oh oh, starting to feel like a thread hijacking in progress. What was this discussion about again?
Jud mentioned Eva Cassidy. Her voice, regardless the song, gives me that shiver down the spine. Another immense talent that left us far too soon. Playing a nice Guild
The note she hits at the 4:00 minute mark is that "spiner chill" moment for me in this one. And she's actually in the last stages of her cancer during this live performance which makes it all the more amazing.
Being an old guy, I guess it is old songs from the 60's and 70's. That being said, I really do like all kinds of music with the exception of rap.....
"All We Are" by Kim Mitchell
"For What it is Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
"I don't Wanna Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
"Shine on you Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd
a lot of Early Rod Stewart and Led Zeppelin
And, my late sister's favourite song,
"You've lost that Loving Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers