Sunday, August 17, 2008

Explain The Effect, Vol 2

Al Anderson was guitarist for NRBQ. Nowadays, he's a songwriter and guitar twanger for hire in Nashville. He recorded Pay Before You Pump in 1996. It contains "Bang Bang Bang". The first fifteen seconds are below.

I love playing those first fifteen seconds to guitarists. I say "This is the worst tone you'll ever hear, and it's great!" They don't believe me, until they hear. Then they laugh.

"Bang Bang Bang", Intro (:15)

Isn't that truly great?

I've been told that rhythm tone is mostly chorus with the knobs turned too far, and there is something to that, but that isn't the whole story.

So, what am I missing?

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