Friday, 26 October 2012

Under The Influence: Richard Thompson

[Taxman is] my favourite Beatles track – I just love the sounds on it. You could strive forever to get that fantastic guitar tone, which is probably some crappy old Epiphone Casino run through who knows what. But what a fabulous sound and performance.  The economy and tightness of it is amazing. The bass line is brilliant, and McCartney also does the guitar solo, which is like Hendrix crossed with a bit of Indian raga. He found something really unique there. 

Richard Thompson Lava magazine 

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent analysis by Thompson; economy and tightness, the keys to the Beatles' success.