Ultimate Mix Tape: Aerosmith's Joe Perry Lists 60 Minutes of Music That's Closest to His Heart
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry presents 60 minutes of music that is closest to his heart.
''I'M NOT TALKING" — THE YARDBIRDS
Vol. 1-Smokestack Lightning (1991)
"They were catching the tail end of the British Invasion that the Beatles had started. But they weren't just writing cute little pop songs for a bunch of screaming teenage girls. The Yardbirds used their pop context as a training ground for hot guitarists like Clapton, Page and Jeff Beck, who drops a tasty little guitar solo in this song where a verse would normally be.
"Suddenly, soloing was becoming a real part of the song's basic structure. And he was experimenting with bluesy, distorted tones. Here he starts to define how far you could really take the electric guitar as a solo instrument."
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