Written by Paul McCartney, "Fixing a Hole" features an expressionistic lyric that is unlike anything he'd written before; McCartney has said the lyrics simply reflect a wish to let his mind wander freely, a concept that was in harmony with the mood of the times. It is also one of the simplest recordings on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Runnin' with the Wolf, the new album by Omar Dykes. The album will be released July 9 via Mascot Label Group's Provogue Records. Dykes and his Austin-based ensemble have recorded 14 Howlin' Wolf classics, plus an the title track, an original song.
Who doesn't love a good Facebook countdown? Led Zeppelin used it to great effect last year when they counted down to a long-awaited announcement regarding the release of Celebration Day, a live album recorded five years earlier.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
One of the hardest-rocking songs on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, "Good Morning Good Morning" is also one of the album's most complex productions. As the song developed from The Beatles' basic rhythm track, the recording was fleshed out with horns, layers of backing vocals and a litany of animal noises, requiring that the four-track tape be bounced down twice in order to open more available tracks.