Tuesday, October 12, 2010
So I was thinking about Chuck Berry, and then thought about this song. But then I remembered that Jimi Hendrix also covered the song, and that I preferred that version! Just in the opening 20 seconds, Jimi blows you away with some epic guitarwork.
I just love the very oldskool feeling I get with this song. Mind you, Chuck Berry released this song way back in 1958. Written by Berry in 1955, the song is about a poor country boy who plays a guitar "just like ringing a bell," and who might one day have his "name in lights". The song is now listed on the 6th place of The 500 Greatest Songs by Rolling Stone magazine.
Posted by jinx at 9:27 PM