It’s not youtube’s fault but none of the available Hey Joe versions really cut it, simply because the drumming was so intrusive in a sort of bash, crack, cut right across the guitar tone. Best sound, methought, was on some Otis versions:

Most know Hendrix’s comment about Rory Gallagher*, well this is Brian May on his place in the pantheon:

And of course:

* For those who don’t recall, Jimmy Hendrix was supposedly asked how it felt to be the greatest guitarist in the world. “Don’t know, you’ll have to ask Rory Gallagher.”

And to sign off:

4 comments for “Twang

  1. Passing through
    April 7, 2020 at 08:55

    Rory Gallagher, yep great blues guitar Jimmy who? But .. only my opinion of course But blues guitar … Roy Buchanan, one of the, if not the great master.
    Present contenders … Walter Trout, Joe Bonamassa

    • April 7, 2020 at 11:51

      I was considering Roy’s version but felt the voice needed was raucous for that song. Roy fan from way back.

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