My band has been doing Sex On Fire for nigh on 3 years or so - and do you think our drummer can play that intro drum part over the riff..? .Nope. At least he actually attempts to play it now - for a couple of years he just used to come in with the vocals (Lay Where You're Laying...etc..) much to the bemusement of the audience members I could see thinking ...err.. there's a bit missing here right?
This is only marginally better.. for some reason the count on it just throws him.. it's all on a sort of off-beat - I realise it's not the easiest part to nail..but.. damn...every time I play the intro riff I'm hearing the slight off count of the drums against my guitar part... grrr...
Full disclosure - I used to hack the intro to Johnny B. Goode - until I finally rolled up my sleeves and learnt the damn part properly - not to mention play it with a clean tone (which at volume in a large club - you're kinda exposed but I like it !). Like many of our brethren I used to smother the part in distortion and approximate it (blame Hendrix!).
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