Thursday, February 21, 2013

Younger Girl

Okay, so the Buckaroo lick only shows up a couple of times in this song. It's still a memorable tune, if only for the fact that after about 40 years I still remember it. I always considered my song, Hi Hello Mary, as the foremost paean to paedophilia in the Calhoon necrology, but maybe this one challenges it.


 Now I have to go work on the Beatles song, one I haven't played since 1965.

I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better

I imagine you saw this one coming when I said I was going to be featuring songs that have the ubiquitous "Buckaroo" lick in them. Or should I say, the "Needles and Pins" lick.

This has always been one of my favorite Byrds songs, mainly because we could play it pretty well even back in the Torques days. Two jangling guitars, exuberant shouting for singing, crashing drums. It was right down the Torques' alley.


I thought Tom Petty showed a lot of class and respect for this song and the Byrds when he recorded it as-is when he covered it. They mimicked the Byrds perfectly.

The upcoming Spoonful and Beatles' versions of the lick may not be as obvious as this one so I expect you all to be waiting on pins and needles for the next two songs.