It's kind of like when Jack Benny played the violin , you HAD to be a good violinist to do bad violin so well. Neil Innes , of course , is a fine Guitarist . This whole song was a walking , talking parody , even by The Bonzos' standards , but the Guitar Solo is a parody of a bad Guitar solo....It's like when The Deviants did that extended acid Guitar solo on their first album, It's a put - on , but , it sounds great. Someone in the background says "WOOOOW , JUST LIKE JIMI HENDRIX !!".
Psychiatric Consultations said:
"I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" by the Young Rascals.
Listening to a lot of garage-era singles, you can understand why effects boxes were invented, because those guitars had a THIN sound. Even if it was a professional like Gene Cornish from the Rascals. Not his fault, but the music was growing so fast that sometimes the equipment couldn't keep up...
You know , as much as I love that song , I can't really make out the guitar solo in my mind , right now that you mention it.
Just gave this a quick relisten via Youtube (didn't feel like digging thru the record/CD crates!).
I dunno - something about that solo sounds really tentative, like he was still warming up or something.
I thought Mick Ronson's non - solo on "Jack and Diane" was sad. This hideously awful two note intro that goes from electric to acoustic Guitar. When I first heard it , I thought the acoustic part was going to go somewhere. It does'nt. When I learned , after his death , that that was Mick Ronson , I was deeply saddened that that would go on to be one of his most famous musical moments, when "Width of a Circle" pours napalm all over that unfortunate mess.