Not Bad for a Practice

 Posted by on November 23, 2009  Add comments
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Last updated on March 6th, 2012

No doubt hoards of guitar players were avidly checking James Williamson’s fingers in this clip, just to make sure they had it right!

For me, I’m just glad I’ve got to see it in case I die before May or something else happens. The guy is still great – so many fills, so many runs, and all backed up by the hard track running through.  Williamson made so many variations and overdubs, they’re all right, somehow.

Because as he’s previously said, he (they) never knew when the song would start or what Iggy would do next.  This means that when you’re used to winging it, it forces the creativity from you because you MUST keep it interesting.  The real guts of the track is here, plus some of the key riffs.

He’s a genuinely modest guy to people he respects and is fiercely proud of his achievements, as is obvious from his past interviews and just watching these clips here.

This is an unreleased acoustic track of Iggy’s and James’.  I wonder if they’ll do it in May?

  One Response to “Not Bad for a Practice”

  1. And two more for myself from the same gig.
    Raw Power.
    and Gimme Danger
    and the real original 72/73 sound (not the later mix)
    …dig those crazy sleigh-bells!

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