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?