Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Do It Again

Where was this sort of thing when I was learning to play guitar? It's absurd! And absolutely wonderful!

Steely Dan - Do It Again Sitar Solo On Guitar - Awesome video clips here

The iggli band has been talking about covering Steely Dan's "Do It Again" . . . and somehow or other I stumbled upon this clip at Metacafe that nails the lead guitar solo originally played by Denny Dias (who in recent years is reportedly a computer programmer in Los Angeles). Incidentally, this - from my point of view - is one of the classic guitar solos of all time.

In the mornin you go gunnin'
For the man who stole your water
And you fire till he is done in
But they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin'
As they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn't hangin'
And they put you on the street

You go back Jack do it again
Wheel turnin' 'round and 'round
You go back Jack do it again
Excerpted from "Do it Again," Steely Dan, "Can't Buy a Thrill"

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