American Woman Revisited

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Gretschman2, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    I only discovered this version of "American Woman" by the "The Guess Who" just recently. Man, why Randy Bachman is not rated higher than he is as one of our greatest rock guitarists is beyond me. All our Canadian brothers and sisters here on the forum have much to be proud of from this native of Winnipeg. Burton Cummings too. This is a long version, but if you put on some headphones or earbuds and kick back and listen, Randy really cooks on this one. Especially during the second half. Such feeling in his playing, I love it.

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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    What a coincidence I was working on American Woman the other night. I saw RB in concert last year. It was great. He told stories between songs about the genesis of each. (Some of his tales were a bit fudged, but fun nonetheless.)
  3. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    These guys are two of many exceptional talents in our country. Unlike our Austraian friends, whose talent floodgates exploded in the 70s with such luminaries as Olivia Newton John, the BeeGees, Midnight Oil and Men at Work, Canada's talent pool has produced a slow but steady stream of exceptional musicians and singers from Neil Young and Lenny Breau to Shania Twain, Paul Pigat and Robbie Sharp.
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Great video
    @Gretschman2 , Randy is a GREAT guitarist that's for sure , and you should see his Gretsch collection
    @drmilktruck , yea , he is a fantastic story teller
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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Video not available over here....:(
  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Yamaha Pacifica strat. What amp is he using?
  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Can't forget Paul Shaffer---arguably one of the best keyboard players out there. Lately, the Great White North has given us The Dead South (South Canada).
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  8. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    A Johnson Modelling Amp.
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  9. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    That concert was at the local baseball stadium, downtown. You can see the square Richardson Building in the background with JR on the top.

    The concert gets pretty wild with a nice prairie lightning storm.

    My mom & dad are in the crowd somewhere.

    So many camera cuts in that video.
  10. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    Mar 22, 2019
    I was just telling the story of this song yesterday:
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