Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water

The subject matter of Smoke On The Water is part of rock folklore, relating as it does some of the more colourful incidents which occurred during the making of Deep Purple’s seminal Machine Head album (released 1972). The heard on Machine Head, and it’s been arranged so that the main guitar part features the lead break in the solo section, and the rhythm work elsewhere in the track. The additional rhythm heard underneath the solo has been transcribed separately, and you’ll hear this part isolated on the backing track. Let’s get stuck in… (more…)

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14 Nov 2012

Metallica – Stone Cold Crazy

Metallica Stone Cold Crazy guitar tab

The original version of this tune, as every self-respecting Queen fan will know, can be found on the 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack. The Metallica version is noteworthy in that it represents the only time the band have ever covered a tune because they were told to: it was commissioned by Electra Records as part of the a double CD entitled Rubaiyat intended to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The easiest way to track down the recording now is to find the Garage Inc album, which includes ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ under the heading ‘B-Sides and One-Offs, 88-91′. (more…)

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13 Nov 2012
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