Thursday, May 12, 2016
Fave Guitar Solos: Part Two
Andy Partridge, who will pop up one more time as I do this, shouldn't be called "underrated" as a guitarist. That would imply he has been "rated" at all, and sadly, no one ever talks about his guitar playing except for XTC fans. In his new book, he refers to his solo in "Church Of Women" as "feminine" and "curvaceous." I might not be able to do better than that, but I will say that the space at the beginning feels like a thunderbolt, like that initial strike of love at first sight, and the way it unfolds feels like you were just told best news ever. It is too gorgeous for words. So, Mr. Partridge, mission accomplished.