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EXPLORING YOUR SONG ROUTES

Dale Boyle


The Blues Had A Baby…

While the blues is the foundation upon which rock music is built (and at times the blues influence is very apparent…think John Mayor for example), sometimes the blues can have an impact in very idiosyncratic and less overt ways. Case in point: The guitar intro to Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell was based on a blues turnaround riff! Very cool! Check out this video of Steve Stevens discussing how he wrote the intro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpq3YyfiJ9o

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