Song Of The Day: Adrian Belew – “Big Electric Cat” (1982)

Happy Birthday to guitarist Adrian Belew, who turns 68 today. He is not that well known because he’s done some of his greatest work as a sideman for others, including stints with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads and King Crimson. That is one hell of an impressive resume. Belew’s known as a very inventive guitarist who doesn’t give you the standard chords and solos, instead he squeezes all kinds of crazy sounds out of his instrument. Check out this song from a 1982 solo album. It was innovative back then and it’s still innovative today, but in spite of its left-field sensibilities the thing still really Rocks.


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