Random (4th of July) Video: American Woman


At one point in my life, I owned The Best of the Guess Who on cassette, CD and vinyl (you know, back when I owned things).  They are one of those bands that aren”t necessarily cool (unless you believe Lester Bang), but they produced some great rock songs, including this one (forget Lenny Kravitz’s nuance-free suck version of it).

I took guitar lessons when I was kid – no surprises there – and came away knowing almost nothing about how to play guitar, but I did know how to play this song, including the quiet intro of the extended version.  I probably couldn’t play it anymore, but the song still rocks, in a completely non-ironic way.

To all the American Women, this one goes out to you.  Happy 4th.

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