Free Form Guitar is fucking genius

*I’m really busy this week, so don’t expect much aside from meanderings like this. New music is coming, when the concrete slab gets lifted off my timetable.*

The track “Free Form Guitar” from the album “Chicago Transit Authority” is fucking genius and criminally under-appreciated.

From a purely aesthetic standpoint, putting a track like this on an album like CTA was not only genius but also badass as all hell to boot. This song has absolutely no place within the rest of the album, it was a pure expression of the muscian doing whatever the fuck they wanted regardless of if it was going to sell records or not. This is a track that came from 1969 but would not be out of place on any modern-day noise rock records. DECADES ahead of its time.

Even with the rest of the album jamming as hard as it does (Seriously. JAMS.) “Free Form Guitar” makes no sense. It’s shocking, abrasive and alien. One take, plugged straight into an amp and slapped into the middle of a funk-rock record. It’s that blatant disregard for the listener that makes me appreciate it so much. Punk rock in its execution and heavy as fuck in performance, it’s one of the many things that makes me love this record so much.

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