“For all of the same reasons I gave on the other Creedence songs. I was talking to John’s bass player, who told me that John tunes down a whole step, which makes sense because you can’t play this riff in a standard tuning and expect it to sound like the record.
“I believe John played it originally on the Les Paul. He was playing the Rickenbacker around the same time, but this one sounds like a Paul – those humbuckers. But I did hear that he put a humbucker on the Rick, too.
Another cool thing is how John attacks the electric like he's playing an acoustic guitar, and that creates the jump, the bounce in the performance. I love that, the way it moves.”