Gannin Arnold (Taylor Hawkins and The Coattail Riders, Joe Walsh, solo artist)
“I believe all guitar players should check out the way John Lennon plays rhythm guitar. It's becoming a lost art form. His playing had an earthy bluesy quality that was there to serve the song. Take a track like ‘I Found Out’, which was a super raw guitar track that was punk before it's time.
"Most of my favourite Beatles songs are John Lennon songs. I especially like ‘The White Album’! Check out the guitar on ‘Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey’ and ‘I'm So Tired’. Understated but perfect. There was no Pro Tools editing back then, so you actually had to deliver great takes with feel.”
The Beatles 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey’
TG209 (on sale 26 November) features John Lennon on the cover and honours the working class guitar hero's contribution to the guitar world, including interviews with 'Nowhere Boy' Aaron Johnson and 'Imagine' session guitarist Joey Molland.