Jeff Beck was one of the three principal lead guitarists of The Yardbirds, the other two being Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. In 1966, 1967 and 1968, Beck recorded his best-known
album, Truth, with the help of Rod Stewart on vocals. The album was released in August 1968 and many may remember it for such blues rocking classics as “I Ain’t Superstitious” and “You Shook Me,” a remake of the Yardbirds hit “Shapes Of Things,” and the ballad “Morning Dew.” As you may have guessed, I love the entire album, but one other track stands out like a beacon in the dark crying out “Play me!”: it is “Beck’s Bolero,” the LP’s only other instrumental aside from “Greensleeves.” For me, at least, “Beck’s Bolero” may be one of the heaviest and most exciting deep cuts in rock history. If you don’t have the album, this song is well worth the price of admission. And if this song doesn’t make your heart race, you’ve got ice cubes for blood.
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