I just heard a cut of Classical Gas (the Mason Williams tune that Clapton probably made most popular). It was live and not arranged for solo guitar like the Clapton cut – there were added violins and drums. But the guitar was most prominent and it sounded damned good.
And… wow. Campbell had some really amazing riffs in that song. Most of the added style was average riffing, but there was some damned good fast fingerpicking riffs. From Glen friggin Campbell!
Have I lived a sheltered life? Is Glen Campbell a guitar hero in an alternate universe? Are there any other instrumental solo songs where Glen riffs out that I should give a listen to? Is Glen really an axeman, or is all his other material “Rhinestone Cowboy” quality ?