Although the horns sound somewhat out of place, Watson uses heavy feedback, and this is arguably the first appearance of shredding on record. The Frank Zappa segue tracks "Wet T-Shirt Nite
" of two decades and more later were arguably influenced by "Space Guitar."
Watson's later work as a funk and rhythm and blues artist was much less impressive, but if he encouraged Frank Zappa to pick up a guitar, and laid the ground for such innovative virtuosos as Joe Satriani
, then the world has much to thank him for.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2