It took a while for Jimi Hendrix to catch on in America, but his 1966 single "Hey Joe
" was a big hit in the UK, and a huge influence on many British guitarists. Francis Rossi was one of the many who were enthralled by the song, and when he wrote "Matchstick Men," he used a similar chord sequence, which would be lifted many times hence.
"Lots of Oasis stuff are of that ilk and of that sequence," Rossi told us. "Chord sequences seem to come and go, become fashionable and unfashionable, but the favorite is the one with the 1/6/2/4 with the excellent minor in it."