Jimmy Page started experimenting with scraping a violin bow across his guitar strings during his time with the Yardbirds, notably on this track and another one on the same album "Glimpses." Later with Led Zeppelin, Page became renowned for the violin bow technique on such tracks as "Dazed And Confused
." The legendary axeman spoke to Rolling Stone
about what prompted him to start using it: "It was proposed to me when I was doing studio work. One of the session violinists was the father of David McCallum, the actor in the TV show The Man From U.N.C.L.E
. String players would keep to themselves, but this guy was quite friendly. He said to me one day - we'd just finished a session - 'Have you ever tried bowing the guitar?' I said it wouldn't work. The strings aren't arched over the guitar, the way they are on a violin. He said, 'Have a go.' He gave me a bow. I tried it and realized there was something in it. I don't remember if I used it on any sessions, but I certainly used it the minute I was in the Yardbirds."