19/01/2021: “Slow Death” by The Flamin’ Groovies

Does it get more classic than this? Everything about this song is pure rock gold.

The hyperactive bassline, splashing drums and ‘rockstar’ vocals are all great, sure.

But they’re all window dressing to that smashing guitar riff!

The song was released in 1972 as a single, then re-recorded for the 1986 album One Night Stand. The Dictators covered the tune in 1978, adding an edge, but I much prefer the original.