This speedy song is about driving a car, speedily.
The band wrote the song to replace ‘Speed King’ as their concert opener, as they’d got a bit bored of that.
The guitar solos are phenomenal, and are actually inspired by the one J.S. Bach! They transfix me, to be honest. That run from 3:46 to 5:04 is just blistering…
I was also very impressed by the organ solo. It’s unrepentantly baroque.
The song was released on Machine Head, in 1972.