Brian Hyland's "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini" is one of those songs that straddles the line between silly and annoying, but the public thought highly enough of it to make it a number one hit in 1960. Listeners expecting a full menu of similar novelties will be surprised by Hyland's Greatest Hits. Spanning the years 1960-1970, Greatest Hits consists mostly of Hyland's folk-pop from the mid- to late '60s, concluding with his 1970 hit version of the Impressions' "Gypsy Woman." Most of these 18 tracks were charting hits although only three cracked the Billboard Top Ten.
Long-time Guitar World Associate Editor, columnist and transcriber Andy Aledort masterfully teaches you how to play like the legendary Angus Young of AC/DC. He does this in the most effective way possible—by looking at Angus' playing style and techniques, as featured on five classic AC/DC songs: "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell," "You Shook Me All Night Long," "Hell's Bells" and "For Those About to Rock."
While "Bull Angus" didn't do a great deal commercially, it garnered generally favorable reviews from the critics, leading Mercury to finance a second album - 1972's 'Free For All' produced by Vinny Testa including a cover version of The Beatles 'Savoy Truffle', and supported the likes of Deep Purple and Fleetwood Mac. Their brand of post-psychedelic heavy blues successfully crossed between Southern rock jam and budding Prog.
You're feeling mighty fine as you head home after dropping your sweetie off on the doorstep, her kiss still fresh on your lips. The top is down, hair blowing all in your face, big smile on your mug and the radio is blasting your favorite tune. Like the rest of us, you struggle singing along to some of the lyrics (for the record, it's "blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night") but no problem scatting those killer guitar solos note-for-note. That's radio rock guitar baby – tasty, melodic, memorable solos guaranteed to trigger involuntary air-guitar convulsions.