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The First Swing of the Axe... Hong Kong Beat presents classic rock song guitar openers

The First Swing of the Axe... Hong Kong Beat presents classic rock song guitar openers

Playing tracks by

AC/DC, Blue Öyster Cult, Beatles, The, Chuck Berry, Doobie Brothers and more.

A single spotlight… A lone guitarist… The opening chord of a classic rock song… The crowd is instantly on its feet in recognition…

So many of the great rock songs start with an iconic guitar opening with nothing else except perhaps a lone cowbell or muted snare to accompany the guitarist, hunched in concentration over his guitar, lit by a sole spotlight… Perhaps it's a driving riff or maybe just a sustained single note, maybe a big crashing sweep or an intricate pick, or an accident like Lennon's feedback on I Feel Fine…

We all know our favourites. Instant recognition of the art of the lone axeman… and pure inspiration for the air-guitar heroes :-D

Hong Kong Beat presents just a few of our favourites in this 2 hour salute to the First Swing of the Axe.

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