Most Challenging Song
"What is the most challenging song for you to play, and why?"
Bill Gibson of Huey Lewis & The News: I think night to night it's probably "If This Is It". And it's a very simple song. Kind of a mid tempo swing feel. But it's got that "Hot Fun in the Summertime" feel. The Sly Stone tune.
It's interesting because the bass drum pattern doesn't swing. It's kind of choppy. And night to night it's really hard to get the right feel on that one. With the sixteenth note hi-hat beats, it makes it difficult to play.
Sometime we'll play "Bad Is Bad" as a blues shuffle. And that's easy, because your bass drum's just playing 1 2 3 4 and all the shuffle's happening with your hands. That’s a lot easier to swing than something with a choppy kick drum pattern.
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