- May 30, 2008
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Well, feedback is a different topic, I think, and you are correct about the
Beatles' "I feel fine" as being the first.
What I'm saying is that distortion didn't seem to catch on until after the
popularitiy of "You Really Got Me" happened. I don't recall The Who becoming
popular until after that.
I'm not distinguishing between "Overdrive" from "distortion", but rahther the
"Clean" from "Not Clean".
Clean was most prevalent back then, and anything else was novel.
I agree that the LP/Marshall combination can't be beat, too.
The reason for the post was to help track how we got to where we are
today, and Dave Davies, I think, was a pioneer.
Dave Davies' website is: "www.davedavies.com"
I haven't read the full thread yet, so sorry if this is already posted. I would have thought the dirty sound was pioneered by the blues players. In particular, Freddie King. Hideaway is 1961, and Have You Ever Loved a Woman is 1960. Clapton copied Hideaway virtually note-for-note. And wasn't it Freddie who was jamming a P-90 equipped goldtop down the throat of an overdriving Fender Bassman?