American Woman

 

American Woman — The Guess Who

From the comments:

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Randy Bachmann is playing one of the most recognizable leads in guitar history

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It was sung on the spur of the moment on stage in Canada and then later written from a taped copy of the onstage performance

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Burton Cummings interviewed by Ray Shasho:

“… it’s time to start the 2nd show and the guys are back onstage. I hear them start this riff (American Woman.) I run inside and run up onto the stage and just grab a microphone and started singing whatever came into my head; it was all stream of consciousness at the moment stuff … all that stuff about war machines and ghetto scenes, colored lights can hypnotize …it was all just spur- of- the- moment.”