American Woman


American Woman — The Guess Who

From the comments:


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


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


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.”