The Southwest Rockers continued their jamming after some minor line-up changes to mix things up and allow the youngsters to experience playing alongside new musicians after a couple of days of rehearsing in the same bands.
Today’s play list included Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit“, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and Gary Moore’s power blues “Walking By Myself“. Below: one band jams The Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Californication“.
Another band learned to play The Who classic “Substitute“, penned by Pete Townshend and released in 1966 reaching #5 in the UK. The track was supposedly inspired by Townshend’s idea that The Who were a substitue for The Rolling Stones and was the guitarists response to The Stones mega hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction“, which he wanted to try and match with a memorable riff of their own.
Substitute – The Who
Intro Riff: “Substitute” – The Who (Pete Townshend)
The riff is made up of triads (3 note chords) with the open D pedal note in the bass. This creates a rich chord texture for the A/D and G/D, synonymous with the powerful Pete Townshend sound of the 60s.