Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Take Five: Guitars

Today's Take Five is about songs making great use of guitars. Electronic, bass, acoustic, or even just as props, this Take Five has them all.

RDB- What

From the album Three, What is a great rock track from a trio usually better known for their Bhangra. Edgy and dark, this track did not get the airplay it deserved at the time. It's a great song from RDB and still sounds fresh six years later. 

Bilal Khan - Bachana
Bilal Khan's first guitar was a cricket bat which he used to strum along to Pakistani rock bands. Thankfully he picked up his first real guitar at 16 and gave the world Bachana. Simple and beautiful with a great video to match, this song earned Bilal followers all over the world. 

Kominas - Choli Ke Peeche
A cover version of the well known Madhuri dance number, the Kominas' version of Choli Ke Peeche is very different to the original. Packed with guitar riffs I can't imagine Madhuri dancing to this. This song is incredibly cool and credit has to go to the BBC for inviting the band to do a live session at Maida Vale studios.

 Yaadon Ki Baaraat - Chura liya
A classic here from Zeenat Aman, who looks incredibly fashionable in a white flared jumpsuit. She does not play the guitar for long and uses it more as a prop, but Asha and Mohd Rafi's vocals make this song great.

Apna Sapna Money - Dil Mein Baje Guitar
 This catchy dance number from Apna Sapna Money talks of hearing guitars playing in the heart. Why they had to shoot the song in a shopping center is beyond me.

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