WARREN'S PICK: "Jeff Beck is perhaps the most underrated guitarist of the '60s and '70s. Hendrix, Clapton, and Page get the lion's share of praise, but none of them are as expressive or precise as Beck. Don't believe us? One search on YouTube, and you will be treated to a masterclass on right hand technique. From the opening track's "You Know What I Mean" guitar gymnastics, a disco-reggae "She's A Woman" cover, and "Freeway Jam" freak-out, it's impossible to listen to this funk-rock masterpiece and not groove!" -WG
Blow by Blow served as a new creative peak for Beck and is, to date, his most commercially successful release. Offering a one-two punch of ingenious production and imaginative soloing, the wonderfully unpredictable guitar genius meshes stinging jazz-rock with string arrangements and energetic rhythm for You Know What I Mean; Constipated Duck; Air Blower; Scatterbrain ; Stevie Wonder's Cause We've Ended as Lovers; Thelonius; Freeway Jam; Diamond Dust, and a clever arrangement of Lennon and McCartney's She's a Woman.