“(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” might be my favourite song of all time. Or maybe it’s tied with John Lennon’s “Imagine”. Either way, I freakin’ love that song.
Several times over the years I’ve felt a tweak of pleasure along the top of my skull when I hear that song, coinciding with the killer guitar riff that drives the song, courtesy Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser. I shit you not, that really happens.
Back in January of 1997 I did the first of my three interviews with Buck, and made sure to ask him how he came up with that gorgeous little lick.
Have a listen:
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AUDIO INTERVIEWS POSTED ON MY PATREON PAGE SO FAR: