American Girl cover by Hit Men

Uploaded By: tim. Added on: 10 September 2011.
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The Hit Men cover the song American Girl uses standard rock instrumentation of electric guitars, electric bass, drums, and keyboards. The tempo is fast and "urgent"and is built on a repeated jangling guitar riff based on a "Bo Diddley beat" As described in Rolling Stone, "The supercharged riff set the template for decades of Petty hits, but it was also a homage to the Byrds: Petty and Mike Campbell's twin guitars mirrored Roger McGuinn's 12-string, infusing the folk-rock sounds of the Sixties with New Wave energy, recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers