Bread – The Guitar Man

9th April 2024 · 1970s, 1972, Music

This laid-back easy-listening gem is redolent of summer sunshine. And, you may say, cheese. But I like cheese.

Bread were one of the sounds of my youth in the early ’70s, with songs like Make It With You, Baby I’m A Want You and Everything I Own.

I’d almost forgotten this one, from 1972, written by Bread singer David Gates and lit up by Larry Knechtel’s wah-wah guitar solo.

Larry was one of those famous LA session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, primarily playing keyboards and bass.

That’s him playing the piano on Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and countless Phil Spector hits, and his guitar and bass on The Byrds’ Mr Tambourine Man.

He’s also on hits by everyone from Elvis to The Monkees, Beach Boys and Partridge Family… even The Doors.

But rarely as spectacularly as this.