You Really Got Me

  • Artist: The Kinks
  • Album: Kinks (released first as a Single)
  • Label: Pye
  • Year: 1964
  • Producer: Shel Talmy
  • Engineer: Shel Talmy
  • Studio: IBC Studios (London, UK)


When overdrive distortion isn't enough for your rhythm electric guitar, you can get added distortion through loudspeaker preparation, slicing bits of it with a razor blade and poking it with a pen, as Dave Davies did here. It's a tradition dating back to 1958, at least.


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