Chapter Six: “I don’t need no ticket so I screamed out of sight”
Chapter Five was a shorter one, so Chapter Six is already here. “I don’t need no ticket so I screamed out of sight” is a line from one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands: “Roll on Down the Highway” and “Bachman Turner Overdrive”, respectively. As it happens, I didn’t actually know what this line was until I looked it up to name this chapter. Most of the time I pick up lyrics right away, but I guess there’s something special about that song. Probably the “something special” is Fred Turner’s rough-and-rowdy vocal deliver on the verses. We’ll never know for sure. What we do know is that there aren’t many guitar riffs that can hold a candle to the simple-but-flawlessly-powerful, seven-note, main riff of this song. It is wonderful.