The triplet drumbeat came off "Taxman"; the chord change was from a Rolling Stones single. The idea for "99th Floor" was, if the Elevators were going up, I was going further. A buddy said, "There's a song that you oughta hear. It was blues taken beyond. Then the Sidewalks got hired to join the Experience tour in We didn't have enough material for 45 minutes, so we started doing "Purple Haze. We had seen his showman antics from older blues guitarists. But he had a vision and aura.
I remember him tiptoeing across the hall at the hotel: "Come in here. Do you know how this is done? It was raining and I couldn't go anywhere, so I was trying to learn this figure. It got all tangled up. And it stayed tangled. You had this explosion of Southern rock. We were extolling the virtues of our proximity to Mexico and that gunslinger mentality. It was a cathouse, way back in the woods. He did it as a shuffle. I just dissected the notes.
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He had all these colloquialisms. He blurted out "Jesus just left Chicago" during a phone conversation and it just stuck.
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We took what could have been an easy bar blues and made it more interesting by adding those odd extra measures. It's the same chords as "La Grange" with the Robert Johnson lick, but weirder. But there was a magnetic appeal: "What can we take and interpret in some way? Those border stations from Mexico would come in like a police call.
To this day, Frank, Dusty and I share the same influences. It's in the first line: "Do you remember back in ? We were in Florence, Alabama, playing in a rodeo arena with a dirt floor. We decided to play a bit in the afternoon.
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I hit that opening lick, and Dave Blayney, our lighting director, gave us the hand [ twirls a finger in the air ]: "Keep it going. And a tush hog was very deluxe. We had the riff going, Dusty fell in with the vocal, and we wrote it in three minutes. We had the advantage of that dual meaning of the word "tush" [ grins ]. I remember hearing the Sam and Dave single on the radio in Houston; I was turning the corner onto the Gulf Freeway, going to my grandmother's house.
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Shortly thereafter, we were off to Memphis to record. I got to the studio and said, "Man, I heard that Sam and Dave song. I'd forgotten how good it was. It's that keyboard part.
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