I have just started listening to the "Live in the air age" deluxe edition and i am really enjoying hearing one of my favourite albums in various different versions plus all the Modern Music tracks.
I've just listened to "Terminal Street" Leicester De Monfort Hall 12th February 1977 and at 9.40 i am sure i can hear Bill playing an E-Bow, or is it feedback?.
Does anyone remember Bill playing an E-Bow on this tour?
I've had a listen and it does sound like an ebow.
If you like feedback:
At the start. Cracking solo to end the song with too!
From the start.
Thanks for your answers, one of the special things that i liked about Be Bop was the guitar feedback and Bill did it so well, he seemed to be the only one who could do it.
I can see the link between guitar feedback and the E-Bow, the infinite sustain.
To go back to my original question about whether the guitar solo on "Terminal Street" Leicester De Monfort Hall 12th February 1977 at 9.40 is played with an E-Bow or just guitar feedback? I have listened to the same approx one minute solo on four more concerts and i am still leaning towards the E-Bow. It sounds like it's all played with the left hand only, up and down the strings just like you would play an E-Bow.
Come on Bill, did you or didn't you play this short solo with an E-Bow?
That's the beauty of semi acoustics - if you know what you're doing you're never too far away from feedback. Bill has always been the master of this (and the ebow too!). I was also really impressed when I saw The Cult back in the 80s. Billy Duffy was playing a heavily chorused Gretsch White Falcon and was never far away from feeding back - excellent!