When I was about 16 or so, I had a band with a couple of friends from high school. Looking back, we weren’t that good. It was the first time being in a band for all of us, so naturally, we were pretty terrible at first, just learning the simplest of songs and often doing them without vocals of any kind. Eventually, though, we progressed to the point where we could tackle songs that are a little more complicated. For example, covers of Primus and Black Sabbath songs became staples for us.
One song that we would play semi-often (and I can’t remember if it was my idea or someone else’s) was Ozzy Osbourne‘s Crazy Train. For the most part it’s pretty straightforward and easy enough if you know the basics on guitar. When you get to the guitar fills and solo, however, that’s a different story altogether.
I did eventually get the point of proficiency where I could kinda noodle my way through it and make it sounds kinda like the real thing. It was never spot-on, and it was probably different every time, but it was close enough.
Yeah, I always struggled with it, so I might get just a tiny bit jealous when I see kids like this guy, who had such an easy time playing the solo he decided to kick it up a notch by doing it while manualing not one, but TWO skateboards!
What makes this worse is that while I can handle a longboard okay, I’m pretty atrocious on regular skateboards. Most times I step on one, something like this happens:
So yes, this kid’s got some skills.