Quote of the Week: Diddley’s Beat

On the occasion of Bo Diddley‘s passing, this is Andy Gill writing in the Independent:

Somehow, there’s an integral drama to the stop-start, push-pull of the beat that enables it to remain fresh and exciting for far longer at a time than more direct rhythms. In simple riff terms, the Bo Diddley beat is one of the strongest girders in rock’s entire edifice.
Full article at independent.co.uk.

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