While experimenting with some slide tunings, I discovered a couple of really twangy chords that had so much chime I knew I had to work them into a song. This song is the result. It features a Les Paul played through a Fender Mustang III amp using a customized Vox amp patch with a little bit of triangle chorus. The drum track was generated with a Zoom B3 Bass Effects pedal, which was also used to record the bass track with my Rickenbacker 4003 bass. The song made me think of driving in a convertible with the top down or a car with the sunroof open, which is where the title came from.
Video: Scenes at Southern California racetrack with hot rods and drivers (public domain).
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