Hey guys (bashers and theorists alike) - is this not a classic example of a C with a G bass:
the beginning of the second line of the chorus in "When Something's Wrong With My Baby" by Sam and Dave....?
On the original Stax/Atlantic recording it's played on piano, and it sounds magnificent... brilliant... show-stopping! When I play this solo on acoustic guitar I can't figure any better way to play the part.
Will you theory guys accept this as an example of a succesful C/G, or try to convince me that this is some other chord? Or can you explain what he's doing in some other interesting way?
And let's keep this light-hearted and amusing, between friends. I'm really not trying to stir up trouble.
Wally - loved your story about Smoke on the Water. I had to go grab my guitar and try it out. I think I'm with you on the inverted 5ths. But I have to disagree with your characterization of the intro as "trite"! It was and is a great intro! It has been over-played by 10 zillion players of varying degrees of technical proficiency, true. But Ritchie just played it one time there in the studio, and it's not the intro's fault that everybody wants to do it over and over and over....