Winger - Easy Come Easy Go - Solo

This article is part 24 of 52 in the 2022 music project series.

Winger, like Extreme, was caught in the middle of the glam rock/grunge phase, and didn't really fit into either one. They had their smash hit Seventeen in 1988, and despite a reasonable amount of talent and a wildly successful follow-up album in In the Heart of the Young, didn't do too much after that. And Beavis and Butt-head taunting them mercilessly didn't help their street cred either.

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Stewart Stevenson from Beavis and Butt-head was a Winger fan who was somehow successfully depicted as more of a loser than either Beavis or Butt-head.

Seventeen has a pretty awesome solo, but I don't have the songbook for that, so I had to choose from something In the Heart of the Young. And those pickings were slim. After covering Sweet Child o' Mine I had no desire to learn another pentatonic wankery solo, and that's pretty much all Reb Beach did on this album. Easy Come Easy Go had a neat little tapping lick that sounded kinda cool so I went with that one.

Now I can safely say my purchase of a Winger songbook from a used book store was not in vain.

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Transcription of the solo from the 1990 album In the Heart of the Young


If you listen closely you can enjoy the fake horns. The voice that I used on my keyboard was called Big Band 2, which amused me a great deal.

Cover of Reb Beach's solo from Easy Come Easy Go

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Screenshot of my Ardour/Hydrogen setup