TUNE Andrew Van Garratt - Sally Anne
This song has a Who and Jam feel to it.
I always loved the song by Blur called Tracy Jacks and wanted to write a song similar. The bit I always liked about the song was the opening 2 chord refrain with a name. Sally Anne is such a catchy name I couldn’t resist.
Melodically I felt inspired by mid era Jam “Setting Sons” era. I couldn’t think of a contrasting section vocally so thought why not write an instrumental section instead. I wanted to write a solo similar to what John Squire would have written on the first Stone Rose’s album. I wanted to have a very melodic solo in that vein.
The last bit in the guitar solo was a combination of Bill Nelson and Mark Knopler idea I fused.