got to thinking about the song and seriously appreciating it alot this past week after Joe mentioned them reworking it and possibly adding it back to the live set.
first of all, IMO what an excellent choice that would be. i already said i am not going to say what i think would be great suggestions and not trying to put any preconceived expectations on it. i will make one exception though and that is if anyone outside the band is to assist in the rework i do hope a visit of past recordings would be prerequisite just so the realy glory of some of what made it great in the past is part of the context. i think that would be righful justice to the song.
the other thing i want to try to explain is strictly of my opinion. one as a fan and lover of the song as Joe plays it but also now as a player. now i am still a very beginner player but that bit of expereince has helped me see how to me this is one of those songs that truly sets Joe apart from other players. not entirely in every aspect. i am no guitar playing expert by any means and hope this doesn't turn into a who is the worlds greatest guitarist thread or anything.
i have just not heard anything like it although i fully admit my low level of knowledge of many other works.
to me though its a song that seperates the men from the boys so to speak, as i feel about Woke Up Dreaming. not that there aren't other most excellent players, songs and performances out there but if you compare it to a cover song or compilations mix thing or whatever we call the Just got paid dazed deal it is on a whole other higher level, IMHO.
this being original and with a pleasing flow of guitar thrills, just don't come by it those thingns that often
i dunno if that makes snese but part of me saying it is trying to say how even though its heavy etc and not everyone's cup of tea, i know some aren't into how rockin JGP is eiether so you can't please all but i think it would be a great addition to the set for alot of reasons other than the fact that i love it so much.
there are some folks that still don't believe the studio version was done 'live' and without - i don't know the correct terms here - but ;effects? other than pedals and Bonamagic etc.
show what you can do that no one else can Joe (not saying others aren't great but they have not come up with this gem like you did!!!)