NeilTest™ Vol. 8 – Cortez the Killer

by Peter Wendel
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The eighth volume of the NeilTest™ explores the ethereal, time-tripping classic “Cortez the Killer” – an expansive song that’s home to some of the artist’s most memorable guitar work.

To get a passing grade, you’ll need to know “Cortez” inside and out, as well as identify some of the best-played covers in circulation.

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NeilTest™ Vol. 8 – Cortez the Killer

The eighth volume of the NeilTest™ explores the ethereal, time-tripping classic “Cortez the Killer” – an expansive song that’s home to some of the artist’s most memorable guitar work.

To get a passing grade, you’ll need to know “Cortez” inside and out, as well as identify some of the best-played covers in circulation.

WARNING: This has a high degree of difficulty!

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Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach Mountain Jam, The All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at PWendel@SongMango.com.

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