Despite the bass riff having a fairly prominent minor third the song definitely has a major feel. For soloing I would almost certainly be using a major scale. Ok, I know the rules are that there are no rules but I’ve always been led to understand that playing a major key solo over a minor riff isn’t going to go well. So how come it works here? I’m guessing it’s because the underlying chords are major? (Although listening to The Clash version I suspect the I and IV chords are A5 and D5 so neither major nor minor.)
I know I’m overthinking things but am genuinely interested to know the theory behind it.
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