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Synonyms for bottleneck

Synonyms for bottleneck

a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

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the narrow part of a bottle near the top

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slow down or impede by creating an obstruction

become narrow, like a bottleneck

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And the whole business of playing string instruments with a glass or metal slide (the bottleneck guitar of the blues, or the dobro and steel of country) did not, as is often assumed, originate with the Hawaiian music fad of the early 20th century.
"Leap of Faith" opens his characteristic escape hatch ("Oh heartbreak and despair got nothing but boring/So I grabbed you baby like a wild pitch/It takes a leap of faith to get things going") to echoes of the Stones' "Tumbling) Dice." From a different perspective, "The Big Muddy," an homage to the blues with all puns intended, scorches lyrics like these with backing bottleneck guitar: "How beautiful the river flows and the birds they sing/But you and I we're messier things/There ain't no one leaving this world buddy/Without their shirttail dirty/Or their hands bloody."
Produced to within an inch of its life by Jeff Lynne, it's a set that showcases Harrison's under-rated bottleneck guitar skills but falls short in the songwriting stakes.
The Mississippi Delta's "deep" combo of passionate vocals and finger-picked bottleneck guitar chords and lines yielded a sound that threads from the turn of the century up through Robert Johnson and migrants like Muddy Waters.
The Middlesbrough minstrel may have the gravelly voice and bottleneck guitar skills to pull it off in small doses but this is a marathon of misery.