The tune is built around a guitar chord that rapidly oscillates in volume. As to how the distinctive resonant sound was achieved, Marr gave the following account to Guitar Player magazine in 1990:
The vibrato sound is fucking incredible, and it took a long time. I put down the rhythm track on an Epiphone Casinothrough a Fender Twin Reverb without vibrato. Then we played the track back through four old Twins, one on each side. We had to keep all the amps vibrating in time to the track and each other, so we had to keep stopping and starting the track, recording it in 10-second bursts… I wish I could remember exactly how we did the slide part — not writing it down is one of the banes of my life! We did it in three passes through a harmonizer, set to some weird interval, like a sixth. There was a different harmonization for each pass. For the line in harmonics, I retuned the guitar so that I could play it all at the 12th fret with natural harmonics. It’s doubled several times.
I live in Georgia (US) y'all;
Believe Duke Ellington said it best, " There are only two types of music--good and bad." I also believe your definition of good and bad can change with the day.
I play bass guitar;
look at spreadsheets all day;
smoke cigars and pipes too much;
love a good single malt or a Guinness;
ride a Harley, but love all styles of motorcycles;
and like dramas and sci-fi movies
(if it has vampires, demons, angels, some religious angle, and happens to be post-apocalyptic then bonus points!)
( If it has a hobbit--then double bonus points!)