Laaaaa (ponk ponk) la laaaaa laaaaa (ponk) la (ponk ponk ponk ponk)
Seasons don't fear the Reaper....
Explore the space!
I don't mind the finger sliding sound. Like in, for example, Sheryl Crow's "Hole in My Pocket." After she sings "and I'll prove to you it's square," you get a really prominent sound. I don't play guitar at all but I figure it can't hurt them that bad if they do it.
The breathing noises in the Steve Miller Band's "Jet Airliner," though, is obtrusive and I do notice it. (The microphone was too close, sounds like. So you get "Leavin' home (breath) out on the road (breath) I've been down before!")
But hey, it's about COWBELL here, dammit! COWBELL! COWBELL! NEEDS MORE COWBELL!