Sergio Aragonés is primarily known for his feature Spy Vs. Spy in Mad Magazine. He did other features for Mad as well, such as one called The Diplomat
In one instalment of that feature, Aragones showed the protagonist at a boxing match. After the match most of the people from the audience went to get the autograph of the winning boxer. The diplomat, however, sought the autograph of the referee.
That comic came to mind while I was listening to this song. In the United States, more people are familiar with the 1962 version of Apache by Jorgen Ingmann. The song originated in 1960 by the British group The Shadows, who took it to the number one spot on the British charts for six weeks.
You cannot have this recording without the haunting lead guitar of Hank Marvin. However, like the diplomat seeking the autograph of the referee, the thing that really makes this recording for me is the acoustic rhythm guitar of Bruce Welch. Clean, clear, and exquisitely timed, Welch is what makes this something I can't get tired of hearing.
Even if they have him on an electric in the video.