Watch the Hammer Heart online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Guitar Fakebook: Rhythm Vol. 2
Like all of these songs, please listen to the original version of "My Heart Beats like a Hammer". In the song, we can hear the influence to Elmore James had on the band, especially with guitarist vocalist Jeremy Spencer. At a certain point in the bands career, Green brought in guitarist Danny Kerwan, who was a teenager. The band was one of the most successful blues rock bands to come out of England at the time.
Although the song is not necessarily a blues classic, the riff that I show you, the one that Green plays, is one that can be used in many different situations. It's a great second guitar part when supporting a basic shuffle like this one.