Monthly Archives: January 2002

Marshall Crenshaw – The 9-Volt Years

I've always thought of Marshall Crenshaw as one of the true pop-rock geniuses. His music follows a direct line from Lennon and McCartney...

Norm Harris with David Swartz – Norman’s Rare Guitars

What is it about a "coffee table" book? Is it that they are wonderful objects as well as colorful books? They cover...

Rick Gram Tone Zone Pedals

Rick Gram's Woman Tone Overdrive, Franken Tone, and Catch-A-Buzz overdrive and distortion effects are designed and hand-built. And despite limited production, they carry...

Omar And The Howlers – Swingland

I first ran across Omar Dykes in the mid '80s when I heard a bluesy radio-ready rock album called Hard Times In The Land...

Bob Dylan – Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert

The history of rock and roll is marked by a handful of famous (or infamous) concerts that defined eras for better or worse. ...

Junior Wells – Keep On Steppin’: The Best of Junior Wells

The recent death of Junior Wells marked the end of an era, leaving behind his legacy and lots of great music. This "best...

Cesar Rosas – Soul Disguise

I've been of the opinion for a couple of years now that Los Lobos is one of the finest rock bands around. Rosas...

Ampeg Horizontal Basses

The Ampeg Horizontal Bass, perhaps because of its rarity and odd beauty, has become quite a collector's item. And because production records for...

Tuck Andress

Since 1978, guitar virtuoso Tuck Andress, recognized as a premier player of jazz and contemporary standard music, has enjoyed one of the most enduring...

Tim O’Brien – Two Journeys

In his recent VG interview, Tim O'Brien mentioned that his next release would be more of a "songwriter" CD. Instead, his latest,...
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