Monthly Archives: July 2002

Blackbox Effects Inferno, X-Ray, Cobalt, Ultraviolet 2, Oxygen

During a recent chat with our friends at Willie's Gui-tars, Minneapolis, we were turned on to an interesting new line of boutique stompboxes made...

Otis Rush & Magic Sam – Classic Cobra 56-58 and Cobra and Chief ...

These two collections of early sides by the great guitarists Otis Rush and "Magic" Sam Maghett are pure fire-and-brimstone blues. They showcase the...

Kurt Rosenwinkel – The Enemies of Energy

Rosenwinkel is a jazz guitarist. That said, this CD proves he's willing to go anywhere for his musical muse. There's not much...

Monster Magnet

Just when you were losing faith in hard rock; just when the charts are choking on post-grunge whiners, along comes a band not afraid...

Peter Case and Friends – Avalon Blues Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt

When the names of influential guitar players come up, Mississippi John Hurt is rarely in the top 10. That's wrong. This new...

Orville Gibson’s Handmade 1906 Artist Mandolin

This instrument, bearing a handwritten label reading "Made by O.H. Gibson 1906 Kalamazoo Mich" is arguably the most elaborate scroll-model mandolin ever made by...

Orville Gibson’s Handmade 1906 Artist Mandolin

This instrument, bearing a handwritten label reading "Made by O.H. Gibson 1906 Kalamazoo Mich" is arguably the most elaborate scroll-model mandolin ever made by...

Hadden Sayers Band

The press material with this CD says Sayers has been a fixture on the Houston rock scene for some time. One quick listen...

Electro-Harmonix’s Mike Matthews

EH is back!" So ran the ad copy for the Electro-Harmonix Corporation in the early 1980s. By that time, the company had been in...

John Mayall – Best: 64-69, Drivin’ On: ABC 75-82, Silver Tones: Deram, MCA, Silvertone

The flurry of greatest hits collections showcasing John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers is exciting - and confusing. Here's a quick primer. The first Best...
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