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Monthly Archives: June 2004

Sam Phillips – Fan Dance

Fan Dance
 

Sam Phillips has reinvented herself. Her big star pop persona is gone, replaced by a starkly gothic singer/songwriter with an album that screams to be heard. Phillips has moved from Virgin Records and its big-time/big-budget productions that propelled her to pop stardom with 1988′s (more…)

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Philip Campbell

Decibel Level Be Damned
 

We recently caught up with Motorhead guitarist Philip Campbell to talk about his influences, the new album, and the band’s efforts. Vintage Guitar: You’ve been a guitarist for Motorhead longer than anyone else. Philip Campbell: Eighteen and a half years… (more…)

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Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis – Great Guitars Live

Great Guitars Live
 

Call it a gimmick if you will, but the Great Guitars super trio of Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis made some great music. The concept came by accident. Byrd’s own trio was booked on a joint tour with Kessel’s group. (more…)

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David Clayton and Todd K. Smith – Free: Heavy Load

Free: Heavy Load
 

This epic chronicles the story of the seminal British blues/rock band Free. Leaving no stone unturned, and with the help of more than 400 photos, authors David Clayton and Todd K. Smith have painstakingly detailed (more…)

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Green Amps

Turning America Green
 

It hit Joel Wheeler in a flash of white light, a memory fried extra crispy into his brain. Just how you’d picture an epiphany to be, right? A random sentence from a recent acquaintance – five words from a bass (more…)

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Ed Gerhard – House of Guitars

House of Guitars
 

There are a number of us who find joy in collecting pawnshop guitars – you know the type, cheap, affordable, and ever so quirky. There’s a certain pleasure in having one of these beaters that you can drag to the beach (more…)

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Nick Forster – Country Swing Back-up Guitar

Country Swing Back-up Guitar
 

Country Swing Back-up Guitar Taught by Nick Forster, with guest fiddle by Tim O’Brien Homespun I see Nick Forster face to face nearly every week in my role as the official E-Town photographer (E-Town is a nationally syndicated radio show hosted (more…)

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The Band – Rock of Ages: The Band in Concert

Rock of Ages: The Band in Concert
 

This late album by The Band needs little introduction. By the time it was originally released – Rock of Ages in ’72 – The Band had made its mark both on its own (more…)

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Storyville – A Piece of Your Soul

A Piece of Your Soul
 

Storyville is an Austin, Texas, supergroup made up of SRV’s old Double Trouble pals Chris Layton (drums) and Tommy Shannon (bass), along with guitarslingers David Grissom and David Holt. The band is fronted by singer Malford Milligan. (more…)

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Pollo Del Mar – The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
 

If you’re excessively monolingual, you might not know that Pollo del Mar translates to “chicken of the sea.” I like it just for that. But I like it for other reasons, too. The (more…)

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