Monthly Archives: July 2005

Tony Joe White – Snakey

The title track that opens the Swamp Fox's latest offering sounds almost like a variation on his bluesy "As A Crow Flies," from 1972's...

Gretsch 7680

Most of us are - or should be - aware of the enormous contributions of the late Chet Atkins, the Country Gentleman, to American...

Ernie Ball Steve Morse Model & Silhouette Special

The guitars of the Ernie Ball/Music Man Company generally cater to "guitarist's guitarists," that is, those fretboard virtuosos we all stand in awe of....

Joe Satriani

As one of the best-known instrumental rock artists to break through to the mainstream, Joe Satriani achieved guitar hero status in the mid 1980s,...

AC/DC – Family Jewels DVD

Like AC/DC? As in, a whole lotta AC/DC? If so, check out this massive 40-track/2-DVD set. Hardcore Angus-philes will dig that the first disc...

Red Simpson – Truckers’ Christmas

It's the time of year when you may be looking to make a few additions to your collection of Christmas records. The theme this...

Johnny Hiland – Johnny Hiland

A friend of mine asked what I knew about Johnny Hiland. I repeated things I'd read about Hiland. You know, the blind guitarist from...

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant – No Quarter: Unledded

The 1980s were not kind to Jimmy Page's reputation. The death of John Bonham, the dissolution of Led Zeppelin; Page's efforts with the Firm;...

Hadden Sayers Band – 12 Bars and the Naked Truth

There's no question what you're going to get when you hear one of Hadden Sayers' records. It's rock and roll, plain and simple. No...

Janis Ian – Billie’s Bones

My fondness for Janis Ian comes as no surprise to longtime VG readers. My monthly column is named after one of her songs,...
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