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Monthly Archives: November 2005

Audioslave – Audioslave

The news that former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell was joining the three musicians in Rage Against the Machine, the hard rock/hip hop group that...

Michael Bloomfield – If You Love These Blues, Play ‘Em As You Please

I've had more than one conversation with a colleague when The Paul Butterfield Blues Band album came up, and we said in unison, "That...

George Harrison – Brainwashed

It's become cliché to say a particular guitarist is recognizable after just one note, but in the case of George Harrison, it's true. ...

Tommy Castro – Gratitude

Tommy Castro goes for the throat, emotionally, no matter if he's playing straight blues, funk, or good old-fashioned rock and roll. This album...

Various artists – Crossroads Guitar Festival

Talk about piquing one's curiosity. The promos for the truncated pledge-drive version of the Crossroads Festival that aired on PBS in December began, "Sixty-five...

Leslie West – Blues to Die For

Mountain had just one real hit - the two-and-a-half-minute blast of "Mississippi Queen" can still be heard on classic rock radio. And while it...

Alison Krauss and Union Station – Alison Krauss + Union Station Live

Although fine female bluegrass singers and songwriters like Hazel Dickens and Emmylou Harris have achieved success, Alison Krauss must be considered the first woman...

Steve Earle – Jerusalem

Here are a couple of records from one of America's best songwriters. One is a batch of cuts made for movie soundtracks, or...

National Model N-720

Most acoustic guitar players will likely show disdain for any instrument with a bolt-on neck. Even though there have been many great guitars...

November 2005

FEATURES SLASH Vintage “Contraband” and Velvet Revolver He arrived on the scene with a simple setup, a true sense of melody, ambition, and an attitude that separated...
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