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Monthly Archives: November 2006

The Pixies

In the late 1980s, the Pixies' unique brand of punk, pop, and guitar rock almost singlehandedly created the alternative music movement that flourished in...

Tokai Talbo

For aficionados of copy guitars - replicas of mostly American classics that give U.S. manufacturers apoplectic fits - perhaps no company is more respected...

Electro-Harmonix 16 Second Digital Delay

On several occasions, we've chronicled the story of Electro-Harmonix, from its first heyday in the 1970s, through the '80s, and its resurgence in the...

Vivian Campbell

Considering his lengthy resumé, one might expect Irish guitarist Vivian Campbell would have released a solo album long before September of 2005. And Campbell's...

Buck Page – Right Place To Start

There have been more than one group known as the Riders Of The Purple Sage (not counting country-rock's New Riders Of The Purple Sage)....

Various artists – Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar

Here's a capital idea executed brilliantly: 13 inventive acoustic guitar arrangements of Mancini classics - 12 solo and one bonus duet - by a...

G.L. Stiles Solidbody

Every once in awhile, a guitar comes out of left field. In the case of this solidbody electric labeled "Lee Stiles," the throw came...

Carvin Belaire 212

When Lowell Kiesel started Carvin in 1946, his focus was on electric guitar pickups and lap steels. He had a fair amount of initial...

J.J. Cale

J.J. Cale is the last person you'd expect to get the up close and personal "Behind The Music" treatment. Interviews with him are rare,...

Adrian Belew

Bleeps, squawks, and other sounds emanate from the guitars of Adrian Belew, who has gigged with the likes of Frank Zappa and Talking Heads,...
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