Nov 20, 2010

Guitar Hereos

The master

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This week, a listen to some serious axemanship. From the glorious g-string twanging of the 1950s through the raucous dueling of Wayne Kramer and Sonic Smith on The MC5's American Ruse to the measured performances of Verlaine and Lloyd. The Easybeats' Sorry must surely feature the best sounding guitar intro of all time. Comments greatly appreciated. A thoroughly riff-tastic 50 minutes.
  1. Rebel Rouser, Duane Eddy, Rebel Rouser, 1958, London
  2. Rumble, Link Wray, 7", 1958, Cadence
  3. Sorry, The Easybeats, 7", 1966, Parlophone
  4. Nobody, Johnny Guitar Watson, 7", 1967, Okeh
  5. Sudden Life, Man, Revelation, 1969, Pye,
  6. The American Ruse, MC5, Back In The USA, 1970, Atlantic
  7. Cannabis (Instrumental), Serge Gainsbourg, Cannabis, 1970, Phillips
  8. Bootie Cooler, Shuggie Otis, Here Comes Shuggie Otis, 1970, Epic
  9. Down on the Street, The Stooges, Fun House, 1970, Elektra
  10. Laundromat, Rory Gallagher, Rory Gallagher, 1971, Chrysalis
  11. In The Street, Big Star, #1 Record, 1972, Ardent,
  12. Black Maria, Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything?, 1972, Bearsville
  13. Motorbikin', Chris Spedding, Chris Spedding, 1975, RAK,
  14. 10538 Overture, Electric Light Orchestra, Light Years, 1977, Harvest
  15. Killer Without a Cause, Thin Lizzy, Bad Reputation, 1977, Vertigo
  16. Foxhole, Television, Adventure, 1978, Elektra

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