Hi bloggers, it’s Mark McKenzie here. Thought it was about time I added my two cents in (exchange rate isn’t good at the mo). This is titled “Why I like Songpond” for lack of a better title. But since the reasons are many and your time is precious, I will give out only one at […]
As a follow on from my post here on being unusual, having something unique and not running with the crowd I thought it might be good to run a short list of unusual guitar related ideas. Being unusual really, really helps stylistically. Here’s a few interesting players off the top of my head! Keith Richards […]
gold lace sensors used exclusively by Fender from 1987 to 1996. These were used by Eric Clapton for some time, and Jeff Beck also. So if you`re interested, check out the sounds these guys achieve between these dates live. I think they deliver a great sound through a range of amplifiers and I`d recommend them. The options for pick ups are pretty vast these days and Fender are now producing their own Fender Special Design dual-coil ceramic Noiseless™ pick ups so these, which Clapton (using the vintage model) and Beck have in their current signature guitar models.
Most of the Boss songs were about Parties, Partying, drinking beer, drinking whisky, smoking or brewing home brew beer. Never had a seen a performer whom I believed they had fully lived and experienced EVERY aspect of every song they were singing about. There was something disturbingly impressive and intriguing about this man. He was a great player, and excellent singer however also seemed to not care at all about how he was perceived by anyone in the room.
In her new book Author Jane Rocca matches 200 alcoholic concoctions with their perfect rock soundtracks. Here are a few of them that I personally recommend.
Classic Rock: Let it Bleed by The Rolling Stones – Jammin` – campari, gin and pomegranate juice fireball
Pub Rock: Highway to Hell by ACDC – Between the sheets – apotent mix of white run, triple sec and brandy
Grunge Rock: Houdind by The Melvins – Hedonism – pear vodka, apple and lime juice, so what ? nevermind
Psychedelica: Paranoid by Black Sabbath – Oddity N.o. 9 – cranberry and raspberry juice, vodka and Italian Tauca – far out.
Boss, Loopstation, RC 20 XL, Pink Floyd, OD 20, distortion, Eric Clapton, Hendrix, effects, chorus, reverb, modulation, pitch shifter, phaser, reverb, overdrive
So I had never seen ‘the Boss’ before and had only heard crazy and great things about him so I was anxious with anticipation. I could feel my chest tightening as the music between each act played on and it was at this time I noticed what seemed to be a crazed, long zz-top style bearded, drunk madman stumble onto the stage at the Wunderbar.
Guitar effects. What a selection these days. You don`t need a burning stratocaster or the Jimi Hendrix account at New York`s Legendary Manny`s guitar store to find yourself spoilt for choice with a bewildering array and vast multiplicity of choices. guitar effects, distortion, guitar pedals, boss, electro harmonix, cry baby, wah, phaser, chorus, tremolo, reverb, flanger, delay, digital delay, the edge, U2, digitech, whammy, ebow, Jeff Beck…
So here we go! It’s Monday morning here in the Rock Star office and I am STILL struggling for breath and wobbly on my feet after a crazy show I attended on the weekend that got me really thinking about the precious-ness that has come to surround me and many of my musician buddies regarding how we play and approach live performing.
There’s really no need for me to introduce myself being the ‘face’ of the popular Jamorama product, so I would instead like to welcome everyone to our Rock Star Recipes ‘blog-train’, so all aboard this mad locomotive of music, energy, thoughts and love.