‘Europe Live’ illustrates what cutting Johnson loose adds to his studio efforts.
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Turns out, Ritchie Blackmore’s sudden switch from the outsized rock riffage of Deep Purple and Rainbow to the the medieval folkways of Blackmore’s Night shouldn’t come as such a surprise.
This acoustic offering, remastered and packaged together with a new concert tribute to Ronnie Montrose, offers an opportunity for quiet reflection on the guitarist’s lost genius.
Whatever the circumstances of his early passing, Ronnie Montrose’s music spoke to larger things — to outer-limits explorations on the guitar, to rafter-rearranging loudness, to fun.
Steve Cropper has claimed his share of accolades as a guitarist, finishing at No. 35 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest and while ending up at No. 2 on the Mojo list. But who’s his favorite?
‘I don’t know who they are’: Boston’s old-school Tom Scholz can’t place contemporaries Andy Summers, the Edge
There’s a reason the signature Tom Scholz guitar sound — indeed, Boston’s basic feel, from its 1976 debut through to the forthcoming Life, Love and Hope — has remained unchanged.
Steve Howe has probably never got the credit he deserved for his role in fashioning the legends of both Yes and Asia. The Homebrew series, whether intended or not, has done much to underscore his privotal role
There’s a sense of homecoming, both in the musical selection and in the easy collaborative verve, about Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin’s Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux.
Tinsley Ellis’ almost feral attack on the guitar is put aside for more considered riffs and melodies on his first-ever all-instrumental release, the brilliantly un-volcanic, endlessly varied Get It!
‘I hated singing it; it’s just a bit embarrassing’: Jeff Beck discusses his least-favorite career moment
You’re far more likely to hear him play the B-side’s proto-metal triumph “Beck’s Bolero,” yet Jeff Beck can’t quite shake his jokey 1967 solo-debut single “Hi Ho Silver Lining” — if only because it’s become a soccer anthem.