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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Release 17-Minute Music Video

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse has been busy this year, with two albums coming out in 2012.

The second – October’s Psychedelic Pill - is filled with long, poignant tracks that creep up to the 20-minute mark.

As such, the band has released a fresh video for the Pill cut “Ramada Inn,” a sprawling 17-minute song that is accompanied by archival footage and trippy designs. (more…)

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Two Gallants Play Live In-Store at Paris’ Boutique Fargo

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Currently on tour in Europe, San Francisco-based duo Two Gallants stopped by the Boutique Fargo record store in Paris to perform “Steady Rollin” off their 2006 album What the Toll Tells.

The band released a new album – The Bloom and the Blight - earlier this year, but this classic song is a gem, especially live. (more…)

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Michael Nesmith Preps for U.S. Tour with the Monkees

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With the exception of a short run of European dates in 1997, Michael Nesmith has not toured with the Monkees since 1969.

But that all will change soon with a 12-show U.S. tour in the coming month. (more…)

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Six Great (Extinct) Gretsch Basses

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Today, Gretsch makes several highly acclaimed bass guitar models prized by players worldwide for their elegant style and seismic sound. When you see a Gretsch bass, it’s usually in the hands of a bassist who truly prizes a fine instrument and who truly appreciates the Gretsch name and tradition.

Well before its fine modern-era basses, however, Gretsch made some very, shall we say, interesting forays into the bass guitar world. From its first, shall we say, unusual model in the early 1960s to another, shall we say, distinctive model at the dawn of the 1980s, Gretsch indeed truly went its own, shall we say, unconventional way when it came to anchoring the low end.

Submitted for your approval here are six remarkable—and quite extinct—examples of Gretsch bass guitar history, starting at the very beginning. (more…)

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