Classic Albums is a DVD series telling the stories behind some of rock’s most historic records. Below, watch an excerpt from their feature on Black Sabbath’s Paranoid LP. As the second studio album from Sabbath, the album contains some of the band’s most beloved tracks, including “Iron Man,” “War Pigs,” and “Paranoid.”
Here’s a great quality clip of SRV performing “Pride and Joy” in January of 1990 during his MTV Unplugged taping. Vaughan uses a 12-string Guild, which gives the song a completely different vibe than the original, full band recording. “Pride and Joy” originally appeared on his 1983 Epic Records debut, Texas Flood.
Followers of Joe Bonamassa's Facebook page know the guitarist likes to shoot quick, spur-of-the-moment videos backstage at his shows. These videos usually show him playing rare, oddball or just plain insane stringed instruments. As evidenced below!
The guys (and girls?) at Candyrat Records have come up with another good one. Check out this new acoustic-guitar arrangement and performance of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" by Italian guitarist Luca Stricagnoli.
The Harp Twins—everyone's favorite harp-playing twins—have posted a new video. This time, they've tackled Metallica's "One." The twist, if you will, is that they're both playing the same harp in the new video. The Harp Twins—Camille and Kennerly Kitt—have covered several Metallica tunes over the years, including “Nothing Else Matters” and “The Unforgiven.” One of their most popular clips is their cover of Ozzy Osbourne‘s ”Crazy Train.”
Here’s a cool acoustic foray from Kyle Park for his song, “What Goes Around Comes Around.” I must say, this heartfelt rendition is pure magic. The tragic message sinks in with a quiet delivery. Sometimes all it takes is a baseball cap and an acoustic guitar to get the point across.
Are you seeing double? So am I! It's Tommy Emmanuel and...Tommy Emmanuel in a duet with HIMSELF! If you think this might be gimmicky, well think again. Emmanuel knows how to deliver on beautifully executed acoustic performance and this one has double the goodness.
Here’s a real treat from the amazingly talented Command Sisters. Charlotte and Sarah crossed my path a couple of years ago after they won a contest with the John Lennon Songwriting folks. Hailing from Canada, this pair of teenage performers have an innate gift and a kind demeanor that make for a refreshing combination of blow me away talent in a nice girl package. What’s not to like?
Being a simple strummer myself, I can fully appreciate the time these ladies have put into mastering their instrument. But it’s their passion that really shines through. I’ve met or seen most of these amazing players perform live, and let me just say, WOWZA!
Check out this video recently posted by Candyrat Records that features two masterful acoustic players, Jon Hart and Chris Woods Groove, playing a super cool dual-guitar composition. “Red Room” showcases each player’s melodic and rhythmic virtuosity, weaving together acoustic textures and percussive nuances.