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Brian Setzer Offers Track-By-Track on New Album, 'Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL'

Brian Setzer has granted MusicRadar.com an exclusive track-by-track breakdown on his new album, Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL.

"I had about six or seven songs written," said Setzer of his new instrumental record. "Then I started fooling around with 'Blue Moon Of Kentucky' and it wound up being an instrumental record."

On the album's first track, the aforementioned "Blue Moon Of Kentucky," Setzer said: "I was working off the Elvis version, the whole Scotty Moore thing. It’s a traditional bluegrass song, so I put some jazz chords behind it. All of a sudden, I had something unique. That’s what makes it worthy. You can’t do it better than Elvis!"

For the full track-by-track breakdown of Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL, head here.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.