Brian Setzer dials up the twang on new single, Smash Up On Highway One

Brian Setzer
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Brian Setzer has shared Smash Up On Highway One, the second single from his forthcoming album, Gotta Have the Rumble.

A rockabilly number at its core – albeit with “Middle Eastern” scale elements, as Setzer describes – the track incorporates a similar electric guitar twang as the record's first single, Checkered Flag, however with markedly more emphasis on leads. Check it out below.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.