The guitarists who are taking the instrument into new realms
These memorable intros bring lighters out of pockets, prompt roars of recognition from a crowd and cause freeway drivers to reach for the volume knob
Though he was technically their bassist, Paul McCartney was responsible for many fine six-string moments in The Beatles catalog.
GW highlights guitarists who have embraced gear to its fullest, innovating new sounds and styles in the process.
Frank Zappa famously proclaimed that “jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny.” And while that certainly may have been true in the Seventies and Eighties, there's a younger breed of jazz musicians making music that is forward-looking but far less odorous.
A guide to 10 surf-rock tunes—played by nine different bands or artists—that should be on your reverb-drenched radar.