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The Kinks weave social commentary, a hooky chorus, and a bitchin’ guitar tone into a Christmas rock anthem
Kinks frontman Ray Davies was never one to shy away from social commentary. However like most of what he wrote, he tended to deliver it with a wry twist. This is especially evident in “Father Christmas“; the Kinks’ 1977 single about a guy who dresses as… Read More
Classic Big Muff distortion in a compact package make the Nano Big Muff the perfect stocking stuffer
Electro-Harmonix has produced a more compact version of their iconic Big Muff distortion pedal. The new Nano Big Muff Pi delivers that distinctly creamy Big Muff distortion through a smaller circuit and has a footprint no larger than a standard stompbox, in contrast to the standard Big Muff, which is more than twice… Read More
Singer confirms that legendarily shambolic rockers will reunite for 2015 tour
By Alex Baker
After initially telling the interviewer that plans for a new album with guitar legend Jeff Beck were likely off, Stewart (68) went on to say that “I think we… Read More
Rock’s first lady storms through her 1981 classic in performance for Guitar Center Sessions
Retro-inspired Tom Cat Model combines simplicity with quirky styling
The new retro-inspired PureSalem “Tom Cat” is a new model from the Miami-based guitar maker that employs a simplistic design utilizing classic guitar elements like wood, wire and strings.
Recently Christian Bland of the the Black Angels played a PureSalem Tom… Read More
Third Man Records brings you The Bumble Buzz
By Alex Baker
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the guitarist in your life? Or just a little something to dirty up your own guitar sound? Well then Jack White and Third Man Records may have the pedal for you.