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Holiday Playlist: The Who’s “Christmas” Live in 1970

Thunderous live clip of the almighty Who performing “Christmas” from 1969 rock opera Tommy

Could there ever be a more rocking holiday song than “Christmas” off The Who’s Tommy? Analog video interference aside, we are absolutely loving this clip of The Who playing the song live at Tanglewood in 1970. Daltrey is at his… Read More

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Vintage Trouble: GSTV Artist Showcase Encore

Early footage of L.A. soul rock sensations tearing the roof off Harvelle’s in Santa Monica

 

By Alex Baker

 

This week’s Artist Showcase Encore could be subtitled “Before they were Famous.” Because in the two years since we shot them at a tiny club in Santa Monica, Vintage Trouble have become a worldwide sensation.

 

Within weeks of us shooting the band tearing it up in front of a packed hometown crowd at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica, they began their conquest of… Read More

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British Rock Double Feature: Small Faces and Pretty Things Docs Screen in Hollywood Friday Night

“Like a rawer, dirtier version of the Rolling Stones,” at least that’s how those who were in the know back in mid ‘60s London described the Pretty Things.

 

Unfortunately for the Pretty Things, they weren’t really all that pretty. Not as pretty as Mick, Keith, Brian, and the boys at least. Nor were there songs quite as enduring as the likes of “Ruby Tuesday,” “Jumping JackRead More

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Hi Watt Amplification


 

Guitarists and music fans worldwide have a special fondness for the legendary HiWatt Amplifier, one of the cornerstones of great classic and contemporary Rock sounds. Starting in the late 1960s, together with Marshall and Vox amps, this company continues to represent a major force is defining the so-called “British sound” that has thrilled audiences around the world. Over the years, HiWatt gear has been used by cool artists such as The Who, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, The Killers, The Hives, Kid Rock,… Read More

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