This post started out as a quest to find out who played the solo on Donna Summer’s disco hit “Hot Stuff,” and what the gear was. Turns out it was Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of Steely Dan, the Doobie Bros, must sit on a chair live and – as it applies to “Hot Stuff” – studio [...]
In the early ’70s, the Eagles were heading down a country path. That was all well and good, but they wanted to rock.
I’ve had these three old Guitar Player magazine interviews kicking around on my desktop for a while now, decided to wind them up into one post. Interesting stuff, here are the most interesting tone-related excerpts:
A Dang Solid-State Amp! Joe Walsh isn’t a tone king, he’s a tone emperor. A couple examples: He insisted that Jimmy Page take (buy, whatever) the Les Paul that became Jimmy’s No. 1. And he hooked Pete Townshend up with what to this day is one of Pete’s favorite rigs. (More details on both of [...]
All Fender Except the Joe Walsh Rig I recently subscribed to Guitar Player’s GP2 on-line mag (subscribe here – it’s free) because this time I saw Pete Townshend on the cover. Had to read it, and glad I did. Following are some cool tone-making and tone-recording excerpts from the interview.
I’ve started looking into Tommy Bolin. I’ve heard the name for years, but never looked into him. Still haven’t much, but when researching Bolin on YouTube, I found out that he must have replaced Joe Walsh in the James Gang, and my reaction was: Wait a minute. Joe Walsh? James Gang? There HAD to be [...]