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Bought this Ibanez mandolin today…sounds darn good too.

Bought this Ibanez mandolin today…sounds darn good too.

SCOTS—-Southern Culture On The Skids

SCOTS—-Southern Culture On The Skids

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Johnny Thunders,
L.A.M.F

BORN TO LOSE by JOHNNY THUNDERS

After leaving The New York Dolls, Thunders formed The Heartbreakers with Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan, and Television bassist Richard Hell. Ex-Demons guitarist Walter Lure was soon added.

With Thunders leading the band, the Heartbreakers toured America and Britain, releasing one official album, L.A.M.F., in 1977. The group relocated to the UK, where their popularity was significantly greater than it was in the U.S., particularly among punk bands.

During the early 1980s, Thunders re-formed The Heartbreakers for various tours; the group recorded their final album in 1984.

In 1985, he released Que Sera Sera, a collection of new songs that showed he could still perform convincingly. Three years later he recorded Copy Cats, an album of rock and R&B covers with vocalist Patti Palladin.

From August 1988, until his death in April 1991, Thunders performed with a band known as the Oddballs: Jamie Heath, saxophone; Alison Gordy, vocals; Chris Musto, drums; Stevie Klasson, guitar; and Jill Wisoff, bass, who left after a year.

Smithsonian Acquires Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership

The Mothership — the iconic stage prop made famous by legendary funk collectiveParliament-Funkadelic — has been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture where it will help anchor a permanent music exhibition when the museum opens its doors in 2015

“I’m about to cry!” Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Clinton said over the phone from his home in Tallahassee on Wednesday. “They’re taking the Mothership! They’re shipping it out! . . . But I’m glad it’s going to have a nice home there.”

This 1,200-pound aluminum spacecraft was built in the mid-’90s — an indistinguishable replica, Clinton says, of the smoke-spewing stage prop he first introduced to slack-jawed funk fans in 1976.

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http://funkmusicnews.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/smithsonian-acquires-parliament-funkadelic-mothership/

Smithsonian Acquires Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership

The Mothership — the iconic stage prop made famous by legendary funk collectiveParliament-Funkadelic — has been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture where it will help anchor a permanent music exhibition when the museum opens its doors in 2015

“I’m about to cry!” Parliament-Funkadelic frontman George Clinton said over the phone from his home in Tallahassee on Wednesday. “They’re taking the Mothership! They’re shipping it out! . . . But I’m glad it’s going to have a nice home there.”

This 1,200-pound aluminum spacecraft was built in the mid-’90s — an indistinguishable replica, Clinton says, of the smoke-spewing stage prop he first introduced to slack-jawed funk fans in 1976.

(MORE @ LINK) http://funkmusicnews.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/smithsonian-acquires-parliament-funkadelic-mothership/

The Juan Maclean. I’m diggin’ them.

Jimi Hendrix Experience on French Pop Music TV Show

Jimi Hendrix Experience on French Pop Music TV Show

It’s HALLOWEEN & I almost forgot to put up an ode to Unknown Hinson. I’m pretty sure The King would NOT approve if I forgot to post this.

1978 Nashville Acoustic Guitar.

I’ve been in love with THIS guitar since I as 10 years old (note I said, THIS guitar, not a guitar “like it”. What I mean is THIS EXACT GUITAR.)

Fast forward 33 years…Today, I own it.

I am going to see the one, the only, UNKNOWN HINSON this Friday night. This will be my second time seeing him this year. I’m totally stoked. Yeah, baby.