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About princeofdarkness56

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  • Birthday 09/22/1956

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    81 Special, 83 Vector
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    Fender Bronco
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    Rocktron Zombie, Danelectric Black Paisley. Danelctric PB&J delay

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    Saco Maine.
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    Family, friends, avoiding work, music, guitars, hard rock, Chicago WhiteSox, Buffalo Bills, books, art, etc.

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  1. Yup. My chances of picking up a 56 anything are slim to none unless it falls off a truck. I still think that 79 les Paul custom I bought in 79 for $575 was a deal. The store said if I paid cash he wouldn’t charge me tax. So I did. He was out of business 3 weeks later. He had 2 other Gibsons there. A 79 Rd Artist for $575 which didn’t really interest me at the time. Then he had a 61 Les Paul Custom. The ones that look like a SG for $850. Didn’t have the cash then for that. Should have found a way to snag that. Still regret that move.
  2. Had a 79 LP Custom. Weighed a ton and I believe it had a maple neck. Am in no hurry to purchase another. Especially considering I bought it new in 79 for $575 and would have to spend $ 3500 for one today. Better bang for the buck elsewhere.
  3. At near 70 years of age, you really don’t owe a explanation to anyone on what you do for enjoyment. To find something that still excites you like it did 50 years ago, just do it.
  4. That belly laugh by Fripp at the very end confirms my suspicions that Fripp has been abducted by aliens and replaced by some type of pod. For proof just watch any concert footage of him back in the day.
  5. Feel the same way. Never a fan but it’s disturbing to see so many bands from my formative years passing on.
  6. I saw that CT clip the other day. They still bring it. If it was 1977 that song would be all over the radio.
  7. Freaking heavy band. Andrew Duck McDonald was the last guitar player with them for about 15 years. One of the most underrated players around. Their live album Hello Tokyo just killer blues based hard rock. Their last album What Doesn’t Kill You is just as good as anything they put out in the 60’s or 70’s.
  8. Aerosmith made my worst list but they also make the best list. First time I saw them was about 2 weeks after Toys in the Attic came out. Absolutely firing on all cylinders. AC/DC, Thin Lizzy and BOC. It was AC/DC’s first American tour. I’ll say no more. Alice Cooper and Motörhead. Two veteran bands that were just happy doing what they do and at the top of their game. Loudest concert too. Whitesnake, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Early 8O’s when WS was still a blues based rock band.
  9. Lou Reed’s Rock and Roll Heart tour. I knew Hunter and Wagner were not with him anymore but Lou on guitar and his backing band just sucked the air out of the place. A late 70’s Aerosmith concert. They were wasted. The crowd knew it. It was 2 days after the Fourth of July and some of the crowd had fireworks on them. It became ugly real fast.
  10. They had a nice article in Rolling stone on them and what they we’re trying to accomplish with those videos. I think they are fun to watch. And believe me, I never would have thought I would use the word fun in the same sentence with Robert Fripp.
  11. If that’s the case, check out their cover of Alice Cooper’s Poison or Schools Out. That’s a eye opener.
  12. I love Uncle Teddy but if there ever was a picture to go with Zappa’s quote about Shut up and play your guitar, it would be the Nuge.
  13. Way more fun than a King Crimson concert for sure.
  14. Besides being a very good guitar player the chicks dug his looks. They probably contributed to half of his record sales. They would toss bouquets of flowers onto the stage. And I think that eventually did him in as some of his follow ups right after Comes Alive played to the teenage girls instead of rock guitar stuff he did with The Herd or Humble Pie.
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