Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by mdubya, Aug 28, 2013.
I've always loved the faded special with the Moon Inlays...
and I think it's funny how much negative remarks I've read about these (in the past).
Acceptance seems to be developing, as many of our members own and display these
and when you see a great guitarist playing one, and it sounds killer, then you may
decide that they're cool after all.
Soon it will be time for the Gibson SG Special (faded) RE-ISSUE!!! Watch them price it at a thousand... and if you want moon inlays in an ebony fretboard, $1599.
Big Dead Boys fan here, great pic!
For those of you unfamiliar with Cheetah, here's him in his heyday (with a cool Melody Maker )
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Tb3DT-mjA]Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer - Live CBGB (1977) - YouTube[/ame]
Are you a member at MLP? I have a big Dead Boys appreciation thread over there.
Dead Boys and associated acts - MyLesPaul.com
I bump it with some new content every couple of months.
I have a Johnny Thunder/LAMF thread and a Wayne Kramer/MC5 thread, too.
Let me know if you would like the links.
thats cool. I met that guy in a small bar in the lower east side once. I didnt actually recognize who he was but my friend did and we ended up talking for like an hour.
Col, I have a black 1991 Special with an Ebony board, a maple neck, and no pickguard, with a 57 Classic + in the bridge. It cost me $200 in late 1991 or early 1992. I played it through an old Marshall and used an old fuzz pedal. People used to ask me if I had it custom made.
I had a roommate that was/is a very good drummer and a very good guitar player (better than me, he taught me a lot). He was a little bit of a guitar snob and had had some very nice guitars at one time. He always turned his nose up at my Special.
One day, he had a luthier friend of his over. They were having a jam and the luthier asked to play my Special. After a few minutes he asked if he could give it a tweak. I said sure and he screwed the action way down. He then preceded to to just about burn the house down playing an extended version of Third Stone From The Sun. He declared it to be a kick ass guitar.
My roommate couldn't leave it alone after that.
What a cool thread! I'm a member at MLP, but I don't post there anymore. And I barely hanged around in the Backstage area, so I missed those threads!
I'm a big Dolls fan too (but I still have to dig deep on Johnny's solo stuff) and love the MC5 (though, as far as early Detroit, the Stooges and the original Alice Cooper Band are more my thing )
I am down with The Stooges and ACB.
Ron Asheton virtually taught me how to play.
Here is the LAMF thread and the MC5 thread if anyone is interested:
for my LAMF brothers - MyLesPaul.com
Wayne Kramer/MC 5 - MyLesPaul.com
I realised this one was the best electric guitar I'd ever played the first time I picked it up, bowed neck with 5 mis-matched strings and all.
I don't even hardly look at Standards anymore. Sure if the right one at the right price came along... but I just love the stripped down, no nonsense look of a Special.
The MC5 were powerful stuff. When I was a senior in high school, I'd dash home every day and turn on WFDD, Wake Forest radio, because at 4:00 every afternoon they played Kick Out The Jams to open the evening show. God, I loved that tune.
I want one of those, but I need to save some money for that.
I love this clip of ol JT because of the seriously neck dive he has to deal with ..and its a good version of the song.
lets just say he was hit or miss live, lol
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRw7kfdFmkU]Johnny Thunders - Too much junkie business/ Pills - YouTube[/ame]
Was gonna say probably the best you played until you play my '61 Special!!!
That's a great one. And, unfortunately, pretty rare for JT to put on such a lucid show. He sure had it in him.
I love this photo of Johnny with an SG.
A couple of my favorite MC5 perfomances:
Check out Wayne doing the boogaloo. I would call this performance Iconic.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwZlKdbtTA4]MC5 - Lookin At You - Wayne State U., July 19, 1970 - YouTube[/ame]
This one takes about a minute to get going, but the warm up is great. :)
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZbjseBPjhw]MC5 - Ramblin' Rose 1972 - YouTube[/ame]
cool old epiphones... big hair... big stacks... big _______....
the ramblin' rose vid looks like it followed the "kick out th' jams' vid that was posted on
one of my old Epiphone threads.
i grew up listening to detroit radio as a kid (also CKLW out of windsor). man you just don't get that kind of variety on modern radio. i'd hear the stooges, mc5, bob segar system, smokey robinson, joe tex, r.b greaves, amboy dukes as well as iron maiden! man you name it and you could probably find it on the dial! what a great area to learn about quality music.
speaking of crescent fadeds....
Wow great thread!
I absolutely love early Detroit stuff!
Will never forget first time I heard the Stooges!
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdHEDjuP1Q4"]Stooges at "Cincinnati Pop Festival" - YouTube[/ame]
Iggy with the peanut butter.
My personal all-time fave rock and roll moment in history.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFnkSCdpdmg"]MC5 - Beat Club Recording Sessions: Bremen, Germany 1972 - YouTube[/ame]
MC5 at Beat Club. Past their prime but still pretty cool.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZGv7-W2pvo"]Alice Cooper - Under My Wheels - YouTube[/ame]
Alice at Beat Club.
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