Billy F Gibbons

Rock + Roll Gearhead

Author: Billy F Gibbons,Tom Vickers,David Perry

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760340307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 2379

The lead guitarist for ZZ Top riffs on his life as a noted collector whose own designs have manifested themselves in his cars and in hundreds of mind-bending custom guitars.
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Billy F Gibbons

Rock + Roll Gearhead

Author: Billy F Gibbons,Tom Vickers

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610601327

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 6944

Now available in paperback,Billy F Gibbonsthrows wide his garage and studio doors for an exclusive look at his exquisite vintage and way-out custom guitars and his influential hot rods and custom cars. From the mythical ’59 Les Paul sunburst known as Pearly Gates and the “Furry One” of MTV renown to cars like the Eliminator, CadZZilla, and Kopperhed, they’re all here—more than four dozen guitars and ten astounding vehicles, all expounded upon by BFG himself and shown in specially commissioned color photography. And while BFG’s cars n’ guitars are the stuff of legend, no less intriguing are the tales behind his incredible music career. From teenage Houston garage rock to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the whole story is between these covers, told in the Good Reverend Willie G’s own words and illustrated with photos and memorabilia from his personal archive.
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Billy F Gibbons

Rock + Roll Gearhead

Author: Billy F. Gibbons,Tom Vickers

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760322694

Category: Music

Page: 191

View: 384

Reverend Billy F Gibbons has the magic formula: Tone + Groove + Attitude + Mystery = Longevity + World Fame. Who wouldn't want all that? His solos are the perfect examples of playing only what matters.
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Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

A ZZ Top Guide

Author: Neil Daniels

Publisher: Soundcheck Books

ISBN: 095714427X

Category: Music

Page: 244

View: 3368

The Ultimate Guide To Those Sharp Dressed Men Fifteen studio albums, fifty million records sold, and more awards than you can shake a stick at – including an induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame – have made ZZ Top legends. So, let’s celebrate ‘em in a fact-packed handbook that gives you the lowdown on the Texas trio that’s been rocking for well over 40 years and are still going strong. What you get here is: The essential history of the band from their 1969 roots to the present day. A review of the band’s studio output, plus notable tours and gigs. Mini-biographies of the boys, plus their influences and who they in turn have influenced. Awards won, plus bits and pieces of fascinating and fun trivia charting their rise to fame. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers celebrates the music and legacy of one of America’s most prominent and popular rock bands. It’s everything you ever needed to know about ZZ Top, but were afraid to ask. So, what are you waiting for? Crank up the volume and give Messrs Gibbons, Hill and Beard all your lovin’.
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Star Guitars

101 Guitars That Rocked the World

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760338213

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 2134

These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King’s Lucille, Eric Clapton’s Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s First Wife, Billy F Gibbons’ Pearly Gates, Neil Young’s Old Black, and many more. Here’s the first-ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music. Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but this book is unique in profiling the actual “star guitars”—the million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sotheby’s auction house in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the stars—Clapton’s Strat, Slash’s Les Paul—and this book explains the stars’ modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones.
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Nobody Told Me

From Basement Band to Jack and the John Lennon Sessions

Author: Ken Geringer

Publisher: Hipway PressInc

ISBN: 9780970712608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 1014

The former music company executive documents his life and career, from his misspent youth in Rockland County, New York, during the 1970s to his rise as a successful businessman, and collaboration with record producer Jack Douglas.
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Hot Rod Pin-Ups II

Gearhead Girls and Dragstrip Dolls

Author: N.A

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760331712

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 5879

Following on the success of his 2005 bestseller Hot Rod Pin-ups, ace photographer David Perry offers an all-new collection of images winningly riffing on the timeless theme of girls ’n’ cars—specifically, girls ‘n’ hot rods. In the garage, on the road, at the race, these sumptuous pictures by the acknowledged master of contemporary hot rod pin-up photography recall classic 1950s illustrators like Vargas and Elvgren. But the beauties in Perry’s photographs have been transported to--and, it seems, transported by--the cluttered chop shops, deafening drag strips, and dusty highways that hot rods call home. Sharing top billing are the cars of many of today’s top builders, as well as painstakingly perfect wardrobes and settings. Essays by male and female stars of the hot rod world round out this delightful book.
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Rock 'n' Roll Myths

The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Legends

Author: Gary Graff,Daniel Durchholz

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 076034230X

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 1321

Explores over sixty years of myths and legends surrounding rock music's top artists, revealing whether "The Wall" syncs up with "The Wizard of Oz" and if Brian Jones' death was really an accident, among other rock lore.
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Music Radio

The Great Performers and Programs of the 1920s Through Early 1960s

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786420476

Category: Music

Page: 369

View: 6029

"This work encompasses the range of musical programming from the early 1920s to the early 1960s. Jazz, country, classical, gospel, pop, big band, western, and semi-classical forms are covered, as are the vocalists, instrumentalists and disc jockeys who made them available to listeners"--Provided by publisher.
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Art of the Hot Rod

Collector's Edition

Author: Ken Gross,Peter Harholdt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349789

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 248

View: 6407

Art of the Hot Rod is a feast for the eyes--a gallery of gorgeous hot rods, the best you'll see from the world's top hot rod builders! A hot rod is art on wheels, and this book contains a whole gallery of the best you'll ever see. In this exclusive collector's edition of Art of the Hot Rod you'll find a jaw-dropping array of beautiful hot rod photos, plus special gatefolds, updated text, and exclusive frameable photographic prints. Art of the Hot Rod: Collector's Edition celebrates the uniquely American marriage of mechanical know-how and an inspired sense of style and design. Built from the ground up, pieced together from salvaged or hand-built parts, rebuilt with classic looks and modern technology--these automotive works of art are as powerful on the page as they are on the street. The book profiles top builders such as Pete Chapouris, Roy Brizio, Vern Tardel, Troy Trepanier, and fifteen others and features studio portraits of their most outstanding custom creations. Through the stunning portraiture of master photographer Peter Harholdt, Art of the Hot Rod captures these magnificent vehicles as they've never been seen before. In addition to full-color photography and updated text, this special collector's edition features two gatefolds with new photography and four garage art photo prints.
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Ultimate Guide to Tae Kwon Do

Author: John Little

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780809228317

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 6764

Characterized by high-flying kicks and punches that easily shatter thick boards, Tae Kwon Do is one of the world's most popular martial arts and exhibition sports. This Korean system of self-defense offers its students improved cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, balance, self-confidence, and peace of mind. Inside Kung-Fu's Ultimate Guide to Tae Kwon Do offers all Tae Kwon Do students--from white belts to black belts--a wealth of insightful, reliable, hard-to-find information from world-renowned experts in every aspect of the art. Inside, you'll find chapters that inform and inspire, addressing such topics as: The history and traditions of Tae Kwon Do Mastering the ten basic movements that are the foundation for all advanced techniques One-step sparring, stretching, competing, and performing great demonstrations Finding and evaluating schools, classes, and instructors Streetwise self-defense applications of Tae Kwon Do techniques In the Ultimate Guide to Tae Kwon Do, you will find everything you need to know to get started and advance through the ranks of this immensely challenging, rigorous, and rewarding martial art. John R. Little is the author of The Warrior Within, Bruce Lee: Words from a Master, and other books on Bruce Lee. He is also the author of numerous published articles on martial arts philosophy and practice. Curtis F. Wong is the publisher of Inside Kung-Fu and other highly respected martial-arts magazines.
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Hot Rod Pin-ups

Author: David Perry,Robt Williams

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760321096

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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David Perry, Foreword by Robt. Williams. For as long as young men have been channeling, chopping, and hopping up rods and customs, women - whether loyal girlfriends or trouble-seeking "bad girls" - have been an integral to their scene. In this unique portfolio evoking great 1950s pin-up artists like Vargas and Elvgren, talented photographer David Perry depicts models in and out of cherry-picked rods and customs wearing painstakingly chosen period dress and hairstyles. More than 100 photos present these modern-day pin-ups under three themes: Garage, Cruising, and Race. In addition, essays explore each topic and are also accompanied by pulp novel covers, period mags, and ads that place the photography in a historical context. Captions identify the car owners, photo location, and, where appropriate, interesting car specs and histories.
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A Wished-for Song

A Portrait of Jeff Buckley

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634035951

Category: Music

Page: 160

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A collection of photographs capture the singer on tour and in the recording studio along with interviews about his life and music.
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Rockin' Down the Highway

The Cars and People that Made Rock Roll

Author: Paul Grushkin

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760322929

Category: Music

Page: 234

View: 6475

"In this absolutely unprecedented and beautifully produced coffee-table volume, best-selling music writer Paul Grushkin draws on top museum collections and private archives, renowned photographers, lauded poster artists, and record labels to illustrate the remarkable 70-year synergy between music and motoring. The narrative comprises scores of first-person interviews with prominent figures and explores common themes that have been addressed in vehicle-related songs - as symbols of freedom, vehicles as status symbols, as courting tools, as utilitarian work conveyances, as metaphors (when Reverend Horton Heat sings about his "Big Red Rocket of Love," he's not just talking about his shoebox Ford), and vehicles simply as vehicles. Illustrated with images of musicians, bands, vehicles, album and poster art, and collectibles, the book draws direct lineages juxtaposing artists that may have previously seemed disparate. Also included are music's car-related lore and tragedies, like Gene Vincent's motorcycle accident that spurred his spiral into alcoholism; Hank Williams' death in the backseat of his Cadillac; the death of So-Cal punk icon D. Boon in a tour-van accident; and Neil Young connecting with Stephen Stills in L.A. because the latter saw the former's Ontario plates in a traffic jam. In the end, Wheels is the expansive sort of book that everyone from the most casual music fan to the most hardcore musicologist will find difficult to put down."--Provided by the publisher.
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Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production

A practical guide to Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase and Pro Tools

Author: Andrea Pejrolo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136125736

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 8774

An inspirational guide for all levels of expertise, Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production shows you how to get the most out of the four leading audio sequencers. Using real-life examples, Andrea Pejrolo demonstrates a wide range of technical and creative techniques, giving you tips and new ideas to help you take your work to the next level. Creative Sequencing Techniques covers sequencing from the basics, through intermediate to an advanced level, making this book ideal for music students and acoustic and MIDI composers. With a free CD containing loops, templates and audio examples, and end of chapter exercises to practise new skills, this illustrated practical guide provides all the tools you will need to give your music the vital edge. In a clear, accessible style, Andrea Pejrolo guides you through: * Essential studio equipment, advising on MIDI devices (controllers, synthesizers, sound modules and sequencers), mixing boards, monitors and computers * Basic sequencing topics such as recording and editing techniques and automation * More advanced topics such as groove quantization, converters, sounds layering, tap tempo, creative meter, tempo changes and synchronization * Orchestration for the MIDI ensemble, using both acoustic instruments and synthesizers * Creating a professional final mix, using mixing techniques that take advantage of plug-in technology, maximising the use of effects such as reverb, compressor, limiter, equalizer and much more The accompanying CD is loaded with more than 90 examples of arrangements and techniques, giving you advice on how to troubleshoot those common mistakes and perfect your music production. Anyone producing music who wants to build on their skills in orchestration, composition and mixing will find all the techniques and practical advice they need in this book. Whether you are a student or amateur aspiring to more professional results, or a professional wanting to master new skills, this book will help you to improve the overall quality of your work.
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Rockin' Garages

Collecting, Racing & Riding with Rock's Great Gearheads

Author: Tom Cotter,Ken Gross,Michael Alan Ross

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760342490

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 4819

“Terraplane Blues,” “Rocket 88,” “Little GTO,” “Mustang Sally,” “Cadillac Ranch,” “Little Red Corvette.” For nearly as long as there have been cars, musicians have penned songs about them. And no genre loves the car like rock 'n roll. Cheap gas, open roads, car radios, and rock music all came of age in the 1950s, and songwriters stepped on the gas and never looked back. Whether hauling amps to the next gig or flaunting the rewards of a chart-topping album, rockers love their cars. But for some musicians, cars aren't just a reflection of success or fodder for the next hit song—they're a full-on obsession. Rockin' Garages takes you inside the collections, behind the wheel, and on the track with 20 of rock's most passionate gearheads. AC/DC's Brian Johnson and Pink Floyd's Nick Mason discuss their love of racing; Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Jimmie Vaughn and country star Keith Urban extoll the virtues of cruising low and slow; Doobie Brother Pat Simmons and Billy Joel showcase their extensive motorcycle collections; Sammy Hagar, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Michael Anthony reveal a need for speed reflected in garages filled with Ferraris, hot rods, and muscle cars. If you love cars and rock and roll, you'll marvel at the eclectic range of vehicles inside, including Camaro, Mustang, Aston Martin, Lincoln, Lamborghini, Harley-Davidson, Porsche, Bentley, Cadillac, Triumph, and even Checker cabs! Crank up the stereo, turn the page, and get ready for a hell of a ride!
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How to Shovel Manure and Other Life Lessons for the Country Woman

Author: Gwen Petersen

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616739827

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 5702

It’s not a job you want to take on without a sense of humor. Oops--it’s not a job at all. It’s an all-encompassing life, being a country woman on the ranch or farm, and with wit and equanimity like Gwen Petersen’s, it can be survived. In fact, with Petersen’s help, it can be drop-dead hilarious. A much-loved cowgirl scribe in rare form, Petersen eases us through the rigors of country living, from raising chickens to shoveling manure to cooking Rocky Mountain oysters. You’d think midwifing a calf was no laughing matter--until Gwen steps in with her expert advice. She has wise counsel for sharing the yard with a gaggle of ill-tempered geese; step-by-step instructions for harvesting pig manure; and sound advice for staying cool through haying season and coping with the chaos of Christmas on the ranch or farm. For good measure, the book includes poems and recipes that will transport you to a country state of mind--whether you hail from the city’s busiest streets or the ranch’s quietest gravel roads. Equal parts handy how-to advice, rural humor, philosophy, and fond farm nostalgia, How to Shovel Manure and Other Life Lessons for the Country Woman is all good.
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The Strat in the Attic 2

More Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology

Author: Deke Dickerson

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627885560

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 574

More astounding stories of rare guitar finds and the music legends who owned them. Do you dream of finding a 1954 Stratocaster or 1952 Gibson Les Paul online, at a garage sale, or in the local penny saver? How about virtually rubbing elbows with one of your favorite rock legends? Following up his first-of-its-kind The Strat in the Attic, musician, journalist, and "guitarchaeologist" Deke Dickerson shares the stories behind dozens of more astounding finds including: A rarer-than-hens-teeth 1966 Hallmark Swept-Wing that originally belonged to Robbie Krieger of the Doors, stashed away in an attic in Alaska for forty years! A crazy-valuable 1958 Gibson Flying V belonging to a Chicago bluesman--who, it turns out, also happens to have an equally rare 1958 Gibson Explorer! An out-of-the-blue, a "to whom it may concern" email leads the author to a trailer park in Salem, Oregon, where one of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys' original 1940's Epiphone Emperor archtops is waiting to be purchased for a song! Luthier R.C. Allen relates the tales of buying Nat "King" Cole Trio guitarist Oscar Moore's Stromberg Master 400 archtop and of being gifted a 1953 Standel amp from Merle Travis! Buddy Merrill, the amazingly talented guitarist from the Lawrence Welk show, gives his 1970 Micro-Frets Huntington to the author, but only if he "promises to PRACTICE." Photos of the guitars and other exciting memorabilia round out a package that no vintage-guitar aficionado will want to be without!
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