Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Johnny "Guitar" Watson--Space Guitar

It amazes me how far today's popular music has sunk.  Of all the popular artists today, not one really knows how to play the lead guitar.  The lead guitar has disappeared from music altogether with the only exception of the Blues community.

When I listen to Johnny Guitar Watson I am amazed that such a virtuoso was cutting his chops such a long time ago and he can play circles around the idiotic strummers of today.

Johnny Guitar Watson was a huge influence on another Texas guitar slinger, Johnny Winter.  He was also a big influence on, of all people, Frank Zappa.  Frank admired Johnny because of the way he, "played the shit out of his guitar."  Frank and Johnny remained friends all the way until Frank's death in the early 90's.

This song "Space Guitar" is a wild instrumental.  You can check it out below.

If you just have to have this wild tune, click on the link below.

1 comment:

  1. Popular music has sunk?

    2 words for ya Chowderhead...

    Seasick Steve.