Guitar Reviews by Maciek Sakrejda

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  1. ·
        This site blew me away with its sheer volume of stuff. There are chords to probably around three hundred songs the Grateful Dead played, including some solo stuff from Jerry and Bob and other stuff directly related to the...(more)
    Books/Tab: On-Line · Posted: 10/25/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  2. Muddy "Mississippi" Waters -- Live by Muddy Waters ·
        This is definitely one of my favorite recordings ever. It's not that it's so innovative (since it was rather late in Muddy's career) or that it features amazing virtuosity (although the guitar on this album is pretty darn...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 11/1/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  3. KPIG ·
    I first stumbled upon KPIG on a trip to Monterey. I don't remember what they played, but I do remember it instantly caught my attention. Not just the music, the station itself. But to begin at the beginning, the music is mostly rock with strong ...(more)
    On-Line Music: Radio Sites · Posted: 2/27/2001 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  4. 96fm ·
    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This is your average pop station. Maybe a little better than average, but then again it <i>is</i> a pop station. I don't have too high an opinion of pop, but I do like to listen to it sometimes. Sure, it's not the most ar...(more)
    On-Line Music: Radio Sites · Posted: 11/2/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  5. KSAN ·
    Well, KSAN changed formats a while back. They went from a nice variety of classic rock and '70s hits to pretty straight-ahead classic hard rock. AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, etc. Some people may like that, but I ...(more)
    On-Line Music: Radio Sites · Posted: 2/14/2001 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  6. KFOG ·
    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;KFOG plays what they call "world-class rock". They also don't play much commercials, but they totally overplay new releases. Other than that, they're a good station, with an interesting mix of music. They play some classi...(more)
    On-Line Music: Radio Sites · Posted: 11/2/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  7. Harry's Blues Lyrics ·
    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I agree with Jim--the wealth of info there is pretty amazing. I didn't find several songs I tried looking for, and they weren't that obscure, but the site is a good effort, and it seems it's growing. And on the blues dict...(more)
    Books/Tab: On-Line · Posted: 11/3/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  8. KPFA ·
    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;An excellent public radio station. You may have heard about them during the past several months because of the disputes with the evil, evil Pacifica foundation. They feature all sorts of programming. Folk, Jazz, weekly li...(more)
    On-Line Music: Radio Sites · Posted: 11/4/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  9. KALX ·
    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I've just recently started listening to this, the campus station at UC Berkeley, but I feel compeled to give it a five from what I've heard, from what I've seen of their schedule, and from what I've heard about them. They...(more)
    On-Line Music: Radio Sites · Posted: 11/4/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  10. Netradio ·
    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;For now at least, you must use the "Start Listening" link on the left of the first page (you have to scroll down) to start listening. All (or at least a whole lot of) the other links are out-of-date.<br><br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&...(more)
    On-Line Music: Radio Sites · Posted: 11/4/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  11. Lyrics World ·
    A very nice lyrics site. With what happened to recently, it's nice that there is an alternative, and this is a solid one. It is missing a lot of stuff, but there is a lot it does have. You can view the lyrics sorted by artist or title,...(more)
    Books/Tab: On-Line · Posted: 2/14/2001 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  12. Southern Culture on the Skids ·
    I think their song titles best describe their sound: "Red Beans n' Reverb", "My House Has Wheels", "Fried Chicken and Gasoline", "Deja Varoom"... The list goes on. They're a band that both parodies and embraces the hillbilly tradition, putting o...(more)
    Musicians: Musician Websites · Posted: 11/7/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  13. The Wanderer's 50's-60's Realaudio Site ·
    The music gets a five. The site gets a one. If you're looking for oldies online, this is a very good place to start. Unfortunately, the guy in charge has a "Gee, I'm so great because I'm providing you this site for free" attitude, combined with ...(more)
    On-Line Music: Jukeboxes · Posted: 11/7/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  14. The Led Zeppelin Home Page ·
    A very nice site. Lyrics (amazingly complete lyrics--down to Robert's every 'ooh' and 'aah'), tabs (very spotty tabs from OLGA, but they're something, at least), links, an image gallery, rare .wav and RA sound samples, a quiz with some interesti...(more)
    Musicians: Fan Websites · Posted: 2/14/2001 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  15. Grateful Dead Official Home Page ·
    This is a nice site, but a little schizophrenic. It's hard to really find what you're looking for. The "Band Members" section, for example, has almost no info, and doesn't mention the Dead's former keyboardists. But the stuff that's there is goo...(more)
    Musicians: Musician Websites · Posted: 11/7/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  16. The All-Music Guide ·
    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This is the on-line version of the All-Music Guide (and the associated All-Blues, All-Jazz, etc.). An excellent reference tool. Has at least a discography for most artists I've heard of (and my tastes do get a little ecle...(more)
    Musicians: Musician Directories · Posted: 11/8/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  17. Blues by Jimi Hendrix ·
    &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I agree. I checked this CD out of my local public library about a month ago, and it kicks ass. It's really cool to hear Jimi do a solo acoustic guitar thing, and all the other tracks here are great, too. I especially like...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 11/8/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  18. In My Time by Charlie Musselwhite ·
    This is a great album. It opens with Charlie doing "Stingaree" solo on guitar. His vocals are too intelligebile to have an "authentic" delta sound ;), but it works very nicely anyway. He continues solo for another number, "Brownsville Blues, and...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 11/15/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  19. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin ·
    This album is beautiful. Unlike some later Zep albums, diversity isn't its strong point, but there is some very nice big ol' heavy, bluesy stuff broken up every now and then by softer acoustic things. "Good Times Bad Times" is a nice, almost-pop...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 11/11/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
  20. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother & the Holding Company ·
    I love this album. Awful short (just over a half hour, I believe, unless you've got the new version with bonus tracks), but full of emotion. Sam Andrew provides some of my favorite guitar ever--sloppy, but making up for it with enthusiasm and wo...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 11/13/1999 by Maciek Sakrejda (8047)