Guitar Reviews by Mark Gramola

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  1. Unplugged by Neil Young ·
    Unplugged divides into two parts. The first seven tunes are strictly solo, tapping darker material "Mr. Soul", "Stringman", and "The Needle & the Damage Done". In next seven, Neil leans on softer folk ranging from "Helpless", "Harvest Moon" to "...(more)
    Recordings: Acoustic/Folk · Posted: 4/14/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  2. The Allman Brothers Band by Allman Brothers Band ·
    Incredible. Stills leaves speechless after all these years of listening to it. Duane and Betts are an incredible combo.
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 5/29/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  3. Live At Ludlow Garage 1970 by Allman Brothers Band ·
    Rapid dueling guitars, bluesy vocals, great bass, and double percussion, all make this album ones of the greatest live albums ever. Great versions of "Statesboro Blues", and "Hoochie Coochie Man". The extended 44:00 min. Mountain Jam has some o...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 5/29/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  4. Muddy Waters: The Chess Box by Muddy Waters ·
    An incredible collection of amazing blues by this prodigious Blues man. An essential in any blues collection.
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 6/26/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  5. Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young ·
    Neil shows all his faces on this incredible album. His more mellow acoustic side on "Round & Round" and "Running Dry". Then shows his raw electric side on "Down by the River" "Cinnamon Girl" and "Cowgirl in the Sand". As on the many collaborat...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 6/26/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  6. Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar by Frank Zappa ·
    Although many think of Frank Zappa first and foremost as a supreme composer and satirist, many seem to overlook the fact that he was one of the greatest rock guitarists that ever lived. Such latter-day guitar heroes as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 6/28/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  7. Danelectro Guitar/Mandolin ·
    I play mandolin and electric guitar so this naturally intersted me. Strings on standard tuning, however extra frets allow you to play that sweet mandolin sound. So cool. Body has cool 'long-horn' design, that allows for easy fretting. I love ...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 7/16/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  8. Songs You Know By Heart by Jimmy Buffett ·
    Don't like it very much. The harmonica player seems very talented. The guitar is nothing spectacular. Bought it because I often get requests 'Margaritaville' or 'Get Drunk and Screw' (i play in sleazy bars.)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 7/18/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  9. Dunlop Original Crybaby ·
    Easy to use, nothing fancy. An important part of my arsenal. Durable. Mine has taken quite a beating over the past two years, but always works great for me.
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 7/21/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  10. Fender FR50 Resonator ·
    Awesome. If anyone is considering buying a resonator, buy the Fender FR50. I love it. Can't believe I played with any other brand or make of resonator.
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 7/21/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  11. The Beatles (White Album) by The Beatles ·
    This album shows how talented the Beatles were amongst all the personal turmoil the manage to release this amazing piece of work. Awesome. An undeniable classic.
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 7/22/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  12. Alone and Acoustic by Buddy Guy & Junior Wells ·
    Great. I love this album. An incredible collection of acoustic blues. The vocals are deep and bluesy. The guitar is awesome. A super album.
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 7/22/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  13. HyperRust Never Sleeps: The Unofficial Neil Young Pages ·
    A very good site. Chord and tab of Neil songs. Set lists, reviews, rumors, and a guitar newsletter. Very cool.
    Musicians: Fan Websites · Posted: 7/23/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  14. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa ·
    A wonderful album. Jazz-inspired songs showcase Zappa's distinctive guitar playing. Funny, but the humor doesn't take away from the awesome song-writing and musical ability of Zappa and his band.
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 7/25/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  15. Dunlop Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face ·
    Eye catcher. The cute smiley face grabbed my attention. Love the sound. If you need a single effect unit to give you that GREAT fuzzy sound this is it.
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 7/26/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  16. Beatles - Abbey Road ·
    Very helpful. Note-for-note transcribed. Bought it because I was having so much trouble with the solos from "The End".
    Books/Tab: Rock/Pop · Posted: 7/26/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  17. Riding With The King by B.B. King & Eric Clapton ·
    Just an awesome album. Clapton and King's rapport is evident throughout the entire album. They seem to feed off one anothers ability. It's also a great treat to hear B.B. play a little acoustic blues. Great guitar by two of the all-time greats.
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 7/26/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  18. Silver & Gold by Neil Young ·
    A great laid-back set from Neil. The guitar playing good nothing spectactular, but the album is ver good.
    Recordings: Acoustic/Folk · Posted: 7/27/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  19. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis ·
    Awesome. Just awesome. A masterpiece. A essential in ANY collection, Jazz or any other. Spectacular
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 7/27/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)
  20. Farmhouse by Phish ·
    Nothing exceptional. Trey (the guitarist) is talented but doesn't translate well into studio recordings is better at improvising live. Some nice dobro work.
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 7/27/2000 by Mark Gramola (594)