Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey English | AVI | 699 MB | 1h 12mn | 720x552| XVID - 1141 Kbps | AC-3 - 192 Kbps Genre: Training
Learn the amazing history of the Gibson acoustic guitar in this fascinating documentary, including vintage performance footage and testimonials from the musical legends who used it. John Lee Hooker, Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, and B. B. King are just a few of its fanciers.
This documentary was originally produced in 2000 to celebrate the Centennial of the Gibson Guitar Company.
Call 'em what you will (ax grinders, stringmeisters, fret burners), guitar players are the main men (and sometimes women) in the worlds of rock, blues, and country. So the idea behind this 90-minute, Canadian-produced documentary (examining various guitarists' styles, hearing their stories, and of course listening to them play) is sound, so to speak. There are a dizzying array of players, from older rockers (Peter Frampton, Steve Winwood, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Yes's Steve Howe, Tom Petty, and many others) to younger guns (Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish, Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy), from country pickers (Travis Tritt, Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn, Chet Atkins) to blues giants (B.B. King, T-Bone Walker), with a couple of bass players (the Who's John Entwistle, Jefferson Airplane's Jack Cassady) thrown in for good measure. They talk about how they started, pay tribute to their own heroes and favorite axes, discuss the evolution of their techniques, etc.; there's a little history, including Les Paul's invention of the solid body guitar and studio multitracking, and several too-brief live concert excerpts.
In the end, those who can't tell a G string from an F-hole won't be fascinated; jazz guitar lovers will feel short-changed; some will be outraged about who isn't represented (what, no Eddie Van Halen?), and Emmylou Harris is the only woman on hand. Still, guitar freaks will find plenty here to make their strings twang.