The Axeman Cometh - The Birth Of The Great British Guitar Hero The Axeman Cometh - The Birth Of The Great British Guitar Hero : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
By the late 60s the British Guitar Hero was in the ascendency, and blokes like Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Alvin Lee were being deified. Rock Music was growing progressively louder, hair was flowing, trousers were tightening, and guitar solos were getting longer, flashier, more intricate and increasingly self-indulgent. The Axe Man had indeed come a long way since his humble beginnings, just fifteen years or so earlier, when either a honking sax or a plinking piano invariably took the lead breaks on a 45rpm record (or in those days, 78rpm), rather than an electric guitar. There had been no British 'Guitar Heroes' back in the 50s - indeed, there hadn't really been any young guitarists - and the session men who played on those records were either disgruntled jazz or po-faced dance-band musicians.
Part Code:  RHGB47
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  RockHistory.co.uk
Format:  2CD


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