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Nov - 29
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years In Guitar Player (November 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The November, 1989 issue of Guitar Player had a number of interesting articles. My recollection is that I was probably more focused on the John Lee Hooker interview at the time (since my main musical interest was the blues), but I’m sure that I read…

Jul - 15
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years Ago in Guitar Player (July 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The July, 1989 edition of Guitar Player was one that, on the whole, didn’t really yield much of interest upon revisiting it. The cover story on Jennifer Batten was very good, but that was about it (though an interview with Neal Schon right before…

Jun - 21
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years Ago in Guitar Player (June 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The June, 1989 edition of Guitar Player is an interesting one to revisit: on the one hand, the issue devotes 25 pages to a comprehensive look at the state of the art in digital signal processors. This might have been a valuable service to…

Apr - 27
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years Ago in Guitar Player (April 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The April, 1989 edition of Guitar Player doesn’t stand out in my memory–I’m sure that I read it, but except for the interview with Miles Davis’ bass player Benny Reitveld I can’t remember the rest.     That said, upon re-reading it for this month’s…

Mar - 17
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years Ago in Guitar Player (March 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! In January of 1989 Guitar Player told us who its readers thought were the greatest guitarists (mostly the people featured in the previous year’s issues), but two months later they decided to tell us about guitarists that most people had not yet heard of. This is…

Mar - 01
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years Ago in Guitar Player (February 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The February, 1989 issue of Guitar Player was chock full of interesting content. If I remember correctly, I spent a lot of time reading the articles by Frank Gambale, Sonny Sharrock and Mick Goodrick to try to learn about improvisation, but re-reading the issue shows that…

Jan - 19
2019

My Back Pages: Thirty Years Ago in Guitar Player (January 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The January, 1989 issue of Guitar Player marked a return to form; after several months of lackluster issues that don’t really stand out when re-reading them today, the industry standard publication kicked off a new year with a very solid issue. While the annual Reader’s…