Author: eichaan

Feb - 25
2020

My Back Pages Thirty Years In Guitar Player (February 1990)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The February, 1990 issue of Guitar Player was an incredibly important magazine for me, because it is what ultimately led me to buy my Stratocaster. I had been playing an Epiphone Sheraton, which was a cool guitar, but mine had all kinds of tuning…

Jan - 01
2020

My Back Pages Thirty Years In Guitar Player (December 1989)

 Click here to see all of the previous posts! The December, 1989 issue of Guitar Player stood out in my mind for the cover interview with Keith Richards, who was celebrating his 46th birthday that month. Hard to believe I’m three years older than Keef was on that cover!  On re-reading the issue,…

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…