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GET POOR

Posted: January 30th, 2004, by Chris Summerlin

Everyone seems to complain that they can’t find good, untapped music to get their juices flowing. Here’s a tip for you:

GET POOR

It’s the answer. It means when you go to buy records and you’ve only got 2 quid to spare you have to take some risks. You can’t go buy Lightning Bolt because it’s 15 fucking pounds so you have to go second hand.

And not only second hand but stuff thats been dismissed by people. So, no Gang Of Four – thats going to cost you. You have to go below the barriers of taste.

Some of the best records I have ever heard have been obtained in such a desperate manner and the latest was no different. It opened me up to a wealth of LPs by one band and every one of them is shit hot.

Who? You ask…

ZZ TOP

The Little Ol’ Band From Texas are the fucking SHIT.

I recommend Tres Hombres from 1973 to really get down. Precious And Grace (recently covered by Queens Of The Stone Age) has a juggernaut riff and the amazing Hot, Blue & Righteous is enough to make a grown man weep.

The part live LP Fandango! is a good indication of what a smoking live band the Top were. Tejas is also absolutely fucking GODLIKE.

In fact anything up to the synths and fluffy guitars of Eliminator is worth a buy – especially at a quid a time which is what you usually pay. Even the MTV era stuff is ripping.

And Billy Gibbons is only 56 AND he likes Fugazi.

x



Chris Summerlin

Chris lives for the rock and can often be seen stumbling drunkenly on (and off) stages far and wide. Other hobbies include wearing jumpers, arsing about with Photoshop and trying to beat the world record for the number of offensive comments made in any 24 hour period. He has been married twice but his heart really belongs to his guitars. All 436 of them.

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