Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Les Paul, 1915-2009
Is it supposed to sound like that? That's the question I ask myself every time I hear Les Paul. Even the squarest selections on this terrific compilation crackle with weird experimentation. "Brazil," a track from 1947, is typical. Perhaps the enormous attention paid to Paul's death will inspire a new generation to discover the innovator's work. Nothing against Hendrix, but the world would certainly be a better place if more guitarists were also influenced by Paul's imaginative catalog.
James Christos blasts KPRS.
Kansas City Click: What are the chances that my favorite Blondie song will be performed Tuesday at Crossroads?