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Story of rock music. Texan Instruments: bookography, diskography, review, links, etc.
Texas Instruments (Ron Marks on bass, David Woody on guitar and Steve Chapman on drums) were part of the Austin root rock school along with Timbuk 3, Poi Dog Ponderin, Wild Seeds, Reivers, True Believers. More Texas Instruments (Longhead, 1985) and Texas Instruments (Rabid Cat, 1987) bring more news for the covers than for the original tracks, even if the latter contain blue prints, and the performance lies between a grainy and simple folk rock and the blues rock of the region.
They found the right dimension in Sun Tunnels (Rabid Cat, 1988), between Watch'n It All Go Down's "Dylan" bends and The Thing In Apartment B's Acid Rock "Trip". Woody's guitar uses the spatial counterpoint to Kirkwood (Meat Puppets), these bright but broken tones, as a background for ballads with a continuously held energy.
The Magnetic Home (Doctor Dream, 1993) offers rave-ups like Armagideon's Child and Magnetic Home, which are infested with the virus of punkpop and garages-rock. Sort of a mixture of meat dolls, Green On Red and Pogues. speed of sound (Doctor Dream, 1994) is based on the patterns, if not the styles, of Tom Petty, as contemplative bluecollar ballasts (king of nothing) change with hymn-like rocker (Let It Shine).
Playing it out loud: Rock & Roll Instruments
Until October 1 of this year there is still time for the exhibition "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll" at Met Fifth Avenue, one of the three venues of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Perhaps this is the first time that a major museum exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Rock and Ball Hall of Fame, has examined the impact of rock and roller on culture and society, using the tools of great artists, the modern symbols that have made millions of fans dream.
And for those who simply can't plan a trip to New York to help you live, there's always the option of buying the official catalogue published by Jayson Kerr Dobney (head of the musical instruments department at MET) and Craig J.. The Inciardi ( curator in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), which contains many photographs and essays by established rock scholars, is intended to help readers understand aspects such as the visual impact of the instruments on collective imagination or the developments and innovations in the composition of the bands on stage from the beginning until today.