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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Power Trip

Posted by Amoebite, September 13, 2017 02:53pm | Post a Comment

Power Trip What's In My Bag?

Texas crossover thrash metal band Power Trip stopped by Amoeba Hollywood recently hunting for records. The five members had very eclectic picks, ranging from black metal to Britpop, post-punk to alt-country, and they had a lot to say about all of them, especially their home state heroes, ZZ Top. "This is one of the greatest American rock bands," proclaimed bassist Chris Whetzel as he held up the band's breakthrough record, Tres Hombres. "If you don't like this band then I have some words for you."

With roots in the genres of hardcore, metal, and punk, Dallas-based Power Trip has shared the stage with a remarkably diverse range of artists, including Merchandise, Big Freedia, Title Fight, Power Trip Nightmare LogicAnthrax, and Napalm Death. Founded in 2008, the current lineup consists of Riley Gale, Blake Ibanez, Chris Ulsh, Nick Stewart, and Chris Whetzel.

After self-releasing an early collection of demos, the group first began attracting notice with the release of their Armaggedon Blues EP. Power Trip toured relentlessly, putting out a self-titled three-song EP in 2011 and then signing on for an appearance at the 2012 Pitchfork Festival. The following year, the band signed to Southern Lord and released their first full-length, Manifest Decimation. Their sophomore LP, Nightmare Logic, followed in early 2017. Power Trip is touring North America this fall with Obituary, Exodus, and Dust Bolt.

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100 Famous Rock Guitar Riffs Offers Concise History of Rock N' Roll

Posted by Billyjam, July 17, 2012 10:00am | Post a Comment
      

Rock music has way too many incredibly memorable guitar riffs to limit a best of list to just one hundred, but the 100 riffs that guitarist Alex Chadwick of The Chicago Music Exchange came up with for the above video performance ain't half bad, and it is a nice informal overview of the history of rock n' roll. Sure it's a subjective selection that includes a lot of mega hits of the genre, and no doubt every rock fan could come up with their own unique list of a hundred best guitar riffs. But I like what Alex has done: from his playing to his choices of riffs, and from how he segues from song to song, to how he plays it on his 1958 Fender Strat all in chronological order. Below is that list of songs and artists in order with the artist names that are blue highlighted linking back to the Amoeba Online Store. where you can find their respective music (CDs, LPs, DVDs) including (in near all cases) the song played by Alex.

SONG/ARTIST PLAYLIST & AMOEBA SHOP LINK OF ALEX'S 100 GUITAR RIFFS (IN ORDER):


1 "Mr. Sandman"  Chet Atkins
2 "Folsom Prison Blues" Johnny Cash
3 "Words of Love"  Buddy Holly
4 "Johnny B Goode"  Chuck Berry
5 "Rumble"  Link Wray

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New Batch Of Collectible LPs Hit Amoeba Hollywood!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, March 8, 2010 09:31am | Post a Comment
We've recently done a huge overhaul of our walls so there's tons of fresh top shelf LPs. Jazz, 20th Century/Avant Garde, Indie, Punk, 60's Rock, Psych, Prog, World, Folk, Metal, Goth and more! All of the LPs pictured are either up for sale now or will hit the walls soon.

Defects

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, February 21, 2009 07:15pm | Post a Comment
thin lizzy renegade record labelkitaro tunhuang kuckuck record labelthe swarm soundtrack record label jerry goldsmith warner brothers
journey raised on readio record labeltime 1 international record label berrington levy
leon russel carney record labelgogo's vacation record labelmadonna express yourself 12" record label sire records
wings at the speed of sound record labelislands arm's way record labelscorpions animal magnetism record label
midnight oil species deceases record labeliron maiden i've got the fire record labelstyle council money go round record label
the sho who are you record labelzz top first album record london blue record labelhow the west was one record label mgm
I've always loved finding damaged labels on LP's. This batch covers a nice cross section from burned edges and small rips to labels pressed a couple inches off center and what appears to be a buckshot hole.
nigeria discofunk special record labellars livet er for kjipt record labelcows sorry in pig minor record label

Day Of The Dead

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, November 2, 2008 09:30am | Post a Comment
subhumans skull labelsubhumans skull label
halford resurrection lp labelweird war if you can't beat 'em, bite 'em lp label
crime desire lp label
zz top deguello lp label
misfits die die my darling 12" labelskull snaps 12" labelsounds to make you shiver lp label
mindless self indulgence lp labelIn Aeternum pestilent plague lp label