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Deep Purple 10 Top Songs

All the hard rock, heavy and metal after 1970 has its roots in three legendary bands: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. To the former we have already dedicated a special with our favorite songs, we have also talked about our favorite riffs of the second and now it's time to review our 10 favorite songs of the band that compete for the...

George Harrison best post-Beatles songs

The Beatles' break-up with came at the best moment of George Harrison’s career: he had just released the two best songs on the band's last album, Abbey Road, and musically, he had found the slide guitar to be the defining element of his guitar playing. When it came time to go solo Harrison had a bag full of great songs that had been rejected by...

Robbie Robertson 10 best solos

45 years after The Last Waltz, from Guitars Exchange we have decided to take the opportunity to review our 10 favorite solos of Robbie Robertson’s career, either under the orders of Bob Dylan and Ronnie Hawkins or commanding the unforgettable The Band. Ronnie Hawkins - Who Do You Love? (1963) During a few months in 1960 Roy Buchanan was...

Top 10 Allman Brothers songs

On November 20, 2021, Duane Allman would have been 75 years old, a date too important for us at Guitars Exchange not to want to pay tribute to one of our favourite guitarists of all time, by choosing our 10 top songs from the Allman Brothers Band, which was created and led by the eldest Allman. Blue Sky (1972)Dickey Betts had written this...

Gene Clark Top 10 Songs

The Byrds were one of the most talented groups ever; whole movements and multiple bands emerged from them. Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons and Clarence White were all members; but maybe the most talented of them all, and certainly the best composer, was Gene Clark, the guy who had the least luck of them all, but who had an...

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 10 best songs

Taking advantage of the fact that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are back in the news, having announced the return of their prodigal son, guitarist John Frusciante, a new world tour, which will begin on June 4, 2022 at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, as well as the release of a new album next year, from Guitars Exchange we want to review the career...

Artists who have decided to retreat into obscurity

Bombarded by social text messages, work emails and endless calls from strangers trying to sell us the most incredible deal of our lives, it is not surprising that people drop off our radar. In particular, with so much wonderful music to listen to, how can we not lose track of the many artists who have decided to retreat into obscurity, or who are...

Top 10 songs featuring Steve Cropper's guitar playing

If Chuck Berry forever defined the sound of rock & roll with his guitar and Chet Atkins did the same for country, then we could say that soul guitar has Steve Cropper's DNA all over it. From his role as main session guitarist, composer and producer at Stax, his sound is a fundamental part of one of the most important labels of all times, with...

Paul Simon best albums

Paul Simon can be described as being very short, not very cool and not very rock & roll, but not even the biggest hater in the world can deny that he knows how to write songs better than 99.99% of the profession. If there were popular music classes at a University of Composition Paul Simon would be one of the teachers, something that, by the...

Great Rickenbacker guitarists

In 1931, 90 years ago now, Adolph Rickenbacher and George Beauchamp founded Ro-Pat-In Corporation (which stood for ElectRo-Patent-Instruments) to sell electric Hawaiian guitars that Beauchamp designed. Little did they know that they had taken the first step towards the biggest revolution in popular music in the 20th century. Soon after it was...

Jerry Lee Lewis 10 Best Songs

 The First Great Wild Man Of Rock  Jerry Lee Lewis’s reputation as a wild man of rock was partly formed by his scandalous relationships and lifestyle, and partly because of his wild performances that on at least one occasion ended up with his piano on fire. However ‘The Killer’s’ outlandish character should not be allowed to...

The best Metallica albums

Metallica is, together with Black Sabbath, the greatest band in the history of Metal. Their emergence in 1983 meant the advent of Thrash Metal, with its fast and cutting riffs, and  a new energy to the genre. But James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich's band knew how to evolve and ended up becoming one of the best-selling bands of all time; breaking...

Nick Cave Top 10 Songs

Nick Cave began his career in 1978 with those sonorous terrorists called The Birthday Party, terrorizing everyone with their noisy and sharp post-punk. Few could have imagined that the singer of that band would transmute into a kind of gothic cross between Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Scott Walker. Cave has continued to improve over...

Denmark Street Delirium

For guitar lovers Denmark Street in central London is something like a Mecca. The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix recorded in its basements; Elton John wrote Your Song on its rooftops, and Bob Marley bought his first guitar here. With its extraordinary musical history and over half-a-dozen guitar shops in one small street; what’s there not to...

The Pretenders’ Top 10 Songs

The focus of The Pretenders, founded in 1978, is squarely on lead singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde, although she has always sought to share credit with the other members of the group. In the original ‘classic’ line-up these included lead guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, bassist Pete Farndon, and drummer Martin Chambers. Together their blend of...

The 10 most iconic and influential riffs of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal

Maybe John Lennon was right and hard rock started in 1964 when the Beatles released I Feel Fine over an incredible riff that gave us, before its beginning, one of the first instances of feedback, but the fact is that the two clearest antecedents of the genre and its transition to Heavy came when Hendrix and his Experience and Clapton and his Cream...

Van Morrison 10 Best Songs

George Ivan Morrison has one of the most privileged voices of late 20th century popular music and, more importantly, enough talent to create songs at the same level of such a privileged instrument. From his beginnings as a fierce R&B singer fronting Them to his forays into folk and soul, his career is replete with great songs from which we have...

Guns N Roses The Golden Era

Guns N' Roses emerged in Los Angeles in 1985 when members of Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns decided to form a new band. In spite of these origins, which gave them their name, their definitive formation was formed only by members of the former, the two founders, the singer Axl Rose and the guitarist Izzy Stradlin, in addition to three others who had...

David Bowie 10 best records

David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, left us on 10 January 2016, five years ago now. The singer had just turned 69 two days earlier, and had said goodbye to everyone with one of the best albums of his career, Blackstar. Since then the world has gone into a tailspin and, although his death is not responsible for all the ills that have...