Brian Setzer - Stray Cats
Gretsch Brian Setzer in Green Flamed Maple
If you look up the word "cool" in the dictionary there would be a picture of Brian Setzer!
When I first saw Brian on MTV back around 1982 I liked it, I even sang along to it, but I really did not appreciate the huge talent that he had. At the time the songs didn't move me too much.
I met Brian at a show he played in Long Island about 1993 or so. I wasn't expecting a real lot, based on the basic three chord changes his tunes were, I wasn't expecting much more than a typical club act.
Talk about being incredibly wrong. Brian played that Gretsch guitar so incredibly well, and so tastefully that my eyes were opened to a whole new genre of music, which I had previously dismissed as being a little too simple.
This guy can play like an angel and his voice is great, his stage presence is riveting, The lyrics are great and he always looks too cool.
I make sure I see him whenever he comes to town!!
Stray Cats 1981 Brian Setzer 1980
It takes a supreme amount of coolness to play guitars like these !!!!