Wednesday, September 3, 2008
A Video Interlude
The song: "Young Thing", by Chet Atkins.
The player: John 5, formerly of Marilyn Manson's band. I think he's still Rob Zombie's guitar player.
Yup, he's a Tele guy.
I've been thinking about "Country Metal" for a while, having heard the term bandied about. On the one hand, it's John Rich playing a Flying V with a Stetson on. On the other hand, it's John 5, tattooed and decked out like this, pulling off stuff like this.
I hear him and Brad Paisley and, at least musically, they seem to have about the same sense of humor. I'd love to see them do a version of "Devil Went Down To Georgia" with John being the Devil and Brad being ... well, Johnny.
No matter what, it's clear that John 5's earned his CGP.