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.

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